FORTHCOMING EVENTS, December 2023 – February 2024

December 2023

  • 30/11-2.12, Dresden

Humboldt Network & PSI-Meeting “Synergy and Entropy in the Ukrainian Scientific Landscape in Germany”. Due to the war in Ukraine, a Ukrainian academic landscape has emerged in Germany within a short period, largely supported by the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation. The conference at the TU Dresden aims to promote exchange between the researchers sponsored by the Humboldt Foundation.  The central question of the conference is whether the special situation since 2022 has produced synergetic effects in sciences and the humanities both within Germany and in exchange with Ukraine, or whether divergent tendencies of entropy can be observed.

Book Introduction & Discussion: Laboratory of Modernity: Ukraine between Empire and Nation, 1772–1914. Speaker: Serhiy Bilenky, Research Associate at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta and Director of the Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute (HUSI). Moderated by Serhii Plokhii, Mykhailo S. Hrushevs’kyi Professor of Ukrainian History and Director of the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University.

Making innovative use of methods of social and cultural history, gender studies, literary theory, and sociology, Laboratory of Modernity explores the history of Ukraine throughout the long nineteenth century and offers a unique study of its pluralistic society, culture, and political scene. The first comprehensive study of nineteenth-century Ukraine in English, Laboratory of Modernity traces the historical origins of some of the most pressing issues facing Ukraine and the international community today. [Adapted from the Source] More about the book from CIUS.

  • 6/12, 12.00-13.00 CET, Flensburg, Europe University Flensburg, ZeBUSS RIGA 514 & Online

Information session on funding programs for researchers at risk from the humanities and social sciences, organised by ICES and ZeBUSS. Online participation is possible via the link.

  • 7/12, Berlin

ZOiS Forum “War, Memory, and Emotions: Decoding Europe’s Responses to the War in Ukraine”Panel Discussion with Jean P. Froehly (Federal Foreign Office), Samuel Greene (CEPA; King’s College London), Karolina Wigura (Kultura Liberalna), and Félix Krawatzek (ZOiS)

  • 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.

  • 12/12, 14.30 – 16.00, CET, online

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

  • 12/12, Online

“Science First Hand” Lecture on “Ukrainian Literature in Germany: The Image of Ukraine in German-Language Literary Translations and Literary Studies”, by Prof. Mariia Ivanytska

  • 12/12, The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, Warshaw

Engaging the Ukrainian Diaspora in Reconstruction and DevelopmentSpeakers: Alice Szczepanikova, Migration and Freedom of Movement Adviser, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, Warsaw; Maria Koinova, Professor in International Relations, University of Warwick, UK; Nataliya Pryhornytska, Leader of the “LeaveNoOneBehind Ukraine Info HUB” project at Civilfleet-Support e.V.; co-founder and board member of Open Platform e.V. and the Alliance of Ukrainian Organizations, Berlin; Iryna Sushko, Co-founder and director of the Europe without Barriers think tank; Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine, Kyiv. MODERATOR: Julia Gebhard, Deputy Head of Democratization Department, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, Warsaw

  • 14/12, 18:00-19:30 CET

Online-Seminar “Truth and Justice – The Question of Transitional Justice for the Future of Ukraine” within the seminar series “Historians and the War: Rethinking the Future” organised by the DUHK. Registration is available under the link.

  • 20/12, Warburg-Haus, Heilwigstr. 116, Hamburg & Online

First International Expert Forum on Ukraine (ForUA)  The Forum will feature the work of two Ukrainian artists:

  • At Warburg-Haus: Daniil Russov’s “The New Normal? Impressions from the Ukrainian Battlefield”, an exhibition featuring 12 documentalist photographs from 2022 in black and white.
  • At HIAS: Yuliia Marushko presents her work on “Woman and War” from 2015.


January 2024

  • 10/01, 10-11:30 a.m. CET, Online

DFG Funding Opportunities for Postdocs

  • 18/01, Cambridge, UK

The Web of Images: Rethinking the Place of Early Modern Ukraine in European Culture. Speaker: Maria Grazia Bartolini (University of Milan). Nihon Room, Pembroke College

  • 24/01, Online

Book introduction and Discussion: “Dispossession: Anthropological Perspectives on Russia’s War Against Ukraine”, Edited By Catherine Wanner. This volume examines russia’s war on Ukraine. Scholars who have lived through the russian invasion or who have conducted ethnographic research in the region for decades provide timely analysis of a war that will leave a lasting mark on the twenty-first century.

February 2024

  • 2-3.02, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Save the Date: TCUP Conference: Decolonizing Ukraine in Theory and Practice

  • 29.02, Cambridge, UK

Understanding The Zelensky Effect: A Story of the Ukrainian Civic Nation that Made Him. Speaker: Olga Onuch (University of Manchester), Nihon Room, Pembroke College

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