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The research aims at broadening and rethinking of the understanding of Holodomor from a material point of view. It is important to evaluate the importance of material things and commodities in the saving of the children’s lives in their families and orphanages as well. By focusing on children’s consumer goods it is possible to examine the mechanisms of their distribution and allocation as well as the spaces and practices of consumption by children in 1932-1933.
Dr. Iryna Skubii is an Associate Professor at Department for UNESCO “Philosophy of Human Communication” and Socio-humanitarian Disciplines at the Petro Vasylenko Kharkiv National Technical University of Agriculture. Her research interests include economic and social history, gender studies, consumption and materiality, and history of childhood in early Soviet Ukraine. She holds a Ph.D. degree from Karazin National University (2013). In 2016, Professor Skubii was a fellow of the German-Ukrainian Commission of Historians and undertook research at Ludvig-Maximillians University in Munich. In 2016-2017, she won research grants from the Shevchenko Scientific Society in America and the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies. In 2017, Professor Skubii published her monograph “Trade in Kharkiv in the years of NEP (1921-1929): between the economy and everyday life.”
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