Spring 2022 Lecture Series on Ukraine's Culture and History

Submitted by Lani Phillips on

In Spring Quarter 2022, the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures is holding an online lecture series focused on Ukraine's culture and history.  These talks, given by Ukrainian scholars on various topics, are in English and open to the public.  The lectures in the series include:

April 13, 2022 (11am Pacific) 
Beauty That Saved Their World: Ukrainian Women's Arts and Crafts in the Soviet Gulag
Dr. Oksana Kis (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv)
Details here

May 4, 2022 (11am Pacific)
After Chornobyl: Post-Soviet Memory, Generations, and Trauma in Ukrainian Literature
Dr. Tamara Hundorova (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv)
Details here; register here: https://bit.ly/TamaraHundorova

May 18, 2022 (11am Pacific)
The Dream of all Soviet Children?: Artek Summer Camp in Crimea and the Challenges of Soviet Nationality Politics in the 1960s-1970s
Dr. Iulia Skubytska (War Childhood Museum, Kyiv)
Details here; register here: https://bit.ly/IuliiaSkubytska

June 1, 2022 (11am Pacific)
Silenced Horrors: Sexual Violence during the Holocaust in Ukraine
Dr. Marta Havryshko (Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center, Kyiv and Basel University)
Details here; register here: https://bit.ly/MartaHavryshko

The series is co-sponsored by the Department of History; the Ellison Center for Russian, East European, & Central Asian Studies; the Simpson Center for the Humanities, and the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies.

Be sure to also check out the lecture given by Maria Sonevytsky, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Music at Bard College, on March 8, 2022.  Her talk, entitled Songs and Sovereignty in Ukraine, can be seen in its entirety on the Simpson Center's YouTube channel.