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Chris Sheppard lecture: Helen Rappaport 'Caught in the Revolution: Petrogra...
Thu, May 25, 2017, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM BST
Leeds University Library is delighted to announce that Helen Rappaport will deliver the second Chris Sheppard lecture at 5:30 pm on Thursday 25 May 2017 in the conference room, Edward Boyle Library, University of Leeds.
Helen Rappaport is an alumna of the University of Leeds and will receive an Honorary doctorate in July 2017 in recognition of her outstanding work promulgating academic and popular history. Helen has written 14 books mainly on Victorian and Russian subjects, including Four Sisters, an internationally bestselling biography of the four Romanov Grand Duchesses, the daughters of Nicholas II, which was a Sunday Times bestseller in non-fiction, a New York Times Top 20 non-fiction title for 12 weeks and the Good Reads Best History and Biography 2014 award winner.
Helen will lecture on the subject of her latest book with a Russian theme, Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd 1917, a compelling account of foreign eyewitnesses of the Russian revolution in 1917, which is also enjoying success here and in the USA and has sold foreign rights to 10 territories. In her book Helen draws on material from the Leeds Russian Archive and with her permission the Leeds Russian Archive's exhibition marking the centenary of the Russian revolution is called Caught in the Russian Revolution: The British Community in Petrograd, 1917-1918 (Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds, 1 March-31 July 2017). Helen's lecture coincides with and celebrates the 35th anniversary of the establishment of the Leeds Russian Archive on 25 May 1982.
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