Panel discussion at the Graduate Methods Training Wokrhsop: "How Not to Get Lost in the Russian Archives: Formalities, Informalities, and New Methods"
Panelists: Tatiana Saburova, History, Indiana University; Mikhail Afanasev, Director of the Russian State Public Historical Library (via telebridge); Ben Eklof, History, Indiana University
How to navigate archival guides. Digital methods, collections as data. Archives in Russia as a system: structure, hierarchies, and access. Specialization of archives. What documents and permission do you need, in what language, to access an archive? Preparing for your research trip—using archival websites and pre-ordering files. Technology and the archives.