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ADELE  LINDENMEYR

Address:
 Department of History                     
Villanova University   
Villanova, Pa. 19085 
610‑519‑4684; fax: 610-519-4450  
e-mail: adele.lindenmeyr@villanova.edu

138 Kenilworth Road
Merion Station, Pa. 19066
610-664-2991

Education

B.A.  1971     University of Pennsylvania     Russian  Language and Literature, Magna cum laude
Ph.D. 1980     Princeton University                History 

 

Academic Employment 

·         1999 - :  Professor, Villanova University, Department of History

·         1998 - 2007: Chairperson, Department of History, Villanova University

·         1992 - : Associate Professor, Villanova University, Department of History

·         1987 ‑ 1991: Assistant Professor, Villanova University, Department of History

·         Spring, 1987 and Spring, 1985: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania,  Department of History

·         1981 ‑ 1986: Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of History 

·         1980 - 1981: Visiting Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of History 

·         Spring, 1980: Assistant to Provost Vartan Gregorian, University of Pennsylvania

·         1978 - 1979: Instructor, Rutgers University-Camden College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History

·         1977 - 1978: Preceptor, Princeton University, Department of History

 

Areas of Expertise     

Russian and Soviet History; European History; History and Biography; Russian Literature; Environmental History; Women's History; Development of Voluntarism and Civil Societies


Publications 

     Books

·         Anna Bek, The Life of a Russian Woman Doctor: A Siberian Memoir, 1869-1954.  Translated and edited by Anne D. Rassweiler, with a foreword by Adele Lindenmeyr.  Indiana University Press, 2004. 

In addition to writing the foreword I prepared the manuscript of this book for publication after its editor’s premature death.

·         Poverty is Not a Vice: Charity, Society and the State in Imperial Russia.  Princeton University Press, 1996. 

Winner of the 1996 Heldt Prize for Best Book Published by a Woman in Slavic Studies in 1996, awarded by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies.


Articles

·     “Panina, Countess Sofia,” entry for the Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History, Oxford University Press, in press.

  • “Otkryvaia Atlantidu: tendentsii poslednikh let I perspektivy issledovanii istorii rossiiskoi   blagotvoritel’nosti” (“Discovering Atlantis: Recent Trends and Future Directions in the History of Russian Charity”), solicited by the Institute of Russian History, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg branch, for their annual publication; in press.

·     “The Big Impact of Small Deeds: Uncovering the Rich History of Russian Charity,” Russia Profile, January 2007 (in print and online at http://www.russiaprofile.org/culture/2007/1/7/4991.wbp

·      “Paninskoe nasledstvo: detstvo grafini Sofii Vladimirovny Paninoi [The Panin Inheritance: The Childhood of Countess S. V. Panina],” Pravo na imia: Biografiia vne shablona: Tret’i chteniia pamiati Veniamina Iofe, 22-24 aprelia 2005. Sbornik dokumentov [The Right to a Name: Biography out of the Usual. Proceedings of the Third Conference in Memory of Veniamin Iofe, 22-24 April 2005], 128-132.

·       "Recollections of Childhood," "Lenten and Easter Rituals," and "On the Outskirts of St. Petersburg," in Russian Women: Experiences and Expression, 1698-1917: An Anthology of Sources, Robin Bisha, Jehanne M. Gheith, Christine Holden, and William Wagner, eds. (Indiana University Press, 2003).

·        “The First Soviet Political Trial: Countess Sofia V. Panina Before the Petrograd Revolutionary Tribunal,” The Russian Review 60, no. 4 (October 2001), 505-25.  Also published in Russian in Vsemirnoe slovo, St. Petersburg, No. 16, 2003, 82-90.

·         Panina, Countess Sofia Vladimirovna, in Encyclopedia of Russian Women’s Movements, ed. Norma Corigliano Noonan and Carol Nehemias (Greenwood Publishing Company, 2001).

