An International Conference: Quo Vadis Ukrainian History?

Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University
November 19-20, 2013
Thompson Room, Barker Center
Harvard University

November 19, 2013


9:30 AM
Opening Remarks
Serhii Plokhii (Harvard University), Hennadii Boriak (Institute of History, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, Kyiv)


9:45 – 11:45 AM
Panel 1. Horizons of Ukrainian Historiography
Chair: Terry Martin (Harvard University)
Hiroaki Kuromiya (Indiana University), "Ukraine and Eurasian History in Twentieth Century."
Kate Brown (University of Maryland, Baltimore County), "Ukraine at the Center of Transnational History."
Mayhill Fowler (Stetson University), "Beyond Ukraine or Little Russia: Going Global with Culture in Ukraine."
Iryna Kolesnyk (Institute of History, Kyiv), "Ukrainian Historiography of the Twenty-First Century: New Images and Meanings."


1:00 – 3:00 PM
Panel 2. Toward a New Narrative
Chair: Roman Szporluk (Harvard University)
Serhiy Bilenky (University of Toronto), "Does Ukraine Finally Have a History?
Reflections on North American Historiography."
Georgiy Kasianov (Institute of History, Kyiv), "Does Ukraine Need a Master Narrative?
Nation Building and History Writing in 21st Century Ukraine."
Mark von Hagen (Arizona State University), "On the Colonialist Reading of Ukrainian History."
George Liber (University of Alabama at Birmingham), "Twentieth-Century Ukraine and the Dialectics of Integration and Fragmentation."


3:15 – 5:15 PM
Panel 3. Teaching and Writing Ukrainian History
Chair: Donald Ostrowski (Harvard University)
Paul Robert Magocsi (University of Toronto), "Teaching the History of Ukraine in North America."
Tatiana Tairova-Iakovleva (University of St. Petersburg), "Studying and Teaching Ukrainian History in Russia."
Norman Naimark (Stanford University), "Violence in the Ukrainian Past: Issues of Continuity and Discontinuity."
Alfred Rieber (Central European University), "Placing Ukrainian History in a Eurasian Perspective."


6:00 – 8:00 PM
Conference Dinner
Keynote speaker: Andrea Graziosi (University of Naples), "Looking at the Twentieth Century through a Ukrainian Prism: The Heuristic Potential of Ukrainian History."


November 20, 2013


8:30 – 10:30 AM
Panel 4. The Foundations of Ukrainian History
Chair: Michael S. Flier (Harvard University)
Robert Frost (University of Aberdeen), "Ukrainian Historiography and the Making of the Polish-Lithuanian Union, 1363–1569."
Frank Sysyn (University of Alberta), "Accomplishments and Problems of Ukrainian Early Modern Historiography."
Zenon E. Kohut (University of Alberta), "Post-Soviet Studies of the Cossack Elite: Present State of Research and Future Tasks."
Liliya Berezhnaya (University of Muenster), "Borderland Studies in Ukraine: Ideologies, Comparisons, and Regional Appropriations."


10:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Panel 5. Ukraine and Its Regions
Chair: Heather Coleman (University of Alberta)
Leonid Heretz (Bridgewater State University), "Going Local in Ukrainian History."
Steven Seegel (University of Northern Colorado), Remapping the Geo-Body: Transnational Dimensions of Stepan Rudnyts'kyi and His Contemporaries."
Kelly O'Neill (Harvard University) "Placing Crimea: Spatial Approaches to the History of Ukraine."
Serhii Plokhii (Harvard University) "Mapping the Great Ukrainian Famine, 1932-33."


2:00 – 4:00 PM
Panel 6. Peoples and Empires
Chair: George G. Grabowicz (Harvard University)
Larry Wolff (New York University), "Galicia and Ukraine."
Faith Hillis (University of Chicago), "Children of Rus': Nationalist Imaginations in Right-Bank Ukraine."
Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern (Northwestern University), "The Art of Shifting Contexts: Trends in Modern Studies of Jews in Ukrainian Lands."
Iryna Vushko (Hunter College), "Empires, Nations and In-Between: Post-National Historiography and Ukraine."


4:15 – 6:00 PM
Panel 7. History and Politics
Chair: Timothy J. Colton (Harvard University)
Volodymyr Kravchenko (University of Alberta), "Ukraine's Historical Legacies and (Un)usable Past."
Marta Dyczok (University of Western Ontario), "History, Media, and Memory."
David Marples (University of Alberta), "The 80th Anniversary of the Ukrainian Famine: Dilemmas for the Historian."


6:00 – 6:30 PM
Concluding Remarks
Hennadii Boriak (Institute of History, Kyiv), Serhii Plokhii (Harvard University)

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