Ukraine in European Dialogue

Euromaidan_Wiki Commons_SliderAs millions of Ukrainians take risks for the sake of a European future for their country, a historic opportunity presents itself to create a platform for dialogue between Ukrainian scholars, intellectuals and activists and their counterparts in Europe and North America. For Ukraine, intellectual exchange with the West is crucial for the success of reform efforts and for building a modern, sovereign state governed by the rule of law. But Europe, too, has something to learn from Ukrainians, and not only lessons of civic courage, self-organization and mass volunteer movements. Ukraine is no longer a terra incognita; it is a source of insights into politics and civil society that might well be relevant to the European present and future. Understanding Ukraine and the nature of the current conflict with Russia is vital for the future of the European endeavor. The project Ukraine in European Dialogue seeks to contribute to this exchange.

The IWM has a long-standing tradition of practical and intellectual solidarity with societies in transition. In its efforts to support Ukrainian civil society and scholarship the Institute has invited numerous fellows from Ukraine in recent decades. Additionally, in 2010 it launched a program for young Ukrainian academics in the field of history; in May 2014 the conference Ukraine: Thinking Together, held in Kyiv, brought together intellectuals and scholars from Ukraine with their counterparts from Western Europe and the US; and the Institute’s journal Transit has published numerous articles on and from Ukraine.

As a prelude to the new project the IWM contributed to the School of Kyiv Biennial which took place in the Ukrainian capital from September 8 to November 1, 2015.

The project Ukraine in European Dialogue has been initiated by the US historian Timothy Snyder and is part of the IWM research focus United Europe – Divided History, which he heads.

Fellowships & Events

The project Ukraine in European Dialogue includes:

  • Andriy Sheptyts’kyi Senior Fellowship for outstanding international scholars in the fields of public ethics, religion and politics
  • Junior Fellowships for scholars from Ukraine in history and the social sciences
  • Short-term Solidarity Fellowships for notable scholars from Ukraine whose work has been disrupted by war
  • Conferences, workshops, lectures, seminars and public discussions at the IWM and in Ukraine (Please find a list of public events at the IWM here.)
  • Publications, including a focal point in Eurozine and an archive on Transit.

Further Reading:
Timothy Snyder: New Program: “Ukraine in European Dialogue”, in IWMpost 116.

 

 

 

Research Director

Fellows and Guests

  • Anastasiya Ryabchuk

    Senior lecturer, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

    Junior Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (December 2018 – May 2019)
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  • Mykola Balaban

    PhD candidate in History, Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv

    Junior Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (December 2018 – May 2019)
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  • Andrii Portnov

    Professor of Entangled History of Ukraine at the European University Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder), Director of the PRISMA UKRAЇNA Research Network Eastern Europe (Berlin)

    Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (February - March 2019)
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Former Fellows & Guests

  • Anastasiya Ryabchuk

    Senior lecturer, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

    Junior Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (December 2018 – May 2019)
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  • Igor Lukes

    Professor of History and International Relations, The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University; Associate, The Davis Center for Russian Studies, Harvard University; Local Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
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  • Yuri Radchenko

    Lecturer, Institute of Oriental Studies and International Relations, Kharkiv Collegium
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  • Konstanin Akinsha

    Art historian, journalist, curator; founding director and Chair, Russian Avant-garde Research Project, UK
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  • Artem Gergun

    Junior Research Scholar, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv
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  • Kateryna Iakovlenko

    Researcher, Research Platform of PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv), PhD student, Lviv National Ivan Franko University
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  • Yevgenia Belorusets

    Artist, writer, Kyiv and Berlin; founder, Ukrainian journal for literature Prostory, member of the curatorial group, Hudrada
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  • Dmytro Khuttkyy

    Head of e-Dem Lab, CID, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
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  • Angelina Kariakina

    Editor-in-chief, Hromadske TV, Kyiv
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  • Andrei Kurkov

    Ukrainian novelist
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  • Roman Szporluk

    Professor em. of Ukrainian History, Harvard University; Professor em. of History, University of Michigan; foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences in Kiev, Ukraine
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  • Andrii Portnov

    Professor of Entangled History of Ukraine at the European University Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder), Director of the PRISMA UKRAЇNA Research Network Eastern Europe (Berlin)

    Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (February - March 2019)
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  • Uliana Movchan

    Assistant Professor of Political Science, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv
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  • Tetiana Kalenychenko

    PhD candidate in Cultural and Religious studies, National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, Kyiv
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  • Kyrylo Tkachenko

    Co-founder and co-editor, Ukrainian magazine for social critique Spilne; political activist, Free Mumia Movement
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  • Vasyl Cherepanyn

    Head, Visual Culture Research Center (VCRC, Kyiv); editor, Political Critique magazine (Ukrainian edition); lecturer, Cultural Studies Department, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
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  • Ihor Todorov

    Professor of International Relations; Director; Center for International Security and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Uzhhorod National University, Ukraine
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  • Adam Daniel Rotfeld

    Faculty of Artes Liberales, Warsaw University; The Polish Institute of International Affairs, Warsaw; former Foreign Minister of Poland
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  • Nani Hohokhia

    Associate Professor of History, Luhansk (now Starobilsk) Taras Shevchenko National University
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  • Serhiy Zhadan

    Author, poet and translator, Ukraine
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  • Oksana Mikheieva

    Professor of Sociology, PhD in Historical Science and Head, Department of Sociology, Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv
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  • Anton Liagusha

    Associate Professor, Department of World History, Donetsk National University, Vinnytsia
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  • Olena Styazhkina

    Professor of History at Mariupol State University and Donetsk National University, Vinnitsa
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  • Oleksandr Marinchenko

    Research Associate, Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs

    Junior Visiting Fellow “Ukraine in European Dialogue”
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  • Anton Shekhovtsov

    PhD in Political Science
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  • Maria Teteriuk

    PhD candidate in Mass Communications and senior lecturer in Media Studies, National University of 'Kyiv-Mohyla Academy', Ukraine
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  • Valeriya Korablyova

    Associate Professor of Philosophy of Humanities, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
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