Zoom Seminar on the History of Ukraine with Dr Alexander Maxwell, Victoria University of Wellington

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Subject Fields
Eastern Europe History / Studies, European History / Studies, Jewish History / Studies, Modern European History / Studies, Russian or Soviet History / Studies

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE UKRAINE with Dr Alexander Maxwell, Victoria University of Wellington

The war in Ukraine has changed the global political landscape of Europe, directing attention at a part of the world whose history and culture is not always known. This course introduces students to modern Ukrainian history. It covers the Russian Revolution, the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic within the USSR, the period of “indigenization,” the collectivization of agriculture and the Ukrainian famine, the Second World War, the Brezhnev era, Ukrainian independence, the Revolution of Dignity, and the confrontation with Russia. 

There will be six zoom sessions, and time for question and discussion in the secod half of each session.

  • Session 1: Little Russia to the Revolution
  • Session 2: Ukraine under Lenin
  • Session 3: Ukraine and the Second World War
  • Session 4: The Decline and Fall of the Soviet Union
  • Session 5: Post-Soviet Ukraine to the Separatist Movements
  • Session 6: The 2022 Russian Invasion

This Zoom seminar series meets on Fridays from 3:00-4:30 pm beginning on Friday 13 January 2023 (New Zealand time), with 6 consecutive 1.5-hour weekly sessions at the same time each week. The final Zoom session of the Term will be held on Friday 17 February 2023 (New Zealand time).

Time Zone equivalents for the live-streamed sessions:

  • Honolulu, Hawai’i: begins Thu 12 Jan 2023, 4:00-5:30pm 

  • US Pacific: begins Thu 12 Jan 2023, 6:00-7:30pm 

  • US Eastern: begins Thu 12 Jan 2023, 9:00-10:30pm 

  • London, UK: begins Fri 13 Jan 2023, 2:00-3:30am 

  • Paris, France: begins Fri 13 Jan 2023, 3:00-4:30am 

  • New Delhi, India: begins Fri 13 Jan 2023, 7:30-9:00am 

  • Bangkok, Thailand: begins Fri 13 Jan 2023, 9:00-10:30am 

  • Singapore: begins Fri 13 Jan 2023, 10:00-11:30am 

  • Sydney, Australia: begins Fri 13 Jan 2023, 1:00-2:30pm

Dr Alexander Maxwell, PhD is an Associate Professor of History at Victoria University in Wellington, where he teaches, among other things, a course on Soviet history. He is the author of Choosing Slovakia, Patriots Against Fashion, and Everyday Nationalism in Hungary. He has published widely on nationalism theory and the history of Eastern Europe. He is currently writing a book on Habsburg Panslavism.


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