Russia’s Great War and Revolution, 1914-22, Part 1: The Russian Empire and Nationalism at War, 1914–22

AHA Session 80
Friday, January 8, 2016: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room 302 (Hilton Atlanta, Third Floor)
Melissa K. Stockdale, University of Oklahoma
Sergey Glebov, Amherst College and Smith College
Joshua Sanborn, Lafayette College
Mark L. Von Hagen, Arizona State University

Session Abstract

This roundtable is one of three, “linked” roundtables we are proposing, all connected with the international scholarly series on the centennial of  “Russia’s Great War and Revolution, 1914-1922.”  The roundtable is based on a volume in this series-- entitled  “The Russian Empire and Nationalism at War”--  whose essays look for new ways to think about the problems of empire and nationalism on a macro scale, or offer case studies that illustrate how complex these issues are when one delves into specifics.  All four of the presenters are contributors to the volume; additionally, the two presenters who are co-editors of the volume—Mark von Hagen and Eric Lohr-- will round out the discussion by talking about how all the essays in the volume engage with the theme of the multi-national Russian empire at war. Chair Melissa Stockdale, a member of the editorial board for the series, will briefly discuss connections between this roundtable and the other two we have proposed for the AHA convention, on “The Central Powers’ Perspectives on Russia’s Great War and Revolution” and  “The Wider Arc of the Russian Revolution.” While this roundtable can certainly stand on its own, we feel it is especially interesting taken together with the other roundtables devoted to the centennial of the Great War.