Monday, January 28, 2013
Larry Walker Room, Rusk Hall
International scholar Nikolay Koposov, a visiting professor of history at Johns Hopkins University, will discuss the phenomenon of laws that regulate historical truth and the highly politicized “memory wars” they have engendered. The term “memory laws” refers to anti-fascist legislation aimed at preventing a resurgence of fascism after World War II as well as laws criminalizing denial of historical events (such as the Holocaust) or creating revisionist national narratives. The lecture is sponsored by the School of Law, the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, the Department of History, the Willson Center for the Arts and Humanities, and the School of Public and International Affairs.