Seminar "Regionalism without regions: political geography new and old in nowadays Ukraine"

  • Date: –17:00
  • Location: Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (IRES) Gamla torget 3, 3rd floor, IRES Library
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  • Organiser: Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (IRES)
  • Contact person: Jevgenija Gehsbarga
  • Phone: 018 471 1630
  • Föreläsning

with Prof. Yaroslav Hrytsak (Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv)

In his talk Prof. Hrytsak will discuss the processes in Ukraine that, in his opinion,  are largely responsible for the Euromaidan and, most recently, for the landslide victory of Vladimir Zelenskyi and his party in the  2019 Ukrainian elections.  His talk will be based on two projects, that he co-ordinated: “Lviv-Donetsk, 1994-2015: group identities and loyalties” and « Region, Nation and Beyond. An Interdisciplinary and Transcultural Reconceptualization of Ukraine2012 – 2017”. Even though regionalism remains to be an important factor  in the Ukrainian politics, there emerge and grow in relevance new divisions based on age, education and social status.   

Yaroslav Hrytsak is professor of the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv.  He also taught at the Harvard University (2000, 2001), Columbia University (1994, 2004) and Central European University (1996-2009), and is director of the Peter Jacyk Program for Studies of Modern Ukraine and co-director of the German-Ukrainian Historical Commission. His publications includes two recent books “Ivan Franko and His Community” (2019, in English) and “Essays on Modern Ukrainian History” (2019, in Ukrainian). Currently he is working on a book on regionalism in Ukraine.   Prof. Hrytsak is a visiting fellow at IRES until October 30.