The IHRC is pleased to announce Kitty Lam as the recipient of the 2009 Michael G. Karni Scholarship. Ms. Lam is a graduate student in the Department of History at Michigan State University. The IHRC will host an informal noon presentation by Ms. Lam on Thursday, February 5, 2009.
Ms. Lam's research Interests include Finnish-Russian social and cultural contacts in Late Imperial and early Soviet Russia, Finnish migration to Soviet Karelia, imperialism and colonialism, nationalism.
The Karni Scholarship, established as a memorial tribute to the pioneering historian and publisher of Finnish American research and literature, is intended to help defray expenses of visiting professors, lecturers, and graduate students from the U.S. or abroad consulting the archival collections of the IHRC, with particular emphasis on its Finnish American holdings. This is the fifth year of the award competition.