'The Blessed and the Damned: The Solovetsky Islands from Monastery to Gulag,' Lecture by Roy Robson

Roy Robson is Division Head, Arts and Humanities, Professor of History, Penn State Abington. He has twice served as the expert-in-residence on the National Geographic Expeditions tour of the Trans-Siberian Railroad.
A professor and author of more than sixty books, articles, and reviews, including "Solovki: The Story of Russia Told Through Its Most Remarkable Islands" (2004), which the New Yorker called "an epic drama of spiritualism and savagery."
Robson has studied Russian history for 25 years and has traveled extensively in Russia as a Fulbright scholar. His newest book, "Exploring the Sacred World", will appear in 2016.