The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Altgeld Hall Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the NIU Department of History and the W. Bruce Lincoln Endowment.
Snyder’s “Bloodlands” is a history of Nazi and Soviet mass killing on the lands between Berlin and Moscow when Hitler and Stalin both held power. The book is a New York Times bestseller and was named a book of the year by some dozen publications.
“Over the last decade, Tim Snyder’s ground-breaking work, informed by assiduous archival research and broad reading of secondary sources in some 10 languages, has changed the way historians look at Europe in the 20th century,” NIU history professor Nancy Wingfield says. “Elegantly written and clearly argued, his books are accessible to the wider public. Moreover, his numerous contributions to popular journals and his public lectures and interviews make him one of the most visible public intellectuals not only in the U.S., but also throughout Europe.”
Snyder is the Housum Professor of History at Yale University. In addition to “Bloodlands,” he has penned four other award-winning books.
More information on the lecture can be found on NIU Today.