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Region, Nation and Beyond. An Interdisciplinary and Transcultural Reconceptualization of Ukraine (D-A-CH/LAV)

Applicant Schmid Ulrich
Number 135348
Funding scheme Interdisciplinary projects
Research institution School of Humanities and Social Sciences Universität St. Gallen
Institution of higher education University of St.Gallen - SG
Main discipline Other languages and literature
Start/End 01.12.2011 - 30.11.2015
Approved amount 399'758.00
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All Disciplines (5)

Discipline
Other languages and literature
Social geography and ecology
General history (without pre-and early history)
Sociology
Religious studies, Theology

Keywords (7)

Ukraine; Regionalism; Ukrainian History; Ukrainian Language; Ukrainian Literature; Ukrainian Religion; Ukrainian Economy

Lay Summary (English)

Lead
Lay summary

Since the breakdown of the Soviet Union,Ukraine has attracted increased scholarly attention because of its erratic and contestedpolitical processes and complex cultural dynamics. The term “Ukraine” itselfneeds clarification: Does it refer to a geographic territory, a state, a nationor a culture? The incongruent, albeit intersecting, dimensions of “Ukraine”make clear that a single disciplinary approach will not suffice to describe thediscourses that shape and define the largest state to appear on the politicalmap of Europe in the 20th century.

This project proposes an interdisciplinaryand transcultural approach that questions simplistic conceptualizations. It isa commonly acknowledged truth that regions matter in Ukraine. Yet, little isknown about the discursive shape of Ukrainian regionalism and about how itaffects greater processes of change. The project puts forward the hypothesisthat patterns of regional identification in different social and culturalrealms do not form a map with clear cut borders but rather overlap and/or forman archipelago. We expect to find similar attitudes in quite distant parts of thecountry and, conversely, diverse practices and values in regions that so farhave been considered  quitehomogenic.

Five subprojects will provide insight tounderstanding a political entity that gained statehood only recently and is stillstruggling to articulate its cultural identity. The common denominator of thesesubprojects is their focus on regionalism. The project will begin by conductinga sociological survey to establish shared concepts and provide all subprojectswith a broad, common framework. This survey will be financed by a grant fromthe Swiss State Secretariate for Education and Research. The results of allsubprojects will be synthesized into an interdisciplinary analysis andpublished.

Methodologically the project will combinequantitative and qualitative sociological research (questionaries, in-depthinterviews), discursive analyses, cultural histories and hermeneutics.

The overarching objective of the greaterproject is to challenge the dominance of the nation-state paradigm in analysesof Ukraine by illustrating the interrelationship between national and regionaldynamics of change. The project will show how Ukraine can best be understoodthrough its regions and how the regions must be considered in conjunction with thenation. Thus the project aims at a reconceptualization of Ukraine as a fluid constructwhere various discourses intersect, concur and eventually merge. It explicitly movesbeyond the perspective of an entity irrevocably defined by traditionalpolitical borders and  cultural,economic, historical or religious stereotypes.

The present project involves historians,sociologists, anthropologists, economists, literary critics and linguists fromUkraine, Russia, Poland, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Canada and the USA. Theplanning for this project, which included the two preparatory conferences(Kyiv/L’viv 2008; St. Gallen 2009), was financed by a grant from the SwissState Secretariate for Education and Research. The project proposed here will resultin a collaborative volume of essays and at least 10 scientific articles to bepublished in international journals. Additionally, the research for fourdissertations is integrated into the project, three of them codirected by aEuropean and a Ukrainian advisor, one by a European and an American advisor.

Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 21.02.2013

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Publication
A Linguistic Analysis of the First and Second Redactions of H.S. Skovoroda’s Dialogue Narkiss: from a Local to a Supernational Perspective
M. G. Bartolini (2015), A Linguistic Analysis of the First and Second Redactions of H.S. Skovoroda’s Dialogue Narkiss: from a Local to a Supernational Perspective, in Wiener Slawistisches Jahrbuch, 2015(3), 18-40.
"Teatr pryhničennych". Vid sociolohiji analyzu do sociolohiji "prajmoji diji"
Tiaglo Kateryna (2015), "Teatr pryhničennych". Vid sociolohiji analyzu do sociolohiji "prajmoji diji", in Proceedings of the Х Ukrainian research and practical conference “Problems in development of t, 11(1), 22-29.
A New Hero for Ukraine. Mazepa in Recent Ukrainian Publications
Woldan Alois (2015), A New Hero for Ukraine. Mazepa in Recent Ukrainian Publications, in Brogi Giovanna Dyczok Marta Pachlovska Oxana Siedina Giovanna (ed.), Aracne, Roma 2015, 227-240.
Das Kriegsende als Topos literarischer Erinnerungen
Kratochvil Alexander (2015), Das Kriegsende als Topos literarischer Erinnerungen, in Nagy Hajnalka, Wintersteiner Werner (ed.), Studien Verlag, Innsbruck, 121-137.
Dialogue and Conflict in the Ostroh Principality: The Year 1636
Brogi Giovanna (2015), Dialogue and Conflict in the Ostroh Principality: The Year 1636, in Di Salvo Maria,  Kaiser Daniel H. ,  Kivelson Valerie A. (ed.), Academic Studies Press, Boston, 222-237.
Ein vermisster Großvater, ein Tango und ein MuseumEin vermisster Großvater, ein Tango und ein Museum.
Kratochvil. Alexander (2015), Ein vermisster Großvater, ein Tango und ein MuseumEin vermisster Großvater, ein Tango und ein Museum., in Zeitschrift für Slawistik, 60(2), 164-183.
G. Siedina, Joasaf Krokovs’kyj nella poesia latina dei suoi contemporanei. asa editrice Emil di Odoya, Bologna 2012, pp. 212
Brogi Giovanna (2015), G. Siedina, Joasaf Krokovs’kyj nella poesia latina dei suoi contemporanei. asa editrice Emil di Odoya, Bologna 2012, pp. 212, in Studi slavistici, (2014), 325-327.
Galizien-Literatur – Texte und Kontexte
Woldan Alois (2015), Galizien-Literatur – Texte und Kontexte, in Jacek Purchla (ed.), Metroverlag, Wien, 223-230.
How War for the Past Becomes a War for the Present
Kasianov G. (2015), How War for the Past Becomes a War for the Present, in Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, 16(1 (Winter ), 149-156.
Iohansen's Journeys: Ukraine's First Formalist Novel.
Hryn Halyna (2015), Iohansen's Journeys: Ukraine's First Formalist Novel., in HARVARD UKRAINIAN STUDIES , 32-33 (part 1), 379-395.
Jevrejs´ki obrazy j stereotypy v Boryslavs´komu cykli Ivana Franka
Woldan Alois (2015), Jevrejs´ki obrazy j stereotypy v Boryslavs´komu cykli Ivana Franka, in Frankoznavči studiji. Zbirnyk naukovych prac´. 6, 6(2015), 9-23.
Polyphony in Galicia: Voices, Perspectives and Contexts
Woldan. Alois (2015), Polyphony in Galicia: Voices, Perspectives and Contexts, in Molisak Alina Wierzejska Jagoda (ed.), Elipsa, Warschau, 15-27.
Postmodern History/Postmodern Stories
Kratochvil Alexander (2015), Postmodern History/Postmodern Stories, in Harvard Ukrainian Studies, 32-33, 497-510.
Skovoroda’s Text Ubuždešsja, viděša slavu ego: a Catechetical Instruction on the Liturgical Feast of the Transfiguration?
M.G. Bartolini (2015), Skovoroda’s Text Ubuždešsja, viděša slavu ego: a Catechetical Instruction on the Liturgical Feast of the Transfiguration?, in Studi Slavistici, XI(2014), 7-22.
Taras Ševčenko. Dalle carceri zariste al Pantheon ucraino,
Brogi Bercoff G. Pachlovska O. (2015), Taras Ševčenko. Dalle carceri zariste al Pantheon ucraino,, Le Monnier Università, Milano.
Verengung des Handlungsfelds“: Tadeusz Bobrowski, ein polnischer Adliger in der ukrainischen Provinz
Herlth Jens (2015), Verengung des Handlungsfelds“: Tadeusz Bobrowski, ein polnischer Adliger in der ukrainischen Provinz, in Aus Martin Schenk Frithjof Benjamin (ed.), Böhlau, Köln – Weimar – Wien , 389-417.
Дві редакції «Да лобжет мя от лобзанїй уст своих» й «Убужджеся, видѣша славу его» як ілюстрація еволюційного шляху сковородиної літературної мови: деукраїнізація та послов’янщення
M. G. Bartolini (2015), Дві редакції «Да лобжет мя от лобзанїй уст своих» й «Убужджеся, видѣша славу его» як ілюстрація еволюційного шляху сковородиної літературної мови: деукраїнізація та послов’янщення, in Збірник Харківського Історико-філологичного товаривство, XV(2014), 157-184.
Історична політика 1990-х – поч. ХХІ ст.: Україна та пострадянський простір
Касьянов Г. (2015), Історична політика 1990-х – поч. ХХІ ст.: Україна та пострадянський простір, in Україна модерна, 2015(№21), 135-158.
’Fraternal’ Nations and Challenges to Sovereignty in Ukraine: The Politics of Linguistic and Religious Ties
Wanner Catherine (2014), ’Fraternal’ Nations and Challenges to Sovereignty in Ukraine: The Politics of Linguistic and Religious Ties, in American Ethnologist, 41(3), 427-439.
Bandera Memorialization and Commemoration
Liebich Andre / Myshlovska Oksana (2014), Bandera Memorialization and Commemoration, in Nationalities Papers, 45(5), 750-770.
Center Stage: Operatic Culture and Nation Building in 19th Century Central Europe
Ther Philipp (2014), Center Stage: Operatic Culture and Nation Building in 19th Century Central Europe, Purdue University Press, West Lafayette.
Das Musiktheater als Medium der Europäisierung
Ther Philipp (2014), Das Musiktheater als Medium der Europäisierung, in Fischer Michael (ed.), Pustet Verlag, Salzburg, 74-85.
Deconstructing the Ukrainian Nation-State: Myths and Realities of the Ukrainian-Russian Encounter in Independent Ukraine
Myshlovska Oksana (2014), Deconstructing the Ukrainian Nation-State: Myths and Realities of the Ukrainian-Russian Encounter in Independent Ukraine, in Eisenberg Jaci / Rodogno Davide (ed.), Peter Lang, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 171-192.
Democratising Ukraine by Promoting Decentralisation? A Study of Swiss-Ukraine Cooperation
Myshlovska Oksana (2014), Democratising Ukraine by Promoting Decentralisation? A Study of Swiss-Ukraine Cooperation, in International Development Policy/Revue internationale de politique de développement, Policy Briefs/, (2014), 1.
Der Gebrauch der Geschichte. Ukraine 2014: Ideologie vs. Historiographie
Hausmann Guido, Penter Tanja (2014), Der Gebrauch der Geschichte. Ukraine 2014: Ideologie vs. Historiographie, in Osteuropa, 64(9-10), 35-50.
Die neue Ordnung auf dem alten Kontinent. Eine Geschichte des neoliberalen Europa
Ther Philipp (2014), Die neue Ordnung auf dem alten Kontinent. Eine Geschichte des neoliberalen Europa, Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt am Main.
How History Goes Wrong: Historical Politics and its Outcomes
Kasianov Georgiy (2014), How History Goes Wrong: Historical Politics and its Outcomes, in Fieldsights - Hot Spots, Cultural Anthropology Online, 28(2014), ---.
I Salmi di Taras Ševčenko
Brogi Bercoff Giovanna (2014), I Salmi di Taras Ševčenko, in Ciccarini Marina / Marciali Nicoletta / Ziffer Giorgio (ed.), Firenze University Press, Firenze, 49-59.
