Revolution Program at Ohio Sate's Center for Historical Research

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September 15, 2017 to March 23, 2018
Ohio, United States
Subject Fields: 
European History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Russian or Soviet History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, World History / Studies

The Center for Historical Research at the Ohio State University 

2017-2019 Program: You say you want a Revolution? Revolutions in Historical Perspective

From the ancient world to the Arab Spring, revolutions have shaped the past, present, and future of the human condition in profound ways—destroying and replacing states, provoking wars, and launching cultural transformations. Our two-year program features lectures by leading scholars from the U.S. and abroad who will explore fundamental questions about the nature of revolutions across time and space.

2017-2018 Schedule of lectures and seminars 

Friday, Sept. 15: 
Jack Goldstone, Director of the Center for Public Policy, George Mason University: 
“Why Revolutions Persist – The Struggle for Freedom and Fragile Regimes” 

Friday, Oct. 6: 
Vasileios Syros, The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University “The Reason-of-State Tradition and Early Modern Political Discourse on Revolution”

Friday, Oct. 20: 
Aaron Retish, History, Wayne State University 
“Russian Courts and the 1917 Revolution”

Friday, Nov. 3: 
Rob Parkinson, History, SUNY-Binghampton: 
“Making ‘the cause’ common: Race and Nation in the American Revolution” (Co-sponsored by the Ohio Seminar in Early American History)

Wednesday, Nov. 8: 
Steve Smith, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford University, and Michael David-Fox, History, Georgetown University, 
“Rethinking the Russian and Chinese Revolutions: A Centennial Conversation” 

Friday, Feb. 9: 
Valentine Moghadam, International Affairs and Sociology, Northeastern University: 
“Is the Future of Revolution Feminist?”

Friday, March 2: 
Suzanne Desan, History, University of Wisconsin: 
“Rebellions within Revolutions: `October Days’ in the French Revolution”

Friday, March 23: 
Gil Joseph, History, Yale University: 
“Revolution in Modern Latin America”

For further information on the OSU Center for Historical Research and the 2017-2019 Revolutions program, please go to: 

Margaret Newell, 2017-2019 Program Chair
John Brooke, CHR Director 

Contact Info: 

John Brooke, Director, OSU Center for Historical Research 

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