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European Memories of the Gulag
EUROPEAN MEMORIES OF THE GULAG: AN ALTERNATIVE FORM OF SCHOLARLY PUBLICATION.
This adaptable ‘continuous book’ with its multimedia content is intended to scale up as current research progresses into the forced displacement of people from the vast area of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet empire. New data and analyses will be added from time to time.
It is produced in English, French, Polish and Russian, and cites our researchers’ sources, methods and hypotheses, enabling international readers to keep up with scholarship as it advances. It is designed for researchers, teachers and the public.
There are four components:
SOUND ARCHIVES presents the history of the Stalin-era deportations by theme, biography, geography and period; ARTICLES comprises scholarly papers; PATHWAYS INTO HISTORY enables a wider public to understand history through its sources; RESEARCH WORKSHOP provides access to data and methodology.
SOUND ARCHIVES European Memories of the Gulag
THE PEOPLE DISPLACED TELL THEIR OWN STORIES.
From 1939 to 1953, nearly a million people living in European territories annexed by the Soviet Union were deported to the camps of the Gulag.
This component presents the history of the Stalin-era deportations by theme, biography, geography and a timeline. It brings together testimony from former deportees sent by the Soviet authorities to special settlement villages or Gulag camps from 1940 to 1952. It comprises 85 interviews, with unpublished documents, photos, private and public archives, along with films compiled by an international research team.
Articles European Memories of the Gulag
RESEARCHERS ALLOW OTHERS TO SEE AND HEAR THE SOURCES UNDERLYING THEIR ANALYSES.
The papers in this component are strictly peer-reviewed and present research findings related to the themes of forced population displacement. Their ‘multimedia’ nature enables visual and sound evidence to be included to give the visitor a broader understanding of the research topic and findings.
The open-access papers are in a number of languages, and are available under a Creative Commons licence.
Pathways into History European Memories of the Gulag
EXPLORING THE HISTORY OF THE STALIN-ERA REPRESSIONS ON THE BASIS OF VICTIMS' PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
These pathways use personal data, particularly extracts from life stories, to present a different view of the historical episodes of the Second World War and Stalinism: Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, immediate post-war period, forced labour, etc.
European Memories of the Gulag provides a new approach to these subjects, making systematic use of interview extracts to present these historical events as Central and Eastern Europeans experienced them in their lives.
Research Workshop European Memories of the Gulag
DESCRIBING OUR SCHOLARLY APPROACH AND MAKING DATA AVAILABLE
The research project behind this publication deals with 20th-century forced population displacement in the broad area of Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union.
It produced a database of 180 audio interviews of people who, between 1939 and 1953, were deported from the Soviet Union’s western territories to Siberia, Kazakhstan and the Russian Far North.
This component presents that database and the conditions for accessing it. It also includes texts and videos detailing the analysis of sources, research methodology and formation of hypotheses.