She also gave an invited paper: "Youth" and "Modernity" in the Photographs of Ogonek from the 1930s through the 1960s" at the International Conference "Art versus Document: Photography in Modern Russian History" June 1-2, 2017, Moscow. She was also the keynote speaker at the second international conference "Autobiographies in interdisciplinary research practice", the Higher School of Economics, Moscow, June 1-2, 2017. During another trip to Moscow and St. Petersburg in September she was a coordinator and participant of the international roundtable "Creating Time and Space: A New History of Photography in Russia" at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow, September 20, 2017. She presented a paper "Generational Approach to the History of Universities in Russia" at the Poletaev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, September 22, 2017. She was invited as a discussant to an international conference "Revolutionary Biographies in the 19th and 20th Century. Imperial -- Inter/national -- Decolonial (Max Weber Foundation conference 2017, German Historical Institute, Moscow), September 21-23, 2017. She will be a Visiting Scholar at the University of Alberta in Edmonton from November until July of 2018.

In Memoriam: Dr. Piotr Wandycz

Professor Piotr Wandycz died peacefully on July 28th, 2017 at the Connecticut Hospice. Professor Wandycz’s passing follows an illustrious career resulting in a slew of honors ranging from honorary degrees to the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta (conferred by the Polish government for for outstanding achievements in the fields of education, science, sport, culture, art, economics, national defense, social work, or civil service). After serving in the Polish army during World War II, Professor Wandycz received his BA and MA from the University of Cambridge follow by his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics.

A foremost historian on Poland, Professor Wandycz served as a professor at Indiana University from 1954 to 1966 and was one of the first Polish historians at IU Bloomington. He would later work as a professor at Yale University and a director of graduate studies in their Russian and East European realm. Additionally, he was a member of the Polish Academy of Sciences (former President), the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America, the Polish Academy of Learning, and an honorary member of the Polish Historical Association.

Professor Wandycz is survived by daughter Joanna (Wandycz-Mejías) who received her M.A. from REEI in September of 1995.