Call for Papers

Legacy of the Russian Revolution Conference – Philadelphia, PA

25th Mar 2017

CFP-Legacy of the Russian Revolution Conference

Deadline: April 15, 2017

Eastern Europe History / Studies, Diplomacy and International Relations, European History / Studies, Modern European History / Studies, Russian or Soviet History / Studies

The History and Political Science Department at Chestnut Hill College will host an interdisciplinary conference on “The Legacy of the Russian Revolution,” November 16-18, 2017. Keynote speakers will be Sheila Fitzpatrick (University of Sydney, Australia, and University of Chicago, emeritus) and Wendy Goldman (Carnegie Mellon University).  Proposals for papers or panels are invited on any issue related to “The Legacy of the Russian Revolution.”  Papers may relate to the immediate or long-term ramifications of the Bolshevik seizure of power – political, diplomatic, military, social, economic, technological, intellectual, cultural, etc.

Proposals should be about 250-300 words and be accompanied by a CV.  Proposals from advanced graduate students will be considered. Papers will be allowed 20-25 minutes for presentation. We also seek individuals who are interested in serving as a Chair of a session. Presenters of papers and chairs of sessions are required to register for the conference.

In 2003 Chestnut Hill College inaugurated the “Legacy Conferences”; previous conferences have addressed the”Kennedy Legacy” (2003), “The Legacy of the Second World War” (2005), the “Legacy of 1968” (2008), “The Legacy of the Civil War” (2011), and the “Legacy of World War I” (2014).

Deadline for proposals is April 15, 2017. Send proposals to Holly Caldwell at or mail to Holly Caldwell at Chestnut Hill College, 9601 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118.To be placed on a mailing list for conference registration, send your name, mailing address, and email address to The conference website is being developed and will be available in the spring.

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