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Abby Smith Rumsey is a writer and historian focusing on the creation, preservation, and use of the cultural record in all media. She has worked with the Library of Congress and the National Science Foundation, taught at Harvard and Johns Hopkins University and is currently the board chair of CASBS at Stanford. Her books include Memory, Edited: Taking Liberties with History (02023) and When We Are No More, How Digital Memory Is Shaping Our Future (02016).
As authoritarianism continues to rise around the world, the stories we tell ourselves about our collective history become a battleground for competing visions of the future. Drawing extensively from Russian history in the 20th century, Rumsey offers a framework to discuss our current social and political tensions and how our increasing polarization could shape our future.
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