We are pleased to announce that the 2018 International Baikal Summer Workshop is convening this month, September 8-15.

Titled “Languages of Memory,” this year’s workshop aims to examine the role of memory in the social sciences and humanities. How do scholars work with ego documents, collective, and personal memories?  Events at this year’s meeting will variously cover the preservation of memory within visual sources, the memory of Siberian resettlement, museums as tools of memory,  and more. The format of the workshop allows for a multifaceted investigation of these themes: a series of masterclasses, discussion groups, and roundtables will engage participants as PhD students, practitioners, and scholars.

Participants from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tyumen, Krasnoyarsk, Ekaterinburg, Vologda, Tomsk, Irkutsk, Perm, Yerevan, Kaliningrad, Novosibirsk, Novokuznetsk, Montpellier, Paris will present and discuss their projects. Furthermore, we are glad to note that two representatives from Indiana University-Bloomington will be joining the workshop. Professor Ben Eklof, Department of History, will hold a masterclass on the difficulties of translation when working with ego documents. Mark Trotter, Associate Director of REEI, will give a presentation on the current work of IU’s Russian Studies Workshop and Russian and East European Institute.

The International Baikal Summer Workshop is made possible by the Russian Studies Workshop at Indiana University, which is generously supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. This workshop is the product of a joint collaboration between Indiana University (Siberian Studies Initiative) and The Irkutsk Center for Independent Social Research. For more information, please visit http://cnsio.ru/baikalschool2018.