CREECA Fall 2021 Lecture Series
Esperanto and Languages of Internationalism in Revolutionary Russia with Brigid O'Keeffe
Thursday, October 21, 2021
In 1887, a Jewish eye doctor named L.L. Zamenhof launched his international auxiliary language “Esperanto” from the western borderlands of a tsarist empire in crisis. In her new book, Brigid O’Keeffe traces the history of Esperanto as a utopian vision rooted in late imperial Russian culture through to its rise as a vibrant global movement that inspired women and men around the world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.