Sheila Fitzpatrick is an Honorary Professor in the Department of History at the University of Sydney, and the Bernadotte E. Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor in Modern Russian History at the University of Chicago.
In the early 1970s, Sheila moved from Britain to the United States where she made her career as a Soviet historian. By the 1990s she was considered a founder of the field of Soviet history.
Her second book of memoirs, My Father's Daughter, published in 2010, won the Australian Historical Association's Magarey Medal for Biography. The Spy in the Archives is her most recent book.
Sheila will feature at the following events:
Out of the Ashes
Date: Thursday 22 May 2014
Time: 11:30am to 12:30pm
Venue: Sydney Dance 1 Pier 4/5, Hickson Road Walsh Bay
Leading thinkers and historians Ian Buruma, Frank Dikotter and Sheila Fitzpatrick discuss the far reaching ramifications of war and how nations recover.
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Curiosity Lecture Series: On the Soviet Union
Date: Saturday 24 May 2014
Time: 4:30 to 5:10pm
Venue: Pier 2/3 Bloomberg Stage Pier 2/3, Hickson Road Walsh Bay
While empires disappear, memories live on. The Soviet Union ceased to exist in 1991 but its ghost remains in Putin's Russia. Historian Sheila Fitzpatrick explores the contradictions.
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