·        "Anna Volkova: From Merchant Wife to Feminist Journalist," in An Improper Profession: Women, Gender and Journalism in Late Imperial Russia, eds. Barbara T. Norton and Jehanne M. Gheith (Duke University Press, 2001), 120-139.

·        “Trends in the Writing and Teaching of History in the United States Since the 1960s,” in Politologiia i mezhdunarodnye otnosheniia v sovremennoi vycshei shkole (Political Science and International Relations in the Modern Universities), Nizhny Novgorod, 1999, 133-141.

·        “From Repression to Revival: Philanthropy in Twentieth-Century Russia," in Philanthropy in the World’s Traditions, ed. Warren F. Ilchman, Stanley N. Katz, and Edward L. Queen, II (Indiana University Center on Philanthropy, Indiana University Press, 1998), 309-31.

·        "Daughters, Wives, Partners: Women of the Moscow Merchant Elite," article with Muriel Joffe for Merchant Moscow: Images of Russia's Vanished Bourgeoisie, ed. James West (Princeton University Press, 1998), 95-108.

·        "The Rise of Voluntary Associations During the Great Reforms: The Case of Charity," Russia's Great Reforms, 1855-1881: New Perspectives, Ben Eklof, John Bushnell and Larisa G. Zakharova, eds. (Indiana University Press, 1994), 264-279.  The Russian-language version of the same article is published in the Russian edition of the book, Velikie reformy, Larisa G. Zakharova, ed. (Moscow University Press, 1992), 283-300.

·        "Maternalism and Child Welfare in Late Imperial Russia," Journal of Women's History, vol. 5, No. 2 (Fall 1993), 114-125.

·        "Public Lives, Private Virtues: Women in Russian Charity, 1762-1914," Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, vol. 18, No. 3 (Spring 1993), 562-591. Winner of the 1993 Heldt Prize for Best Article in Slavic Women's Studies from the Association for Women in Slavic Studies.

·        "The Ethos of Charity in Imperial Russia," Journal of Social History, vol. 23, No. 4 (Summer, 1990), 679-694.

·        "Voluntary Associations and the Russian Autocracy: The Case of Private Charity," The Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies, Number 807, University of Pittsburgh, 64 pp. (Summer, 1990).

·        "Philanthropy and Social Welfare", The Modern Encyclopedia of Russian and Soviet History, Joseph L. Wieczynski, ed., vol. 51 (Academic International Press, 1989), 170-178.

·        "Alexander II: The Limits of Reform in Russia," in Makers of Modern Europe, William J. Baker, general ed. (Ginn Press, 1987), 121-129.

·        "Charity and the Problem of Unemployment: Industrial Homes in Late Imperial Russia," The Russian Review, vol. 45, No. 1 (1986), 1-22.

·        "Raskolnikov's City and the Napoleonic Plan," Slavic Review, vol. 35, No. 1 (1976),37-47; reprinted in Dostoevsky: New Perspectives, Robert Louis Jackson, ed. (Prentice-Hall, 1984), 99-110.

·        "A Russian Experiment in Voluntarism: The Municipal Guardianships of the Poor, 1894-1914," Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas, vol. 30, No. 3 (1982), 429-451.

·        "Work, Charity and the Elderly in Late Nineteenth-Century Russia," in Old Age in Preindustrial Society, Peter N. Stearns, ed. (Holmes and Meier, 1982), 232-247.

 
      Work in Progress

·         "Citizen Countess: The Lives of Sofa Panina, 1871-1956," book.

  •   “Building Civil Society One Brick at a Time: The Ligovskii People’s House

in St. Petersburg, 1903-1913,” article.

   Recent Book Reviews

·      Samoderzhavie i obshchestvennye organizatsii v Rossii 1905-1917 gody, by A. S. Tumanova  (Tambov:
Tambovskii Gosudarstvennyi Universitet imeni G. R. Derzhavina, 2002), in Kritika: Explorations in
Russian and Eurasian History
, 6, 4 (Fall 2005).

