UWE HOSTS ROYAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY LECTURE

Issue date: 19 October 2004




The lecture will be given by Dr David Moon, of the University of Strathclyde, who challenges the tendency of both liberal and Marxist historians to belittle the contribution of peasants to Russian agriculture. This lecture is the product of recent archival work in both Moscow and Rostov-on-Don. It will be of interest to geographers and environmentalists, as well as historians.

Part of his story is to link the development of serfdom in Russia to the need to control newly acquired fertile areas as Russia expanded south and east. He now intends to address these issues on a far broader canvass as he considers ‘The Environmental History of the Russian Steppe’.

Diana Jeater, Head of the School of History and event organiser, said, “This lecture will be of interest to geographers and environmentalists, as well as historians. The lecture will be attended by members of the council of the RHS, who welcome this opportunity to meet Fellows and Members of the Society. There will be a drinks reception after the lecture. The event is free and anyone who is interested is welcome to attend.”

For more information contact: Head of School, Diana.Jeater@uwe.ac.uk, or the History School Administrators, Melanie Hosford or Hilary Dibdin, on 0117 32 84416.

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