In May 2021, PoSoCoMeS launched a monthly series of online seminars: unless otherwise stated, they take place the first Monday of each month at 5.30 pm Central European Time, using this Zoom link. Detailed announcements of each event are usually posted at least a month in advance in the news section of our website.
March: The conversation between Maya Nadkarni (Swarthmore College) and Ferenc Laczó about Nadkarni’s book Remains of Socialism: Memory and the Futures of the Past in Postsocialist Hungary, originally scheduled for 7 March, has been postponed to Monday, 28 March, and will exceptionally take place at 6.30 pm CET.
In April our guest will be James Mark from the University of Exeter (details tba).
In May Claudia-Florentina Dobre (University of Bucharest) will present her recent book about female political prisoners and the memory of communism in Romania (Ni victime, ni héroïne: les anciennes détenues politiques et les mémoires du communisme en Roumanie).
The June session will be devoted to museums of communism.
Following a summer break, the seminar will resume in September with a session on digital Holocaust memories.
All seminars take place in English.
The seminars are organised by Anastasia Felcher (Budapest), Maria Matskevich (Saint Petersburg), and Anna Topolska (Poznań). If you would like to present your ongoing research or a published book in the series, please e-mail posocomes at gmail.com. We are especially interested in organising English-language discussions of important books published in other languages.
Video recordings of past seminars are made available below, usually within 24h after each session.
The second collection of videos below features one-off online events. In November 2021 PoSoCoMeS held a roundtable in the Digital MSA series, titled Personal view: What does Memory Studies make of private archives, artist estates and diaries? In August 2020 we organised a Russian-language webinar titled Oral history and collective memory in the post-Soviet space.