About this event

  • Date and time Thu 16 Feb 2023 from 10:45am to 12:45pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Retired Fellows Society

This event will look at Putin's war in the context of Russia's imperial past, the continuing desire of the Russian leadership and a large section of the population for an empire. Don't forget to register for the optional lunch after the lecture.

Dr O’Rourke will explain Russia's relationship with Ukraine through the centuries and why it remains an essential component of Russia's desire for empire. The talk will link this imperial relationship with Putin's views towards Ukraine, demonstrating that he fully shares this imperial fantasy. In this way, Professor O’Rourke will show that the war is not simply a product of immediate circumstances and events but has its roots deep in Russian history and the continuing obsession with empire.

This event is available to attend in person or virtually. Please select your preference below.

A recording will be available for all registered event participants for up to 60 days after the event. The link will be sent 24 hours after the meeting.

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Tickets (In Person)

Standard pricing available until 16 February 2023.

Member

RSM Member
Day 1
£12.00 Event
£30.00 Lunch
(optional)
RSM Retired Fellows Society (RFS)
Day 1
£6.00 Event
£30.00 Lunch
(optional)

Non - Member

Accompanying Guest
Day 1
£12.00 Event
£30.00 Lunch
(optional)

Tickets (Virtual)

Standard pricing available until 16 February 2023.

Member

RSM Member RSM Retired Fellows Society (RFS)
£6.00 £3.00

Non - Member

Accompanying Guest
£6.00

Key speakers

Dr Shane O’Rourke

Senior Lecturer, University of York

Speaker's biography

Dr Shane O’Rourke is a historian of Russia and has been a teacher of Russian history for the last thirty years. He has written extensively on Russian and Soviet history, including two books and many articles. He is finishing a book comparing the emancipation of serfs in Russia and slaves in Brazil. He is a fluent Russian speaker and also learnt Portuguese to study Brazilian slavery. He has taught many courses on Russian history, including a post-graduate course on Russian Foreign Policy over the last 200 years, the Russian Revolution and Catherine the Great. He has been going to the Soviet Union/Russia for over thirty years and in the last eight years, has made many visits to Ukraine, including Lugansk and Donetsk

Agenda

View the programme (In person)

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction
Putin’s war in Ukraine: An imperial fantasy

Dr Shane O’Rourke, Senior Lecturer, University of York

Questions and answers
Close of meeting

Followed by lunch for those who have pre-registered

View the programme (Virtual)

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction
Putin’s war in Ukraine: An imperial fantasy

Dr Shane O’Rourke, Senior Lecturer, University of York

Questions and answers
Close of meeting

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Registration for this event will close on 16 February 2023 at 8:00am (GMT). Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.

We are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. This is at the presenter and the RSM’s discretion.

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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