About Twentieth Century Communism

Editors: Gavin Bowd, Gidon Cohen, Ben Harker, Dianne Kirby, Norman LaPorte, Kevin Morgan and Matthew Worley

Twentieth Century Communism provides an international forum for the latest research on the subject and an entry-point into key developments and debates not immediately accessible to English-language historians. Its main focus is on the period of the Russian revolution (1917-91) and on the activities of communist parties themselves. However, its remit will also extend to the movement’s antecedents and rivals, the responses to communism of political competitors and state systems, and to the cultural as well as political influence of communism.

Twentieth Century Communism is a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year, in March and September, both online and in print.

‘The spectre of communism no longer haunts Europe, but we still need to understand its history without fighting old battles or waging new ones. Twentieth Century Communism provides an excellent platform for the post-communist history of communism.’ 
Donald Sassoon

‘Twentieth Century Communism has quickly become an indispensable forum for those interested in communist history. It is fresh, lively, wide-ranging refreshingly free of polemics.’ 
Stuart Macintyre

Issue 1: Communism and the leader cult 
Issue 2: Communism and political violence 
Issue 3: 1968 and after - between crisis and opportunity 
Issue 4: Communism and youth 
Issue 5: Local communisms
Issue 6: A century of anti-communism
Issue 7: Exiles and diasporas in communist history
Issue 8: General issue
Issue 9: 
The cultural turn and communism
Issue 10: General issue

Forthcoming issues

Issue 11: September 2016 Memory & Nostalgia
Issue 12: March 2017 Communism & Written Word 
Issue 13: September 2017 Echoes of October 1917
Issue 14: March 2018 Communism & Political Science

For further information, contact any of the editors: 

Editorial advisers
Aldo Agosti; Bernhard Bayerlein, Sylvain Boulouque; John Callaghan; Geoff Eley; Jean-François Fayet; Irina Filitova; Ben Fowkes; José Gotovitch; Sobhanlal Datta Gupta; Stephen Hopkins; Edward J. Johanningsmeier; Kevin McDermott; Stuart Macintyre; Svend Rybner; Tauno Saarela; Steve Smith; Daniela Spenser; Brigitte Studer; Ronald Suny; Geoffrey Swain; Andrew Thorpe; Alexander Vatlin; Hermann Weber; Serge Wolikow.