FORTHCOMING EVENTS, October – December 2023

October 2023

  • 2/10, 14:00 CEST, Prague (Institute of Slavonic Studies of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (Valentinská 1, Praha 1, 3 patro) & online

Round table “Human Identity in Eastern Europe”

The roundtable is organised by the Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Slavonic Studies of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Collegium Europaeum of the Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech-Ukrainian Scientific Society. The roundtable will be held in Ukrainian. The event is organised with support and within the project under MSCA4Ukraine scheme.

The access to the online event is provided under the link.

  • 5/10, online

HUMBOLDT4UKRAINE: Online Networking Forum. Aimed at all Ukrainian researchers currently working in Germany, Ukraine and elsewhere, as well as members of the broader academic community. We would like to hear from those directly affected and discuss how Ukrainian researchers and science in Ukraine can be best supported. We shall also explore what factors will influence the decision of displaced researchers to return to Ukraine, when it is safe to do so, and how they can potentially contribute to the strengthening of the Ukrainian higher education and research sector. A summary of the discussion is intended to inform the research funding organisations and other decision-makers on establishing future effective longer-term funding and collaboration formats.

  • 5-7/10, Wroclaw (Poland)

Workshop for young researchers “Genocide in History and Law“, organised by the German-Ukrainian Historical Commission (DUHK/УНІК) conjointly with Willy Brandt Center for German and European Studies.
The main focus of the workshop will lay on the Genocide convention of the UN Charta and its applicability to different case studies, up to the current Russian-Ukrainian war. The deadline for applications is 01/05/2023.

  • 12-13/10, Dornburg, Dornburger Schlösser

Conference “Developing Ukrainian Studies: Ukraine in Research and Teaching in the Subjects Slavonic Literature and Cultural Studies, Slavic Linguistics in Dialogue with Eastern European History(in German). The conference is organised by the research network project “European Times” (EUV Frankfurt /Oder, University of Potsdam, Forum Transregionale Studies Berlin), the Aleksander-Brückner-Centre for Polish Studies (Halle-Jena) and the Network for Ukrainian Studies (Jena).  The detailed programme can be found under the link.

  • 12-13/10, Bielefeld University

Symposium “War and Peace in Ukraine: Reflecting, Studying and Engaging Across Disciplines”. By focusing on the case of Germany, this symposium will critically examine the recent developments in and between peace and conflict studies and East European studies, including different disciplinary approaches, old and new controversies, fruitful encounters and missed opportunities. Firstly, German and Ukrainian scholars will discuss how the professional interest in Ukraine has changed in and between their fields of expertise. Secondly, lessons will be driven from the ways in which experts’ voices have co-created German public debates about Ukrainian affairs and which challenges they face when attempting to bring scholarly expertise to highly political debates. Thirdly, by bringing together scholars from Ukraine and German-speaking countries, this event hopes to intensify the existing and create new intellectual ties – both individual and institutional.

Within the panel “Ukraine in German public debate from 2014 to the present”, a panel debate will take place with Nataliya Butych, Managing Director of the German Ukrainian Academic Society. Registration for on-site and online participation is open until 10 October 2023 under

  • 14/10, Bielefeld University & online

Workshop “The Ukrainian Past and Present at German Universities: Teaching Experiences”

The aim of this event is to discuss selected examples of teaching experiences dealing with Ukraine made at German universities or other educational institutions, both on-site and online, since the summer term of 2022, share best practices across disciplines, and reflect upon the current and future condition of Ukrainian studies. The program of the event includes a keynote talk by Andrii Portnov (European University Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder) on Ukrainian Studies at German Universities, an open forum on teaching experiences at German universities since 2022, as well as panels on lessons to be learned on Ukrainian Past and Present at German Universities and Ukrainian studies beyond Germany. Registration for on-site and online participation is open until 10 October 2023 under

  • 17/10, online

Online-workshop „R&D collaboration between Ukraine and North Rhine-Westphalia”. NRW.Europa / ZENIT as a part of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) is organizing in collaboration with EEN Ukraine an online workshop to foster bilateral collaboration in the field of science and research. The digital platform “Innovation bridge NRW – Ukrainewas launched in 2022 on the initiative of the Ministry of Science and Culture of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. The target audience are Ukrainian researchers and scientists who had to leave their country and should be given an opportunity to either continue their work in a different R&D area during this difficult time, or to experience new professional perspectives. The potential of the digital platform as well as further opportunities will be presented during the event in order to support researchers from Ukraine individually and bilaterally in their search for suitable research projects, universities, and research institutions in North Rhine-Westphalia. The event will be rounded off with an overview of cooperation in the field of science and research between universities and research institutions from Ukraine and North Rhine-Westphalia. The preliminary programme and the registration link.

