Symposium “Prisms of Silence” (21-22.02.2020) organized at Estonian Academy of Arts analysed how could we approach significant silences. Its focus is on the Second World war and the Soviet period silences, which we sought to tackle in order to understand contemporary social change. The symposium was organized by Margaret Tali and Ieva Astahovska. It constituted a part of a long-term collaborative project “Communicating Difficult Pasts”. For program see here. Based on the selected papers a special issue will be published in January 2021 in collaboration with the Baltic Worlds journal.