Marina Dmitrieva (Hg.): Zwischen Stadt und Steppe. Kunstlerische Texte der ukrainischen Moderne aus den 1910er bis 1930er Jahren
Hofmann Tatjana (2014), Marina Dmitrieva (Hg.): Zwischen Stadt und Steppe. Kunstlerische Texte der ukrainischen Moderne aus den 1910er bis 1930er Jahren, in Zeitschrift für Slavische Philologie, 70(1), 202-204.
MentalMapping of Ukraine in the Soviet Union
Scheide Carmen (2014), MentalMapping of Ukraine in the Soviet Union, in National and Historical Memory: Collection of Scientific Papers, 2014 (10)(-), 146-158.
Molodi čytači sučasnoji ukrajins'koji literatury: sproba formuvannjam novoho klasteru
Tjahlo Kataryna (2014), Molodi čytači sučasnoji ukrajins'koji literatury: sproba formuvannjam novoho klasteru, in Ščudo S./ Dluhoš P. (ed.), Švydkodruk, Drohobyč-Peremyšl, 223-231.
Pre-negotiated Violence: Ethnic Cleansing in the ‘Long’ First World War
Ther Philipp (2014), Pre-negotiated Violence: Ethnic Cleansing in the ‘Long’ First World War, in Böhler Jochen Borodziej Wlodzimierz von Puttkamer Joachim (ed.), Oldenbourg Verlag, München, 259-284.
Religion as Politics by Other Means
Wanner Catherine (2014), Religion as Politics by Other Means, in Fieldsites – Hot Spots. Cultural Anthropology, 2014(28 October), ---.
Serhij Žadans ‚postproleterarischer Punk’. Verweigerung einer homogenen Kulturalisierung des urbanen Raums
Hofmann Tatjana (2014), Serhij Žadans ‚postproleterarischer Punk’. Verweigerung einer homogenen Kulturalisierung des urbanen Raums, in Dózsai Mónika, Kliems Alfrun, Polákóva Darina (Hg.) unter Mitarbeit von Henrike Schmidt (ed.), Böhlau, Köln, 198-225.
Ševčenko i Hohol' i poli sučasnoji ukrajins'koji chodožnoji literatury
Tjahlo Kataryna (2014), Ševčenko i Hohol' i poli sučasnoji ukrajins'koji chodožnoji literatury, in NN (ed.), ChNUVS, Charkiv, 131-134.
Sowjetische Hegemonie in Ostmitteleuropa (1922-1991).
Hausmann Guido Stübner Jos Tolkatsch Dimitri (2014), Sowjetische Hegemonie in Ostmitteleuropa (1922-1991)., in Dokumente und Materialien zur ostmitteleuropäischen Geschichte. Online-Quellensammlung des Herder, ---.
Stepan Banderas Nachleben wird gefeiert
Liebich Andre / Myshlovska Oksana (2014), Stepan Banderas Nachleben wird gefeiert, in Ukraine-Analysen, 2014(140), 2-6.
The Dark Side of Nation States: Ethnic Cleansing in Modern Europe
Ther Philipp (2014), The Dark Side of Nation States: Ethnic Cleansing in Modern Europe, Berghahn Press, New York.
The EuroMaidan in Ukraine. November 2013 till February 2014
Scheide Carmen / Schmid Ulrich (ed.) (2014), The EuroMaidan in Ukraine. November 2013 till February 2014, Online Journal of the Center for Governance and Culture in Europe University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen.
The writers and the Maidan
Kratochvil Alexander (2014), The writers and the Maidan, in Euxeinos. Governeance and Culture in the Black Sea Region, 2014(1), 32-36.
Ukraine and the Enigma of Defining Regions in a Borderland Zone
Wanner Catherine (2014), Ukraine and the Enigma of Defining Regions in a Borderland Zone, CritCom: A Forum for Research and Commentary on Europe, NN.
Ukraine: Church and State
Wanner Catherine (2014), Ukraine: Church and State, in History Today, 64 ((4)), NN-NN.
Ukrajins'ka, rosijs'ka ta anhlijs'ka movy u sprynjatti ukrajinciv: na materiali vseukrajins'koho opytuvannja
Besters-Dilger Juliane (2014), Ukrajins'ka, rosijs'ka ta anhlijs'ka movy u sprynjatti ukrajinciv: na materiali vseukrajins'koho opytuvannja, in Ukrajins'ke movoznavstvo, 1 (44)(2014), 69-81.
Uvědomit si vzpomínky, to vyžaduje příběhy. O studiu paměti, traumatu a literatur. In: Host 2 / 2014.
Kratochvil Alexander (2014), Uvědomit si vzpomínky, to vyžaduje příběhy. O studiu paměti, traumatu a literatur. In: Host 2 / 2014., in Host, 2(2014), 43-45.
Vozmozhnosti sravnitel’nogo podkhoda v issledovaniiakh rossiiskoi i ukrainskoi sistem vysshego obrazovaniia: genezis, struktura, korrupciia
enisova-Schmidt Elena/ Leontyeva Elvira / Prytula Yaroslav (2014), Vozmozhnosti sravnitel’nogo podkhoda v issledovaniiakh rossiiskoi i ukrainskoi sistem vysshego obrazovaniia: genezis, struktura, korrupciia, in Vestnik TOGO, 34(3), 263-266.
Young readers of today Ukrainian belles-letters : An attempt to form a new cluster (in Ukrainian)
Tiaglo Kateryna (2014), Young readers of today Ukrainian belles-letters : An attempt to form a new cluster (in Ukrainian), in Youth politics: Problems and prospects : Collection of research papers, 5(2014), 223-231.
Особливості функціонування молодіжних громадських організацій у м. Львові: динаміка та актуальний стан
Середа В.В. Яхтома О.Я. (2014), Особливості функціонування молодіжних громадських організацій у м. Львові: динаміка та актуальний стан, in Український соціум, 2014(3), 34-42.
Роль української освітньої системи у процесі культурної адаптації іноземних школярів (учнів) і студентів/
Cереда В. Матійчук І. М. (2014), Роль української освітньої системи у процесі культурної адаптації іноземних школярів (учнів) і студентів/, in Вісник Харківського національного університету імені В.Н.Каразіна, 2014(20), 315-322.
Im Osten nichts Neues? Eine Literaturgruppe aus Luhans'k beweist das Gegenteil“. Interview mit der Dichtergruppe STAN.
Hoffmann Tatjana (2013), Im Osten nichts Neues? Eine Literaturgruppe aus Luhans'k beweist das Gegenteil“. Interview mit der Dichtergruppe STAN., in novinki, o.A..
Prüfstein der europäischen Sprachenpolitik – die Ukraine
Besters-Dilger Juliane (2013), Prüfstein der europäischen Sprachenpolitik – die Ukraine, in Europa Ethnica, 2013(1), 23-31.
Abschied von Österreich – zur Lyrik der Westukraine im Ersten Weltkrieg
Woldan Alois (2013), Abschied von Österreich – zur Lyrik der Westukraine im Ersten Weltkrieg, in Studia Litteraria Universitatis Iagellonicae Cracoviensis, 2013(8), 171-183.
Berge und Jahrhunderte. Nikola Šuhaj und die literarische Polyglossie
Kratochvil Alexander (2013), Berge und Jahrhunderte. Nikola Šuhaj und die literarische Polyglossie, in Kratochvil Alexander (ed.), transcript, Bielefeld, 165-186.
Constructing Canons: Ruthenian Literature of the 17th-18th Centuries in Plurilingual Context
Brogi Bercoff Giovanna (2013), Constructing Canons: Ruthenian Literature of the 17th-18th Centuries in Plurilingual Context, in Garzaniti M. / Alberti A / Perotto M. / Sulpasso B. (ed.), Firenze University Press, Firenze, 249-272.
Das Rusalka-Motiv bei Puškin, Ševčenko und Mickiewicz – ein komparatistischer Versuch
Woldan Alois (2013), Das Rusalka-Motiv bei Puškin, Ševčenko und Mickiewicz – ein komparatistischer Versuch, in Wiek XIX. Rocznik Towarzystwa im. Adama Mickiewicza , VI (2013)(XLVIII ), 427-453.
Die Erzählung vom verführten Mädchen – ein Bindeglied zwischen den ost- und westslawischen Literaturen
Woldan Alois (2013), Die Erzählung vom verführten Mädchen – ein Bindeglied zwischen den ost- und westslawischen Literaturen, in Österreichische Beiträge zum Internationalen Slawistenkongress Minsk 2013, 83(83), 147-164.
Die unfriedliche Zeit. Politischer Totenkult im 20. Jahrhundert
