The 48th Conference of the Study Group on the Russian Revolution will take place from 4-6 January 2023 at the University of Southampton, UK.
The Study Group was established in 1973 and it aims to promote new approaches to the study of the Russian Revolution, focusing on the period between 1880 and 1932. Affiliated to the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES), the Study Group possesses a truly international membership. The Study Group and its annual conferences boast strong representation from scholars based in the UK, EU, the USA and Russia.
We invite individual papers or full panel proposals on any aspect of Russian history from 1880-1932, and we welcome a variety of (inter) disciplinary perspectives.
In the context of Putin's abuse of history in the rhetoric of Russia's war in Ukraine today, and because our conference falls within days of the centenary of the December 1922 formal creation of the USSR, we propose the conference theme 'Brotherhood or Nations or Prison of Nations? The Nationalities Question, 1880-1932'. We hope to organize one or more sessions that focus on de-colonising the history of the 'Russian' revolution by inviting submissions on perspectives of 1917 from the peripheries of the Russian Empire/Soviet Union, and especially but not exclusively, the Ukrainian dimensions. We aim to invite two keynote speakers with specialisms in Ukrainian history.
The conference languages are English and Russian. All those interested in attending and/or presenting papers should contact Dr George Gilbert at [email protected]
The Unravelling the Palaeolithic conference is a student-led symposium that is aimed at bringing together human origins researchers and institutions from across the world. The UTP conference was inaugurated on the 28-29th of January 2011, to celebrate ten years of Centre for the Archaeology of Human Archaeology (CAHO) research here at Southampton. After the success of its first year, it was proposed to make the conference an annual event, hosted in turn by Southampton and five other universities (Liverpool, Cambridge, Durham, Oxford and York). The time has come for Southampton to host again, and we are very pleased to invite you to the UTP 2023 conference on the 31st of March to the 2nd of April 2023 at Avenue Campus, University of Southampton. We look forward to welcoming everyone to share their research and learn about the most exciting areas of Palaeolithic and Mesolithic archaeology.
This will be a hybrid event, offering both in-person and online platforms to make it more flexible for both the speakers and attendees wanting to join from further afield.