Conferences and Exhibitions

The Soviet Experience in Armenia and Its Legacy - 2

“The Soviet Experience in Armenia and Its Legacy - 2”

International Academic Conference

Yerevan, Armenia, June 13-15, 2023

The Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences in Armenia and the Armenian Research Center at the University of Michigan-Dearborn are organizing a conference dedicated to the Soviet experience in Armenia and its legacy, which will be held in Yerevan, Armenia on June 13-15, 2023.

The conference will seek to analyze the impact of seventy years of Soviet rule in Armenia between 1920 and 1991. It will explore the trajectory of Soviet Armenian society, including but not restricted to critical developments and turning points in politics, the economy, and culture. Preference will be given to papers that tackle the key theoretical and methodological concepts that help elucidate the Soviet experience in Armenia. The overall aim of the conference will be to analyze political, social, and other dynamics within Soviet Armenia, using applicable theoretical tools and methodologies established by specialists studying the broader Soviet world. Conversely, the analysis of the Soviet Armenian experience can also be used to critique and challenge these frameworks. The papers can also explore the ways with which Armenian society in the homeland and the Diaspora is handling the legacy of the Soviet era since Armenia regained its political sovereignty and independence in 1991.

The first part of the conference was held in October 2022 at the Armenian Research Center at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. The second part will be held in Yerevan, Armenia. Submitted papers should be original work. Papers that have previously been published or presented at other conferences will not be accepted.

The main languages of the conference will be English and Armenian, with simultaneous translation provided.

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