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Associate Professor Sara L. Schwebel gives lecture in Russia

Associate Professor Sara L. Schwebel gives lectures in Russia, supported by a Walker Institute Faculty Research Grant

Associate Professor Sara L. Schwebel recently returned from a research and lecture trip to Russia, supported by a Walker Institute Faculty Research Grant.  She lectured to the Public History Program at Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences and participated in roundtable discussions at the Russian Academy of Sciences (Institute of World History), Russian Geographical Society, Vologda Region, and Moscow State University.

Additionally, she conducted research at the Russian State Library (Moscow) and Kunstkamera (St. Petersburg) for her Digital Humanities project, "Lone Woman and Last Indians."  A collaborative project with USC's Center for Digital Humanities, the Channel Islands National Park, and National Park Service, Lone Woman and Last Indians interprets the wildly popular U.S. children's novel Island of the Blue Dolphins and the historical figure upon whom it is based, a 19th century Tongva/Nicolena whose life is utterly transformed by international maritime trade.