Special Thematic Section “Eisenstein, Bogdanov, and the Organization of Culture” (pp. 50–256)Online at https://sciendo.com/issue/CSJ/13/1
Toward a New World: Articles and Essays, 1901-1906: On the Psychology of Society; New World, and Contributions to Studies in the Realist Worldview Alexander Bogdanov (1873–1928) wrote the articles in this volume in the years before and during the Revolution of 1905 when he was co-leader, with V.I. Lenin, of the Bolshevik faction of the Russian Social-Democratic […]
John Biggart wrote a short text on the well-known photographs from Lenin’s to Capri in April of 1908. To read his text, follow this link and looks for an essay called “Bogdanov and others on Capri, April 1908“
The Mini-Symposium that took place in June is now available on video (in 4 large parts but with sessions breakdown in description).
“It has been thirty years since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Yet today, despite the efforts of its many gravediggers and eulogists, the short twentieth century has never felt more open, contingent and ambiguously alive. From the uneasy centenary of the Russian Revolution in 2017, to the epistemological dynamite of 2020-2021, there is clearly […]
A short piece written by Lepeshinsky on the death of Bogdanov (called “The tragedy of an important thinker”) in a popular magazine.
David Rowley has completed the translation for the third volume of Bogdanov Library and received the manuscript from Historical Materialism’s copy-editor. Hopefully it will be published soon after he goes through edits and submits the final version. Below is the Table of Contents: Contents Translator’s Introduction Part One: On the Psychology of Society From […]
Information from the event’s website: Alexander Bogdanov was one of the most creative and inspiring figures of the 20th Century. His utopian novel, Red Star, started the genre of Bolshevik science fiction, and he was the founder of the world’s first haematology institute. He was a leader of the Russian Bolsheviks, working with Lenin, at the […]
If anyone is interested in looking at these two editions side by side, here is a comparison of ToCs. The book is reorganized rather significantly even though Bogdanov himself downplayed the changes. All parts (two in the first edition, three in the second) are combined into one ToC. Note the change of the title as […]
Abstract During 1910 Lenin and Plekhanov entered into a relationship that both were at pains to avoid describing as a “fractional”, preferring instead to speak of a “rapprochement” (“sblizhenie”). Alexander Bogdanov would later allege that Lenin had been “hypnotized” by the success of Petr Arkadievich Stolypin, Chair of the Council of Ministers, who had made […]