FORTHCOMING EVENTS, February – September 2024

February 2024

  • 1-2.02, Berlin

Ukrainian-German Conference on Mental Health, Psychosocial Support and Rehabilitation

  • 2-3.02, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

TCUP Conference: Decolonizing Ukraine in Theory and PracticeZOOM registration

  • 6.02, Online

ZOiS, Berlin: Workshop “The Ethics of War and Post-war Research: Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Kosovo”, with Oleh Koval (Sociologist, Qualitative Research Expert), Iryna Malysheva (Monitoring and Evaluation Expert), Inna Volosevych (ZOiS), Chair: Tetiana Kostiuchenko (Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin). Registration

  • 7.02, Online

Department of Education, University of Oxford: “Higher education in Ukraine at a time of war: state of the network, legislative support, educational process organisation peculiarities”Professor Olena Lokshyna, Dr. Sc., Institute of Pedagogy of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, Ukraine. This seminar is part of the SEMINAR PROGRAMME: UKRAINIAN HIGHER EDUCATION IN TIMES OF WAR. This series of talks explores how Ukrainian universities continue fulfilling their missions in current dramatic circumstances of russia’s ongoing military invasion of Ukraine; how they are trying to ensure quality education and research while prioritising the safety of the participants of educational and research process. It aims to better understand current Ukrainian realities as a whole and extremely difficult challenges created for Ukrainian universities in the time of the war disaster. Speakers representing various Ukrainian universities will share their experience in solving problems that Ukrainian universities are facing due to russia’s military invasion.

  • 9.02, Aula der Wissenschaften, Vienna, Austria

Opening of the art exhibition of Ivan Marchuk “The Voice of My Soul”. His largest solo exhibition to date, consisting of around 250 works from various periods, is presented  in the Aula der Wissenschaften from 09 until 18.02.2024.

  • 12.02, in person, Harvard University, 1730 Cambridge Street, 3rd Floor, Cambridge, MA, USA

Book Talk: Russia and Ukraine: Entangled Histories, Diverging States, with Oxana Shevel and Maria Popova, moderated by Alexandra VacrouxRussia and Ukraine: Entangled Histories, Diverging States examines the root causes of Russia’s war against Ukraine. The book explains how, since 1991, Russia and Ukraine have diverged politically, ending up on a collision course. Russia slid back into authoritarianism and imperialism, while Ukraine consolidated a competitive political system and pro-European identity. As Ukraine built a democratic nation-state, Russia refused to accept it and came to see it as an “anti-Russia” project. After political and economic pressure proved ineffective, and even counterproductive, Putin went to war to force Ukraine back into the fold of the “Russian world.” Ukraine resisted, determined to pursue European integration as a sovereign state. These irreconcilable goals, rather than geopolitical wrangling between Russia and the West over NATO expansion, are – the authors argue – essential to understanding Russia’s war on Ukraine.

  • 12-13.02, Munich

“Challenges of Russia’s War against Ukraine and the Ethical Principles of Sustainable Peace in Europe” – Symposium in the Context of the Munich Security-Conference in Cooperation of the Ludwig Maximilian University (Munich), Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv) and the University of Notre Dame (USA). The programm includes keynote speeches by Martin Schulze Wessel (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich) and Myroslav Marynovych (Ukrainian Catholic University), as well as plenary and pannel sessions “Never again” or “Clash of Civilizations”; “Trauma of communism and new faces of totalitarianism”; “Fight for freedom, the wholeness of Europe, and democracy worldwide”; “Between naïve pacifism and nuclear apocalypse: in search for “Just peace”; “Security versus justice?”.

Detailed program is available under the link.

  • 14.02, Online

Department of Education, University of Oxford: “Perception of uncertainty by the participants of the educational process under state of war in higher education institutions of Ukraine”, Professor Oksana Bodnar, Dr. Sc., Ternopil Volodymyr Hnatiuk National Pedagogical University, Ukraine. This seminar is part of the SEMINAR PROGRAMME: UKRAINIAN HIGHER EDUCATION IN TIMES OF WAR. This series of talks explores how Ukrainian universities continue fulfilling their missions in current dramatic circumstances of russia’s ongoing military invasion of Ukraine; how they are trying to ensure quality education and research while prioritising the safety of the participants of educational and research process. It aims to better understand current Ukrainian realities as a whole and extremely difficult challenges created for Ukrainian universities in the time of the war disaster. Speakers representing various Ukrainian universities will share their experience in solving problems that Ukrainian universities are facing due to russia’s military invasion.