  • Russia in the Age of Alexander II, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, by Walter G. Moss (London: Anthem Press, 2002), in Canadian Slavonic Papers, forthcoming.
     
  • Social’noe popec^enie v Rossii v pervoj mirovoj vojne (Izdat. Krasnojarskij gosudarstvennyj agrarnyj universitet. Krasnojarsk, 2003); Social’noe popec^enie v Rossii v konce XIX – nac^ale XX veka (Izdat. Krasnojarskij gosudarstvennyj agrarnyj universitet. Krasnojarsk, 2003); Organizacionnye i pravovye osnovy social’nogo popec^enija v Rossii na rubez^e XIX-XX vekov (Izdat. Nestor. S-Peterburg 2003), by I. P. Pavlova in Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas 53 (2005), Heft 3, 447-449.

·     A Woman’s Kingdom: Noblewomen and the Control of Property in Russia, 1700-1861 by Michelle Lamarche Marrese (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2002), in The Journal of Social History, vol. 38, No.2  (Winter 2004), 553-55.

  • Russia through Women’s Eyes: Autobiographies from Tsarist Russia, edited by Toby W. Clyman and Judith Vowles (New Haven, CT and London: Yale University Press, 1996) and In the Shadow of Revolution: Life Stories of Russian Women from 1917 to the Second World War, edited by Sheila Fitzpatrick and Yuri Slezkine, translated by Yuri Slezkine (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000), in Canadian American Slavic Studies, 38, No. 1 (2004), 176-181.

·     The Alcoholic Empire: Vodka and Politics in Late Imperial Russia, by Patricia Herlihy (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002), in The American Historical Review, February 2003, 292-293.

·       Social Identity in Imperial Russia, by Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter (DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 1997), in Journal of Social History, Spring 2000, 708-710.

·       Russian Housing in the Modern Age: Design and Social History, edited by William Craft Brumfield and Blair A. Ruble (Cambridge: Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Cambridge University Press, 1993), in Russian History/Histoire Russe, vol. 24, No. 4 (Winter 1997), 458-61.

·       Giving: Western Ideas of Philanthropy, edited by J. B. Schneewind (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996), in The American Historical Review, vol. 103, No. 3 (June 1998), 847-48.

·        Hooliganism: Crime, Culture, and Power in St. Petersburg, 1900-1914, by Joan Neuberger (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993), in Canadian-American Slavic Studies, vol. 30, Nos. 2-4 (1996), 319-21.

·        Reform in Modern European History: Progress or Cycle? Edited and translated by Theodore Taranovsky, with the assistance of Peggy McInerny (New York: Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Cambridge University Press, 1995), in Slavic Review, vol. 55 (1996), No. 2, 489-90.
 

 Conference Papers and Participation

 Philanthropy and Female Friendship,” paper presented at the annual convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Washington, DC November 17, 2006 

Panel Chair, “How to Communicate Power in 19th Century Russia,” VII World Congress of the  International Council for Central and East European Studies, Berlin, Germany, July 27, 2005. 

“Paninskoe nasledstvo: detstvo gr. S. V. Paninoi [The Panin Inheritance: The Childhood of Countess S. V. Panina],” paper presented at the third conference on biography, “Pravo na imia: Biografiia vne shablona [The Right to a Name: Biography out of the Usual],” European University, St. Petersburg, April 23, 2005. 

“The Paradox of the Russian Estate Mistress,” lecture presented at the University of North Carolina, February 10, 2005. 

“The Elusive Private Life of Countess Sofia Panina,” paper presented at the annual convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Boston, December 6, 2004. 

“Building an Urban Utopia in Late Tsarist Russia: Countess Panina’s People’s House,” Birmingham Lecture, Villanova University, October 19, 2004. 

“Building a Civil Society in Microcosm: The Ligovskii People’s House in St. Petersburg, 1903-1913,” paper presented at the international Conference on Voluntary Associations and Civil Society in North Eastern Europe, Regional Features and the European Context, Tallinn, Estonia, September 23-25, 2004.

