Yuliia Manukian


Documenting Ukraine Grants

Cultural Heritage Objects of the South of Ukraine during Russia’s War against Ukraine: Documentation, Significance, Future

The study will cover the combat zones in the territory that was historically part of the Crimean Khanate. These borders cover the Odesa, Mykolaiv, Kherson regions, Crimea, the southern Zaporizhia, and the southern Donetsk regions.

These are territories with a traditionally controversial history, with a mainly immigrant population. We will analyze the developments in the south of Ukraine through the lens of cultural heritage:
1. Damage during hostilities and determining the significance of damaged objects.
2. Changing attitudes towards cultural heritage bearing political overtones from the times of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union in southern Ukraine.
3. Changing attitudes towards Ukrainian national cultural heritage.
4. Changing attitudes towards the cultural heritage of the South, with its indigenous peoples (Crimean Tatars, Karaites and Krymchaks), as well as other peoples historically associated with the region (Armenians, Jews, Moldovans, Bulgarians, Greeks, French, Germans).

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