The Politics of Memory in Russia

by Jenna Hunt. My Museum Studies masters’ thesis focused on museums of communism, and as part of my research I traveled to Central and Eastern Europe and analyzed several museums as case studies. One of these was the Perm-36 Gulag Museum, located on the western edge of the Ural Mountains. I arrived in the city …

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News Brief: What’s Happening in Ukraine?

by Bruce Berglund Just the other day, a student in my world history course called out before the start of class: “Hey, do you know anything about this Ukraine business?” He got a lot more than he probably expected. Just over a decade ago, when I was assistant director of the University of Kansas’ Center …

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