2017

NEWS & EVENTS

WRITER    HISTORIAN    RUSSIANIST

Helen

Rappaport


FEBRUARY

7

   UK  publication of paperback of Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd 1917 -  for the 100th anniversary


9

9

1-5

Trip to Amsterdam to attend the VIP opening of the Romanovs and Revolution Exhibition on 3rd February: 

www.hermitage.nl

I will also be giving two lectures at the Hermitage, one on Four Sisters (4th February) and the other on Caught in the Revolution (5th February) and giving press interviews for the Dutch edition of Caught in the Revolution/Midden in

de Revolutie. www.hermitage.nl




PBS Masterpiece Theater begins transmission of the eight episodes of the  ITV Victoria series.  

See the preview here  www.youtube.com


JANUARY

15

Filming talking head for new Netflix documentary series on the Russian Revolution   See trailer: www.youtube.com

MARCH

7

US publication of Victoria, the tie-in book to the ITV series to be shown on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS


US publication of the hardback of Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd- Russia 1917, A World on the Edge 


APRIL

25

Details TBC   Caught in the Revolution talk for Chichester Festival at Salisbury. 


19-29

             US research and lecture trip. I will be giving two talks on  Caught in the Revolution:


      20 April 2.30 p.m.    Hillwood Museum, Washington   www.hillwoodmuseum.org

      24 April 6.30 p.m.    Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Avenue,  New York   www.nypl.org


      I will also be giving a talk and book signing on  Victoria, the tie-in book to the ITV/Masterpiece Theater series       recently shown on PBS, on which I am historical consultant:

  

      25 April  6 p.m.  Rizzoli Bookstore, 1133 Broadway


MAY

6 pm  The  2nd Chris Sheppard Lecture, Edward Boyle Library at the University of Leeds to celebrate the 35th anniversary

of the Leeds Russian Archive


25

2

Details TBC   In conversation about the Russian Revolution with Tariq Ali and China Mieville, for the

London Review of  Books

26

8.15 p.m.   In conversation about Caught in the Revolution with Robert Skidelsky, Charleston Festival www.charleston.org.uk


Details TBC  In conversation with Daniel Beer about Russia and Revolution, for the Bristol Festival of Ideas



JUNE

1

8

7 p.m.  In conversation about Russia and Revolution with Charlotte Hobson at the British Library

9

7.30 p.m.   Talk on Caught in the Revolution  and book signing, Hillingdon Library

26

31

Details TBC  Talk on Caught in the Revolution for Hay Festival   www.hayfestival.com/wales



28

Chalke Valley History Festival   https://www.cvhf.org.uk/

2.30 p.m.  Russian Revolution talk for Year 10s and 12s for the Schools Festival   

5 p.m.  Main Festival talk on Caught in the Revolution

       

Hermitage Amsterdam Bookshop

Helen speaking at the Hermitage Lecture Hall,

Amsterdam  3rd February 2017


For a wide-ranging conversation about my books on the Romanovs, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, working as a historical consultant for the Victoria TV series and my approach to writing history, listen to this hour long interview with Michelle Dunton.    www.youtube.com


22

6 pm   Talk on Madame Rachel of Bond Street for Women's History Month, University of Gloucestershire www.eventbrite.co.uk


JULY

I will be receiving my Honorary Doctorate for services to popular and academic history at Leeds University


13

9

29

AUGUST

Details TBC  Guest author/speaker with Transcendent Travel on their Victoria & Albert tour when the group visit

Osborne House, Isle of Wight   www.facebook.com/TranscendentTravelServices

Details TBC  Taking part in an interval conversation on Lenin, Revolution and Russia with Victor Sebestyn, for the Radio 3 Shostakovich Prom, the Lenin Symphony.


12

Details TBC  Talk on Victoria & Albert for Bridport History Society

SEPTEMBER

Full House at the Hermitage Lecture Hall, Amsterdam

Russian Translation Journals & Articles

OCTOBER

Details TBC   Talk on Caught in the Revolution  for Wells Festival of Literature

Details TBC   Talk on Caught in the Revolution at the inaugural Cliveden Literary Festival


14-15

NOVEMBER

Details TBC  Talk on Caught in the Revolution for Folkestone Book Festival


DECEMBER

Details TBC Talk on Caught in the Revolution, Okehampton NADFAS

13

2018

24-25


Details TBC   I will be talking about Queen Victoria and the Romanovs at the 5th Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in Palm Springs, California





JANUARY

Helen signing copies of Caught in the Revolution at Edinburgh Book Festival

29

DetailsTBC   Taking part in panel discussion on the Russian Revolution for Dublin History Festival



8

Details TBC   Talk on Caught in the Revolution for Knutsford Literature Festival

2

Details TBC   Talk on Caught in the Revolution for St Catherine's School, Guildford


26

Details TBC   Talk on Caught in the Revolution for Folkestone Book Festival    www.folkestonebookfest.com/