[Colloquium Regensburg] Tatiana Zhurzhenko (Wien): "Beyond Commemoration - Urban Representations of Ukraine’s Unresolved Conflict"

11.05.2017 (14:00 - 15:30)

On 11 May Dr. Tatiana Zhurzhenko (Vienna) is going to give a lecture in the Colloquium of the Graduate School in Regensburg. Her paper is entitled: "Beyond Commemoration - Urban Representations of Ukraine’s Unresolved Conflict".

Tatiana Zhurzhenko is Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna, where she acts as Research Director of the Institute's programmes "Russia in Global Dialogue" and "Ukraine in European Dialogue".


Three years after the Maidan and the beginning of the war in Dobas, various commemorative projects dealing with these events have emerged in Ukraine, from the Instytutska shrine in Kyiv to the ATO museum in Dnipro(petrovsk). But can working with the traumatic past start before the conflict is resolved, and does the notion of "commemoration" apply to events whose meaning is still deeply contested? Kyiv, Odessa, Dnipro(petrovsk) and Kharkiv experienced the Maidan protests and the so calles "Russian spring" of 2014 in very different ways and with rather different political outcomes. Community activists and local political elites therefore opt for different strategies of dealing with the past/present - from truth-seeking to glorification to amnesia.

Time: 11.05.2017, 14-15:30 Uhr s.t.

Venue: Regensburg, Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies, Landshuter Str. 4, Room 017 (EG)

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