Russia’s world-changing revolution came 100 years ago this November, but our view of it has been shaped by the repression and massive death that came in its wake, as well as by decades of Russian-U.S. conflict. History professor Mark Steinberg is taking a fresh look at the events of 1917, both in a book on the revolution and through a series of talks this fall, including stops in Moscow and at the Chicago Humanities Festival.
Mark D Steinberg
Mark Steinberg specializes on the cultural, intellectual, and social history of Russia and the Soviet Union in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His recent and current research focuses on urban history, revolutions, emotions, religion, violence, and utopias. He is currently working on a new project on “the crooked and the straight” in urban public life in Odessa, Bombay, and New York City during the 1920s and 1930s.
- Russia, Cities, Revolutions
- PhD University of California, Berkeley, 1987