Hausmann Guido (2013), Die unfriedliche Zeit. Politischer Totenkult im 20. Jahrhundert, in Hettling M. Echternkamp J. (ed.), Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, München, 413-439.
Geschichtpolitik in der Ukraine
Kasianov Georgij (2013), Geschichtpolitik in der Ukraine, in Religion & Gesellschaft in Ost und West, (1), 16-19.
Hermann Blumenthal im Kontext der polnischen und ukrainischen Literatur in Galizien
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Imperial Cultural Policy and Provincial Politics in the Russian “South-Western Province”: The Kyiv City Theater, 1856-1866
Sereda Ostap (2013), Imperial Cultural Policy and Provincial Politics in the Russian “South-Western Province”: The Kyiv City Theater, 1856-1866, in Ther Phillip (ed.), Böhlau, Wien, 233-245.
In search of roots: Memory as enabler of place attachment
Lewicka Maria (2013), In search of roots: Memory as enabler of place attachment, in Manzo L. Devine-Wright P. (ed.), Routledge/Francis & Taylor, New York, 49-60.
Konkurrierende und konvergierende Narrative zur Geschichte der Stadt Lemberg. Berichte über die Belagerung von 1648
Woldan Alois (2013), Konkurrierende und konvergierende Narrative zur Geschichte der Stadt Lemberg. Berichte über die Belagerung von 1648, in Alexander Kratochvil Makarska Renata Schwitin Katharina Werberger Anette (ed.), Transkript, Bielefeld, 257-276.
Kulturgrenzen in postimperialen Räumen. Bosnien und die Westukraine als als transkulturelle Regionen
Kratochvil Alexander (ed.) (2013), Kulturgrenzen in postimperialen Räumen. Bosnien und die Westukraine als als transkulturelle Regionen, transcript, Bielefeld.
Kulturgrenzen in postimperialen Räumen: Bosnien und Westukraine als transkulturelle Regionen
Kratochvil A. Makarska R. Schwitin K. Werberger A. (ed.) (2013), Kulturgrenzen in postimperialen Räumen: Bosnien und Westukraine als transkulturelle Regionen, Transcript Verlag, Münster.
Lidija Kovalec´, Jurij Fed´kovyč: istorija rozvytku tvorčoji indyvidual´nosti pys´mennyka. Kyjiv 2011
Woldan Alois (2013), Lidija Kovalec´, Jurij Fed´kovyč: istorija rozvytku tvorčoji indyvidual´nosti pys´mennyka. Kyjiv 2011, in Wiener Slavistisches Jahrbuch N.F., 1(1), 317-319.
Maria Grazia Bartolini, Introspice mare pectoris tui. Ascendenze neoplatoniche nella produzione dialogica di H.S. Skovoroda (1722-1794). Firenze 2010
Woldan Alois (2013), Maria Grazia Bartolini, Introspice mare pectoris tui. Ascendenze neoplatoniche nella produzione dialogica di H.S. Skovoroda (1722-1794). Firenze 2010, in Wiener Slavistisches Jahrbuch N.F. Bd. 1, 2013(1), 305-308.
ol’ škil’noji istroyčnoji osvity ta včyteliv istoriji u formuvanni mižhrupovoji tolerantnosti v Ukrajini
Sereda Viktoria (2013), ol’ škil’noji istroyčnoji osvity ta včyteliv istoriji u formuvanni mižhrupovoji tolerantnosti v Ukrajini, in Visnyk Odes’koho universitetu. Sociolohija i polityčni nauky, 25-33.
Peretvorennja material’noho prostoru jak čynnyk polityky pam’jati pro nacyst’ku okupaciju Charkivščyny (1943-1953)
Sklokina Irena (2013), Peretvorennja material’noho prostoru jak čynnyk polityky pam’jati pro nacyst’ku okupaciju Charkivščyny (1943-1953), in Nacional’na ta istoryčna pam’jat’. Zbirnyk naukovych prac’. Nr. 6., (6), 174-186.
Politika pam’jati v Ukrajini: miž zahal’nonacional’ym ta rehional’nym rivnjamy
Sereda Viktoria Mazuryk O (2013), Politika pam’jati v Ukrajini: miž zahal’nonacional’ym ta rehional’nym rivnjamy, in Visnyk Charkivs’koho national’noho universitu im. V.N. Karazina, (1045), 101-109.
Prazdničye kommemoracii kak sostavljajuščaja oficial’noj sovetskoj politiky pamjati o nacistskoj okkupacii (na materialach Char’kovskoj oblasti) 1943-1953
Sklokina Irena (2013), Prazdničye kommemoracii kak sostavljajuščaja oficial’noj sovetskoj politiky pamjati o nacistskoj okkupacii (na materialach Char’kovskoj oblasti) 1943-1953, in History and Historians in the Context of the Time, 10(1), 40-46.
Relihija i nacijetvorennja: Ukrajina v evropejs’komu konteksti
Jelens'kyj Viktor (2013), Relihija i nacijetvorennja: Ukrajina v evropejs’komu konteksti, in Instytut polytyčnych ta etnonacional'nych doslidžen'. (ed.), nstytut polityčnych i etnonacional’nych doslidžen’ NAN Ukrajiny , Kyjiv, 227-263.
Serhij Zhadan: Die Erfindung des Jazz im Donbass.
Hoffmann Tatjana (2013), Serhij Zhadan: Die Erfindung des Jazz im Donbass., in Variations 21 (2013): Formeln / Formules / Formulae., 248-250.
Structural reforms and regional convergence in Ukraine
Prytula Yarosalav Kuzenko N. (2013), Structural reforms and regional convergence in Ukraine, in Regional Economy, 1(67), 7-16.
The city as promised land: moral reasoning, evil and the dark side of capitalism in Ukraine
Wanner Catherine (2013), The city as promised land: moral reasoning, evil and the dark side of capitalism in Ukraine, in Religion, 43(3), 365-384.
Ukrainische Polonophilie in der Zwischenkriegszeit
Schmid Ulrich (2013), Ukrainische Polonophilie in der Zwischenkriegszeit, in Kratochvil Alexander (ed.), Transcript, Bielefeld, 221-230.
Ukrainskoe pravoslavie i ukrainskij proekt
Elenskij Viktor (2013), Ukrainskoe pravoslavie i ukrainskij proekt, in Pro & Contra, (5-8), 27-44.
Ukrajina v rosijs’komu istoryčnomu dyskursi 1990-ti – 2000-ni. Problemy doslidžennja ta interpretacij
Kasianov Georgij Smolij V. Toločko O (2013), Ukrajina v rosijs’komu istoryčnomu dyskursi 1990-ti – 2000-ni. Problemy doslidžennja ta interpretacij, Instytut istorij Ukrajiny NAUN, Kyjiv.
Velyke povernennja. Relihija v hlobal’nij polityci ta mižnarodnych vidnosynach kincja XX – počatku XXI stolit’
Jelens'kyj Viktor (2013), Velyke povernennja. Relihija v hlobal’nij polityci ta mižnarodnych vidnosynach kincja XX – počatku XXI stolit’, UKU, L'viv.
Chy isnuje kanon ukrajinskoho baroku?
Giovanna Brogi-Bercoff (2012), Chy isnuje kanon ukrajinskoho baroku?, in Ukrajins’kyj Humanitarnyj Ohljad, vol. 16-17, 9-54.
Die „jüdische Hauptstadt der Ukraine“ Erinnerung und Gegenwart in Dnipropetrovs’k.
Portnov Andrij (2012), Die „jüdische Hauptstadt der Ukraine“ Erinnerung und Gegenwart in Dnipropetrovs’k., in Osteuropa, 62 (2012)(10), 25-41.
Die ukrainische Sprache in den modernen Massenmedien der Ukraine. Regionale
Besters-Dilger Juliane (2012), Die ukrainische Sprache in den modernen Massenmedien der Ukraine. Regionale, in Danylenko Andrii/Vakulenko Serhii (ed.), Sagner, Münchern, 252-273.
Halic’ka identyčnist’ – mif čy real’nist’?
Sereda Viktoria (2012), Halic’ka identyčnist’ – mif čy real’nist’?, in Sučasni suspil’ni problemy u vymiri sociolohiji upravlinnja., 13(257), 150-161.
Kulturpolitik und Theater. Die kontinentalen Imperien
Ther Philipp (ed.) (2012), Kulturpolitik und Theater. Die kontinentalen Imperien, Oldenbourg Wissenschafts Verlag, Wien.
Kulturpolitik und Theater. Die kontinentalen Imperien in Europa im Vergleich
Ther Phillip (ed.) (2012), Kulturpolitik und Theater. Die kontinentalen Imperien in Europa im Vergleich, Böhlau, Wien.
L’Eretico, ovvero di Jan Hus. Storia e idee nella poesia di Taras Sevcenko
