Department of History

Wendy Goldman, Carnegie Mellon University

The XXIII annual E.P. Thompson Memorial Lecture: Wendy Goldman,"The Hidden History of World War II: Victory and the Soviet Home Front”

Event Description

Wendy Z. Goldman, Paul Mellon Distinguished Professor in the Department of History, Carnegie Mellon University, is a social and political historian of Russia.  She has published numerous books and articles on women, workers, family policy, and repression in the USSR. Her most recent books include Terror and Democracy in the Age of Stalin: The Social Dynamics of Repression (Cambridge University Press, 2007), Inventing the Enemy: Denunciation and Terror in Stalin’s Russia (Cambridge University Press, 2011), and (with Don Filtzer) Hunger and War: Food Provisioning in the Soviet Union during World War II (Indiana University Press, 2015).  Her work has been translated into Russian, Italian, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, German, and Czech.

Her first book, Women, the State, and Revolution. Soviet Family Policy and Social Life, won the Berkshire Conference Book Award.  Inventing the Enemy received Honorable Mention for the Reginald Zelnik Book Prize. She has been awarded grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, American Council of Learned Societies, National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, and Social Science Research Council.  She and Professor Joe Trotter won funding from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a Sawyer Seminar on the transnational history of the ghetto.  They are currently co-editing a collection of essays, The Ghetto in Global History (Routledge Press, 2018).  She is currently working on a new book, Fortress Dark and Stern: Work, Life, and Loyalty on the Soviet Home Front during World War II (Oxford University Press, forthcoming.)

For more information please contact:
Niklas Frykman, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh


Thursday, April 6, 2017



Location and Address

William Pitt Union, Lower Lounge
University of Pittsburgh

Reception to follow

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