Ukrainian Studies Online Colloquium Schedule

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Ukrainian Studies Online Colloquium

November 20, 2020 – February 22, 2021
every Monday, 6 pm
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November 2, 2020

Opening Discussion

Fabian Baumann (U of Basel), Joanna Konieczna-Sałamatin (U of Warsaw), Mykola Riabchuk (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine), Natalia Sinkevych (U of Tübingen)

Moderated by Andrii Portnov (European U Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder)

November 9, 2020

Kateryna Ruban (New York U)

The Trial of the Worldview: The Abortion Trial in Kharkiv in 1930 and the Birth of the Soviet Doctor at the Crossroads of Female Emancipation and Professional Autonomy

Commentator Jan C. Behrends (Center for Contemporary History, ZZF, Potsdam)

November 16, 2020

Simon Muschick (U of Potsdam)

Decentralization Reform in Ukraine – How does the shift of power and duties affect local governance and administration in the newly formed Amalgamated Territorial Communities?

Commentator Sophie Lambroschini (EHESS, Paris)

November 23, 2020

Ursula Woolley (U College London)

Local Pantheon or Local Prosopography? Poroshenko- Era Discursive Strategies in Poltava for Reappropriating Public Local Historical Identity Against a Big Backdrop of Byron, Pushkin and Russkiy Mir

Commentator Volodymyr Kulyk (National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine)

November 30, 2020

Tobias Wals (Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History, Munich)

Zhytomyr in the Second World War

Commentator Olena Petrenko (Ruhr U, Bochum)

December 7, 2020

Ielizaveta Oliinyk (Mozarteum U / U of Salzburg)

Documentary theater as a witness to the historic changes in contemporary Ukraine

Commentator Bohdan Tokarskyi (Cambridge U)

December 14, 2020

Ihor Andriichuk (The New School for Social Research, New York)

Internationalism or Imperialism? The Communist Party of Ukraine after the Dissolution of the Soviet Union

Commentator Kyrylo Tkachenko (European U Viadrina, Frankfurt/ Oder)

January 4, 2021

Magdalena Gibiec (U of Wrocław)

Picture behind the scenes of operation of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) on emigration in the light of correspondence in 1929–1938

Commentator Oleksandr Zaitsev (Ukrainian Catholic U, L`viv)

January 11, 2021

Oleksii Rudenko (Central European U)

Early Modern Ruthenian Self-Identification: Myths of Origins and Securing the Place on the Maps of Europe

Commentator Tomasz Hen-Konarski (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)

January 18, 2021

Pavel Stepanov (European U, St. Petersburg)

VUFKU in the Weimar Germany: Bringing the Expressionism to Soviet Screen

Commentator tba

January 25, 2021

Laura Eckl (Bergische U Wuppertal)

Hunger in Kharkiv and Sumy Oblast: Supply Strategies and Experiences in Dealing with Scarcity during the German Military Occupation 1941–1943

Commentator Kathryn David (Vanderbilt U, Nashville)

February 1, 2021

Maryna Snizhynska (Kyiv-Mohyla Academy)

"Ukrainian Parnassians": Pro and Contra

Commentator Hanna Gnedkova (U of Vienna)

February 8, 2021

Oleksandr Avramchuk (U of Warsaw)

Writing a history of the ‘non-historical’ nation. A shaping of Ukrainian studies and the Polish-Ukrainian historical dialogue in the USA, 1939–1991

Commentator Volodymyr Sklokin (Ukrainian Catholic U, L`viv)

February 15, 2021

Denys Gorbach (Sciences Po Paris)

(De)politicising infrastructure: social history of urban mobility and built environment in a Ukrainian city

Commentator Denys Shatalov (Tkuma Center, Dnipro)

February 22, 2021

Closing Talk: Olena Palko (U of London)
Counting souls, ascribing nationality: interpreting imperial and early Soviet nationalities statistics

Commentator Bozhena Kozakevych (European U Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder)