Timothy Snyder, professor of history at Yale University, will be this year’s 20th annual J.B. Rudnyckyj Lecturer at the University of Manitoba. The presentation will reflect upon his research on the history of mass murders in central and eastern Europe between 1933 - 1945.
Following his acclaimed book Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin (2010), Snyder disputes popular assumptions about victims of these events by presenting their story in a context of a region where Nazism and Soviet communism clashed. This approach takes these mass murders out of isolation and examines them beyond the traditional historical understanding of their causes.
Bloodlands won five awards including the Emerson Prize in the Humanities and the Leipzig Award for European Understanding, and has been translated into more than 20 languages.
Snyder’s other works include: Nationalism, Marxism and Modern Central Europe: A Biography of Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz (1998); The Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569-1999 (2003); Sketches from a Secret War: A Polish Artist’s Mission to Liberate Soviet Ukraine (2005); The Red Prince: The Secret Lives of a Habsburg Archduke (2008).
What: 20th Annual J.B. Rudnyckyj Distinguished Lecture
Who: Dr. Timothy Snyder
Topic: Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin
Date/Time: Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Admission: Free, with reception to follow.
Location: Moot Court, Robson Hall, Fort Garry Campus
Sponsored by: The University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections; the Slavic Collection, Elizabeth Dafoe Library, University of Manitoba; and German and Slavic Studies, University of Manitoba; Canadian Polish Congress, Manitoba branch; Polish Consulate General, Toronto.
For further information, please contact the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, at: 204-474-9986.