Thursday, 3 November 2016
CfP: The Russian Revolution and the Black Atlantic - October 2017, UCLan, Preston
The Red and the Black – The Russian Revolution and the Black Atlantic - Conference to be held at the Institute for Black Atlantic Research (IBAR), University of Central Lancashire, Preston, 14-15 October 2017, to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution
Claude McKay addressing the Fourth Congress of the Comintern, Moscow in 1922
The Russian Revolution was not only one of the most critical events of the twentieth century in its own right but an inspirational event across the ‘black Atlantic’ as a blow against racism and imperialism. For colonial subjects of European empires internationally as well as black Americans, the Russian Revolution promised the hope of a world without oppression and exploitation. This conference aims to build on the growing scholarship and literature in this area to explore the impact the revolutionary events in Russia during 1917 made across the African diaspora and the subsequent critical intellectual influence of Marxism and Bolshevism on the current of revolutionary ‘black internationalism’ in its aftermath.
For details of the full CfP and submission of abstracts and proposals for this conference - please see here