A Workshop for Wisconsin Educators
July 24 – July 28, 2017, Madison Concourse Hotel (1 W Dayton Street, Madison, WI 53703)
Exactly 100 years ago, during the late winter of 1917, bread riots in Petrograd (now Saint Petersburg) set loose a train of events that overthrew a 300-year old dynasty, saw the emergence of a 20th-century superpower, and, along with World War I, left an enduring stamp on Europe and the world for the following century and beyond. This weeklong workshop will introduce teachers to the causes, consequences, and global impact of these revolutionary months on history, politics, and culture. The workshop speakers, who will gather in Madison from around the U.S. and abroad, will advise teachers on ways to incorporate workshop information into classroom-ready lesson plans.
The workshop will be led by David McDonald, the Alice D. Mortenson/Petrovich Distinguished Chair in Russian History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor McDonald, a specialist on the history of Imperial Russia (1649-1917), has taught at UW-Madison since 1988. He is a frequent guest speaker on Russian history and contemporary Russian politics at universities, schools, community groups, and on radio and television.
Other confirmed speakers include:
- Francine Hirsch, Professor of History, UW-Madison
- Boris Kolonitskii, Professor of History, European University at Saint Petersburg
- Chris Read, Professor in Twentieth-Century European History, University of Warwick
- John W. Steinberg, Professor of History, Georgia Southern University
“Ten Months that Shook the World” should be of interest to teachers in a wide range of subjects, such as social studies, history, geography, politics, communication, and language arts. We welcome participation by teachers in other fields, as well as librarians and administrators.
The registration fee for the workshop is $75.00. * * Limited financial assistance will be available to cover hotel costs for attendees coming from outside Dane County.
Attendance is by registration only. Please register here by June 23, 2017.
The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA), the Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS), and the Alice D. Mortenson/Petrovich Distinguished Chair in Russian History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.