Giovanna Brogi Bercoff (2012), L’Eretico, ovvero di Jan Hus. Storia e idee nella poesia di Taras Sevcenko, in Drozdowski Mariusz R./ Walczak Wojciech / Wiszowata-Walczak Katarzyna (ed.), IBNDKE, Białystok, 967-982.
Mehrsprachigkeit in der Literatur Galiziens
Woldan Alois (2012), Mehrsprachigkeit in der Literatur Galiziens, in Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis. Studia Historicolitteraria, XII (2012), 357-373.
Perezhivaemaia religiia: Kontseptual’naia schema dlia ponimaniia pogrebal’nykh obriadov v prigranichnykh raionakh Sovetskoi Ukrainy” (in Russian)
Wanner Catherine (2012), Perezhivaemaia religiia: Kontseptual’naia schema dlia ponimaniia pogrebal’nykh obriadov v prigranichnykh raionakh Sovetskoi Ukrainy” (in Russian), in Gosudarstvo, Religiia, i Tserkov’ v Rossii i za Rybezhom , 30(3/4), 464-484.
Poltava 2009: Deimperializing an Imperial Site of Memory
Hausmann Guido (2012), Poltava 2009: Deimperializing an Imperial Site of Memory, in Poltava 1709. The Battle and the Myth, 31(1-4), 657-677.
Poltava: A Turning Point in the History of Preaching
Giovanna Brogi Bercoff (2012), Poltava: A Turning Point in the History of Preaching, in Plokhy Serhij (ed.), Harvard University Press, Cambridge Mass., 205-226.
State Secularism and Lived Religion in Soviet Russia and Ukraine
Catherine Wanner (ed.) (2012), State Secularism and Lived Religion in Soviet Russia and Ukraine, Oxford University Press, New York.
The Nationalization of History in Ukraine
Kasianov Georgiy (2012), The Nationalization of History in Ukraine, in Miller Alexei Lipman Maria (ed.), CEU Press, Budapest, 141-174.
Ukrainian Literary Scholarship in Ukraine since Independence (Part 2)
Koznarsky Taras (2012), Ukrainian Literary Scholarship in Ukraine since Independence (Part 2), in Canadian Slavonic Papers, LIV(1-2), 167-184.
Wielki tekst huculski jako pole transgresji między literaturami narodowymi
Woldan Alois (2012), Wielki tekst huculski jako pole transgresji między literaturami narodowymi, in Jarosław Fazan Krzysztof Zajas (ed.), (Biblioteka Literatury Pogranicza t. 21, Kraków, 288-301.
A. Woldan, Beiträge zu einer Galizienliteratur, Peter-Lang, Frankfurt a/M. etc. 2015.
Brogi Giovanna, A. Woldan, Beiträge zu einer Galizienliteratur, Peter-Lang, Frankfurt a/M. etc. 2015., in Studi slavistici, (2015).
Cultural Cringe? Narrative Instrumentalisierungen lokaler Kulturen bei M. Rjabčuk, Ju. Andruchovyč und S. Žadan
Hoffman Tatjana, Cultural Cringe? Narrative Instrumentalisierungen lokaler Kulturen bei M. Rjabčuk, Ju. Andruchovyč und S. Žadan, in Sporadets G. Stöhr S. (ed.), Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Berlin, Berlin, 71-93.
Everyday Culture Experiments. Dialogical Space in Vasilii Aksënov's Ostrov Krym
Hofmann Tatjana, Everyday Culture Experiments. Dialogical Space in Vasilii Aksënov's Ostrov Krym, in Collmer Peter u.a. (ed.), NN, NN.
Foreword
Wanner Catherine, Foreword, in Polese A., Morris J. (ed.), Routledge, London.
History, Politics and Memory (Ukraine, 1990s – 2000s)
Kasianov Grigorij, History, Politics and Memory (Ukraine, 1990s – 2000s), in Pakier M. Wawrziniak J. (ed.), Berghahn Books, New York, Oxford.
History, Politics and Memory (Ukraine, 1990s – 2000s).
Kas’janov H, History, Politics and Memory (Ukraine, 1990s – 2000s)., in Olick J., Warziniak J. , Pakier M. (ed.), Berghahn Books, , New York – Oxford.
Jakub Niedźwiedź, Kultura literacka Wilna (1323-1655). Retoryczna organizacja miasta, Universitas, Kraków 2012, pp. 500.
Brogi. Giovanna, Jakub Niedźwiedź, Kultura literacka Wilna (1323-1655). Retoryczna organizacja miasta, Universitas, Kraków 2012, pp. 500., in pl.it, (2015).
Judgment Day: Totalitarian Sects and the Moral Reasoning of Condemnation in Ukraine
Wanner Catherine, Judgment Day: Totalitarian Sects and the Moral Reasoning of Condemnation in Ukraine, in Kormina J., Panchenko A. , Shtyrkov S. (ed.), European University of St. Petersburg Press, St. Petersburg.
Mychajl’ Semenkos ukrainischer Futurismus zwischen west- und osteuropäischer Avantgarde
Hoffmann Tatjana, Mychajl’ Semenkos ukrainischer Futurismus zwischen west- und osteuropäischer Avantgarde, in Zeitschrift für Slawistik .
Mychajlo Zubryc´kyj, Zibrani tvory i materialy u tr´och tomach: Tom1: Naukovi praci. Redkol. Frank Sysyn (holova) ta in. L´viv 2013
Woldan Alois, Mychajlo Zubryc´kyj, Zibrani tvory i materialy u tr´och tomach: Tom1: Naukovi praci. Redkol. Frank Sysyn (holova) ta in. L´viv 2013, in Zeitschrift für Slavische Philologie, 2014(71), ---.
Nationalizing Fluid and Ambiguous Identities: Russia, Western Ukraine and their Ukrainian and Russian Minorities and ‘Compatriots Abroad
Myshlovska Oksana, Nationalizing Fluid and Ambiguous Identities: Russia, Western Ukraine and their Ukrainian and Russian Minorities and ‘Compatriots Abroad, in Reetta Toivanen Saarikivi Janne (ed.), Multilingual Matters, Clevedon.
Oksana Zabuzhkos Kulturnationalismus.
Hoffmann Tatjana, Oksana Zabuzhkos Kulturnationalismus., in Wiener Slawistischer Almanach.
Osteuropäische Rechtskultur. Studien zu Literatur und Recht in Russland und der Ukraine von der Frühen Neuzeit bis zur Gegenwart
Sproede Alfred, Schomacher Georg, Zabirko Oleksandr, Osteuropäische Rechtskultur. Studien zu Literatur und Recht in Russland und der Ukraine von der Frühen Neuzeit bis zur Gegenwart, Wilhelm Fink Verlag, Paderborn.
Politics of Memory towards Soviet Heritage in the Post-Soviet States: Ukrainian specificity
Gaidai Oleksandra, Politics of Memory towards Soviet Heritage in the Post-Soviet States: Ukrainian specificity, in Annual Journal of the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine.
Rehional'na movna diferenciacija Ukrajiny: oznaky stijkosti i zmin. Na materiali vseukrajins'koho opytuvannja 2013 roku
Besters-Dilger Juliane, Rehional'na movna diferenciacija Ukrajiny: oznaky stijkosti i zmin. Na materiali vseukrajins'koho opytuvannja 2013 roku, in Mova i suspil'stvo , V (2014).
Russian Opera and Obrusenie kraia: City Theater and Imperial Cultural Politics in Kyiv at the End of the 1860s,
Sereda Ostap, Russian Opera and Obrusenie kraia: City Theater and Imperial Cultural Politics in Kyiv at the End of the 1860s,, in Kyiv Mohyla Humanities Journal , 3 (2015)(3).
Sudnyi Den’: “Totalitarnye Sekty” i “Moral’ Osuzhdeniia” v Ukraine
Wanner Catherine, Sudnyi Den’: “Totalitarnye Sekty” i “Moral’ Osuzhdeniia” v Ukraine, in Kormina J. / Panchenko A. / Shtyrkov S. (ed.), University of St. Petersburg Press, St. Petersburg.
The Shadow Economy and Entrepreneurship in Ukraine,
Denisova-Schmidt E. Prytula Y., The Shadow Economy and Entrepreneurship in Ukraine,, in Sauka A. Schneider F. WilliamsC. (ed.), Elgar Publishing, http://www.e-elgar.com/?___SID=U.
Vision Freiheit. Konzeptionen der Ostukraine vor dem Krieg am Beispiel von STAN und Serhij Žadan
Hoffman Tatjana, Vision Freiheit. Konzeptionen der Ostukraine vor dem Krieg am Beispiel von STAN und Serhij Žadan, in Zeitschrift für slawistik.
Політична культура України: діахронний вимір
Середа В., Політична культура України: діахронний вимір, in Вісник Львівського університету. Серія соціологічна, 9(2014).

