Communism & the Leader Cult: National & Transnational Perspectives

6 December 2013, 10am-5pm

Day conference to be held at:
Arthur Lewis Building (boardroom)
Social Sciences
University of Manchester

Speakers include:
Balázs Apor (State building and cult construction in Hungary)
John Bulaitis (Maurice Thorez in the biographical matrix)
Sarah Davies (Stalin on the Stalin cult)
Mario Kessler (Ruth Fischer and German communism)
Norry LaPorte (From “public face” to Führerkult)
Kevin Morgan (Internationalisation of the leader cult)
Marietta Stankova (Dimitrov, national leader and international hero)

Attendance is free and lunch and refresments will be provided. However, advance registration (by 29 Nov) is essential. To register contact, or for more information go to

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