[Conference] Revolution and War. Ukraine and the Great Transformation of Modern Europe

28.05.2015 18:30 - 2015-05-29 18:30

One of the greatest tasks involved in writing the history of Ukraine today is to situate it in its transnational context. To this end, this high-calibre international conference, ‘Revolution and War: The Ukraine and the Great Transformation of Modern Europe’, aims to make an important contribution. In the course of four section, participating historians will engage the history of Ukraine in the context of Europe’s transformations from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. The cornerstones for this examination will be the Thirty Years’ War (1618 to 1648), the First and the Second World Wars, and the development of Ukraine since 1989.

The conference takes place in Berlin (Georges-Casalis-Saal, Französische Friedrichstadtkirche, Gendarmenmarkt 5).

Please register by 18 May 2015: info@historikerverband.de.


Thursday 28 May 2015


Opening Lecture

Timothy Snyder, Yale University



Yaroslav Hrytsak, Lemberg University

Martin Schulze Wessel, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich


Friday 29 May 2015


Welcoming Address

Yaroslav Hrytsak, Lemberg University

Joachim von Puttkamer, Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena


Krieg und Krise: Die Ukraine in Europa 1618–1648

War and Crises: The Ukraine in Europe 1618–1648

Frank Sysyn, University of Toronto

Ricarda Vulpius, Ludwig Maximilians University München

Andreas Kappeler, University of Vienna (chair)


Weltkriege und Weltrevolution: Europa und die Ukraine 1914–1945

World Wars and World Revolution: Europe and Ukraine 1914–1945

Yuri Shapoval, University, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Tanja Penter, Heidelberg University

Włodzimierz Borodziej, Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena (chair)


Lunch Break


Zwischen Revolution und Krieg: Die große europäische Transformation
und die Ukraine seit 1989

Between Revolution and War: The Great European Transformation
and Ukraine since 1989

Marci Shore, Yale University

Philipp Ther, University of Vienna

Yaroslav Hrytsak, Lemberg University (chair)


Round Table: Maidan – Konstruktion und Rekonstruktion

Roundtable: Maidan – Construction and Reconstruction

Andriy V. Portnov, Berlin 

Ilya Gerasimov, Center for the Study of Nationalism and Empire, Kiev

Vitaly Portnikov, Kiev (chair)


Closing Lecture

Andreas Kappeler, University of Vienna


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