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
Ukrainian Research Instititute, Harvard University United States of America (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
L’viv National University Ukraine (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
University of Warsaw Poland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
University of Toronto Canada (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Institute of History, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Kyiv Ukraine (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, L'viv Ukraine (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Penn State University United States of America (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Catholic University, L'viv Ukraine (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
University of Khar'kiv Ukraine (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Exzellenzcluster 16, Universität Konstanz Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Ucrainicum, Greifswald Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
12. Deutscher Slavistentag Talk given at a conference Imperial Knowledge, Little Russia, and the Stage for Dramatic Self-Fashioning. An Outline of 19th Century Ukrainian Comedy 01.10.2015 Giessen, Germany Sproede Alfred;
12. Deutscher Slavistentag Talk given at a conference Between Domestic Use and National Aspiration. Ukrainian Literature in the Imperial Space 01.10.2015 Giessen, Germany Schmid Ulrich;
Orientalism, Colonial Thinking and the Former Soviet Periphery. Exploring Bias and Stereotype Representations of Eastern and Central Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia Talk given at a conference Taking the grief to the international level: Ukraine and the Russian Federation debates on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine at the Geneva-based human rights protection bodies 27.08.2015 Vilnius, Lithuania Myshlovska Oksana;
Polski/polska/polskie/polskość Warianty (narodowej) tożsamości Talk given at a conference Między polskością a ukraińskością: dyskusje wokół konwersji narodowej Wołodymyra Antonowycza 12.06.2015 Warschau, Poland Herlth Jens;
Recent Problems of Ukrainian Studies Talk given at a conference Subcarpathian Rus' and Literature in the Interwar period: Borderland and Exoticism 11.06.2015 Wien, Austria Kratochvil Alexander;
Józef Wittlin – pisarz kulturowego pogranicza. Internationale Konferenz an der Katholischen Universität Lublin (KUL) Talk given at a conference Mój Lwów Józefa Wittlina w kontekście niemieckim, polskim i ukraińskim 29.05.2015 Lublin, Poland Woldan Alois;
Memories and Identities in Central and Eastern Europe Talk given at a conference Nationalization of controversial historical memories in Ukraine from Yushchenko to Poroshenko 07.05.2015 Dublin, Ireland Myshlovska Oksana;
Österreichisch-ukrainische Begegnungen Talk given at a conference Interkultureller Dialog im Lichte der österreichisch-ukrainischen Geschichte 27.04.2015 Drohobyč, Ukraine Woldan Alois;
Narratives of Confinement, Annihilation, and Survival: Camp Literature in a Comparative Perspective Talk given at a conference Gulag and Prison Experience as an Adventure Novel: Ivan Bahrjanyj’s “Tigerhunters” 06.12.2014 Hamburg, Germany Kratochvil Alexander;
Taras Ševčenko. Nel Bicentario della Nascita (1814-2014). Talk given at a conference Taras Ševčenko. Nel Bicentario della Nascita (1814-2014). 27.11.2014 Milano, Italy Woldan Alois;
Deutsch-Polnische-Ukrainische Sommerakademie Individual talk Václav Havel, Viktor Juschtschenko und Lech Wałęsa – drei entzauberte europäische Hoffnungen 31.08.2014 Darmstadt, Germany Wöll Alexander;
Cultural Cringe? Narrative Instrumentalisierungen lokaler Kulturen bei M. Rjabčuk, Ju. Andruchovyč und S. Žadan, Talk given at a conference XIX. Greifswalder Ukrainicum 14.08.2014 Greifswald, Germany Hofmann Tatjana;
International Bakhtin Conference. Bakhtin as Praxis: Academic Production, Artistic Practice, Political Activism Talk given at a conference Monological Laughter? Iuri Andrukhovych’s carnival poetics 23.07.2014 Stockholm, Sweden Hofmann Tatjana;
Ringvorlesung "Kulturelle Grundlagen Osteuropas" Individual talk Geteilte Ukraine. Raumbegriffe zwischen Poetik und Politik 11.03.2014 Universität Zürich, Switzerland Hofmann Tatjana;
MinorEuRus Talk given at a conference The assimilation of ethnic Russians in Western Ukraine and of ethnic Ukrainians in the Russian Federation since the 1990s. 16.12.2013 Helsinki, Finland Myshlovska Oksana;
Nach der Katastrophe. Historische und literarische Narrative des Holocaust Individual talk Die vergessenen Geschichten. Erzählungen über die Shoa und den 2. Weltkrieg in der ukrainischen Gegenwartsliteratur (Larysa Denysenko, Jurij Vynnyčuk, Oksana Zabužko) 11.12.2013 Hamburg, Germany Kratochvil Alexander;
Informal Practices and Structures in Eastern Europe and Central Asia Talk given at a conference Huber, M., Denisova-schmidt, E.: Informal Practices and Structures in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Conference 21.11.2013 Fribourg, Switzerland Schmid Ulrich;
Centenary Conference of Slavic Studies Talk given at a conference Serhij Wakulenko: The Sovietization of Ukrainian in the 1930s. 09.11.2013 Leiden, Netherlands Besters-Dilger Juliane;
Plenarvortrag Individual talk Stavlennja do ukrajins’koji movy u riznych rehionach Ukrajiny. (na materiali opytuvannja 2013-ho roku) 07.11.2013 Kyjiv, Taras-Ševčenko-Universität, Ukraine Besters-Dilger Juliane;
International History Doctoral Departmental Workshop at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Talk given at a conference School and higher education history manuals authorized and utilized in Ukraine since independence 27.09.2013 Genf, Switzerland Myshlovska Oksana;
Conference on Economic and Social Cybernetics (KyWi) Poster Interkulturelles Vertrauen in Veränderungsprozesse 04.07.2013 Bern, Switzerland Pokriefke Viola;
Autobiographische Praxis und Imperienforschung Talk given at a conference Weite und Enge der ukrainischen Provinz: Die Erinnerungen Tadeusz Bobrowskis 06.06.2013 Basel, Switzerland Herlth Jens;
Association for the Study of Nationalities World Convention Talk given at a conference Bandera: Memorialization and Commemoration 18.04.2013 New York, United States of America Liebich André;
Soziolinguistisches Seminar Talk given at a conference Stavlennja do ukrajins’koji movy u riznych rehionach Ukrajiny. (na materiali dyskusij včyteliv) 05.04.2013 L'viv, Ukraine Besters-Dilger Juliane;
Workshop „Imperiale Emotionen“. Zur Konzeptualisierung ost-westlicher Affektkulturen angesichts der Ukraine-Krise, Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Talk given at a conference Postkoloniale Strategien essentialisierender Identitätsstiftung 05.06.2012 Berlin , Germany Hofmann Tatjana;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
The political cult of the dead in Ukraine. Traditions and Dimensions from Soviet times to today (Guido Hausmann) 09.07.2015 München, Germany
Projektworkshop 25.06.2015 Charkiw, Ukraine
Recent Problems of Ukrainian Studies, Internationale Konferenz an der Universität Wien 11.06.2015 Wien, Austria
Workshop Literary History III 07.04.2015 Gargnano, Italy
Projektworkshop 25.09.2014 Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Workshop Projektmonographie 11.09.2013 Myrhorod, Ukraine
Workshop Economy 30.07.2013 St. Gallen, Switzerland
Workshop Literary History II 17.01.2013 Wien, Austria
Regions, Nation and Beyond. An Interdisciplinary and 26.09.2012 Kiev, Ukraine, Ukraine
Workshop Literature 07.08.2012 Greifswald, Germany, Germany
Workshop Literary History I 20.03.2012 Münster, Deutschland, Germany
Workshop Linguistik 15.02.2012 Charkiv, Ukraine, Ukraine
"Kick Off" Projekttreffen Regions, Nations, and Beyond. 04.12.2011 Boldern, Schweiz, Switzerland

