[H-verkko] Tampere, Reform and Revolution in Europe, 1917–19: Entangled and Transnational Histories

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Agricolan tapahtumakalenteriin on lähetetty uusi ilmoitus:

Reform and Revolution in Europe, 1917–19: Entangled and Transnational

Tampere, Kalevantie 4
16.3.2017 – 18.3.2017

Reform and Revolution in Europe, 1917–19: Entangled and Transnational

University of Tampere, Finland, 16–18 March 2017

This international conference in historical sciences analyses the political,
cultural, intellectual and societal influences of the First World War in Europe,
focusing especially on the emergence of new nation states. The Finnish process
of declaring independence in 1917 is related to the international developments
of the time, paying particular attention to transnational interaction. In
Finland, the Russian Revolution of February/March 1917 started a period of
constitutional ferment which led to widespread political mobilisation,
constitutional controversies, a declaration of independence in the aftermath of
the October/November Revolution in December 1917, a civil war in spring 1918,
and finally to adoption of a republican constitution as a compromise in July
1919. In all of these phases the Finnish process of becoming an independent
state was linked to and dependent on inter- and transnational developments.

The purpose of this conference is to better understand the formation of new
independent states and the reforms and revolutions of established polities in
international, comparative and transnational contexts. Comparative and
transnational perspectives help us to rethink and relativize national histories,
reinforcing some national exceptional features and demonstrating the entangled
nature of many national experiences.

Keynote speakers

The invited keynote speakers and their titles include:

Prof. Richard Bessel (York), A transnational revolution: The challenges of the
First World War and the crises of the legitimacy of the established political

Prof. Krassimira Daskalova (Sofia), Women’s Movements and Feminisms – East
and West – and Knowledge Production during the Twentieth Century.

Dr. Bill Kissane (LSE), Civil wars in a comparative perspective.

Prof. Jörn Leonhard (Freiburg), 1917 and the Global Revolution of Rising

Prof. Henrik Meinander (Helsinki), A Scandinavian Path to Democracy? European
Perspectives and Comparisons.

All the plenary sessions are streamed online. Here are the links through which
you can watch them in real time:

Prof. Richard Bessel & Prof. Jörn Leonhard (Thursday 16 March, 16.40 - 18.25)


Prof. Krassimira Daskalova & Prof. Henrik Meinander (Friday 17 March, 10.00 -


Dr. Bill Kissane (Saturday 18 March, 09.00 - 10.00)



Overall programme (pdf) [Updated Mar 3, 2017].

Schedule for sessions (pdf) [Updated Mar 14, 2017].

The maximum length of presentations is 20 minutes. The auditoria are equipped
for a PowerPoint presentation.

Public lecture on Wednesday 15 March at Tampere-talo (in Finnish)

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