“Science First Hand” Lecture Series

This lecture series is organized by our Berlin-Brandenburg Regional Group (contact: Dr Olesia Lazarenko, e-mail: Berlin (at) Ukrainet.eu, in cooperation with the Embassy of Ukraine in the Federal Republic of Germany

Past events:


12 December, lecture (in Ukrainian)

“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

28 November, lecture (in Ukrainian)

24 October, lecture (in Ukrainian)

26 September, lecture (in Ukrainian)

28 June, lecture (in Ukrainian)

30 May, lecture (in Ukrainian)

25 April, lecture (in Ukrainian)

21 March, lecture (in Ukrainian)

28 February, lecture (in Ukrainian)

31 January, lecture (in Ukrainian)


10 February, lecture (in German)


11 November, online round table discussion (in Ukrainian)

24 June, web-lecture (in Ukrainian)

15 April, web-lecture (in German)

  • Lukas Joura, Humboldt University of Berlin: The intellectual phenomenon of Ahatanhel Krymsky/ Das intellektuelle Phänomen Ahatanhel Kryms′kyj/ event link

26 February 2021, web-lecture (in Ukrainian)

25 February, web-lecture (in German)


17 December, web-lecture (in Ukrainian)

  • Dr. Oleg Feia, researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden, junior research fellow at Kyiv Academic University, science reporter for the magazine “Український тиждень” (Ukrainian Week): The rise and fall of the Kharkiv physical science school during the years of Stalinist terror/ event link

22 October, web-lecture (in German)

  • Bozhena Kozakevych, research assistant at the Chair for Entangled History of Ukraine, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder): Jews and Christians: Soviet Religious Policy in Berdychiv of the 1920s and Early 1930s/ event link

30 July 2020 (in Ukrainian)

  • Dr. Oleh Turiy, Vice Rector for External Affairs, Associate Professor of Church History, Chair of Church History Department, Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv: Between ideals and principles: political aspects of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky’s work/ Між ідеалами та принципами: політичні аспекти діяльності митрополита Андрея Шептицького/ event link, nickel. video-recording

19 March 2020 (in German), cancelled due to Corona-Pandemic

6 February (in Ukrainian)

  • Dr. Olena Novikova, DUAG member: Kyiv historians of the XIXc. – beginning of the XX c. and the Western European culture/ Київські історики ХІХ – поч. ХХ століття і західноєвропейська культура/ event link


5 December (in German)

  • Prof. Dr. Ievgeniia Voloshchuk, Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder): Ukraine-Bilder in der deutschen Gegenwartsliteratur/ event link

14 November (in Ukrainian)

  • Dr. Mariya Kucherenko, Postdoctoral scientist, German Heart Center Berlin and Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin: Challenges and Perspectives in Pulmonary Hypertension Research/ event link

24 October (in Ukrainian)

13 June (in German)

  • Dr. Maria Tkachivska, Vasyl Stephanyk National University, Ivano-Frankivsk: Die Ukraine von A bis Z“ (witzig und würzig), Buch-Präsentation, Lesung & Kommentare/ event link

23 May (in German)

  • Veronika Dyminska, Europa Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)„Ehrenmann vom Scheitel bis zur Sohle“. Pavlo Skoropadskyj in den ersten Jahren der Emigration/ event link

14 March (in Ukrainian)

  • Roman Alieiev, Research Department, MAN Truck & Bus AG/ TU Braunschweig: The Crimean toponomy in Ukraine: living evidence of the centuries-old interactions between Crimea and the mainland Ukraine/ event link, interactive map link

31 January (in Ukrainian)

  • Dr. Tetiana Kosenkova, University of Potsdam: Some aspects of modelling with stochastic processes/ event link


6 December (in German)

  • Sofia Onufriv, Translit e.V.: Modern Ukrainian literature: a brief overview, trends, key players/ event link

6 July (in English)

7 June (in German)

  • Prof. Jochen Fornasier, DUAG member/ Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main: An den Ufern des Bugs. Deutsch-ukrainische Ausgrabungen in der antiken Stadt Olbia Pontike/ event link

24 May (in Ukrainian)

22 March (in German)

  • Dr Alexander Kratochvil, Humboldt University of Berlin: In the footsteps of the stalker: the zone as a place of collective memory (S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl)/ event link

8 February (in English)


9 October (in Ukrainian)

  • Dr Olesia Lazarenko, DUAG member/ European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder): Ukrainian Language in Germany: from Saturday schools to university studies. History, development and current state. Within the framework of the German-Ukrainian Year of Languages/ Українська мова в Німеччині: від суботніх шкіл до університетських студій. Історія, розвиток, сучасний стан/ event link

29 June (in English)

28 February (in German)

  • Dr. Nelia Wanderka, DUAG treasurer/ Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (HZB): Wie Strontium die Al-Si –Basis Legierungen härter macht


12 December (in Ukrainian)

  • Dr Olena Proskura: Renown Ukrainian teacher Vasyl Oleksandrovych Sukhomlynskyi in a dialogue with modernity/ Видатний український педагог Василь Олександрович Сухомлинський у діалозі з сучасністю/ event report

19 July (in Ukrainian)

  • Dr Maryna Viazovska, HU Berlin: What are multiple dimensions, why it is important to tightly pack spheres, and the Kepler’s problem from the year 1611/ Що таке багатовимірність, чому важливо щільнo пакувати кулі та задача Кеплера 1611 року, alongside the European Congress of Mathematics (19.07.2016)/ event link

11 June (in Ukrainian)