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.

Organizers:
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.

Contacts:
+38 (097) 481 36 81 (Petro Dolganov)
+38 (097) 183 02 16 (Nataliia Ivchyk)
mnemonics2801@gmail.com

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