J. Arch GETTY, Professor of History at UCLA will give three lectures at Ecole Nationale de Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, in Paris :

  • Tuesday March 25, 2008 at 3:00 p.m., at the Centre d’ Etudes Slaves, 9 rue Michelet, 75006 Paris (joint-production with CES and CERCEC): Stalin’s Soviet Union: Modern or Neotraditional Leadership?
  • March 31st, 2008 at 3:00 p.m., Room 505, 54 Bd Raspail, in Paris, as part of the Seminar of Yves Cohen: The Rise of Bureaucratic Networks in the Soviet Party and Police
  • Friday April 11th, 2008, at 4:00 p.m., Room 524, 54 Bd Raspail in Paris, as part of the seminar held by CERCEC: The Soviet Personnel Assignment System : the Exception was the Rule

For more information, contact Yves Cohen, Dean at EHESS, yvecohen free.fr

International Lecture entitled Le Goulag en Héritage (This Goulag inheritance [1]) March 19-20, 2007, Maison des Sciences de l’ Homme, Paris

Traveling Exhibit on the Gulag :

  • Musée d’ Ethnographie, Geneva (Switzerland): March 2004 until January 2005;
  • Ellis Island , NY (USA): April-July 2006;
  • Boston University, Boston (USA) : 10/24/06 until 01/14/07;
  • Eastern California Museum and Manzanar National Historic Site (USA) : June-August 2007;
  • Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site, Atlanta (USA): Dec 07 – Feb 2008;
  • Marist College and Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, Poughkeepsie, NY (USA): March-May 2008;
  • Washington D.C. : Summer 2008, dates to be determined

See website : gulaghistory.org/nps/onlineexhibit/

French playwright and producer Judith Depaule directed a play inspired by Jacques Rossi’s work, entitled ‘Ce que j’ai vu et appris au Goulag’ at Théâtre des 13 Vents in Montpellier, on Oct 21st-23rd, 2005; Théâtre en Dracénie in Draguignan, from Nov 19-23rd, 2005, and at Passerelle in Gap from Nov 25-30th 2005 and in Paris, Tulle, Briançon www.mabeloctobre.net

AAJR paid a special tribute to Jacques Rossi at the American University in Paris, on October 8th, 2005, with a talk on ‘Jacques Rossi’s contribution to the Gulag Literature’. Speakers: Jean-Louis Panné, Stéphane Courtois (excused), Nicolas Werth (absent), Luba Jurgenson Pierre Rigoulot, Véronique Patte (excused), and Sophie Benech . Event ran by Aurélie Luneau.

AAJR held a debate on the topic ‘Collecting and passing on the testimonies of the Gulag’ at Salon du Livre de Paris, in March 2005. Speakers: Stéphane Courtois, Francine-Dominique Liechtenhan, Jean-Louis Panné, Pierre Rigoulot, Luba Jurgenson, and representatives from Memorial Organization (namely Arseny Roginski…)

In March 2005, Jacques’s two translators and collaborators Sophie Benech and Véronique Patte took part in a debate held at BNF (the French National Library) in Paris, on Franco-Russia literary ties. The documentary entitled ‘L’enfer des Camps’ directed by Ann Worst for Arte in 1997 was broadcast followed by a talk given by Véronique Patte and Sophie Benech sharing their experience of working with Jacques and the importance of his contribution.

Broadcast of Georges Mourier’s documentary ‘Tricher’ :

  • at SACD in Paris, in Sept. 2002
  • Forum des Halles in Feb. 2003 followed by a talk run by the magazine ‘Histoire’ with historians Nicolas Werth, Stéphane Courtois, film director Georges Mourier;
  • Polish Institute in Paris, in April 2003

April 2003 : Muzeum Niepodleglosci, Warsow, Poland. Film presentation of the documentary ‘Tricher? Oszustwa?’ (Polish translation). Introduction by Regina Gorzkowski-Rossi, followed by a panel discussion with Director Andrzej Stawar and Marzena Korczewska,

Oct 2003 : Pro Arte Associates  and Biblioteka Narodowa,Warsow, Poland . Film presentation of the documentary ‘Tricher? Oszustwa?’ (Polish translation) followed by a panel discussion with Profs. Andrzej Paszkowski, Barbara Skarga, Eugeniusz Czaplejewicz, Jan Kancewicz , and Regina Gorzkowski-Rossi.

“Qu’elle était belle cette utopie!” show directed and produced by actor and playwright Michel Sigalla, Théâtre Le Proscenium, Paris, 2000.

[1] Translator’s note