Cadenhead-Settle Memorial Lecture: Russia 1917

The 2017 Cadenhead-Settle Memorial Lecture presents Donald J. Raleigh, the Jay Richard Judson Distinguished Professor of Russian History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His lecture is titled “Russia 1917: Some Reflections on the 100th Anniversary.”

This presentation will examine the long- and short-term causes of the February Revolution of 1917 that toppled 300 years of Romanov rule; the social polarization that unfolded afterward, aggravated by the consequences of an unpopular war; and the reasons why the Bolsheviks came to power and held on to it.  

"I will argue that how the revolution -- what has often been called the most important event of the 20th century-- is understood at any point in time reflects as much contemporaneous issues, politics, and subjectivities as anything else. I’ll take the story up to what’s going on today in Russia," Raleigh said.

Monday, September 18, 2017 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Tyrrell Hall, Auditorium
2930 East 6th Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104-9700

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Lecture/Speaker, Presentation


General Public, Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni


College of Arts and Sciences, History


Free and Open to the Public

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Joseph Bradley

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