Ukraine in European Dialogue Solidarity Fellowship

Distinguished Guests

More than five years have passed since the Maidan, yet Ukraine remains at a historic crossroads. There is an ongoing need for 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.

As part of this project, short-term Solidarity Fellowships are offered at the IWM for notable scholars from Ukraine whose work has been disrupted by war. 


Katherine Younger
Research Director, Ukraine in European Dialogue


  • The relevance of foreign experience to Ukrainian language policy, -
  • Enlightened Absolutism from Below: Local Bureaucracy, Politics of Reform and Imperial Unification in the Late Eighteenth-Century Russian Empire, -
  • The 1920 Soviet Abortion Decree and Why It Is Important Now, -
  • How Could Art Reflect on Trauma?, -
  • Real Estate, -
  • Soviet Ukrainian Patriotism in Brezhnev`s Dnipropetrovsk, -
  • Icons and Bolsheviks Constructivism, Archaism, Propaganda, -
  • Ordinary People under Occupation: Mechanisms of Formation and Presentation of Biographies, -
  • Filming the Revolution: Ukrainian Avant-garde Films 1929-1931, -
  • Mute Avant-garde: Ukrainian Film in the 1920s, -
  • The Role of Witnesses in Digital Media: The Case of the War in the Donbas, -
  • Voices vs. Ideologies, -
  • Ukraine in European Dialogue Solidarity Fellowship, -
  • The Maidan Murder Trial: Facing the Other, -
  • “Heroes Do Not Die?” New Commemorative Practices in Post-Maidan Eastern Ukraine, -
  • How Right is the Left?, -
  • The International–Kyiv Biennial 2017, -
  • Childhood in a Totalitarian Society: The “True Leninists” of Soviet Ukraine, 1929-1939, -
  • The Geopolitical Dimension of Ukraine’s Cooperation with Central and Eastern European Countries under Conditions of Russian Aggression, -
  • Lakonische Verse in der Katastrophe, -
  • «Homo Militans»: The Motivation of Paramilitary Fighters in Ukraine, -
  • Heroes and Antiheroes in National Narratives of CEE Countries in 20th Century, -
  • Ordinary People under Occupation: Mechanisms of Formation and Presentation of Biographies, -