For release: January 10, 2012
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843
Dr. Timothy Snyder
Yale University history professor Dr. Timothy Snyder will discuss his groundbreaking
book Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin during the University of Memphis Department of History’s Sesquicentennial Lecture
on Thursday, Jan. 26, in the University Center Theatre.
A reception will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the lecture at 6:30. A book-signing
will follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public. Paid parking is
available in the Zach Curlin garage adjacent to the University Center.
In this powerful history of mass killing in the lands straddling the empires of Josef
Stalin and Adolph Hitler, Snyder documents the horrors of the 14 million who died
in Poland, western Russia, and modern-day Ukraine, Belarus, and the Baltic Republics.
In the process, Snyder has upended conventional thinking about European history before
and during World War II.
Bloodlands was named a Best Book of 2010 by The Atlantic, The Economist, The New Republic, the Financial Times, The Guardian, Reason, the New Statesman, The Seattle Times, and The Forward.
The event is presented by the U of M’s Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities. For
more information about this event or any of the programs of the Marcus W. Orr Center,
visit http://memphis.edu/moch or call Dr. Aram Goudsouzian at 901-678-2520.