Archival Developments in Eastern Europe Since February 2022: Perspectives From Archivists and Researchers

Historians' Seminar
Event Format
In person
CGIS S354 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The shift in the research landscape on Russian and Eastern European history since February 2022 has prompted (or speeded up) the work of the archives of former Soviet states on making their collections maximally accessible to researchers and on pushing forward the declassification of documents from the Soviet period. This roundtable will address recent changes in archival work in Eastern Europe, including the declassification of former KGB/ MVD/ Procuracy documents, the process of digitization of files; it will also examine access to various archives from the perspective of the researcher. The discussion will focus primarily on the archives of Moldova, Ukraine, and the Baltic states.

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