This project aims to describe the path of humanities transformations in Ukraine since 1991by examining the changes in academic philosophical discourses and their connection toimportant historical events. Humanities plays a vital role in changing societies. Ukrainian philosophy has over the last thirty years been responsible for the deconstruction of Soviet ideological narratives, the rise of Ukrainian identity studies, the rethinking of the Western philosophical canon, and the development of new philosophical language. The structure of the research is based on four turns in the history of independent Ukraine and their reflection in the humanities. The first one describes post-Soviet philosophical discussions from 1991–2004. The second reveals the main processes that influenced humanities between two revolutions––the Orange Revolution of 2004, and the Revolution of Dignity of 2013–2014. The third explains the challenges faced by the humanities in times of war between 2014 and 2022. The fourth gives a general overview of Ukrainian academic culture in the turbulent times following the Russian military invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022.
This Residential Fellowship for Ukrainian Scholars is made possible by a cooperation with the Research Center for the History of Transformations (RECET).