Texas Tech University

"Retrieving Lost Lives in the Archives: A Russian Family in the Maelstrom of History"

A talk by Professor Veronique Jobert on 11/13 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 105

Born in Saigon in Indochina, the daughter of a French officer and a Russian émigré from Harbin, Manchuria, Veronique Jobert was brought up in French colonial North Africa, West Germany and Paris. She completed her studies, including her PhD, in Russian and History at the University of Paris-Sorbonne. Her subsequent Chair in Russian History is also at the Sorbonne. Veronique Jobert is one of France's leading experts on twentieth-century and contemporary Russia. She is the editor of La revue russe and lives in Paris.

A bilingual speaker of French and Russian, Professor Jobert is also fluent in English and German. Her monographs, edited volumes and journal articles—far too numerous to list here--have focused on ideology, satire and identity in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia. Perhaps her most valuable work to date comprises the publication and extensive annotation of the archived correspondence from Leningrad of Olga Voyeikova in the 1920s and 1930s to her family who fled to China from the Bolsheviks.

Sponsors: The CH Foundation, Office of International Affairs, Department of History, Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, Institute for the Study of Western Civilization, and the Russian Club. The talk is free and open to the public. For more information: 742-3667