  • 14.02, in person, Pritsak Memorial Library at HURI, 34 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

The Voices of Babyn Yar. Book Talk by Marianna Kiyanovska, poet, translator, and literary scholar. Joined by translators Oksana Maksymchuk and Max Rosochinsky. In conversation with Oleh Kotsyuba, Director of Print and Digital Publications, Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University

  • 15.02, London, UK

Ukrainian Institute London: The future of Ukraine, panel of experts will discuss the future of Ukraine and how it affects European security and the democratic order around the world. Moderator: Olesya Khromeychuk (Director, UIL)

  • Introductory remarks by Eduard Fesko, Charge d’Affairs of Ukraine, Embassy of Ukraine to the UK
  • Panel members:
    • Rory Finnin (Professor of Ukrainian Studies, University of Cambridge)
    • Nataliya Gumenyuk (Journalist specialising in conflict reporting and human rights. Co-founder of Public Interest Journalism Lab and the Reckoning Project)
    • Christina Lamb (Chief Foreign Correspondent at The Sunday Times)
    • Pedro Serrano (EU Ambassador to the United Kingdom)
    • Melinda Simmons (British Ambassador to Ukraine until Sep 2023)
  • 15.02, online

Workshop Social innovation for reconstruction – the importance of social entrepreneurship for Ukraine. The Ukrainian Social Venture Funds will report on the current situation in Ukraine and highlight potentials and needs, particularly in reconstruction. The event will be rounded off by two examples of social entrepreneurial practice from Germany and Ukraine.

Registration is available under the link.

  • 15.02, 15:00-16:00 CET, online

Investing in Ukraine during the war: status quo and prospects organized by AussenwirtschaftsCenter Kyjiw and  mit  investing platform „Advantage Ukraine“. Registration is open under the link.

  • 15-16.02, German Historical Institute Warsaw. The conference will be held in a hybrid format. To join the event online, please follow the link.

International Conference “Silenced Church. The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Between the Soviet Authorities and the Vatican (1944-1978)”.  After the Second World War the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church found itself in a situation where its leadership had to deal with the Soviet authorities on its own. After the liquidation “councils”, starting with the L’viv Council in 1946 and ending with the Council of Prešov in 1950, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church strived to survive in underground. At the same time, it became a hostage to attempts of establishing a political dialogue between Moscow and the Vatican, as well as to the search for ecumenical dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church. How all those projects affected the situation in western Ukraine on the ground? How the Vatican policies developed and how those developments influenced the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church? Conference Programme Silenced Church. The conference will be translated simultaneously from English to Polish and from Polish to English.

  • 15-16.02, Convendum Fleminggatan 18, Stockholm, Sweden

Second Future of Ukraine Summit. TheFuture of Ukraine Summit is a platform that brings together the major stakeholders in the innovation ecosystem and the project management landscape, with a specific focus on Ukraine. To facilitate meaningful dialogue, the summit will feature 24 innovative startups from Ukraine, primarily offering digital solutions. These startups represent the promising future of Ukrainian innovation and are eager to meet potential investors, collaborators, and partners. The summit will also highlight large corporations, project management organizations, construction companies, and equipment providers currently contributing to successful projects in Ukraine.

  • 16.02, 14:00 – 15:30, online

Discussion “The State of Science in Ukraine: Innovation and Regional Dynamics in Times of War”. As seen in the Ukrainian context, science and innovation are pivotal in propelling economic development and regional prosperity, even in conflict-affected areas. In this event, the intricate relationship between science, innovation, and broader regional dynamics will be discussed.

  • 17.02, 17:00 – 19:00, GMT-2, New York, USA

Shevchenko Scientific Society: “Drahomanov School by Lesia Ukrainka: Classes for Decolonization”. Lesia Ukrainka was named Mykhailo Drahomanov’s intellectual daughter and his “right hand.” How the relationship between the uncle and niece developed, how Larysa Kosach’s three renaming of herself are related to him, and how Drahomanov became the father of Ukrainian modern nationalism. All of this and much more will be addressed in the lecture by the well-known literary critic Tamara Hundorova as part of the presentation of her book “Леся Українка. Книги Сивілли” (2023).

  • 19.02, 8:30 – 23:30, Colosseum, Berlin, Germany

Cafe Kyiv, eine Initiative der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. Registration is available under the link.

  • 19.02, London, UK

UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies: Between Revolution and War: The New Ukrainian Drama from the Maidan to the Full-scale Invasion. Join Ukrainian playwright and screenwriter Natalia Vorozhbyt and scholar of Ukrainian theatre Molly Flynn for a discussion of Ukrainian theatre in the context of political revolution and war.

