2017 Geoffrey Bolton Lecture
'From Bolshevism to Populism: Australia in a Century of Global Transformation' is the topic of the 2017 Geoffrey Bolton Lecture.
One of Australia’s most eminent historians, Professor Stuart Macintyre, will deliver the 2017 Geoffrey Bolton Lecture on Tuesday evening 14 November 2017 at the Government House Ballroom in Perth.
It is 100 years since the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia sparked the spread of revolutionary Marxism around the world. The significant political and social upheaval of the Revolution challenged the established order of world capitalism and profoundly changed the course of world history. Its effects were felt across the world for years to come, including in Australia.
In 2017 it could be argued that another global transformation is happening with the rise of populism. What has been the impact of these transformative movements in Australia over the last century? What does history reveal about the effects of these kinds of political and social changes on our society?
Professor Macintyre is Emeritus Laureate Professor of the University of Melbourne and is Professorial Fellow of its School of Historical and Philosophical Studies.
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