2017 Related Events

September 25 - December 15, Exhibit at University of Chicago: Red Press: Radical Print Culture from St Petersburg to Chicago 

Saturday, November 11: 1-2 PM, Chicago Humanities Festival: Russia's Cyber Offensive

Saturday, November 11: 3-4 PM, Chicago Humanities Festival: The Russian Revolution as Utopian Leap


September 25-December 15

Red Press: Radical Print Culture from St. Petersburg to Chicago represents the Bolshevik revolution as it was waged through broadsides, pamphlets, periodicals and posters. Many materials are drawn from the archive of Samuel N. Harper, son of the University’s founding president, the first American Russianist, and eyewitness to the revolution. Through these rare printed sources visitors can trace the worldwide spread of revolutionary and antirevolutionary media and ideas.

Location: University of Chicago, Joseph Regenstein Library, Special Collections Research Center Exhibition Gallery, 1100 E. 57th St., Chicago, IL 60637
Time: Monday-Wednesday 9am-5:45 pm, Thursday- Friday 9am-4:45pm 


Saturday, November 11: 1-2 PM

The 2016 election and its aftermath have called into fundamental question the integrity of our political system and our media. Charges of Russian interference have shone a spotlight on the variety and sophistication of Russian hacking techniques and how they leverage our increasing dependence on our interconnected digital devices. Andrei Soldatov, a Russian investigative journalist, contributor to Foreign Affairs and the coauthor of The Red Web, updated to include a new chapter about the 2016 events and the Kremlin's interference, helps us understand the complex world of Russian cyber-warfare, a world he knows as few others do.

Sponsored by the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

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Ticket Prices: Members $12/Public $15/Students & Teachers $10
Location: Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater, 77 E Randolph St., Chicago, Il 60603


Saturday, November 11: 3-4 PM

2017 marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution, one of the great transformations of political belief. In his new book, The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921, University of Illinois historian Mark Steinberg gives a powerful sense of living through those turbulent times, drawing from public art, discourse on the streets and in the press, and literature ranging from worker poetry to Mayakovsky. Exploring inequality, power, resistance, justice, and ideas about possibility and the future, Steinberg talks about events in ways that speak to our times.

Preorder your copy of The Russian Revolution through the CHF box office and save 20%.

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A book signing will follow this program.

This program is presented in partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago in association with the exhibition Revoliutsiia! Demonstratsiia! Soviet Art Put to the Test and the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.

Ticket Prices:  Members $12/Public $15/Students & Teachers $10
Location: Art Institute of Chicago, Fullerton Hall, 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Il 60603