In this session we will be joined by Christian Hogsbjerg and Cathy Bergin to discuss the international reverberations of the Russian Revolution of 1917, especially in relation to struggles taking place on the Black Atlantic. Their recent book, The Red and the Black: The Russian Revolution and the Black Atlantic, edited by David Featherstone and Christian Hogsbjerg, explores international struggles around race, class and resistance that challenge “European-centred understandings of both the Russian Revolution and the global left who took inspiration from it.” Drawing upon Paul Gilroy’s concept of the Black Atlantic and Linebaugh and Rediker’s conception of the Red Atlantic, this book transcends narrow nationalist histories, exploring instead a complex network of struggles situated around the Atlantic ocean. In this session we will be joined by Christian Hogsbjerg who co-edited the volume, and Cathy Bergin whose contribution explores the African American radical press.
Cathy Bergin is a principle lecturer at the University of Brighton, whose primary research interests are in the politics of ‘race’ and colonialism in African-American and Caribbean writing.
Christian Hogsbjerg is a senior lecturer at the University of Brighton, working on Black British History, Caribbean history, British imperial history and how race and empire impacted more broadly on British identity, politics, society and culture.
This session will take place both online via Zoom and in person at The Southern Belle, Hove, UK. The Southern Belle can be found on 3 Waterloo Street, Hove, BN3 1AQ. Join us in Venue from 7pm and online from 7:30pm (UK time). To book a free place in the venue, click here. For any questions, please message me at email@example.com
This session will be run as part of the Exploding Appendix Avant-garde Art Practice and Research Group’s meetup which happens every three weeks. The sessions are free and open to everyone. For our upcoming sessions from January to June, see here.
The online session will also take place via Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82256737568?pwd=LzlqR0RYTjRJbDV4ZExYK0hjaVhaQT09). The meeting ID is 822 5673 7568. The passcode is “205062”.
This session will be run by Bradley Tuck and take place on Tuesday the 23rd May 2023 from 19:00 – 22:00 (UK time). If you have any questions, please message me at firstname.lastname@example.org