  • 20/10, 18:30, EDT, The Ukrainian Institute of America, New York

Book presentation “Enemy Archives: Soviet Counter-insurgency Operations and the Ukrainian Nationalist Movement” edited by Volodymyr Viatrovych and Lubomyr Luciuk, Professor of Political Geography at the Royal Military College of Canada. Professor Luciuk will be joined in discussion by Alexander Motyl, Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University and Myroslav Shkandrij, Professor Emeritus of the University of Manitoba and a former head of the Department of German and Slavic Studies. The discussion will be moderated by Olena Nikolayenko, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Fordham University. A book signing and reception will follow the presentation.
Registration is available under the link.

  • 20/10, 15.00-18.00 CET, Berlin, Leibniz Saal of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Discussion on Humanities and Social Sciences in Times of Crises: Back to Provincialism?, organized by the Forum Transregional Studies.

A panel conversation with Pascale Ghazaleh, Banu Karaca, and Viktoria Sereda, chaired by Birgit Meyer, will discuss what sustainable internationality could mean in light of the current crisis-debates, degressive funding, irritable publics and shrinking spaces of civil and academic freedoms in many countries. Further, seven short interventions of Fellows of the Forum’s programs “Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe”, “Prisma Ukraïna: War Migration and Memory”, and “re:constitution: Exchange and Analysis on Democracy and the Rule of Law in Europe” – Sanabel Abdelrahman, Mina Khanlarzadeh, Lidia Kuzemska, Alia Mossallam, Rim Naguib, Silvia Steininger and Emre Turkut will present an outlook on the themes and questions they have. Registration for the event is available at, a program of the event can be found here.

  • 24/10, 18:00 (CEST)/ 19:00 (Kyiv), Online

DUAG “Science First Hand” Lecture on German-language literary works and German translations of the literature of Ivan Franko, by Dr Vasyl Tkachivskyi

  • 25/10, 12.00 CET, Online

Lunchtime webinar “Eurodoc advancing open science: ORE, OPTIMA, and Open4UA projects by Oleksandr Berezko – Eurodoc Advisory Board Member & Ukraine Task Force Coordinator.

  • 26/10, 18.00 – 19.30 CET, Online

Seminar “𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗘𝗺𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗲: 𝗥𝘂𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗮’𝘀 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗗𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗢𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗨𝗸𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗣𝗼𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗚𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘆’𝘀 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗜𝗻 𝗜𝘁”  within the seminar series “Historians and the War: Rethinking the Future”. The seminar series invites leading experts from the fields of history and political science to discuss how history  is changing in front of our eyes in the face of the Russian war against sovereign Ukraine. This seminar will be a discussion based on the recently published book by Martin Schulze Wessel “The Curse of Empire: Ukraine, Poland and the aberration in Russian history”. The seminar will be held in English with simultaneous translation into Ukrainian. The registration is available under the link.

  • 26-27/10, Online

II International Conference “Open Science and Innovation in Ukraine”, organized by the State Scientific and Technical Library of Ukraine in collaboration with the TIB-Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology and University Library, and under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and support of the
German-Ukrainian Academic Society. The aim of the event is to stimulate dialogue among stakeholders of the scientific community, practitioners and policymakers to discuss aspects of implementing open science principles in Ukraine. The conference seeks to explore viable solutions to address pressing issues such as uninterrupted access to research infrastructure, free access to full-text scholarly publications, the need to redesign the research evaluation system, and accelerate the integration of Ukrainian science into the European Research Area by aligning with European Union policies on open science and data exchange formats.

Registration is open until 20 October 2023 under the link.

  • 27/10, 14.00 CET, Online

Launch of the digital platform “Ukrainian Scientific Diaspora”. The Office of Scientist Support of the Council of Young Scientists at the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine invites to the opening of the digital platform “Ukrainian Scientific Diaspora”. Registration is available under the link.

  • 27/10 – 02.11, Cinema Village, New York

Theatrical release “A rising fury” (Ukraine, 2022, 82 min. In English/Ukrainian), directed by Lesya Kalynska & Ruslan Batytskyi; Producers: Lesya Kalynska, Ruslan Batytskyi, TJ Collins,Jonathan Borge Lie; Screenwriters: Lesya Kalynska, TJ Collins; Director of Photography: Ruslan Batytskyi; Editors: Araby Kelley, Lesya Kalynska, Ruslan Batytskyi; Composer: Emiliano Mazzenga. Pomegranate Studios in co-production with Batytskyi Production and UpNorth Film.

