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Opening Ceremonies of Blood and Soul: the Russian Revolutions 1917 Exhibit 

Wednesday, February 8

Memorial Prayer Service

Corr Hall Chapel @ 4 p.m.

Reception and light refreshments 

Speaker's Corner and First Floor Lounge

Falvey Memorial Library @ 5. p.m.

Commemorating the 100th Anniversaries of the 1917 Russian Revolutions, the exhibit features invaluable icons, artwork, period publications, approval and vestments, and more.

Exhibtion runs: Feb. 8 - Sept. 1, 2017.


Film Series:

1. Agoniya (1981)

Consider daring for its time, Agoniya recounts the final months of 1916 and the murder of mystic Grigori Rasputin, whose insidious influence over the imperial family undermined popular support for the monarchy. 

Wednesday, February 22 @ 7:15 p.m.

Idea Accelerator, Falvey Memorial Library


2. Heart of a Dog (1988)

This Soviet television film, set in 1924 Moscow and based on Mikhail Bulgakov's novel, is an allegory of the Communist Revolution and its misguided attempt to transform humanity.

Monday, March 27 @ 7:30 p.m.

Cinema, Connelly Center


Keynote Lecture

"How an Uprising became a Revolution: Rethinking the Politics of Russia's 1917 February Revolution"

Thursday, April 20 @ 1-2:45 p.m.

Idea Accelerator, Falvey Memorial Library

Semion Lyandres, PhD

Professor of History, Faculty Fellow of Kellogg and Nanovic Institutes and Co-Director of the Program in Russian and East European Studies, University of Notre Dame. 

Light refreshments and reception to follow


Events of interest at other institutions

1. "Red Century: What do we make of Revolution"

The conference will take place on Friday and Saturday the 31st of March and 1st of April 2017, at the Barker Center of Harvard University.

For more info please visit the official website: https://redcenturyconference.wordpress.com

2. "Revolutionary Longings: The Russian Revolution and the World, 1917-1929"

Commencing on the 100th anniversary of the inception of Russia’s “February Revolution,” this conference will set the February and October revolutions of 1917 in the larger context of their global reverberations. Presentations and discussions will focus on the early Soviet experience, revolutionary insurgencies elsewhere in the world (and the reactions they encountered), and the historical impact of that period’s visions of a socialist future.

For more info please visit the officialwebsite: https://events.umich.edu/event/30822

3. "Legacy of the Russian Revolution"

The conference is going to take place on November 16–18, 2017 at Chestnut Hill College.

The History and Political Science faculty of Chestnut Hill College is pleased to announce the next in its series of “Legacy” conferences —“The Legacy of the Russian Revolution,” an interdisciplinary conference that will be held November 16–18, 2017 on the Sugarloaf campus in Philadelphia.

For more info please visit the official website: https://networks.h-net.org/node/11423/discussions/151212/legacy-russian-revolution-interdisciplinary-conference

4. "Religion and Russian Revolution"

The international conference is going to take place on 26-28 October, 2017 at Russian State University of Humanities in Moscow, Russia.

This conference will mark the centennial of the Russian Revolution and will explore the complex interactions between revolutionary events and ideas, on the one hand, and religious visions, institutions, and experiences, on the other. The aim of the conference is to reveal the most important and up-to-date trends in the field; present new results coming from recently expanding sources; and articulate new interpretations according to changes in research paradigms, approaches and techniques.

For more information visit the official website: https://networks.h-net.org/node/10000/discussions/141834/cfp-religion-and-russian-revolution-26-28-october-1917-moscow

5. "Re-thinking The Russain Revolution of 1917 as a Global Event in Local Contexts"

The conference is going to take place on 15-16 September, 2017 at University of Essex in England.

 For scholars of Russian history in particular, but also followers of global history, here’s a terrific opportunity to plan next year’ academic events as a recent call for papers “Re-thinking the Russian Revolution of 1917 as a global event in local contexts” taking place on September 15-16, 2017 at the University of Essex at England.

For more information visit the official website: http://toynbeeprize.org/global-history-blog/cfp-re-thinking-the-russian-revolution-of-1917-as-a-global-event-in-local-contexts-university-of-essex-england-september-15-16-2017/