  • 19-22.02, Berlin, Germany

WaterTechBootcamp: Mykolaiv Water Hub is bringing together water utilities, universities from Ukraine and corporates and startups from Germany to discuss recovery and resilience of Ukrainian water, energy and food infrastructure.

  • 20.02, 19:00 – 21:00, Heeresgeschichtliches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Podiumsdiskussion Ukraine. On the occasion of the second anniversary of the invasion, Director Dr. Hoffmann discusses the development of the war in Ukraine with Dr. Tatiana Zhurzhenko, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Mueller and Colonel Dr. Markus Reisner.

  • 21.02, 19:30, Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria

Solidarity concert “United for Ukraine”

  • 21.02, London, UK

UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies: Disintegration of the Soviet Empire, phase 2: Non-Civil War in Russia and Ukraine

  • 23.02, online

Forum for Ukrainian Studies: Round-table discussion “Russo-Ukrainian War: Ten Years of Challenging the Rules-Based Order”, moderated by Dr. Oleksandr Pankieiev, editor-in-chief of Forum for Ukrainian Studies.  Participants:

  • Dr. Li Bennich-Björkman, the Johan Skytte Professor in Eloquence and Political Science at Uppsala University (Sweden)
  • Dr. Mariana Budjeryn, a senior research associate with the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center’s Project on Managing the Atom (MTA)
  • Dr. Frank Ledwidge, Senior Lecturer in Military Strategy at the University of Portsmouth (UK)
  • Dr. Jade McGlynn, a Leverhulme EC Research Fellow in the War Studies department at King’s College London (UK)
  • 23.02, 18:30-21:00

Symposium “Resisting Genocide Two Years of Russia’s Full-Scale War against Ukraine”, organised by the Shevchenko Scientific Society, the Cooper Union and the Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University. Presenter(s): Oleksandra Matviichuk, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Center for Civil Liberties; Volodymyr Yermolenko, President, PEN Ukraine; Kristina Hook, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council.

  • 25.02, 15:00 – 16:30 CET, Hanover, Sophienstraße 2

Regional group Hannover of the German-Ukrainian Academic Society organizes a Campagne #RettetLebenUkraine 2024 on the occasion of two years of the full-scale invasive war against Ukraine and ten years of russian aggression and occupation. Within the campagne, a panel discussion “Medical support for Ukraine between emergency aid and future scenario” (registration for the event is open until 22.02.2024 per the email: rettetlebenukraine@gmx.de) will take place with the following guests:

  • Prof. Dr André Gottschalk, Medical Advisor Kleeblatt;
  • Dr Bastian Ringe, Head of Department and Senior Physician Endocrine Surgery, Hannover Medical School (MHH);
  • Dr phil. Christoph Egen, Clinic for Rehabilitation Medicine, MHH;
  • Dr Jennifer Ernst, Innovative Amputation Medicine, Clinic for Trauma Surgery, MHH;
  • Nadiya Pilipcuk, Specialist in General Medicine, Member of the Board of the Ukrainian Medical Association in Germany;
  • Mariya Maksymtsive, Honorary Coordinator of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church Parish of St. Volodymyr in Hanover, incl. follow-up care for the injured from Ukraine.
  • Moderation: Nataliya Butych, board member of the German-Ukrainian Academic Society e.V.

 

  • 26.02, 14:00 – 15:30, online

Germany, Plattform Wiederaufbau Ukraine: Information event on the Ukraine Recovery Conference

  • 26.02 – 01.03, Graz, Austria, Registration is open until 17.02.2024

“Ukraine interactive”: 1st Graz Winter Academy for Language, Culture and Society. The Winter academy offers tandem learning of Ukrainian and German languages; a wide range of Ukrainian lectures from linguistics and cultural studies, literature, law, history and politics; a task-based city and museum excursions to explore Austrian-Ukrainian relations; a panel on historical and current topics offers a variety of opportunities to talk and discuss with Ukrainian experts, as well as workshops with Ukrainian and Austrian actors on book design, translation and cultural mediation.

  • 27.02, online

Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb, München: Science and Innovation During the War: Navigating Ukraine’s Recovery, by Oleksandra Antoniuk (NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv Academic University, American University Kyiv)

  • 29.02, Cambridge, UK

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

  • 29.02, Sorbonne University, France

Book talk on “Blood of Others: An Urgent New Cultural History of Crimea” by Rory Finnin. In this special event, organised by the Sorbonne and the Ukrainian Institute (Kyiv), Rory Finnin casts Crimea as the ‘original sin’ of Russian military aggression and dispels myths about the peninsula that seek to conceal centuries of Russian settler colonialism and ethnic cleansing.


