Panel Discussion and Book Presentation
12 Dec 2019 · 6.30 pm

Kultur und Alltag im Ukraine-Konflikt

Venue: Zentrum für Osteuropa- und Internationale Studien Berlin, Mohrenstr. 60, 10117 Berlin
Research project(s): Affective Realism

An event in collaboration with Zentrum für Osteuropa- und internationale Studien Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Berlin

Panel discussion and book presentation in the context of the Workshop History goes Pop? On the Popularization of the Past in Eastern European Cultures (10–12 Dec 2019)
with Roman Dubasevych (Universität Greifswald), Sabine von Löwis (ZOiS), Igor Sid (Moskau) and Matthias Schwartz (ZfL)

Since 2014, the European media has been holding its breath over the development of the Ukraine conflict. Following the protests on the Maidan with over a hundred dead, Russia annexed Crimea and has been supporting the war of secession ever since.

Although Russia and Ukraine have, for centuries, shared a common history and cultural ties, the conflict reveals mutual resentments and historico-political obsessions that had been present for a long time in art works, cultural discourse, and daily life.

The panel discussion explores these cultural, societal and emotional dimensions and looks at how they have changed in the course of the conflict.

Roman Dubasevych is professor at the University of Greifswald, at the chair of Ukrainische Kulturwissenschaft [Ukrainian Cultural Studies].

Sabine von Löwis is a social geographer and research associate at the ZOiS, where she leads the project Everyday Life in Conflict – Scopes of Action and Coping Strategies in De Facto States.

Igor Sid is a poet, essayist, curator and researcher at the Institute of Translation (in Moskau). He works on questions of geo-poetics, travel-anthropology and on experimental art projects at the interface between culture and science.

Matthias Schwartz is slavist, historian and presently research associate in the project Affective Realism. Contemporary Eastern European Literatures at the Center for Literary and Cultural Research. At the moment, he is also professor at the Institute for East European Studies of the Freie Universität Berlin, where he is substitute head of the department of culture.

The discussion will take place in German and Russian and will be simultaneously translated. If you are interested in the event, please register here.

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Roman Dubasevych, Matthias Schwartz (ed./eds.)

Sirenen des Krieges
Diskursive und affektive Dimensionen des Ukraine-Konflikts

LiteraturForschung Vol. 38
Kulturverlag Kadmos, Berlin 2020, 373 pages
ISBN 978-3-86599-356-4