Brief report: Second URIS workshop

Language, Politics and Identity in Ukraine: History and Present

The second URIS workshop took place in Basel on 20 November 2017. The workshop examined the links between language and identity in Ukraine in historical perspective, offering a comparison between the formative Soviet decades and the period of independence. Furthermore, it discussed the role of the state and political elites in constructing national identities and manipulating the language question for their political gain in the past and the present.

Find the short workshop report with the list of participants and some pictures here.

Brief report: First URIS workshop

Scholars in the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences met on 7 and 8 July 2017 in Basel for the first URIS workshop. The aim of the event was to provide an overview of current Ukraine-related research projects at Swiss universities and to contribute to the networks of Swiss research on Ukraine. Scholars from the Universities of Geneva, Bern, Zurich, St. Gallen, Basel, Lucerne and Lausanne took part in the workshop, as well as a number of guests. The participants presented PhD and postdoctoral research as well as research projects in the fields of sociology, political science, history, art history, linguistics and literary scholarship. The first day closed with the evening presentation by URIS fellow Prof. Dr. Georgiy Kasianov on the politics of the past in the post-Soviet region.

Find the short workshop report with the list of participants here.