The session was hosted by the Center of
Polish and European Studies of the National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”.
The distinct feature of the session was the participation of two Kyiv-based
university professors who are internationally-recognized experts in the field
of cultural history and who have significant experience of teaching cultural
history and building new academic school of young scholars, Nataliya Yakovenko
and Oleksiy Tolochko. Most seminars organized by faculty members dealt either
with the problem of ego-documents,
biography and individual (Y.Hrytsak, N.Yakovenko, Y.Zazulyak) or cultural
transfers, invention and reception (O.Sereda, Ph.Ther, V.Steer, O.Tolochko).
T.Lindenberger finished mini-course on the cultural history of socialist
regimes with seminars on border regions and transnational mediascapes.
participants were also asked to submit and to present during the contact sessions
their research papers in order to receive critical responses of their
colleagues. Therefore, almost
half of the session meetings were devoted to the individual presentations of
project participants that were relevant to the main themes of the session and
the following discussion. Smaller thematic groups were able to
present some preliminary results of their work on the mega-syllabus.