The Soviet Gulag: New Research & New Interpretations
Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 9:30am to 6:00pm
Copley Hall, Formal Lounge 37th and O St., N.W., Washington
The conference highlights the growing wave of empirical contributions to the history of the Gulag and attempts to interpret its meaning for the Soviet system, Soviet society, Stalinism, and broader conceptual problems in the field. It also attempts to place the Gulag in the broader arc of forced labor and penal policy both in Russia and in other countries. It includes a plenary panel on the state of the field, several keynote lectures, and workshop sections with pre-circulated papers on "big pictures" and "new research." There will be a screening of the documentary film "Confronting Amnesia: Frozen Memories of the Russian Gulag" and discussion with filmmaker John J. Michalczyk.
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