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Nation and Memory in Russia, Poland and Ukraine, 1800 to the present


 Schedule


LECTURES

SEMINARS

 

Autumn Term

1. History and the Present: the conflict in Ukraine PPT

A) The annexation of Crimea and the war in Ukraine

Week 1

2. Nation and Memory PPT

B) Theoretical Approaches

Week 2

3. Russia's Mission PPT

C) The Disputed Past

Week 3

4. Poland's Misfortune PPT

D) The Glorified Past

Week 4

5. Ukraine's Struggle PPT

E) The Contested Past

Week 5

READING WEEK

Week 6


6. Peasants into ... (Russians, Ukrainians, Poles) PPT

F) Empires, Nationalists and the Peasantry

Week 7

7. Nation and Literature PPT

G) Reading Clubs and National Poets

Week 8

8. Nation and Art PPT

H) History Painting and National Styles 

Week 9

9. Nation and Music PPT
I) National Operas, Anthems and Folk Songs Week 10

 

Spring Term

10. And what about the Jews? PPT

J) Assimilation, Zionism and Anti-Semitism

Week 1

11. The Great War PPT

K) Going to War

Week 2

12. The Russian Civil War

L) Nationalism vs. Socialism

Week 3

13. The Polish-Ukrainian War

M) War and Nation Building

Week 4

14. War Remembrance

N) The Political Cult of the Dead

Week 5

READING WEEK


Week 6

15. Soviet nationality policy

O) The Ukrainian Famine

Week 7

16. Poland between the wars

P) Minority Policy and Anti-Semitism

Week 8

17. Bloodlands: Atrocities and mass murder in the Second World War

Q) Survivor Testimonies

Week 9

18. Memory conflicts
R) Giving National Meaning to War Week 10

 

Summer Term

19. Post-Memory

S) The Next Generation: (Re-) Visiting Lviv and Czernowitz

Week 2

20) Russian, Polish and Ukrainian self-images today

T ) How Russians, Poles and Ukrainians see themselves

Week 4

       

 



Motherland Monument, Kiev

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