  • 27-28/10, Padeborn, Germany, Hybrid

Conference: Voices from Ukraine: Women Philosophers and Scientists Against War and Ecocide – History of Women Philosophers and Scientists. The conference is organized by MSCA4Ukraine Fellow Prof. Dr. Kateryna Karpenko, Director of the Center for Gender Education of  National Medical University (KHNMU) & Prof. Dr. Ruth E. Hagengruber, Director of the internationally acting Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists. The talks will be held in English. Discussions can be in English, German and Ukrainian. The speakers include Oksana Zabuzhko (Receiver of France’s Legion of Honor), Dr. Tatiana Perga (Senior Researcher of ‘Institute of World History of National Academy of Science of Ukraine’), Dr. Iryna Utiuzh (Department of Social Sciences, Zaporizhzhia State Medical University), Dariya Tsymbalyuk, Iryna Zamuruyeva, Anna Kudrinova (Sociologist, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy), Yulia Anosova (Ghent University), Iryna Vashkina (Sumy State University, Ukraine), Natalia Matvienko (Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Fisheries), Syntia Nelsen, Pina Piccolo.

  • 28/10, 1:00-3:00 pm, EDT, Shevchenko Scientific Society, 63 Fourth Ave., New York

Roundtable dedicated to the Tenth Anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity chaired by Dr. Vitaly Chernetsky (Kansas University). Participants: Tamara Hundorova (Princeton University), Christine Emeran (New School), Lesya Kalynska (Filmmaker, NYU), TJ Collins (Film producer, Poseidon), Olha Onyshko (Filmmaker, American University).

Registration is available under


November 2023

  • 01/11,

Panel discussion “HUMBOLDT4UKRAINE: How can science become an engine for rebuilding Ukraine?” Aiming to stimulate these discussions further, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation cordially invites to a panel discussion where will be deliberate on what needs to be done to firmly place science at the heart of Ukraine’s reconstruction efforts.

Chair: Prof. Robert Schlögl, President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation


  • Prof. Oleksandra Antoniouk, Chairperson of the Scientific Committee of the National Council of Ukraine on Science and Technology Development/ President of the Humboldt-Club of Ukraine
  • Prof. Olga Garaschuk, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen/ President of the German-Ukrainian Academic Society
  • Prof. Oleksiy Kolezhuk, Institute of High Technologies, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv/ currently a Philipp Schwartz Fellow, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
  • Assist. Prof. Kateryna Latysh, University of Vilnius, Lithuania/ currently an MSCA4Ukraine fellow
  • Prof. Alexander Wöll, University of Potsdam/ President of the German Association of Scholars of Ukrainian Studies
  • 01/11/2023 14/02/2024

“Rethinking and Reimagining Ukraine in Times of War – and After”, Humboldt University lecture series organized by the Slavic Department on Developments in Ukrainian Culture in the Situation of the Ongoing War and on Visions of the Future

In the interdisciplinary series “Rethinking and Reimagining Ukraine in Times of War – and After”, which is enriched by artistic contributions and in which several faculties of Humboldt University are participating, we ask how the situation of threat, attack by Russia and the ongoing war shapes and changes Ukrainian society and culture, and what this means for the future. Scholars, artists and poets from Ukraine will discuss with colleagues from Humboldt University current developments, or developments of the past that are of particular relevance for the present, and future perspectives. Experts from the fields of politics, religion, law, history and cultural studies will reflect on war-related developments in society, religion, law, languages and culture or multiculturalism, as well as in academia and its institutions. And contributions from the field of visual arts, literature and music will show how significant the role of art is as a medium of mourning and empathy, as a remedy of deep wounding and traumatization, but also as an instrument of cultural self-reflection and self-discovery and the development of visions beyond the limits of current reality.

  • 01/11,

“Russia’s War Against Ukraine. Book-Presentation” within the series of events “Rethinking and Reimagining Ukraine in Times of War – and After”, organized by Humbold University.

  • 08/11,

Inauguration event of the Virtual Ukraine Institute for Advanced Study.This evening event marks the inauguration of the Virtual Ukraine Institute for Advanced Study. VUIAS was founded in 2023 by the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin in cooperation with partner institutions from the US, Europe and Ukraine. Its purpose is to support scholars in Ukraine and Ukrainian scholars who had to leave the country, thus working against the massive brain drain that results from the Russian invasion.

Registration for the in-person attendance is open until 06.11.2023 at

  • 08/11,

Lecture by Reinhard Flogaus (HU) und Serhij Bortnyk (Kyjiw) within the series of events “Rethinking and Reimagining Ukraine in Times of War – and After”, organized by Humbold University.

