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Die Anmeldefrist für den kommenden Ukrainisch Aufbaukurs wurde auf den 27. Januar 2022 verlängert. Es ist noch ein Platz frei!

Discussion about the recently published study of our former URIS Fellow Bohdan Tokarskyi

The initiative "Ukrainian Research in Switzerland" (URIS) is calling for applications for two URIS fellowships for the 2022 autumn semester and 2023 spring semester at the University of Basel (Switzerland).

Conference of the research project “European Times” (EUTIM), organised by Prof. Dr. Andrii Portnov, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)

Welche Perspektiven sehen Expertinnen und Experten nach drei Jahrzehnten der ukrainischen Unabhängigkeit? Welche Träume und Visionen hatten die Gründungsmütter- und väter von 1991 und was ist in 30 Jahren Unabhängigkeit alles geschehen?

Olena Palko will base her research project "Red Tower of Babel: Soviet minorities experiment in interwar Ukraine" at the Department of History in Basel.

Our lecture series will start on 20 September 2021 (from 2pm to 4pm, CET) with an Introduction by Prof Dr Frithjof Benjamin Schenk. Don't miss it!

Find out from Eastern Europe expert Gwendolyn Sasse what Angela Merkel's latest official visits mean in a larger context.

Our new Fellow Prof. Mikhail Akulov has arrived!

Back from our summer break, straight with a new book recommendation that will soon join our URIS library

On June 14, an Ost|Est Talk Vol. IX with Viktoriya Sereda took place at the invitation by Eva Maurer, the head of the SOB (Swiss Library of Eastern Europe, Switzerland)

The Soviet history research lab at the University of Geneva invites you to a conference by Viktoria Sereda entitled “Dynamics of Popular Attitudes Towards annexed Donbas and Crimea. Conflict Resolution Strategies for the IDPs”.

In diesem Sommer 2021 wird URIS in Kooperation mit dem Sprachenzentrum der Universität Basel und unserer engagierten Ukrainisch Dozentin Yuliya Mayilo erneut einen Ukrainisch Intensivkurs für Einsteiger:innen anbieten.

Gwendolyn Sasse über das russische Säbelrasseln an der ostukrainischen Grenze

Viktoriya Sereda in an interview about the current conflict in eastern Ukraine

Our new URIS Fellow Prof Dr Viktoriya Sereda has arrived in Basel!

“How to React to Crisis, Secessionism and War – Protest, Peace Activism, or Emigration? South Caucasus & Ukraine in a Comparative Perspective”

‘Fighting for the Self: Poetry from the Gulag’. How the dissident poet Vasyl Stus fought for human and national rights and created unique poetry of the self, overcoming the extreme conditions of the Soviet Gulag.

We can finally announce that we will soon be offering another Ukrainian course!

The network "ost:est" invites our URIS fellow Bohdan Tokarskyi to an open seminar titled “Der Zwischenraum” Vasyl Stus in Dialog with Rilke.

Bohdan Tokarskyi will present his research on Vasyl Stus’s at the University of Basel on Tuesday, 6:15 p.m.