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International Conference in Georgia

Communist Repressions in Georgia and in Poland 1918 – 1989/1991 Tbilisi (Georgia), 7-8 May 2019 Ilia State University Tbilisi, Ilia Chavchavadze Avenue 32. The Conference is organized by the Soviet Past Research Laboratory, the Ilia State University, the Institute of National Remembrance with the support of the Polish Embassy in Georgia and of the Polish Institute in Tbilisi.

PROGRAMME

7 May 2019

10.00 – opening of the Conference

10.15–12.15: Communist repressions in 1918–1945, (part I)

  1. Prof. Otar Janelidze (National Museum of Georgia, Gori State University) – The Soviet politcal repressions in Georgia – victims and perpetrators.

  2. Prof. Mikheil Bakhtadze (Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University) – The fate of the Military elite of Georgian democratic republic in 1920–1930 the years of Soviet terror.

  3. Prof. Malkhaz Matsaberidze (Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University) – The Speech of lavrenty beria “For the History of the bolshevik organizations of Transcaucasia” as a Historical and Theoretical Justification of the Necessity of Repressions.

  4. Lech Kończak (Polish Institute in Tbilisi) – Repressions against Georgian writers and artists in the 1930s.

    12.15–12.30: coffee break

    12.30–14.30: Communist repressions in 1918–1945, (part II)

  5. David Jishkariani (Soviet Past Research laboratory) – Purges and trials of NKVd officers as “violators of Socialistic justice”.

  6. Irakli Khvadagiani (Soviet Past Research laboratory) – Destroying the Georgian old bolsheviks society in 1936–1938; analyses of the cluster of victims.

  7. Dr. Timothy Blauvelt (Ilia State University) – Terror and Soviet Patronage: the Case of abkhazia

  8. Dr Bartłomiej Bydoń (Katyn Museum in Warsaw) – Polish officers murdered in Katyn

  9. Dr hab. Georges Mamoulia (eHeSS) – Soviet repression against activists of the Promethean movement (1926–1945)

    14.30–14.45: coffee break

    14.45–16.30: Communist repressions in 1945–1989/1991, (part I)

  10. Dr Dariusz Rogut (Institute of National Remembrance in Łódź, Łódź/ The War Studies University in Warsaw) – Poles repressed by the Soviet authorities in the control and filtration camps in the USSR in the years 1945–1947.

  11. Marian Stephania (Kutaisi Historical Museum) – Soviet labor camps in Georgia.

  12. Paweł Sztama, (Institute of National Remembrance/Maria Curie Skłodowska University in lublin) – Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of Poland as a tool of repression in 1944–1954.

  13. Prof. Tadeusz Wolsza (The Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History Polish academy of Sciences/ Casimir the Great University in bydgoszcz) – Penitentiary system of the People’s Republic of Poland 1945–1956.

    8 May 2019

    10.00–12.00: Communist repressions in 1945–1989/1991, (part II)

  14. Vano Jahua, (archive of MIa of Georgia) – The security institutions of the Soviet Georgia 1921–1991.

  15. Vakhtang Kekoshvili (Ilia State University) – Criminal sub-culture and Totalitarian state in Soviet Georgia.

  16. Dr Paweł Libera (Institute of National Remembrance/The Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History Polish academy of Sciences) – Operations of Polish communist and Soviet security organs against the activists of the Promethean movement and the Georgian emigration in Poland after 1945.

  17. Prof. Filip Musiał (Institute of National Remembrance/Jesuit University Ignatianum in Kraków) – Anti-communist underground in communist Poland after 1945.

    12.00–12.15: coffee break

    12.15–14.00: Social and cultural consequences of the communist period, (part I)

  18. Prof. Danuta Jastrzębska-Golonka, (Casimir the Great University in bydgoszcz) – The language of the security service in Communist Poland 1945–1956.

  19. Tamar Kintsurashvili (Ilia State University) – “Hate speech” – the language of totalitarianism and terror in Soviet Georgia.

  20. Dr Magorzata Misiak (University of Wrocław) – The language of the security service in Communist Poland 1956–1989.

    14.00–14.15: coffee break

    14.15–16.15: Social and cultural consequences of the communist period, (part II)

  21. Dr. Darejan Javakhishvili (Ilia State University) – Psychological legacy of Soviet terror in Georgian society.

  22. Prof. Tengiz Simashvili (Telavi State University) – “Gigos Gora” Mass graves of victims of Soviet terror in Telavi - remembrance and identification.

  23. Prof. Włodzimierz Suleja (Institute of National Remembrance/ University of Wrocław) – The shadow of the communist past – the Polish perspective.

  24. Dr. David Darchiasvili (Ilia State University) – The influence of Soviet past on post-Soviet political practice in Georgia.

    16.15–17.00: discussion

     

 

 

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