The Electronic Archive “Project for the Study of Dissidence and Samizdat” (PSDS) includes the database of Soviet samizdat periodicals, electronic editions of selected samizdat journals, illustrated timelines of dissident movements, and interviews with activists. The Project aims to make rare materials more widely available and to provoke questions about the trajectories of groups and individuals within the varied field of Soviet dissidence and nonconformist culture.
These electronic editions of Soviet samizdat periodicals make rare archival materials available to a broader audience. Digitized full issues of the titles listed below show the material character of the original texts. Searchable transcribed text and notes or commentary have been provided where possible to facilitate the appreciation and use of these documents - at launch this concerns ТРИДЦАТЬ СЕМЬ (THIRTY-SEVEN, 37) and ЖУРНАЛ ТЕОРИИ И ПРАКТИКИ "ТРАНСПОНАНС" (TRANSPONANS). Originals can be found as indicated at the Research Centre for East European Studies, Bremen University. The capture and mounting of these journals for the electronic editions was directed by Ann Komaromi and funded by SSHRC, in cooperation with the Research Centre for East European Studies, Bremen University, and with the technical support of Information Technology Services at the University of Toronto Libraries. The transcription of ТРИДЦАТЬ СЕМЬ and ТРАНСПОНАНС was overseen by Komaromi and funded by SSHRC, with additional funding from Josephine von Zitzewitz, Oxford University and the John Fell Fund.