Dean Adele Lindenmeyr to Speak at International Russian History Conference in Basel, Switzerland

Dean Adele Lindenmeyr

Villanova, Pa. — Adele Lindenmeyr, PhD, dean, Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will be a panelist at “Russia 1917 and the Dissolution of the Old Order in Europe,” an international conference to be held in Basel, Switzerland September 13-15, 2017.

Organized jointly by the University of Basel and the University of Geneva, the conference marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution and brings together Russian history scholars from Russia, Western Europe and the United States to discuss the impact of the Russian Revolution on European history in the 20th century.

The conference will have a special focus on biographical itineraries, individual experiences and autobiographical reflections. Dean Lindenmeyr’s paper is titled “‘Common Sense Vanishes in Revolutionary Times’: Sofia Panina and Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams Reflect on 1917.”

An internationally-recognized expert in modern Russian history, Dean Lindenmeyr also is a professor of history at Villanova and has received numerous fellowships and awards, including an award for her first book and a research fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences, and her research has been published in American, European and Russian scholarly outlets.

Dean Lindenmeyr is currently serving as a co-editor of an international collaborative project devoted to publishing the latest scholarship on the Eastern Front in World War I and the 1917 Revolution. She also recently completed a book, Citizen Countess: Sofia Panina and the Russian Revolution, the first biography of one of the most prominent women of this era. Dean Lindenmeyr holds a PhD in History from Princeton University.

About Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Since its founding in 1842, Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has cultivated knowledge, understanding and intellectual courage for a purposeful life in a challenged and changing world. With more than 40 majors across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, it is the oldest and largest of Villanova’s colleges, serving more than 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students each year. The College is committed to a teacher-scholar model, offering outstanding undergraduate and graduate research opportunities and a rigorous core curriculum that prepares students to become critical thinkers, strong communicators and ethical leaders with a truly global perspective.

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