Russian Social and Cultural History Expert to Give Public Talk at U.Va.

February 14, 2007

Feb. 14, 2007 -- Lisa Kirschenbaum, associate professor of history at West Chester University in Pennsylvania and an expert on the social and cultural history of Russia, with an emphasis on issues of women, family and memory, will give a public talk at the University of Virginia's Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library on Monday, Feb. 26. Her talk, "Childhood and the Russian Revolution: Real and Imagined Children," at 3 p.m. in the Harrison Institute Auditorium, is in conjunction with the exhibit "The Firebird and the Factory: Modern Russian Children's Books" which features more than 100 Russian children's books, original artwork and posters that illuminate the sweeping changes in Russian life and politics from the late Imperial period through the early Soviet era, and is on view in the library through April 9.