A Digital Timeline of the Russian Revolution

By Molly Ruggles, Educational Technology Consultant, OEIT

Kustodiev paiting - May Day CelebrationProf. Elizabeth Wood's Russian Timeline is finished and publicly viewable. Built from the contributions of students in Wood's Soviet History course (21H.267), the timeline traces the events of 1917, a tumultuous year in Russian history. Visitors to the timeline can understand the year across several different modalities, either by reading the site across time (horizontally) or across social groups (as they are listed vertically). The timeline's flash application was developed by independent programmer Ben Brophy (formerly of MIT AMPS). Molly Ruggles of OEIT assisted with technical facilitation, web design, and coordination of student material.