The Institute of Russian Studies held an academic conference under the title of 'The 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution― Understanding and Evaluating Its Legacy from the Perspective of Korea.' The two-day event was held in HUFS Seoul Campus from December 1 to 2, 2017 jointly by the Korean Association for Russian Historical Studies and the Korean Society for Western History.
Scholars participating in the conference discussed the implications of the 1917 Russian Revolution, one of the most explosive political events of the twentieth century, on Korea, other Asian countries, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Through the discussion, they were able to broaden the scope of their research to cover Korean history as well as the histories of the Western and Eastern worlds. They also addressed a wider range of themes, such as culture, art, politics, economy, medicine, gender, and everyday life. On the second day of the conference, those who led Korea's social movements in the 1980s joined and shared their views on how to understand and accept the Russian Revolution.