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The (Post)Soviet Memory Studies Center

The (Post)Soviet Memory Studies Center collects, preserves and explores local living generations’ testimonies about the Soviet era, the period of National Rebirth and subsequent societal transformations; elaborates on and shares methodological knowledge as well as practical skills in the fields of oral history and memory studies. Activities of the Center involve researchers and students of the Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University, as well as representatives of other scholarly institutions. The Center was launched in 2019, however, the active work of its members goes back to 2009. Over the decade, an archive of more than 600 oral histories has been accumulated to include interviews of founders of Sąjūdis movement in the Lithuanian capital and other locations, of members of the anti-Soviet underground and alternative cultural milieus, as well as stories by other contemporaries, representing varied demographical profiles and diverse experiences of the Soviet past and years of transformation.

Over the decade, an archive of more than 600 oral histories has been accumulated, which include interviews with founders of Sąjūdis movement in the Lithuanian capital and other locations, members of the anti-Soviet underground and alternative cultural milieus, as well as stories by other contemporaries, representing varied demographical profiles and diverse experiences of the Soviet past and transformation period. 

More about the activities of the Center – here 

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