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The Russian Revolutions, 100 Years Later

International conference from 8 to 11 November 2017 on the response in Germany in Europe

Freiburg, Oct 30, 2017

The Russian Revolutions, 100 Years Later

Boris Kustodiev, The Bolshevik Source: Wikimedia Commons

The international research training group “Transfer of Culture and ‘Cultural Identity’: German–Russian Contacts in the European Context” is holding a conference to examine the response in Germany and the rest of Europe to the two revolutions in Russia in February and October 1917. The participating scholars will deal with questions like the following: How were revolutionary political ideas or aesthetic concepts and artistic conceptions conveyed to Western Europe? How and in what circles were these ideas and discourses received in Germany and the rest of Europe? In what ways did these transfer processes impact constructions of national and cultural identities or of attributed identities? The conference will conclude with a lecture titled “Revolution ohne Umsturz? Kritik postkapitalistischer Szenarien” (“Revolution without a Coup? A Critique of Post-Capitalist Scenarios”) by the Berlin sociologist Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Engler at 11:15 a.m. on 11 Nov. 2017.



  • Attendance is free of charge.

  • If you wish to attend, please register by sending an email to .

  • The conference will be held in German and Russian.

  • Conference program