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A Workers' State without Workers?
100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution: research, collections and events at IISH. The Russian Revolution of October 1917...
Presentatie Themanummer Russische Revolutie Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis
Naar aanleiding van honderd jaar Russische Revolutie presenteert Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis op vrijdag 10 november bij de...
Event: Iran and the Russian Revolution in Archive and Storytelling
Time: 16:00What: The 1917 Russian Revolution is frequently looked at from a Western perspective. Hundred years after the...
Conference: Connecting to the Masses. 100 years from the Russian Revolution: From Agitprop to the Attention Economy
Time and programme will follow.Connecting to the masses is critical for the success of any movement, resurrection, protest, and...
Revolution and Reality. The Family in Russia in the Twentieth Century
100th anniversary of the Russian revolution:research, collections and events at IISHThe Bolsheviks, who came to power in Russia...
Exhibition ‘Together and Apart. The Family in Russia in the Twentieth Century’
‘Together and Apart’ is an exhibition about the family in Russia’s turbulent twentieth century. It has been on show at venues in...
The Russian Revolution: Impact on the Netherlands
100th anniversary of the Russian revolution:research, collections and events at IISH The Russian Revolution, a century ago this...
Coup in Turkey
In 1878, Abdul Hamid II (1842-1918), 34th Sultan of the Ottoman Emprire, suspended the Constitution and restored autocratic power...
International Women's Day in Russia
Childcare, canteens and laundries enable women to participate fully in the construction of socialism.For nearly a century now,...
Babushka of the Revolution
Yekaterina Breshko-Breshkovskaia  was one of the founders of the Socialist-Revolutionary Party (PSR) and its Combat Organization...
Political terrorism
Political terrorism was an important weapon in the struggle for the socialist-revolutionaries. This harked back to the tradition...
Who lost the Russian Revolution?
100th anniversary of the Russian revolution:research, collections and events at IISH The Russian revolution of 1917 and the...
The Russian Revolution at IISH
Button (Collection IISH) In the year 2017, hundred years after the Russian revolution, the International Institute of Social...
Street Art
The Russian Revolution opened up new windows on art."Henceforward, together with the destruction of the tsarist order, art will...
Trotz Alledem!
One day before his violent death, Karl Liebknecht, council communist and one of the leaders of the Spartacus uprising in Berlin,...
Seminar: Inspiration from afar: Responses to the Russian Revolution in the Dutch world
2017 will mark the centenary of the Russian February and October revolutions. Few events in the twentieth century at the same...
Tahrir Square
From January 28 to February 11, 2011, Tahrir Square in Cairo was occupied by hundreds of thousands of Egyptians from different...
De Strijd-rondleiding: Leve de revolutie! Over leiders en charisma
Dit najaar zendt de VARA de serie De Strijd uit, over de geschiedenis van de arbeider in Nederland. Hiervoor is veel onderzoek...
We Are the People
A  weekly 'Monday demonstration' was held on 2 October 1989 in Leipzig,  German Democratic Republic, with up to 20,000...
Rights of Man and of the Citizen
The Déclaration des Droits de l'Homme et du Citoyen (Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen) of 23 August 1789 is...
Haitian Revolution
On 29 August 1793 the former domestic slave Toussaint l'Ouverture spoke in the language of the French Revolution to the black...
A Heavenly Spot
The Andaman Islands lie in the Bay of Bengal to the south of Kolkata. In 1858 a convict settlement was established on the...
Pétroleuses in Paris
The last week of the Paris Commune began on May 21, 1871. During this 'Semaine Sanglante' [bloody week] many people were killed...
Approaching Havana
The guests present at the New Year reception 1959 organized by the Cuban dictator Batista waited in vain for their host. Batista...
Around the Winter Palace
The demonstration in Saint Petersburg on 22 January 1905 had been duly announced beforehand. Priest George Gapon, who tried to...
Verdaguer Shot
Photographer Eugène Appert was allowed to take pictures in 1871 of the arrested Communards in prison. Among the more than 300...
The Batavian Babbler
Inspired by the French Revolution a revolution takes place in Holland in the beginning of 1795. The 'Batavian' Republic is...
Gracchus Babeuf
The French revolutionary François Babeuf (1760-1797) went by the name of Gracchus. The Roman peoples' tribunes Tiberius and Gaius...
Rumours about Kronstadt
Rumours about disturbances reached the American anarchist Alexander Berkman during his stay in Russia. These disturbances mark...
October in Vienna
The Viennese 1848 October Revolution started with the lynching of the minister of war. A rebellious crowd led by students tried...
A Mother's Love During the French Revolution
In France, at the height of the Terror and a fortnight before the fall of Robespierre, a woman in childbed writes to her mother....
Sans Culottes
The district revolutionary committees of the Sans Culottes in Paris developed their full power in the winter of 1793. Their...
Rotten Meat on the Potemkin
Not the socialist ideal, but rotten meat triggered the mutiny of the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin on June 14, 1905....
Liberty Has a Last Supper
Liberty had a "Last Supper" on 29 July 1830, the third "glorious revolutionary" day (Les trois glorieuses) in Paris. This...
Paris, May 1968
In May 1968 students in Paris occupied university buildings to launch an avalanche of protests and strikes against the...
Louise Michel
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Louise Michel's death, the IISH presented in 2005 a selection of documents of her life.As...
Sylvain Maréchal - the "Man without God"
On 15 August 1750 one of the most radical socialist atheists of all times was born in Paris. Sylvain Maréchal, a poet whose...
Women in the Paris Commune
Paris, spring 1871. Women participate in great numbers in the Paris Commune people's rebellion. Characteristically, women figure...
10 July 1794
In France, at the height of the Terror and a fortnight before the fall of Robespierre, a woman in childbed writes to her mother....
Hartog de Hartog Lémon
Boekpresentatie Hartog de Hartog Lémon, 1755-1813, Joodse revolutionair in de Franse tijd door Dr. Salvador Bloemgarten  Op...
Second Sadighi Annual Lecture
For the Second Sadighi Annual Lecture, Prof. Asef Bayat (University Of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) presents his paper Revolutions...
1968 - A view of the protest movements 40 years after, from a global perspective
International Conference of Labour and Social History (ITH) When we look back on the 68er protest movements, we are dealing with...
The Imaginary Revolution
The events of 1968 have been seen as a decisive turning point in the Western world of even mythical significance. The author...
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