Monday, August 22, 2011

Published scholar

Colum Leckey, PVCC's own Associate Professor of History, recently published his first book: Patrons of Enlightenment: The Free Economic Society in Eighteenth-Century Russia.

In this book, Professor Leckey explores the St. Petersburg Free Economic Society, a conglomeration of citizens from different social classes organized under the auspices of Catherine the Great. The society sought to enlighten the Russian citizenry in the ways of scientific agriculture and promote the cultural Westernization of Russia. This important body became the starting point for public organizations throughout the nineteenth century.

Please take a moment to stop by and check out this wonderful contribution to scholarship. And don't forget to congratulate Professor Leckey on this momentous achievement.