March 2024

  • 02.03, 17:00 – 19:00, GMT-2, New York, USA

Report “Ukrainian Archives in the Challenges of War and Preservation of Memory” presented by Dr. Maryna Paliienko, head of the Department of Archival Science and Special Branches of History at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Organised by the Shevchenko Scientific Society.

  • 06.03, London, UK

UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies: Bruno Schulz and the Jewish-Polish-Ukrainian Triangle. Prof. Stanley Bill and Dr Vira Tsupyk will join Dr Uilleam Blacker to discuss Schulz’s origins in the multicultural context of Galicia and the complex ways in which he is viewed in Poland, Ukraine and beyond. The event will also celebrate the publication of Stanley Bill’s recent translations of Schulz, Nocturnal Apparitions, published with Pushkin Press. Stanley Bill is Professor of Polish Studies at the University of Cambridge. Dr Vira Tsypuk is British Academy Research Fellow at The Courtauld Institute of Art. She works on Ukrainian-British cultural relations in the late nineteenth – first half of the twentieth centuries. She is researcher in history (art history) and sociology, art curator. She is the author of the project and curator of a permanent exhibition in the Drohobych Museum “Bruno Schulz and his city”.

  • 21-22.03, Jena

DGO Annual Conference “Imperial rule and colonial experience in Eastern Europe”. The annual conference will discuss the extent to which postcolonial approaches to empire research provide new insights for explaining politics and society in Eastern Europe. The focus will be on the relationship between empire and violence, integration and disintegration as well as the promise of prosperity and identity. Ukrainian writer Yuri Andrukhovych and historian Botakoz Kassymbekova will kick off the event with a talk on the biographical and historical dimensions of imperial rule and colonial experience.

  • 21.03, 19:00, Ccntral library, Düsseldorf

Gesprächsrunde: Ukraine im Fokus

 


April 2024

  • 19.04, Opernhaus, Leipzig

Konzert “Liederabend Ukraine”

 


June 2024

  • 11-12.06, Berlin

Ukraine Recovery Conference 2024 (URC 2024).

  • 13-15.06, Zakarpats’ka oblast, Ukraine

International conference UOHA-2024 “Oral history in wartime: academic knowledge and the researcher’s responsibility”, organized by the Ukrainian Oral History Association (UOHA). The conference will take place on the grounds of and with the support of Uzhhorod National University and Zakarpattia Museum of Folk Architecture and Life (Uzhhorod, Ukraine), the Huculak Chair in Ukrainian Culture and Ethnography, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada), and the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory (Kyiv, Ukraine). Applications for participation in the conference will be accepted until March 15, 2024 under the link.

  • 27-30.06, Ukraine

Inaugural Annual Conference“RE(KN)OWN REGION(S) from WITHIN” of the RUTA Association for Central, South, Eastern Europe, Baltic, Caucasus, Central and Northern Asia Studies in Global Conversation. The congress in June 2024 will be a kick-off event, aiming to open up perspectives that critically reflect imperial power and academic structures and thus strengthen decolonial approaches. russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine has made it clear how much the destructiveness of imperial ideologies has been underestimated, even by some experts on Eastern Europe. CfP: Proposals of panels and roundtables must be submitted by 15 March 2024. Donate to support the organisation of this conference here.

  • 28-29.06, University of Passau, Germany

Interdisciplinary Workshop “Ukrainian Refugees in Germany and the United States after the War: Implications for Global Refugee Policy”Funded by the Stiftung Deutsch-Amerikanische Wissenschaftsbeziehungen (SDAW/ Foundation on German-American Academic Relations), this interdisciplinary workshop is designed to generate comparative critical insight and expertise on Ukrainian migration and integration in Germany and the United States as case studies for the examination of global refugee policies. Papers are invited that provide critical perspectives on legal and social policies guiding Ukrainian refugee admission and (temporary or longer-term) integration into Germany and the United States, the relationship of Ukrainians to other refugee and migrant populations, as well as their representation and treatment in both countries. Please send a 300-word paper abstract and a 150-word biographical statement as one PDF-file by February 15, 2024 to Grigoleit-Richter.Grit@uni-passau.de and Claudia.Sadowski-Smith@asu.edu. A limited number of travel allowances (200 EUR) is available to PhD candidates/part-time or contingent faculty. Please indicate the need for a travel allowance when submitting the abstract.

 


September 2024

  • 26-27.09, Saarbrücken, Germany

Save-the-Date for the next conference: Days of Ukraine in Saarland and DUAG Annual Meeting in Saarbrücken, including the Final of the UKRAINET PhD Thesis Presentation Contest (apply by 1 April)


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