Knowledge transfer events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Date Place Persons involved
Ukrainian regionalism Talk 22.11.2017 Swiss Foreign Ministry, Switzerland Schmid Ulrich;
Die Ukraine-Krise und die Parlamentarische Versammlung des Europarats Talk 02.09.2015 St. Ursanne, Switzerland Schmid Ulrich;
Die Ukraine-Krise: Fachkommission der SP Schweiz Talk 11.03.2015 Bern, Switzerland Schmid Ulrich;


Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Denisova-Schmidt, E. and Prytula, Y.: The Business Environment in Ukraine: New Country, Old Problems Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University International 2015
Talks/events/exhibitions Der Stalinismus in der Ukraine (Guido Hausmann) International 2015
Talks/events/exhibitions Die Geschichte des ukrainischen Judentums (Guido Hausmann) International 2015
Talks/events/exhibitions Juri Andruchowytsch, Serhii Zhadan German-speaking Switzerland 2015
Talks/events/exhibitions NZZ Podium: Kampf um die Ukraine German-speaking Switzerland 2015
Media relations: print media, online media Propaganda im Ukraine-Konflikt Rhetorik als Waffe NZZ German-speaking Switzerland 2015
Talks/events/exhibitions SIAF: Russlands hybrider Krieg in der Ukraine German-speaking Switzerland 2015
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) To Pay or Not to Pay Taxes, That Is the Question / Denisova-Schmidt, E., Prytula, Y. VoxUkraine (12 June 2015) International 2015
Media relations: print media, online media Ulrich Schmid: Die Ukraine schadet sich selber mit ihren «Dekommunisierungsgesetzen» NZZ German-speaking Switzerland 2015
Media relations: print media, online media Ulrich Schmid: Gefangen in der Geschichte. Wie unabhängig ist die Ukraine? St. Galler Tagblatt German-speaking Switzerland 2015
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) Ulrich Schmid: UA - Die Ukraine zwischen Ost und West German-speaking Switzerland 2015
Media relations: radio, television 10vor10 SRF German-speaking Switzerland 2014
Talks/events/exhibitions Autorenlesung Andrej Kurkow BuchBasel Moderation Ulrich Schmid German-speaking Switzerland 2014
Media relations: print media, online media Bollwerk der Kunst. Im Kampf um die Zukunft, nicht um Europa Novinki.de International 2014
Talks/events/exhibitions Brennpunkt Ukraine: Andrej Kurkow und Juri Wynnytschuk. Moderation Ulrich Schmid German-speaking Switzerland 2014
Media relations: print media, online media Die EU sollte Sanktionen verhängen. Interview mit Larysa Denysenko, Im Falle einer drohenden Diktatu taz International 2014
Media relations: print media, online media Die Sprache der Macht Süddeutsche Zeitung International 2014
Media relations: radio, television Echo der Zeit SRF German-speaking Switzerland 2014
Media relations: print media, online media In Slawjansk verschleppt taz International 2014
Media relations: print media, online media Mit oder gegen Russland? Schwierige Geschichte des ukrainischen Nationalismus NZZ International 2014
Talks/events/exhibitions Panel Discussion: The Conflict in the Ukraine - Actors and Interests International German-speaking Switzerland 2014
Media relations: radio, television Rundschau SRF German-speaking Switzerland 2014
Media relations: radio, television Tagesschau SRF German-speaking Switzerland 2014
Media relations: radio, television Tagesthemen ARD International 2014
Other activities Übersetzung: Jurij Wynnytschuk- Im Schatten der Mohnblüte. (Haymon Verlag) International 2014
Talks/events/exhibitions Ukraine 2014 – from revolution to secession? German-speaking Switzerland International 2014
Media relations: print media, online media Versöhnung durch Amnesie. Wie weiter im Konflikt der Ukraine mit Russland? NZZ International 2014
Media relations: print media, online media Ljudy v chramach Relihija v Ukrajini International 2013
Media relations: print media, online media Majdan zminuje cerkvi Relihija v Ukrajini International 2013
Media relations: print media, online media Schriftsteller. eine scheinbar nur unpolitische Generation: die Proteste in der Ukraine setzen tief taz. die Tageszeitung, 10.12.2013 International 2013

