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1917: Revolution, Radicalism and Resistance in the Atlantic World: Graduate Conference on Transatlantic History (University of Texas at Arlington: 19-21 October 2017)

Deadline: 31 Jul 2017

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Erik S. McDuffie and Dr. Julia L. Mickenberg

The theme for this year's conference is the impact of the Russian Revolution of 1917 on the Atlantic World, examining the political, social, cultural, and economic reverberations and legacies prompted by the collapse of Russia's ancien regime and the consolidation of Soviet/Bolshevik power. Inspiring hope and terror abroad, this conference aims to analyze the various transnational and international dimensions of the Russian Revolutions and how they shaped social and political movements in the Atlantic World, both directly and by virtue of establishing a new geopolitical context.

Topics may include but are not limited to the following:

* Revolutions and uprisings of 1917-1923 (Russia, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Mexico, Greece, Ireland, Egypt, etc.)
* Communist, socialist, and anarchist internationalism
* Imperialism/colonialism, anti-colonial movements, and decolonization
* Transatlantic solidarity struggles
* Women's and feminist movements
* Radical and social movement networks
* Anti-war and peace activism during World War I and World War II
* Refugees and Exiles
* Social, political, and cultural forms of anti-communism - both left- and right- wing
* Fascism and anti-fascism
* Cold War Studies

We invite papers and panel submissions that are historical, geographical, anthropological, literary, sociological, and cartographic in nature - including interdisciplinary and digital humanities projects--that fall within the scope of transatlantic studies from both graduate students and young scholars.

We also welcome papers on: Twentieth-century empires/ Transatlantic networks/ Making of nation-states/ Transnational spaces/ Transatlantic migrations / diaspora studies/ Collective memory/ Identity construction/ Transatlantic cuisine and consumption/ Intercultural transfer and transfer studies/ Transnational families/ Cartographic history

Selected participants' papers will be considered for publication in Traversea, the peer-reviewed, online, open-access journal in transatlantic history.

Submission of individual paper abstracts should be approximately 300 words in length and should be accompanied by an abbreviated (one page) CV. Panel proposals (3-4 people) should include titles and abstracts of panels as a whole, as well as each individual paper.

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Last updated: 18 Jul 2017



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