Vortrag von Tatsiana Astrouskaya am 1. Oktober 2022
im Rahmen des 10th International Congress of Belarusian Studies, September 30 – October 2, 2022, Kaunas (Lithuania)
Panel: History of the 20th century, Sektion: Informal Social and Cultural Practices in the BSSR and in other ‘real socialism’ countries (1950s-1980s)
Ebenfalls am 1. Oktober ROUND TABLES / BOOK PRESENTATIONS
BLOCK I. History
18.00-18.30 – Tatsiana Astrouskaya (Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe, Institute of the Leibniz Association, Marburg, Germany)
Tatsiana Astrouskaya, Kul’tura i supratsiŭ. Intelihentsyia, inshadumstva i samvydat u savetskai Belarusi (1968-1988). Belastok: Viasna, 2022.
She will introduce the Belarusian translation of her PhD dissertation “Cultural Dissent in Soviet Belarus. Intelligentsia, Samizdat and Nonconformist Discourses (1968-1988)”, published in 2019 with Harrassowitz.
Intellectual opposition, cultural dissent and uncensored publishing occupy a major place in the history of Central and Eastern Europe. This book is the first attempt to write such a history for Belarus. It delves into the landscape of the late socialist Soviet Belarusian republic, looking for individuals and texts that, in one way or another, undermined the socialist canon. The author is concerned with the question of how dissent was possible in “the most socialist soviet republic”? Where laid the divide between resistance and collaboration? And how movable were the borders between allowed and prohibited, official and uncensored?