30 May 2017, 6.30pm
OLD.4.10, Old Building, LSE, Houghton St, London WC2A 2AE, UK
This event is free but registration is required. Please click here to register online.
Professor Mark von Hagen, a US historian and a leading academic is Slavic Studies will analyse the period of Ukraine’s short-lived independence and statehood of 1917-21 and why it matters for the historians of the Russian Revolution.
Mark von Hagen is professor of history and global studies in the Arizona State University School of International Letters and Cultures, President of Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. He is the author of many books, including Soldiers in the Proletarian Dictatorship: The Red Army and the Soviet Socialist State, 1917-1930 and War in a European Borderlands: Occupations and Occupation Plans in Galicia and Ukraine, 1914-1918. He has also co-edited numerous collections of academic essays, written articles and essays on topics in historiography, civil-military relations, nationality politics and minority history, and cultural history.
The talk will be by followed by a screening of “Shkurnik” (“A Profiteer”), a little known avant-garde film of the period. It is a comic tale of survival in the kaleidoscopic change of circumstances during the civil war in Ukraine and a biting satire on the Soviet propaganda. The film, produced by the the All-Ukrainian Photo-Cinema Directorate in 1929, was quickly banned by the Soviet authorities and is virtually unknown to western audiences.
The event will be moderated by Natalia Kibita, LSE Teaching Fellow.
This event is part of the new series ‘The Century of Ukrainian Revolutions: 1917 – 2017’