Event: Viae Caspiae lecture: 'Histor(iograph)y: an identitarian-ideological frontline? Gulag commemoration and nation-building in Kazakhstan'.

Registration via https://event.ugent.be/registration/viaecaspiaelectureventselanddecordier from 29-03-2024 08:00 until 07-05-2024 12:00


Although the Soviet Union’s Gulag system is popularly mostly associated with Siberia, some of its major branches, like Karlag and Steplag, were situated and operating (1930-1959) in what is now Kazakhstan. In this talk, Aimar Ventsel and Bruno De Cordier will examine how present-day Kazakhstan tries to accommodate the Gulag episode and its societal legacies into its state-nation building and commemoration policies. The speakers will discuss the setup of Gulag commemoration sites at Malinovka (Aqmol), Dolinka and Spassk as well as para-governmental public awareness initiatives on the issue, and how commemoration policies aim at defining the role and position of the Kazakh self-group in a tragic historical episode that occurred on Kazakh ancestral land, largely affected non-Kazakh populations yet also had a deep impact on the societal and demographic texture of Kazakhstan. 

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Histor(iograph)y: an identitarian-ideological frotline? Gulag commemoration and nation-building in Kazakhstan.

Auditorium G, Campus UFO Technicum, T2, Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 41, Ghent

07-05-2024 18:00 - 20:00