CFP: Seventh Annual Danyliw Research Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine, Chair of Ukrainian Studies
Seventh Annual Danyliw Research Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine>
Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Ottawa, 20-22 October 2011


The Chair of Ukrainian Studies, with the support of the Wolodymyr George Danyliw Foundation, will be holding its Seventh Annual Danyliw Research Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine at the University of Ottawa on 20-22 October 2011. The Seminar will feature research papers, touching on Ukraine, from a range of disciplines that may include political science, history, anthropology (ethnology), sociology, religious studies, demography, economics, geography, literature, cinema, folklore and other fields of social science and humanities.
The Seminar is open to all social science and humanities research topics including in history and literature, on topics that include economic practices, migration, informal economy and politics, political regime and practices, national identity, gender, foreign policy and security, diaspora, and more.

Three topics will be given particular attention:

* The Seminar will pursue its ongoing exploration of the politics of memory, with papers devoted to the Famine (Holodomor), the Holocaust (Shoah), the purges, deportations, forced labor and other cases of mass violence, committed on the territory of what is today Ukraine, in the prewar, World War II and post-War period, involving, among others  Soviet, Ukrainian, Polish, German, Romanian and Hungarian military, police, or non-state formations. We are inviting paper proposals based on historical research or on political issues raised by the memorialization of these events in politics, society, and the arts.

* Particular attention will also be given to research proposals examining the role of religion in Ukraine. Solicited themes include religious policy in independent (or Soviet or pre-Soviet) Ukraine, the  sociology (or anthropology) of religious beliefs and practices, religion  and civil society, religion and nationalism, the legacy of Metropolitan  Andrei Sheptytskyi, evangelical movements, religion in wartime and more.  The Seminar is inviting proposals based on historical or social science  research touching on all religious denominations in Ukraine.

* With the significant political transformations experienced in Ukraine since the Orange Revolution, and since the election of Viktor  Yanukovych in 2010, the Danyliw Seminar is also interested in  showcasing proposals engaged in the study of various aspects of  contemporary Ukrainian politics on issues pertaining to electoral  politics, human rights, the rule of law, language politics, the rise of  the far right, public protests, Ukraine-Russia relations, the European  Union, constitutional politics, and more. Proposals with a theoretical and comparative angle are most welcome.


  Depending on the pool of applications, the Seminar may focus on two or all of these topics, or create new thematic sections based on accepted proposals.
  Scholars and doctoral students are invited to submit a 1000 word paper  proposal and a 250 word biographical statement, by email attachment,  to Dominique Arel. Chair of Ukrainian Studies, at  AND Please also include your full coordinates  (institutional affiliation, preferred postal address, email, phone) and  indicate your latest publication (or, in the case of doctoral applicants,  the year when you entered a doctoral program, the [provisional] title of  your dissertation and year of expected completion).
The proposal deadline is 30 June 2011. To be eligible, papers must not  have been accepted for publication by the time of the Seminar. The  Chair will cover the expenses of applicants whose proposal is accepted  by the Seminar. An international selection committee will review the  proposals and notify applicants shortly after the deadline.

  The aim of the Seminar is to provide a unique forum for researchers  from Canada, Ukraine, the United States, Europe and elsewhere to  engage in fruitful inter-disciplinary dialogue, disseminate  cutting-edge research papers on the Chair web site, encourage publications in various outlets, and stimulate collaborative research projects.  Information on past Annual Danyliw Research Seminars in Contemporary  Ukrainian Studies can be accessed at
  The Seminar adopts the format of a Workshop, where each presentation  is followed by group discussion, and is open to the public. It is  made possible by the commitment of the Wolodymyr George Danyliw  Foundation to the pursuit of excellence in the study of contemporary  Ukraine.

Date: 2011-06-20