Apply for the Summerschool in L’viv, July 20-August 1, 2020

The Centre for Ukrainian Studies at the Ivan Franko University in L’viv is calling for application for a summerschool, which offers you to:

  • enrich your knowledge of Ukrainian through an intensive class using modern teaching;
  • study in small groups (under 7 people) with qualified teachers of Ukrainian as a foreign language;
  • receive a certificate grading the level of your Ukrainian in correspondence with the CEFR scale;
  • widen your knowledge of Ukraine through lectures in history, economics, culture, politics and literature;
  • travel to the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains and other picturesque destinations in Western Ukraine;
  • enjoy the unforgettable atmosphere of Lviv and experience true Ukrainian hospitality;
  • get a credit (University Credits) (in case of an agreement on cooperation with Ivan Franko National University in Lviv).

Apply until the 25 of June 2020!

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Summerschool: Ukraine — Opportunities and Challenges for Dialogue, University of Basel, 22-26 June 2020

How can peace and conflict studies contribute to understanding conflict dynamics in Ukraine? What are the opportunities for conflict settlement in Ukraine through dialogue at the local, national and international levels? What obstacles do these efforts face?

The 2020 swisspeace summer school provides an overview of current academic and policy debates on conflict resolution, dialogue and peacebuilding and critically reflects on their relevance for the Ukraine context. Following an introduction to peace and conflict theories and the architecture of international peacebuilding, participants will analyze the situation in Ukraine and reflect on opportunities and pitfalls for dialogue and conflict settlement in the current context.

More information on the flyer:

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Current issue of the Russian Analytical Digest on Ukraine

The topic of this issue is the relations between Russia and Ukraine. Firstly, André Härtel discusses recent developments in the Donbas conflict. He posits that as of yet there is no clear path forward as Ukrainian president Zelensky is still formulating policies, Russia seems to benefit from the status quo, and the West seems more focused on other issue. Secondly, Julia Kusznir analyses the progress of the ongoing negotiations for a new gas transit contract between Ukraine and Russia. Different interests, viewpoints and hurdles have so far prevented the signing of a new treaty.

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Call for Applications: Prisma Ukraïna Visiting Fellowship 2020

The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien invites scholars to apply for a three-month Visiting Fellowship in 2020 within the framework of the research program Prisma Ukraïna – Research Network Eastern Europe. Location: Berlin / Closing date: January 31, 2020

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21 November 2019: Symposium «Switzerland — Ukraine 100 Years of Bilateral Relations»

The Embassy of Ukraine in Switzerland and the Université de Fribourg kindly invites you to the podium discussion «Ukraine — Switzerland: A Century of Mutual Diplomatic Presence».

Ukrainian and Swiss historians and diplomats will touch upon both historical and contemporary events of Ukraine-Switzerland bilateral relations. The discussion will help verifying perspectives as well as facilitating contacts between scientists of both countries.

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The nettle of Ukrainian history politics…

Read the comment of our first URIS-fellow Georgiy Kasianov about the reason and consequences of the dismissal of the head of the Ukrainian Institut of National Memory on Carnegie Moscow Center:

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Call for applications: Kherson, June 30 – July 6, 2019.

How does war transform societies? How does war close off and create opportunities? How does war end? How are wars “made” and undone and by whom?

Apply for the Tenth International Social Science Summer School in Ukraine

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Erinnerungslandschaft Ukraine: Karten zum historischen Gedächtnis in der Ukraine

«Erinnerungslandschft Ukraine» ist eine Kartensammlung, die Daniel Ursprung (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in der Abteilung für Osteuropäische Geschichte der Universität Zürich) im Rahmen seiner Lehrveranstaltung «Historische Mythen in der Ukraine: Geschichte zwischen Politik, Erinnerung und Wissenschaft» im Frühjahrssemester 2017 an der Universität Zürich erarbeitet hat.

Die Karten stellen die geographische Verteilung von Objekten (Denkmäler, Strassen, Parks, öffentliche Einrichtungen etc.) innerhalb der Ukraine dar, die nach wichtigen Erinnerungsorten benannt sind.  Somit liefern die Karten Hinweise darauf, wie in gesellschaftlichen Aushandlungsprozessen historischen Personen und Ereignissen gedacht wird, welche Symbole als gemeinschafts- oder identitätsstiftend betrachtet werden und welche regionalen und lokalen Unterschiede sich dabei feststellen lassen. Besonders im Vergleich mehrerer Karten zeichnen sich dabei regional unterschiedlich ausgeprägte Erinnerungskulturen ab. Ergänzend sind einige Basiskarten zu finden, die es ermöglichen, die Verteilung der Erinnerungsorte mit demographischen, sozialen und ökonomischen Faktoren zu vergleichen. Als Datengrundlage diente die freie Geo-Datenbank von (OSM). Auf der Webseite von Daniel Ursprung  finden sich neben der Kartensammlung auch Erläuterungen zu seinem Vorgehen bei der Erarbeitung der Karten.

Ukrainian Regionalism – A Research Platform

The «Ukrainian Regionalism» research initiative has unites historians, sociologists, anthropologists, economists, literary critics and linguists from Ukraine, Poland, Switzerland, Austria, Russia, Germany, Romania and the USA — both well-known experts and emerging young scholars. Two larger projects «Region, nation and beyond» and «Transcultural contact zones in Ukraine» as well as a number of smaller sub-projects are implemented collaboratively since 2012.

«Ukrainian Regionalism» is part of the Center for Governance and Culture in Europe at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.