Public Events by Boris Kolonitsky, Professor of the Faculty of History at EUSP

Speaker:

Boris Kolonitsky

Language:

English
Russian
Armenian

Date/Time:

27.05.2023
29.05.2023
01.06.2023

Location:

E-center

Public Events by Boris Kolonitsky, Professor of the Faculty of History at EUSP

Speaker:

Boris Kolonitsky

Language:

English
Russian
Armenian

Date/Time:

27.05.2023
29.05.2023
01.06.2023

Location:

E-center

On May 27, 29 and June 1, public events will be held by Boris Kolonitsky, professor of the faculty of history at European University at St. Petersburg. Details of the events below:

Public lecture. The forgotten war? The Memory of World War I in the USSR and the Post-Soviet Space
World Word I has been and still is labeled “a forgotten war.” Was WWI, in fact, forgotten in the USSR and is it still forgotten in the Post-Soviet Space? In our culture, why is there no figure associated with the events of 1914-1918 as Erich Maria Remarque in Germany or Wilfred Owen in Great Britain? Boris Kolonitsky, a professor at the European University in Saint Petersburg, will compare the Russian memory of the war with the memorial projects of other post-Soviet countries in his lecture.
Where: History Museum of Armenia (4 Republic Square)
When: May 27, 17:00
Language: English with Armenian translation
Entrance: with the museum tickets

Book presentation. Words and Conflicts: The Language of Confrontation and the Escalation of the Civil War in Russia

“Civil war”, “civil peace”, “turmoil”, “anarchy”, “bolshevism”, “vozhd”, “citizen”, “republic” – these words have firmly entered the everyday lexicon of witnesses of a large-scale and multidimensional conflict in Russia 1917-1922. How did the use of these concepts prepare the conflict that claimed the lives of millions of people? How did the pronouncing, comprehension, and forecasting of the civil war take place? What rhetoric was used to prevent it, limit it, stop it? How can party documents, journalism, political dictionaries, resolutions, diaries, letters of contemporaries help with reconstruction of the meanings and practices of the political use of words in various conflicts? The authors of the book analyze emotionally charged and ambiguous concepts, compare texts of different nature, and offer their answers to the question of how large-scale paramilitary violence is legitimized.
Where: Common Ground (Baghramyan 6)
When: May 29, at 19:00
Entrance fee – 2000 dram
Public lecture: Lenin as a Site of Memory in the Post-Soviet Russia
It is rather difficult for the people of the Soviet Union to imagine themselves without Lenin. The worship of the Bolshevik leader and the USSR founder was omnipresent. Nevertheless, has the development of this worship always corresponded to the plans of its creators? The traces of the greatest memorial project of the USSR can be seen all over the post-Soviet space, and the destruction and renaming of memorials have not always led to the destruction of the memory. What is the memory of Lenin today? Is it possible to imagine the demise of Lenin in today’s Russia? B. I. Kolonitsky, a professor at the European University at Saint Petersburg, will try to answer these questions.

Where: E-center (31/4 Charents str.)
When: June 1, 19:00
Language: English