Conference "A Century of Ukrainian Statehoods: 1917 and Beyond" University of Toronto

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March 24, 2017 to March 25, 2017
Ontario, Canada
Subject Fields: 
European History / Studies, Russian or Soviet History / Studies, Social History / Studies, Political History / Studies, Political Science

Conference "A Century of Ukrainian Statehoods: 1917 and Beyond"

Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine at the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasia Studies

Munk School of Global Affairs - University of Toronto

Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25

Day 1, March 24

Panel 1: What Was the Revolution in Ukraine? 
9:45–11:45 a.m.
“Ukrainians in 1917. Not so Rural and not so Russified”
Stephen Velychenko. Research Fellow, Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Toronto

“‘The Most Unconquerable Stronghold of Our Rightlessness will be Captured:’ Jews between Emancipation, Ukrainization, and Pogroms in 1917”
Mihaly Kalman. Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies, Central European University

“Kyiv Amidst the Revolutions of 1917: Society and Politics in the Public Sphere”
Roman Tashlitskyy, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Toronto

Panel 2: Building the Soviet Ukrainian State in the 1920s and 1930s 
1:30–3:30 p.m.

“Reconciling the Irreconcilable? Left-Wing Ukrainian Nationalism and the Soviet Regime”
Christopher Gilley, independent scholar, Durham, U.K., and author of The “Change of Signposts” in the Ukrainian Emigration: A Contribution to the History of Sovietophilism in the 1920s

“Heirs of Soviet Ukrainian Statehood: Children and Revolutionary Tutelage in Odesa”
Matthew Pauly, Associate Professor, Department of History, Michigan State University 

“Chronicling the Jewish Attitude Toward Ukrainian Statehood: Writing and Rewriting Bolshevik History in the 1920s”
Myroslav Shkandrij, Professor, Department of German and Slavic Studies, University of Manitoba

Day 2, March 25

Panel 3: Soviet State-Building and Ukrainian Culture 
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

“What was Soviet and Ukrainian about Soviet Ukrainian Culture?”
Mayhill C. Fowler, Assistant Professor of History, Stetson University

“In Search of Own “Self”: Anticolonial Discourse of Soviet Ukrainian Cinema in the 1920s”
Yana Prymachenko, Researcher, Institute of the History of Ukraine, National Academy of Sciences

“Rehabilitating a Mythology: The Ukrainian SSR’s Foundational Myth after Stalin”
Markian Dobczansky, Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Toronto

Panel 4: Toward a Consolidated Statehood? The Ukrainian SSR in the 1960s–1980s 
1:30–3:30 p.m.

'Making Soviet Ukraine Ukrainian': The Debate on Ukrainian Statehood in the Journal Suchasnist’ (1961-71)"
Simone Attilio Bellezza, Research Fellow, Department of Humanities, University of Trento, and Visiting Scholar, University of Toronto

“Corruption and Ideological Subversion: Soviet Ukrainian Political Elites in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the 1970s–80s”
Olga Bertelsen, Research Fellow, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute

“Building Socialism, Being a Professional: Everyday Life and Professional Identity in Late Soviet Ukraine”
Oleksandra Gaidai, Senior Research Fellow, Museum of History of Kyiv
Room 108N, Munk School of Global Affairs (1 Devonshire Place)

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This conference is sponsored by the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine; the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies; the W.K. Lypynsky East European Research Institute; The John Yaremko Chair of Ukrainian Studies; Department of History; Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures.

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