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Recent Content

CONFANN: London and the First World War (March 20-21)

As part of events to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, IWM (Imperial War Museums) in partnership with the Centre for Metropolitan History is organising a major conference that will explore the ways in which London and its inhabitants were affected by, and involved with, the 1914-18 conflict. For the first time London was effectively on the front line, subject to aerial bombing and surveillance, whilst its streets, buildings and spaces were shaped by the needs of mass mobilisation, supply and defence.

Catriona Kelly
Heather DeHaan

DeHaan on Kelly, 'St Petersburg: Shadows of the Past'

Catriona Kelly. St Petersburg: Shadows of the Past. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014. xvi + 464 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-16918-8.

Reviewed by Heather DeHaan (Binghamton University)
Published on H-Urban (February, 2015)
Commissioned by Alexander Vari

Recollections of the Everyday: An Interior History of Petersburg