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CREECA Fall 2021 Lecture Series

Esperanto and Languages of Internationalism in Revolutionary Russia with Brigid O'Keeffe

Event Details

Thursday, October 21, 2021
4-5:15 p.m.
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.