Krasnoiarsk, 1917: Revolutionary power in the Russian provinces, reconsidered (CRES Research Seminar)
|Dates:||17 February 2016|
|Times:||17:00 - 18:30|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
All are welcome to attend the next Cross-Disciplinary Russian and Eurasian Studies Network (CRES) Research Seminar:
17 February 2016 5pm-6.20pm, Roscoe building, Room 4.8
Dr Alistair Dickins (University of Manchester):
KRASNOIARSK, 1917: REVOLUTIONARY POWER IN THE RUSSIAN PROVINCES, RECONSIDERED
Power in the Russian revolution has often been seen as being “up for grabs”. Following the overthrow of Tsarism, rival groupings vied with one another to assert control over the state, a process culminating in the overthrow of the Provisional Government and assertion of power by the soviets in October 1917. Drawing on original research from the central-Siberian city of Krasnoiarsk, this talk offers a different approach. Rather than being simply contested by rivals, it argues power at a local level was constituted and exercised through constant interaction between different groupings, including the city Soviet, municipal Duma, and myriad administrative personnel and organisations.
Dr Alistair Dickins gained his PhD at the University of Manchester. His thesis, Krasnoiarsk, 1917: The Making of Soviet Power in Central Siberia, was written under the supervision of Professor Vera Tolz and Professor Peter Gatrell. He is currently teaching undergraduate modules at the University of Manchester, University of Leeds, and University of Leicester, whilst developing his research into several articles and a book manuscript.
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