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Ukrainian Studies Today. State of the Art in Switzerland

29.01.2020 - 10:35 to 31.01.2020 - 12:35 Add to calendar

URIS (Ukrainian Research in Switzerland) cordially invites you to the international conference "Ukrainian Studies Today. State of the Art in Switzerland" which will be held at Basel University from January, 29-31, 2020.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

13:15 Welcome Addresses
Thomas Grob (Vice President for Education, Basel University)
F. Benjamin Schenk (Head of URIS)

Panel 1 (13:30-15:00)
New Interpretations of post 1991 Developments
Chair: Rhea Rieben (Basel)

Valeriya Korablyova (Giessen)
Ukraine after 1991 between citizenry and spectatorship: from mass protests to ocular democracy

Mykhailo Minakov (Basel)
Impact of post-Soviet secessionism on irredentists in Ukraine's Donbas, 2014-19

Discussant: Ulrich Schmid (St Gallen)

Panel 2 (15:30-17:00)
Politics of History and Mnemonic Conflicts in Contemporary Ukraine
Chair: Sophia Polek (Basel)

Georgy Kasianov (Kyiv)
Decommunization in Ukraine after 2014: Narratives, Actions, Outcomes

Oksana Myshlovska (Bern)
Civil society, mnemonic conflicts and dealing with the grievances and traumas of the past in Ukraine: the case of veteran and victims’ organizations

Discussant: Thomas Grob (Basel)

Students' Poster Presentation I (MA- and PhD-thesis')

Keynote Lecture (18:15-19:30)
Yaroslav Hrytsak (L’viv)
Non-Euclidian Nation: What and How We Write about Ukraine

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Panel 3 (10:00-12:00)
Territorialisation, Population Transfers and Foreign Occupation
Chair: Alexis Hofmeister (Basel)

Julia Richers (Bern)
Carpatho-Ukrainian Border Biographies amidst Multiple Territorial Revisions, 1919-1946

Stephan Rindlisbacher (Frankfurt/ Oder)
Khrushchev’s Present? Commemorating the Transfer of Crimea from the Russian SFSR to the Ukrainian SSR in 1954

Carmen Scheide (Bern)
Lifeworlds and Entanglements in Central Ukraine in the 20th century. A Research Perspective

Discussant: Korine Amacher (Geneva)

Panel 4 (13:30-15:00)
National Identities in the Ukrainian-Polish-Russian Triangle
Chair: Alexandra Wedl (Basel)

Andrii Portnov (Frankfurt/ Oder)
Divided Memories, Shared Memories. Ukraine / Russia / Poland (20th-21st Centuries): An Entangled History

Trevor Erlacher (Chapel Hill)
Ukrains’ka khata and the Political Implications of Anti-Ukrainophilism

Discussant: Harald Binder (L’viv)

Panel 5 (15:30-17:00)
Minorities and Transnational Entanglements in Early Soviet Ukraine
Chair: Charlotte Henze (Basel)

Olena Palko (London)
Minorities question in Soviet Ukraine: controlled ethnic diversity in the 1920s

Irina Matiash (Kyiv)
The Ukrainian-Swiss Relations in 1917-1926, Institutional History and Personalities

Discussant: Riccarda Torriani (Bern/Vienna)

17:00-18:00 Students' Poster Presentation II (MA- and PhD-thesis')

Friday, January 31, 2020

Panel 6 (09:00-10:30)
Historicizing the Black Sea Region
Chair: Henning Lautenschläger (Basel)

Boris Belge (Basel)
Building Infrastructures, Increasing Trade: Port Construction and Expansion in Odessa (1794–1866)

Liliia Bilousova (Odessa)
The Swiss Communities of Odessa, Shabou and Zurichstal Through the Records of the State Archives of Odessa Region: Sources, Database, Publication

Discussant: F. Benjamin Schenk (Basel)

Panel 7 (11:00-12:30)
Kiev/Kyiv Imagined City and Political Center
Chair: Laura Ritter (Basel)

Kateryna Dysa (Kyiv)
Not the Final Destination: Kyiv in Western Travel Literature of the Nineteenth-Early Twentieth Centuries

Fabian Baumann (Basel)
Niche Nationalism: Kiev’s Ukrainophile Milieu under the Ems Ukaz

Discussant: Andreas Kappeler (Wien)

F. Benjamin Schenk (Basel): URIS: Future Perspectives

Event organizer: 
URIS (Ukrainian Research in Switzerland)


Alte Universität
Am Rheinsprung 9


Anne Hasselmann
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