Nikolay Koposov is a Russian historian currently teaching at Emory University, Atlanta, having previously worked at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and Johns Hopkins University. He was founding dean of Russia’s first and only (to date) liberal arts college, Smolny College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a joint venture of St. Petersburg State University and Bard College, New York. His research deals with various aspects of modern historiography and historical memory, from Early Modern France to post-Soviet Russia. His book How Historians Think (2001) was translated into French by Editions de l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales as De l’imagination historique (2009). He is also the author of Memory Laws, Memory Wars: The Politics of the Past in Europe and Russia (Cambridge University Press, 2017).
“Weapons Not of the Weak, but of the Strong”: On Nikolay Koposov’s “Memory Laws, Memory Wars: The Politics of the Past in Europe and Russia”
Douglas Smith on “Memory Laws, Memory Wars,” by Nikolay Koposov, which “makes clear the dangers in trying to legislate our understanding of the past.”...