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Soros Series: Conversations in the Socialist Future: Esperantist Delegations to the Early Soviet Union

March 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free

Speaker: Brigid O’Keeffe

In the 1920s, the Soviet Union welcomed foreign Esperantists to visit the socialist future-in-the-making. As grateful tourists, these guests were expected to spread the good word about Soviet socialism in Esperanto and their national languages. This lecture explores the triumphs and disappointments of this Soviet experiment in Esperantist citizen diplomacy.

Brigid O’Keeffe is an associate professor of history at Brooklyn College (CUNY) and the author of New Soviet Gypsies: Nationality, Performance, and Selfhood in the Early Soviet Union. She is currently at work on a book project about Esperanto and internationalism in late imperial Russia and the interwar Soviet Union.

Details

Date:
March 10
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.soroslectures.org/

Organizer

Esperantic Studies Foundation (ESF)
Email:
admin@esperantic.org
Website:
www.esperantic.org

Venue

CUNY Graduate Center
365 5th Ave
New York, NY 10016 United States
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