1917 Centenary – The Russian Revolution in Historical Perspective

Keynote Roundtable

Saturday, 1 April, 17:45-19:00 – Auditorium

Chair: Peter Waldron (University of East Anglia)
Speakers : Natalia Pushkareva (President of the Russian Association for Research in Women’s History)
Richard Sakwa (University of Kent)
Julie Curtis (University of Oxford)
Christopher Read (University of Warwick)
Mark Harrison (University of Warwick)

 Natalia Pushkareva

Natalia Pushkareva

Professor Natalia Pushkareva is Chief Research Fellow and Head of the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences. She is President of the Russian Association for Research in Women’s History (RAIZhI) and Member of the Board of the International Federation for Research in Women's History. Her research interests include gender history, the history of family relations, social anthropology, and the history of sexuality in Medieval, Modern and contemporary Russia.  She has published widely, in Russian and in English, in the academic and popular press. Her works include: Women in Medieval Rus (Moscow, 1989); Women in Russia and Europe at the Dawn of the Modern Age (Moscow, 1996), Women in Russian History from the Tenth to the Twentieth Century (Sutton Publishing, 1997), Private Life of Russian Women: Bride, Spouse, Mistress (Moscow, 1997); Sexual Culture in Russia from the 10th to the XIXth c. (Moscow, 1999), Russian Women: Past and Present (Moscow, 2002); Gender Theory and Historical Sciences (St Petersburg, 2007). She sits on a number of international Editorial Boards: for the book series Gender Studies in the Humanities (St Petersburg), Gender Studies (Kharkov, Ukraine), Adam & Eve: Yearbook of Gender History (Moscow), Glasnik etnografskogo instituta SANU (Croatia), Blgarska Etnologia (Bulgaria), Aspasia: Yearbook of Gender History (Netherlands).

 Richard Sakwa

Richard Sakwa

Richard Sakwa is Professor of Russian and European Politics at the University of Kent at Canterbury and an Associate Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House. After graduating in History from the London School of Economics, he took a PhD from the Centre for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Birmingham. He held lectureships at the Universities of Essex and California, Santa Cruz, before joining the University of Kent in 1987. He has published widely on Soviet, Russian and post-communist affairs. Books include Communism in Russia: An Interpretative Essay, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2010 (with a Russian version published by Rosspen in 2011), The Crisis of Russian Democracy: The Dual State, Factionalism and the Medvedev Succession (Cambridge University Press, 2011), Putin and the Oligarch: The Khodorkovsky - Yukos Affair (London and New York, I. B. Tauris, 2014) and Putin Redux: Power and Contradiction in Contemporary Russia (London and New York, Routledge, 2014). His latest book is Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands, an extended paperback version of which was published by I. B. Tauris in 2016. He is currently working on Russia against the Rest: The Post-Cold War Crisis of World Order (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2018).

 Julie Curtis

Julie Curtis

Julie Curtis is a Professor of Russian Literature and Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Oxford.  She is the author of three books about Mikhail Bulgakov, the most recent a new biography published by Reaktion Books in February 2017. She has also written a biography of Evgeny Zamiatin (ASP, 2013), and co-edited the 2011 scholarly edition in Russian of his novel Мы. Her current research projects (under the auspices of the AHRC OWRI grants awarded to the Universities of Oxford and Manchester) are on 21st-century theatre in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.

 Chris Read

Chris Read

Chris Read is Professorial Fellow in Modern European History at the University of Warwick. He has written widely on the social, political and cultural history of Russia in the revolutionary period. His most recent books are: War and Revolution in Russia 1914-1922: The Collapse of Tsarism and the Establishment of Soviet Power, Palgrave, London, 2014 and the biographies Lenin: A Revolutionary Life, Routledge London 2005 and, most recently, Stalin: From the Caucasus to the Kremlin, Routledge London 2017.

 Mark Harrison

Mark Harrison

Mark Harrison is a professor of economics at the University of Warwick and a research fellow of the University of Birmingham. He has worked on the economic history of the Soviet Union and of the two world wars. His current research is on KGB surveillance. His latest book is One Day We Will Live Without Fear (Hoover Institution Press, 2016).