Danyliw Research Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine

Danyliw Seminar Attendees


15th Annual Danyliw Research Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine
Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Ottawa, Canada

Desmarais Hall 12102, 7-9 November 2019

The Chair of Ukrainian Studies, with the support of the Wolodymyr George Danyliw Foundation, will be holding its 15th Annual Danyliw Research Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine at the University of Ottawa on 7-9 November 2019. Since 2005, the Danyliw Seminar has provided an annual platform for the presentation of some of the most influential academic research on Ukraine.

The Seminar invites proposals from scholars and doctoral students —in political science, anthropology, sociology, history, law, economics and related disciplines in the social sciences and humanities— on a broad variety of topics falling under thematic clusters, such as those suggested below:


  • war/violence (combatants, civilians in wartime, DNR/LNR, Maidan)
  • security (conflict resolution, Minsk Accords, OSCE, NATO, Crimea)
  • nationalism (Ukrainian, Russian, Soviet, historical, far right)
  • economic change (energy, corruption, oligarchies, EU free trade, foreign aid)
  • governance (rule of law, elections, regionalism, decentralization)
  • media (TV/digital, social media, information warfare, fake news)
  • history/memory (World War II, Holodomor, Soviet period, interwar, imperial)
  • language, ethnicity, religion, nation (policies and practices)
  • culture and politics (cinema, literature, music, performing arts, popular culture)
  • migration (IDPs, refugees, migrant workers, diasporas)
  • social problems (reintegration of combatants, protests, welfare, gender, education)
  • state/society (citizenship, civil society, collective action, human rights)

The Seminar will also be featuring panels devoted to recent/new books touching on Ukraine, as well as the screening of new documentaries followed by a discussion with filmmakers. The Seminar favours intensive discussion, with relatively short presentations (12 minutes), comments by the moderator and an extensive Q&A with Seminar participants and the larger public. The Seminar is open to the public and registration is free. Since space is limited, people interested in attending the seminar must register by sending an email to the Chair of Ukrainian Studies (chairukr@gmail.com).

Past Seminar presentations, discussion sessions, and papers are available on the Seminar’s web site (https://www.danyliwseminar.com/participants-2018) and YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX1dVZqseZQDBe2VBKlQTfg).

The Seminar is made possible by the commitment of the Wolodymyr George Danyliw Foundation to the pursuit of excellence in the study of contemporary Ukraine.

We look forward to seeing you at the Seminar!

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