Studies on Political Violence in Ukraine: An Interdisciplinary and Comparative Approach

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Monday, April 16th, 2018

Monday, April 16, 201810:00AM - 4:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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Interdisciplinary research is discussed more often than it is practiced. Research is becoming increasingly specialized and fragmented across the vast array of disciplines and subfields, and scholars studying similar phenomena rarely speak with one another. This workshop aims to break down such barriers among scholars, bringing together graduate students from various disciplines who work on the dynamics of micro-level political violence in Ukraine, other areas of Eastern Europe, and East Asia. In addition to sharing their research in progress, participants will have the opportunity to compare approaches to studying micro-level political violence, as well as learn from a collection of case studies. What can Ukrainian studies learn from scholars who examine political violence in different contexts? What can others learn from Ukrainian studies? What are the benefits and pitfalls of interdisciplinary engagement, and how can we engage in it constructively moving forward? This gathering, in a working group setting, will provide a rare opportunity for discussion of the benefits, challenges, pitfalls, and avenues for future collaborative research.

Session I

Moderator: Daniel Fedorowycz, Jacyk Program, CERES

Seeing is Believing: Public Display and the Threat of Micro-sized Groups in Indonesia
Jessica Soedigo, University of Toronto

Crimean Tatar Non-Violent National Movement in the Age of Collapse
Mariia Shynkarenko, The New School University

Dynamics of politicide in Central Java and Yogyakarta during the 1965-66 Indonesian Anti-communist campaign
Mark Winward, University of Toronto

Secrets and Silences in the Archives. Narratives of Violence in Holodomor, the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33
Karolina Koziura, The New School University

Remembering Violence: Survivor Interpretations of the 1932-33 Famine (Holodomor) in Ukraine
John Vsetecka, Michigan State University

Session II

Moderator: Daniel Fedorowycz, Jacyk Program, CERES

Occupation as an Enabler of Local Conflict: Belarusian-Polish Relations in Belarus, 1941-1944
Aleksandra Pomiecko, University of Toronto

‘Repatriation’: The Resettlement, Exchange and Expulsion of the Polish Civilian Population from the Soviet Drohobycz Region of Ukraine to Poland, 1944 – 1946
Michal Mlynarz, University of Toronto

Fifty Shades of Blue: The Polinische Polizei and the Holocaust in the Subcarpathian Region of District Krakow
Tomasz Frydel, University of Toronto

Crimes of Retreat: The Final Days of Occupation in Rostov-on-Don (22 January-7 February 1943)
Maris Rowe-McCulloch, University of Toronto

The Political Economy of Famine: the Ukrainian Famine of 1933
Natalya Naumenko, Northwestern University


Olga Kesarchuk

Main Sponsor

Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine


Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

Holodomor Research and Education Consortium, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta

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