Events

Women and the Russian Revolution

Two scholars of Russian history discuss women’s roles during the revolutionary year of 1905. Part of York IWW. #YIWW2021
Thursday, 11 March

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In keeping with York Int’l Womens Week theme of “Women in times of Plague”, if it’s not a plague, it’s political upheaval. Two scholars of Russian history will discuss the revolutionary year of 1905, the causes, course and consequences of the rebellion, and especially the roles played by women in events. Dr Katy Turton (University of Highlands & Islands), who will soon publish her novel Blackbird’s Song (Stairwell Books), will be interviewed by Dr Shane O’Rourke (University of York) on what those roles were and why so many women turned to terrorism.