SUMMER SESSION 2007
2-18 July, 2007
“Memory, History and Today” and “From Multicultural Past to Mono-Cultural Present?” are the themes that continue larger theoretical issues which were discussed during the first year narrowing them down to more manageable, tangible and highly relevant for academic practice, region’s concerns and contemporary world in general.
Modules provided on this session will include:
1) What Kind of 'Memories' Appeared after 1989 and Why?
2) East Central European Migration to North America
3) Jews under Russian and Austrian Empires (together with Prof Miller)
1) Patterns and Ambivalence of Remembrance in Eastern and Central Europe: Comparing Two Fin-De-Siecle Epochs.
2) History of Naming
1) Dualism of identities in Ukraine
2) Projects for nation-building in contemporary Russia
3) Jews under Russian and Austrian Empires (together with Prof Himka)
1) Inventing National Tradition: Cossackophilism in 19th-century Ukraine.
2) Modern Culture between Imperial and Nationalist Epochs : Opera Theaters in 19th-Century Kiev.
1) History, Memory and Identity
2) Urban Landscapes and Local Memories
Cultural Difference, Genuine Plurality and Political Hegemony: Historian’s Observations on Concepts’ Applicability.
In a series of classes (including mini-lectures, seminars and workshop-like activities) the participants will work through the cases from region’s modern history and analyze practices as well as representations of talking and moving across the cultural boundary. Sub-themes include:
- “peasants” and “society”
- “ethnic” and “national” difference
- construction and workings of “culture”.
National Minorities under changing political regimes: Germans in Odesa
(Re)Inscribing Bessarabia into the "Russian Space:" Imperial and Soviet Rituals and Discourses of Symbolic Inclusion
Natalia Dmytryshyn, Oksana Kis’, Olga Linkiewicz
Take a walk down memory lane. Memoirs and interviews as a way of revealing the past experience
(Re)interpreting religious thought in contemporary Serbia
From mono – to multi-dimensional femininity: contemporary gender identities in Ukraine
Monument in temporal and spatial dimensions of a city
Nations, Nationalism and Politicization of Religions in South-Eastern Europe and the Middle East
Positivism, Memory and History
Urban Civilization: problems and perspectives of development
Roundtables (O.Sereda, A.Zayarnyuk):
- Contested Historical Memories in Nowadays Ukraine
- Analysing Social Space: Alternative Approaches
- Multiculturalism: Policy, Reality, Dream
- Visualized Memories: documentary films from OSA (M.Falina)
- Tracing Local Places of Memory (Makivka, Urych, Skeli Dovbusha)