SAVE THE DATE! Monday, April 23, 2018; 3:30 pm. Greene Hall

The Department of History welcomes Alexis J. Peri, PhD, from Boston University, for the 2nd Annual Jere D. McGaffey Lecture Series. Drawing from her recently published book, The War Within: Diaries from the Siege of Leningrad (Harvard University Press, 2017) – which chronicles the German and Finnish blockade of Leningrad beginning in September 1941 and continuing for 872 days, causing the death of almost a million civilian lives – Professor Peri’s talk will focus on the 125 unpublished diaries written by individual Leningraders about their daily struggles during this harrowing time.

Reception to follow lecture; public is welcome.