  • 8-10/11, Vienna (Austria)

An interdisciplinary conference Ukraine’s Altered Landscapes: Losing and Recovering Alterity in the Face of War,  organized by the Ukraine in European Dialogue program at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) will be held at the Institute for Human Sciences. Interested participants should submit a brief paper abstract (300 words) along with a CV to by 18 September 2023.

  • 10/11, 13.30 – 15.00, CET, online

Info Talks on DFG Funding Opportunities for Research Careers: Walter Benjamin-Programm

  • 14/11, 09.00 – 15.00, CET, Online

(in German) Webforum „Fördermöglichkeiten internationaler Kooperationen und internationales Handeln der DFG“ Die Gruppe Internationale Zusammenarbeit der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) lädt am 14. November 2023 zum virtuellen Webforum „Fördermöglichkeiten internationaler Kooperationen und internationales Handeln der DFG“ ein. Die Veranstaltung richtet sich an antragsberechtigte Forschende, Mitarbeitende von Koordinierungsstellen sowie weitere Interessierte an deutschen Hochschulen und Forschungsinstituten. In einem virtuellen Webforum möchten wir Sie über Fördermöglichkeiten für Forschungsvorhaben gemeinsam mit internationalen Kooperationspartnern sowie über die Arbeit der DFG im internationalen Kontext informieren.

Registrierung ist unter dem Link möglich.

  • 15/11, Glinkastr. 24, 10117 Berlin

(in German) Workshop/ Podiumsdiskussion des Wissenschaftlichen Beirat für Familienfragen und des Bundesinstituts für Bevölkerungsforschung (BiB) zur Lage geflüchteter ukrainischer Familien in Deutschland:  Erhebungen und ihre politischen Implikationen. Bitte melden Sie sich per Email an: jacobsc (at) . In Folge des am 24.02.22 begonnenen Angriffskriegs auf die Ukraine begaben sich mehr als eine Million Menschen aus der Ukraine auf die Flucht nach Deutschland. Unter ihnen besonders viele Frauen mit Kindern. Erste Erhebungen, wie die IAB-BiB/FReDA-BAMF-SOEP Befragung, untersuchten unter anderem die Lebensbedingungen und das Wohlbefinden der in Deutschland angekommenen Geflüchteten. Der Wissenschaftliche Beirat für Familienfragen und das Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung (BiB) laden dazu ein, die ersten vorhandenen empirischen Erkenntnisse zur Lage geflüchteter ukrainischer Familien in Deutschland zu diskutieren und politische Konsequenzen daraus abzuleiten. Der erste Teil der Veranstaltung dient dem wissenschaftlichen Austausch. Dabei stellen Forschende, die sich mit quantitativen empirischen Erhebungen befasst haben, ihre Befunde zur Lage der ukrainischen Familien und Kinder vor. Im direkten Anschluss daran werden die politischen Implikationen mit Teilnehmenden aus Politik und Zivilgesellschaft diskutiert. Wie können die empirisch gewonnenen Erkenntnisse sinnvoll und effektiv in die Politik eingespeist werden? Welche Handlungsoptionen hat die Politik hinsichtlich des Umgangs mit geflüchteten Familien?

  • 17/11, 09:00 – 13:00, GMT+2, Södertörn University, Sweden & Online

Conference “Ukrainian Museums at War: Conceptual, Historical, and Legal Perspectives”. The symposium aims to explore the consequences of the Russian-Ukrainian war (2014-present), especially the full-scale invasion since 2022, on Ukrainian museums and cultural heritage. What challenges arise from the destruction and the indirect consequences of military expansion, and what means can be employed to address them from both national and international perspectives? Invited speakers from Ukraine and Sweden will discuss topics such as risk asset management, documentation of cultural and museum-related crimes, international collaborations, practices related to post-war restitutions and reparations, and other subjects.

Registration for the online participation is available under the link.


December 2023

  • 12/12, 14.30 – 16.00, CET, online

Info Talks on DFG Funding Opportunities for Research Careers: DFG-Förderangebote für wissenschaftliche Karrieren (in German)

  • 11-15/12, United Nations Headquarters, Geneva (Switzerland)

14th Geneva Forum. Annual international conference in the service of sustainable development goals and peace, specifically focusing on the following topics: participatory research, citizen sciences, crowd-innovation and fab labs; inclusive education and project-based learning, rights of nature, sustainable travel and tourism, crowdfunding, smart finance and responsible investment. The full programme of the week and registration are available under the link.


Video-recordings of some past events/ relevant YouTube channels: