16:30-18:15, December 6
Venue: Room 403, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center (SRC), Hokkaido University, Sapporo

Pre-symposium Workshop

Wars and Transformation of Social Order:

Russia’s Conquest of Central Asia and the Caucasus


Hideyuki Naganuma (JSPS/Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan)
Kenesary Revolt and its Consequences, 1837-1868: Reconfiguration of Kazakh Society and Russian Rule


Junko Nosaka Sahara (Bilkent University, Turkey)
“Divide and Conquer” in the North Caucasus under the Imperial Russian Rule, 1850s-1860s


Azim Malikov (Institute of History, Academy of Science of Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan)
“Holy Groups” in Samarkand Province: Social and Cultural Transformations, 1868-1917


Chair: Akira Ueda (JSPS/SRC)


Slavic-Eurasian Research Center 2017 Winter International Symposium

The Russian Revolution in the Long Twentieth Century


December 7–8, 2017

Venue: Room 403, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center (SRC), Hokkaido University, Sapporo

Language: English
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 December 7
Opening Remarks 9:50-
1. A Chain of Constitutional Revolutions in Eurasia 10:00-12:00

Houri BERBERIAN (University of California, Irvine, USA)
Bound by Revolution: The Caucasus, Iran, Ottoman Anatolia, and Armenians

Nobuyoshi FUJINAMI (Tsuda University, Japan)
Constitutions In-Between: Crete, from the Ottoman Privileges to a Greek State

David BROPHY (University of Sydney, Australia) 
Containing the Crisis: Xinhai, the World War, and the Western Response to “Pan-Turkism” among the Muslims of China

Discussant: Takayuki YOSHIMURA (Waseda University, Japan)
Chair: Taro TSURUMI (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Lunch Time 12:00-13:15
2. The Soviets’ Place in the Interwar World Order 13:15-15:15

Samuel J. HIRST (Bilkent University, Turkey)
Soviet Oil for Turkish Oranges: Anti-Imperialism, Bilateral Trade, and National Development

Making an Anti-Imperialist Empire: Soviets’ Entanglements with Central Asia, Iran, and the Red Sea in the 1920s

William J. CHASE (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
Restoring Democratic Centralism to Communist Parties: USSR, Spain and Mexico, 1935-1940

Discussant: David WOLFF (SRC)
Chair: Shinichiro TABATA (SRC)
Coffee Break 15:15-15:30
3. Middle Grounds between Communism and Capitalism 15:30-17:30

Ichiro MAEKAWA (Soka University, Japan)
Cold War and Decolonization: British Response to Extension of the East in Africa in the 1960s

Kamran Asdar ALI (University of Texas, Austin, USA/Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan)
Towards a People’s Literature: Soviet Cultural Politics and the Progressive Writers Movement in South Asia

Zbigniew WOJNOWSKI (Nazarbaev University, Kazakhstan)
Pop Music from Stagnation to Perestroika: How Economic Reform Broke East European Cultural Networks and Why That’s a Good Thing

Discussant: Jun FUJISAWA (Kobe University, Japan)
Chair: Tetsuo MOCHIZUKI (Hokkaido University, Japan)
Reception 18:00-
  December 8
Special Presentation 10:00-10:30

Tomohiko UYAMA (SRC)
Research Trends in Japan on the Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union from the Perspective of Imperial History

4. 1917: Petrograd, Borderlands, and International Environment 10:30-12:30

Yoshiro IKEDA (University of Tokyo, Japan)
The Crisis of Representation of the Sovereign in the Russian Revolution

Peter HOLQUIST (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
The Provisional Government as a Revolutionary Project: The 1917 Experience in Russia’s Occupied Territories: Ottoman Eastern Anatolia and Austrian Galicia

Sean MCMEEKIN (Bard College, USA)
The Russian Revolution and the War, 1917-1918

Discussant: Tetsuya SAHARA (Meiji University, Japan)
Chair: Nobuya HASHIMOTO (Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan)
Lunch Time 12:30-13:45
5. State-Building amid Civil Wars and Interventions 13:45-15:45

Aminat CHOKOBAEVA (Australian National University, Australia)
A Broken Trough: Civil War in Semirechye, 1916-1921

Oliver BAST (Université Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle, France)
Grand Designs and Unintended Consequences: An Attempt at Gauging the Impact of the October Revolution on Iran

Yaroslav SHULATOV (Kobe University, Japan)
Transition from Imperial to Soviet: Russia’s Policy Towards Japan after the Revolution

Discussant: Tomohiko UYAMA (SRC)
Chair: Hisao KOMATSU (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan)
Coffee Break 15:45-16:00
6. Revolution Unfinished? 16:00-18:00

Anna SOKOLOVA (Institute for Ethnology and anthropology, Russian academy of sciences, Russia)
From Socialist Equality to Class Differentiation: Funeral Management in the Early Soviet Union

Juliane FÜRST (University of Bristol, England, UK)
Boomerang Revolution: How Hippies and Their Likes Brought Revolutionary Ideas Back Home

Nikolay MITROKHIN (Bremen University, Germany)
The Children of Revolutionaries in the Apparatus of the Central Committee of the CPUS and Restart of Soviet Project

Discussant: Yasuhiro MATSUI (Kyushu University, Japan)
Chair: Sanami TAKAHASHI (SRC)


Organizing Committee:
Norihiro NAGANAWA, Tomohiko UYAMA, Sanami TAKAHASHI, Haruka KIKUTA