STANTON SHARP TEACHING SYMPOSIUM
Saturday, February 9, 2008
8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Sponsored by the Clements Dept. of History
Southern Methodist University
9:00-10:30 a.m. SESSION I
"The Russian Revolution and its Legacies:
Professor Daniel Orlovsky
101 Dallas Hall
Teaching the Russian Revolution offers many possibilities for understanding the process of history and as well as the origins of many crucial problems of the twentieth century. We will discuss the meanings of Revolution and the causes and outcomes of the events in Russia in 1917. We will consider how to introduce traditional ways of looking at the Revolution, ideology, social class, politics, as well as newer approaches that include language and symbolism, war and violence, identity and nationalism, gender and cultural transformation.
Daniel Orlovsky has taught the course- The Revolutionary Experience in Russia for thirty years at SMU and has written a study of Russia's Provisional Government in 1917.