"Activists can move a tombstone, but they cannot restore it": How photographer Christian Herrmann makes a vanished world visible
How photography and civic activism can bring an understanding of a shared past and mutual responsibility.
Creating the “Motherland” in Russian theatre
Andrey Stadnikov and Dmitry Vlasik are producing a new show on Russian history. I talked to them about the role of...
Amnesia: a key feature of Belarusian memory
There isn’t much space in Belarus for public discussion about the country’s traumatic past (or authoritarian...
Humanism is out of fashion
In today’s Russia, why is anti-militaristic speech perceived as a call for historical revisionism? RU
Reading other people’s diaries in Russia
Historian Mikhail Melnichenko runs a digital archive of personal diaries from Russia's 20th century. The result is...
Photographing the 20th century
Hungarian artist Peter Puklus talks about his photography book The Epic Love Story of a Warrior, European history of...
The great return of the past
How does working with and through the past define our present? oDR launches a new series of articles: "Practically...