WW1 Open Lecture Series: Russia's First World War - the view from above and from below
|Starts:||15:00 3 Dec 2014|
|Ends:||16:00 3 Dec 2014|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16, Secondary schools|
|Speaker:||Prof Peter Gatrell|
A talk by Prof Peter Gatrell (Department of History) - part of the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures open lecture series "The Different Faces of WW1".
Russia's First World War is often treated as merely the precursor to revolution in 1917. This lecture provides a different perspective. It draws upon recent research to highlight key aspects of wartime experience and practice. A brief introduction asks what Russia expected to achieve from going to war in 1914. The lecture will then focus on how the war was experienced and understood by Russia's civilian population (workers, peasants, and refugees) and soldiers. Finally, attention turns to the Tsarist state's attempts to mobilise society and economy for war, and to maintain the loyalty of the empire's multinational population.
(The lectures are of particular interest to Sixth Formers, but are also suitable for pupils in Year 11. Members of the public and from the wider University of Manchester community are also warmly invited to attend.)
This event is free, but booking via our website is essential, please see the following link:
Prof Peter Gatrell
Role: Professor of Economic History
Organisation: The University of Manchester
Travel and Contact Information
Simon Lecture Theatre B