Conference Program “Jews in the Ethnic Mosaic of the Ukrainian Lands”

IV International Academic Conference “Jews in the Ethnic Mosaic of the Ukrainian Lands”, September 3-5, 2018
The conference will take place as part of the “European Days of Jewish Culture 2018” by the Council of Europe.

Center for Interethnic Relations Research in Eastern Europe (Kharkiv)
Mnemonica Center for Studies of Memory Policy and Public History (Rivne)
Department of Political Sciences, Rivne State Humanitarian University

Supported by:
Ukrainian-Jewish Encounter, Canada
Leonid Nevzlin Research Center for Russian and East European Jewry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Venue: Conference Room of the Optima Hotel (9 Slovatskoho Street, Rivne, Ukraine)

Conference Program

Conference Procedure: presentation – 20 min, Q&A and panel discussion – 40 min.

Experts and discussants:
Dr. Alexis Hofmeister (Basel);
Prof. Dr. Maksym Hon (Rivne);
Prof. Dr. Yaroslav Hrytsak (Lviv);
Dr. Artem Kharchenko (Kharkiv/Bucharest);
Dr. Vladyslava Moskalets (Lviv/Chicago);
Dr. Yuri Radchenko (Kharkiv/Kyiv).

Monday, September 3
(Conference Room, Optima Hotel)

3 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.  Opening, Welcome

3.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.  Lecture by Alexis Hofmeister (Basel), Four Cityscapes – One Paradigm? Ethnic and non-Ethnic Use of Public Space in Late Imperial Riga, Salonika, Trieste, and Odessa

6 p.m.  Reception

Tuesday, September 4
(Conference Room, Optima Hotel)

9 a.m. – 12 a.m.  City Tour
12 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Lunch

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.  Panel 1: Jews of the Ukrainian Lands in the Long Nineteenth Century
Chair: Ihor Dvorkin
Oleksii Chebotarov (Lviv/St.Gallen)
After the Pogroms: Jewish Refugees and Migrants Leaving the Russian Empire
Tetiana Vodotyka (Kyiv):
Vertically Integrated Family Business: From a Middleman to an Owner of a Vertically Integrated Company
Yuliya Rudenko (Kyiv):
Engagement of Jewish Population in the Functioning of Postal and Telegraph Institutions of the Right Bank Ukraine in a Post-Reform Period
Olena Kozakevych (Lviv):
Jewish Textile Manufacturers in Galicia in the Late 19th –First Third of the 20th Centuries: Trends and Centers

3 p.m. – 3.20 p.m.  Coffee Break

3.20 p.m. – 5.20 p.m.  Panel 2: Holocaust: Memory and Narratives
Chair: Natalia Ivchyk
Anna Chebotariova (Lviv/St.Gallen):
Contested, Multivector, or Marginalized? Sociological Analysis of Collective Memory on the Holocaust in Ukraine
Tamara Kutsayeva (Kyiv):
Jews in the Urban Space: Reconstruction of Cityscape of Otynia Shtetl based on the Holocaust Victims’ Oral History Interviews (a case study of the Dulbergs family)
Svitlana Telukha (Kharkiv):
Traumatic Memory: Cases of the Holocaust and the Chernobyl Tragedy (Tracing Biographical Narratives)
Roksolana Zharkova (Lviv):
A Green Sweater in a Suitcase of Childhood Memories: Expression of Suffering in a Woman’s Memoir about the Holocaust (based on the book by Krystyna Chiger and Daniel Paisner The Girl in the Green Sweater: a Life in Holocaust Shadow)

5.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.  Presentations of new publications on Ukrainian-Jewish history – issues of journals Euxeinos and Ukraine Moderna

Wednesday, September 5
(Conference Room, Optima Hotel)

9 a.m. – 10.20 a.m.  Panel 3: Jewish Population in the Second Polish Republic
Chair: Petro Dolhanov
Iryna Levchuk (Ostrozhets):
Jewish Women’s Organizations Fighting Against Antisemitism in the Second Polish Republic
Stepan Syniak (Mykolayiv):
Activities of the Jewish Cultural and Educational Organizations in the Rivne District in 1921-1939

10.20 a.m. – 10.50 a.m.  Coffee Break

10.50 a.m. – 12.10 p.m.  Panel 4: Textual Sources on Jewish History
Chair: Svitlana Telukha
Nadiya Ufimtseva (Kyiv):
Jewish Printed Books as a Source on History of the Jewish Communities
Anna-Mariya Basauri-Zuzina (Kyiv):
The Use of Russian Soviet Practices in the Ukrainian Scientific Atheistic Works on Judaism, 1957-1989

12.10 p.m. – 1.10 p.m.  Lunch

1.10 p.m. – 2.30 p.m.  Panel 5: Violence and Jews in the Short 20th Century
Chair: Yuri Radchenko
Inna Chernikova (Kharkiv):
Repressions of the Ukrainian Jewish Cultural Workers in the Kharkiv Region, 1933-1934
Andriy Usach (Lviv):
Local Female Holocaust Perpetrators in the General District “Volhynia-Podillia”: Scale and Forms of Collaboration

2.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.  Closing Discussion


Organizing committee: Prof. Dr. Maksym Gon, Dr. Petro Dolganov, Dr. Nataliia Ivchyk, Dr. Yuri Radchenko, Anastasiia Strakhova, Dr. Artem Kharchenko, Oleksii Chebotarov.

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+38 (097) 183 02 16 (Nataliia Ivchyk)

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