Abstract

Since the breakdown of the Soviet Union, Ukraine has attracted increased scholarly attention because of its erratic and contested political processes and complex cultural dynamics. The term “Ukraine” itself needs clarification: Does it refer to a geographic territory, a state, a nation or a culture? The incongruent, albeit intersecting, dimensions of “Ukraine” make clear that a single disciplinary approach will not suffice to describe the discourses that shape and define the largest state to appear on the political map of Europe in the 20th century. This project proposes an interdisciplinary and transcultural approach that questions simplistic conceptualizations. It is a commonly acknowledged truth that regions matter in Ukraine. Yet, little is known about the discursive shape of Ukrainian regionalism and about how it affects greater processes of change. The project puts forward the hypothesis that patterns of regional identification in different social and cultural realms do not form a map with clear cut borders but rather overlap and/or form an archipelago. We expect to find similar attitudes in quite distant parts of the country and, conversely, diverse practices and values in regions that so far have been considered quite homogenic. Five subprojects will provide insight to understanding a political entity that gained statehood only recently and is still struggling to articulate its cultural identity. The common denominator of these subprojects is their focus on regionalism. The project will begin by conducting a sociological survey to establish shared concepts and provide all subprojects with a broad, common framework. This survey will be financed by a grant from the Swiss State Secretariate for Education and Research. The results of all subprojects will be synthesized into an interdisciplinary analysis and published. Methodologically the project will combine quantitative and qualitative sociological research (questionaries, in-depth interviews), discursive analyses, cultural histories and hermeneutics. The overarching objective of the greater project is to challenge the dominance of the nation-state paradigm in analyses of Ukraine by illustrating the interrelationship between national and regional dynamics of change. The project will show how Ukraine can best be understood through its regions and how the regions must be considered in conjunction with the nation. Thus the project aims at a reconceptualization of Ukraine as a fluid construct where various discourses intersect, concur and eventually merge. It explicitly moves beyond the perspective of an entity irrevocably defined by traditional political borders and cultural, economic, historical or religious stereotypes.The present project involves historians, sociologists, anthropologists, economists, literary critics and linguists from Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Canada and the USA. The planning for this project, which included the two preparatory conferences (Kyiv/L’viv 2008; St. Gallen 2009), was financed by a grant from the Swiss State Secretariate for Education and Research. The project proposed here will result in a collaborative volume of essays and at least 10 scientific articles to be published in international journals. Additionally, the research for four dissertations is integrated into the project, three of them codirected by a European and a Ukrainian advisor, one by a European and an American advisor.
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