A joint lecture series hosted by Gefter internet magazine and the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre
The Russian revolution is the most accurate and vital way of explaining us to ourselves - in 1917 and a century later. A project group of the Association of Researchers of Russian Society will present the results of current research into the centennial of the revolution and the relevance of its lessons in order to understand what is happening today in Russia and the world. Particular attention will be paid to the "politics of memory" about the revolution in the world and post-Soviet states; the opening of archives about the events of 1917 and discussions of them on the Internet and in social media; leaders of the revolution and the latest visual images associated with the centennial which give rise to humorous memes.
Gefter at the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre presents a series of seminars and discussions on a wide range of political, social and historical issues in partnership with Russia's leading resource in the field of social sciences, the online journal Gefter, named in honor of the outstanding Soviet and Russian historian Mikhail Gefter. The purpose of the project is to bring the audience face to face with various understandings of "modernity" that are inherent in Russian politics and humanities. The project will continue throughout the 2016/2017 season in an experimental format designed for an audience that is interested in understanding the intellectual challenges of a "transitional era."
Dmitry Andreev is a Candidate of Historical Sciences, Deputy Dean of the History Department at Moscow State University.
Sergei Antonenko is a Candidate of Historical Sciences and the editor-in-chief of Science and Religion journal.
Gennady Bordyugov is a Candidate of Historical Sciences and head of the International Council of the Association of Russian Society Researchers (AIRO-XXI).
Lyudmila Gatagova is a Candidate of Historical Sciences and a senior researcher at the Institute of Russian History of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Leonid Maximenkov is a Ph.D. and independent researcher.
Tatyana Filippova is Chief Researcher at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Sergei Shcherbina is the art director of Airo-XXI.
Tickets: 100 rubles