Organized by Serguei Oushakine
Department of Anthropology/Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

The Russian Revolution occurred 100 years ago this year, and it dramatically influenced the course of the century that followed.  Working on the Revolution over the course of a career has also changed the assumptions, convictions and careers of the historians who have tried to understand it.

The Centennial Lecture Series at Princeton University will feature ten prominent historians of the Revolution whose work has provided most of what we now know about that event.  In this series, I have asked these scholars to reflect on the Revolution and the way it has changed the way that they think about writing history.

Borrowing its title from Jochen Hellbeck’s pioneering study of the transformative power of the revolutionary process,  the series explores complicated networks of relations between history, power, and the self.