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Chicago Humanities Festival: Mark Steinberg (History)

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Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, Chicago Humanities Festival, and the Art Institute of Chicago
Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago (111 S Michigan, Chicago, IL)
Nov 11, 2017   3:00 pm  
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Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH)

"The Russian Revolution as Utopian Leap"


2017 marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution, one of the great transformations of political belief. In his new book, The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921, University of Illinois historian Mark Steinberg gives a powerful sense of living through those turbulent times, drawing from public art, discourse on the streets and in the press, and literature ranging from worker poetry to Mayakovsky. Exploring inequality, power, resistance, justice, and ideas about possibility and the future, Steinberg talks about events in ways that speak to our times.


Preorder your copy of The Russian Revolution through the CHF box office and save 20%.


A book signing will follow this program.


Mark D. Steinberg teaches at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of many books on the Russian revolutionary era, including The Fall of the Romanovs: Political Dreams and Personal Struggles in a Time of Revolution (Yale 1995), Voices of Revolution, 1917 (Yale 2001), Proletarian Imagination: Self, Modernity, and the Sacred in Russia, 1910-1925(Cornell 2002), Petersburg Fin-de-Siecle (Yale, 2011), and The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921 (Oxford 2017). He is the co-author with the late Nicholas Riasanovsky of recent editions of A History of Russia (Oxford).


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