Jesus College Cambridge: Displacement and memories of loss with Sheila Fitzpatrick

17 November 2023 18.00 – 19.15

Frankopan Hall, West Court, CB5 8BQ

The upheavals and violence of the 20th century resulted in displacements and dislocations on an almost unimaginable scale.

In this lecture, Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick, distinguished historian of modern Russia and of migration, will discuss the displacement of things and people across the former Soviet Union and its sphere of influence, within and beyond its borders.

Author of many books on Russia’s 20th century, Fitzpatrick is currently working on a monograph on Displacement: Repatriation and Resettlement of Russian and Soviet Displaced Persons after the Second World War. This public lecture will be followed on 18 November by a multidisciplinary workshop on the same theme.

About the speaker

Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick is one of Australia’s foremost historians and a recognised expert on the Soviet Union and modern Russian history. Since receiving her PhD from Oxford, she has taught at a number of universities in the UK, the United States, and Australia. She is currently a Professor at the Australian Catholic University, Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney, and Distinguished Service Professor Emerita of the University of Chicago.

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