Date: 4 November 2009
Dr. Stephen Lovell – The War Was Only Yesterday: Russia through the Prism of World War II
Dr Lovell is a Reader in Modern European History at King’s College London. His research interests lie in the social and cultural history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russia. He is the author of the prize-winning Summerfolk: A History of the Dacha, 1710-2000 (Cornell University Press, 2003), a book on the Russian out-of-town weekend or summer house. He has also written on reading and print culture, generations, and various other topics in Russian history. His latest book is an overview of the Soviet experience, The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2009).