With great sadness, HURI shares the news that Patricia Herlihy passed away today, October 24, 2018. Her ambitious scholarship, insightful participation at our seminars, and joyful presence in general will be greatly missed.
A native San Franciscan, Herlihy graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and obtained her PhD in History from the University of Pennsylvania. She authoredOdessa: A History 1794-1914 (Harvard University Press. 1987); The Alcoholic Empire: Vodka and Politics in Late Imperial Russia (Oxford University Press, 2002); Vodka: A Global History (Reaktion Books, 2012). She was Professor Emerita at Brown University (2001), Louise Wyant Professor Emerita at Emmanuel College (2009), Adjunct Professor at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs (Brown University), and an Associate at the Ukrainian Research Institute and the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. Formerly Co-Master (with David Herlihy) of Mather House Harvard University (1976-1986), she has six children and six grandchildren.
Visitation hours will be held on Friday, October 26th from 4:00-8:00pm at Keefe Funeral Home in Cambridge and a funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 27th at 10am at St. Paul's Church in Cambridge. Her family has suggested making donations to the ACLU or a charity of your choice, in lieu of flowers.
Our thoughts are with the Herlihy family in this difficult time of mourning. Thank you, Pat, for your work on Odesa and your many years of friendship.