“Philanthropy and Female Friendship: St. Petersburg-Petrograd-Leningrad, 1891-1931,” paper presented at the Delaware Valley Modern European History Conference, Chestnut Hill College, March 20, 2004 and at the Institute of Gender and Women’s Studies, American University in Cairo, March 14, 2004.

Chair, Panel on “Exploring Democracy and Civil Society: Voluntary Associations in Late Imperial Russia,” annual convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Toronto, November 2003. 

“The Panin Inheritance,” paper presented at the Conference on Recontextualizing Russian Women’s Studies, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, April 25-26, 2003. 

Commentator, “Charity in Imperial Russia,” panel at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Pittsburgh, November, 2002. 

"Gender and the Experience of Emigration: Countess Sofia V. Panina in Post-war Europe, 1920-1924," paper presented at the Conference on Exile in Modern Europe: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Rutgers University, May 18, 2002.

Commentator, "Frontiers of Faith in Russia, Open or Closed? Catholicism, Protestantism, Old Belief, and Orthodoxy in Russia's Search for Community," American Catholic Historical Association/American Historical Association, San Francisco, January 6, 2002. 

“Reconstructing an Interrupted Life: Revolution, Diaspora, and the Biography of Countess S.V. Panina (1871-1956),” paper delivered at the VI World Congress of the International Conference of East European and Slavic Studies, Tampere, Finland, 29 July - 3 August, 2000.

Panel Commentator, Conference on Poverty and Charity in Middle Eastern Contexts, University of Michigan, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, May 4-7, 2000.

“Wohltaetigkeitsvereine im 19. Jh.” (“Charitable Societies in the 19th Century”), paper delivered at the conference on “Geselligkeit, Oeffenlichkeit und Zivilgesellschaft: Westeuropa und Russland/SU im Verglaich (19./20. Jh.)” (“Sociability, the Public Sphere and Civil Society: Western Europe and Russia/USSR in Comparison (19th and 20th Centuries)”), Free University of Berlin, Center for Comparative History of Europe, December 10-11, 1999.

“Trends in the Writing and Teaching of History in the United States Since the 1960s,” paper delivered at the conference on “Political Science and International Relations in Contemporary Higher Education: Current Problems in the Organization of the Instructional Process and the Realization of Fundamental Scholarly Research,” Nizhny Novgorod State University, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, June 22, 1999. 

“The First Soviet Show Trial: Countess Sofia V. Panina Before the Revolutionary Tribunal,” December 10, 1917, paper delivered at the annual convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Boca Raton, September 26, 1998.

Chair and Commentator, panel on “Explorations into the Early Soviet State,” Mid-Atlantic Slavic Conference, Temple University, March 21, 1998. 

"When Philanthropy Meets Revolution: Countess Sophia V. Panina and the Bolshevik Revolution," lecture delivered at the University of Arkansas, Winthrop Rockefeller  Distinguished Lecture Series, Fayetteville, Arkansas, March 27, 1997. 

"From Repression to Revival: Philanthropy in Twentieth-Century Russia," paper delivered at the annual convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Boston, November 17, 1996. 

"Anna Volkova: Merchant, Journalist, Feminist," paper delivered at the annual convention of the American Association of Slavic Studies, Washington, D.C., October 28, 1995. 

Organizer and Chair of Roundtable, "US Humanitarian Aid to Russia, Past and Present," at the annual convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Washington, D.C., October 28, 1995.
 

Recent Professional Activity 

Elected Member of the Board of Directors, Association for Women in Slavic Studies, 2007-2009, 1996-1998; Pre-dissertation Fellowship Committee, 2000-2002; Graduate Essay Prize Committee, 2005, 2006

 Elected Member of the Board of Directors, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, 2005-2007

 Outside Evaluator for Department of History, Albright College, April 2007

 Associate Editor, Encyclopedia of European Social History, Peter N. Stearns, Editor-in-Chief, Charles Scribners’ Sons, 2000.

