Public History Conference

'Revolution, Rebellion and Authority’, a conference to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution and the bicentenary of the Pentrich Rebellion.

Event date: Wednesday, 3 May 2017 at 8.45 AM
Running until: Wednesday, 3 May 2017 at 4.00 PM

History students at the University of Derby will deliver a public conference on ‘Revolution, Rebellion and Authority’ to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution and the bicentenary of the Pentrich Rebellion.

Each year, second year undergraduate students deliver a one day conference which is part of their Public History module. This year, the students are using the conference to consider a range of papers exploring revolutionary movements from across the world. In addition to papers on the commemoration of the Russian Revolution and on nineteenth-century uprisings, there will be contributions on the Carnation Revolution in Angola in the 1970s, resistance to the Mafia in Sicily, the emergence of Italian Nationalism, and on rebellion in Australia 1804-1808.

 When and where‌

  • Wednesday 3 May 2017
  • 8.45am arrival, 9.15am conference start
  • 4.00pm close
  • University of Derby, Kedleston Road site, Derby Campus, DE22 1GB


Arrival, registration and refreshments
Conference welcome
William Morris and the Reimagining of the Peasants Revolt
Stalin in Putin's Russia: Collective Memory and the Centenary of the Revolution
Refreshment break
Composing Nonconformity: Shostakovich, Socialist Realism and Symphony No 5
Rossini, Verdi and the Revival of Italian National Identity
Lunch break
Those are Odd Flowers: Angola and the Carnation Revolution
Convict Rebellions in New South Wales: 1804 - 1808
Refreshment break
Police, Authority and Anarchism in Victorian Britain
Defying the Mafia: Popular Resistance to Organised Crime in Sicily
Concluding address

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The conference is free to attend, but places must be booked in advance.

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