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13:10 - 13:55 15 March 2018

Sex and socialism: What the Bolshevik revolution meant for the history of prostitution in 20th century Russia


Darwin Lecture Theatre | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Dr Philippa Hetherington, UCL SSEES

In 1918, the Bolshevik government ‘decriminalised’ prostitution. But, by 1932, women accused of selling sex were being sent to labour camps. What explains this apparent reversal? This lecture will explore this question and discuss new approaches to the history of prostitution and other ‘taboo’ subjects in the wake of the Russian Revolution’s centenary.


Emma Wade
+44 (0)20 3108 3842 | e.wade@ucl.ac.uk


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