 Article and Book Manuscripts reviewed for The American Historical Review, The Russian Review, and Slavic Review; Yale University Press, Palgrave Macmillan.

Outside Reviewer and Consultant on private voluntary organizations and civil society in Russia and the NIS for the PVO/NIS Project, a US Agency for International Development-funded project administered by World Learning, Inc., Washington, D.C., 1992-1996.

Grant applications reviewed for the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Professional Associations:  American Historical Association, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Association of Women in Slavic Studies.


Honors and Awards

·         2005 Graduate Alumni Society’s Founder’s Award, Villanova University

·         2003 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Association for Women in Slavic Studies

·         1996 Heldt Prize for Best Book Published by a Woman in Slavic Studies in 1996, Awarded by the
Association for Women in Slavic Studies, for Poverty Is Not a Vice.

·         Co-Winner of the 1993 Heldt Prize for Best Article in Slavic Women's Studies from the Association for
Women in Slavic Studies, for "Public Life, Private Virtues: Women in Russian Charity, 1762-1914."

·         B.A. Magna cum laude

·         Phi Beta Kappa

·         Royal Society of Arts, London, Silver Medal, 1971

·         Goddard Award, University of Pennsylvania, 1971

 

Fellowships

American Philosophical Society Research Grant, 1998

Villanova University Faculty Summer Research Grant, 1997

National Endowment for the Humanities Grant for Archival Research in Russia, May-June 1993

American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, 1991-1992

Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, Research Scholarship, March-June, 1992

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, 1991

Villanova University Faculty Summer Research Grant, 1991

President's Fund for the Humanities, Carnegie Mellon University, to support summer research, 1981, 1982, 1985

International Research and Exchanges Board, Research Grant to the USSR, 1976-1977

Princeton University Regional Studies Fellowship, 1972-1975

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship, 1971-1972

 

Recent Community Outreach Activities

Camden County College, Spring 2006 Lecture Series on Russia and the Soviet Union: “Joseph Stalin and the Problem of Historical Responsibility,” March 1, 2006 (compensated)

Rosemont College Forum, three-lecture course on “Imperial Russia under the Last Romanovs,” March-April, 2006 (compensated)

 

Courses Taught (Undergraduate and Graduate Levels) 

History of Imperial Russia, 1700-1914

Russia and the USSR in the Twentieth Century

Dostoevsky's Russia

Literature and Society in Russia

Women in Russian and Soviet History

Environmental History

Modern World History

Women in Modern European History

History and Biography

                       

Languages 

Russian: fluent; German and French: reading knowledge

 

Selected University Service (at Villanova University) 

1990 - 1997: Phi Beta Kappa, president, vice-president, Executive Committee

1992 - 1998: Director, History Graduate Program

1993 - : Undergraduate Advisor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

1995 - 1998: College Committee on Majors and Concentrations

1991 - 1998: College Academic Standing Committee

1994 - present: Russian Area Studies Concentration Committee

1995 - 2000: Women's Studies Steering Committee

1990 - 1991: Committee to Evaluate the General Arts Program

1987 - 1991: Committee on Freshman Humanities Seminars

1990 - 1991: History Graduate Program Revision Committee, Chair

1988 - 1990: Department Recording Secretary

1995 - 1996: Medieval History Search Committee

1987 - 1990: Curriculum Committee, History Department

1997: Graduate Dean Search Committee

1998 - 2001: Environmental Studies Committee

2000 – 2002: Library Director Search Committee

1999 - 2000: Middle States Accreditation Task Force on Governing Boards

1998-present: College Strategic Planning Subcomittee on Graduate Programs

2002-2004: Chairperson, College Committee on Teaching Load

2005- : Chairperson, College Committee on Diversity

2005-2006: Chairperson, College Committee on Faculty Administrative Compensation

2006: Chairperson, Co

 

 

 

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