Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Presents “The Russian Revolution Part I: The End of the Monarchy”

Sponsored by the Russian Area Studies Program and Falvey Library

Russian Revolution Exhibit

Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences hosts “The Russian Revolution Part I: The End of the Monarchy,” this spring to commemorate the 100th Anniversaries of the 1917 Russian Revolutions.

The semester-long series includes an exhibit featuring invaluable icons, artwork, period publications, apparel and vestments, and more; a film series; and a keynote lecture from Semion Lyandres, PhD, Professor of History, Faculty Fellow of Kellogg and Nanovic Institutes and Co-Director of the Program in Russian and East European Studies, University of Notre Dame.

 

Opening Ceremonies of Blood and Soul: the Russian Revolutions 1917 Exhibit

Wednesday, February 8

4 p.m. | Memorial Prayer Service, Corr Hall Chapel

5 p.m. | Reception and light refreshments, Speaker’s Corner and First Floor Lounge in Falvey Memorial Library

Commemorating the 100th Anniversaries of the 1917 Russian Revolutions, the exhibit features invaluable icons, artwork, period publications, apparel and vestments, and more.

Exhibition runs: Feb. 8–Sept. 1, 2017

 

Film Series

Agoniya (1981)

Wednesday, February 22 | 7:15 p.m.
Idea Accelerator, Falvey Memorial Library

Considered daring for its time, Agoniya recounts the final months of 1916 and the murder of mystic Grigori Rasputin, whose insidious influence over the imperial family undermined popular support for the monarchy.

Heart of a Dog (1988)

Monday, March 27 | 7:30 p.m.
Cinema, Connelly Center

This Soviet television film, set in 1924 Moscow and based on Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel, is an allegory of the Communist Revolution and its misguided attempt to transform humanity.

 

Keynote Lecture

Thursday, April 20 | 1–2:45 p.m.
Idea Accelerator, Falvey Memorial Library

“How an Uprising became a Revolution: Rethinking the Politics of Russia’s 1917 February Revolution”

Semion Lyandres, PhD
Professor of History, Faculty Fellow of Kellogg and Nanovic Institutes and Co-Director of the Program in Russian and East European Studies, University of Notre Dame

Light refreshments and reception to follow.

 

About Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Since its founding in 1842, Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has cultivated knowledge, understanding and intellectual courage for a purposeful life in a challenged and changing world. With 39 majors across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, it is the oldest and largest of Villanova’s colleges, serving more than 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students each year. The College is committed to a teacher-scholar model, offering outstanding undergraduate and graduate research opportunities and a rigorous core curriculum that prepares students to become critical thinkers, strong communicators and ethical leaders with a truly global perspective.

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