Conference: Two Revolutions and Beyond

Thursday, November 2, 2017 to Saturday, November 4, 2017
Butler Library, Ground Floor, Room 203

Please join the Bakhmeteff Archive, the Columbia University Slavic Department, the University Seminars, and the Harriman Institute for an international conference entitled Two Revolutions and Beyond on November 2-4, 2017.

Two Revolutions and Beyond is intended to open a broad discussion on the global influence of the two Russian Revolutions (February and October 1917) and to initiate a series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the two revolutions. It will bring together literary scholars, historians, librarians, archivists, and members of the general public to discuss the written and printed legacy of the epoch that followed those historic events. The conference is organized by Tanya Chebotarev, Curator of the Bakhmeteff Archive of Russian and East European History and Culture of Columbia University, and Irina Reyfman, Professor of Russian Literature in the Columbia University Department of Slavic Languages and chair of the Bakhmeteff Faculty Committee, and is sponsored by the Harriman Institute at Columbia University and The University Seminars.

The conference will be accompanied by an exhibition entitled "Actors and Perpetrators" at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The exhibition and the conference have similar goals. The "Actors and Perpetrators" exhibition will celebrate the role and importance of Russian émigré collections in the United States, documenting their role in preserving records of the past, making them available for scholarship, and exploring their importance in area studies programs in American universities, while the conference will provide a forum for discussing scholarly achievements in the field of Russian studies and stimulate dialogues across institutional, national, and disciplinary boundaries.

For the full schedule, please see the downloadable PDF "Program - Two Revolutions and Beyond".