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Historical Debates in and on Ukraine: Case of Stepan Bandera

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  • Wed 31 Jan 2018 18.00 - 20.00
  Add to Calendar 2018-01-31 18:00 2018-01-31 20:00 Europe/Paris Historical Debates in and on Ukraine: Case of Stepan Bandera

Lecture in the framework of the History, Memory and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe lecture series, organized by Alexander Etkind, Pieter M. Judson and Pavel Kolár

ABSTRACT: The presentation seeks to examine Ukrainian memory culture, via an analysis of the case of Stepan Bandera (1909-1959), the leader of Ukrainian nationalists.
His image caused outrage both within Ukraine and beyond - in Germany, Israel, Poland and Russia - during and after the Euromaidan. The paper brings together current debates , sociological polls and other related statistics. Since the case of Bandera is particularly conflictogenic, its analysis permits us to measure depths of regional and ideological divides in Ukraine. Contrary to what has been often presented as a clash of two Ukraines – Ukrainophile West vs Russophile East – the Ukrainian situation seems to be much more complex. This complexity may serve as a saving grace, since it creates a space for maneuvering and new scenarios, including the presence of a “Third Ukraine,” that is represented mostly by young leaders and strives for reconciliation.

Sala del Torrino , Villa Salviati DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala del Torrino , Villa Salviati

Lecture in the framework of the History, Memory and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe lecture series, organized by Alexander Etkind, Pieter M. Judson and Pavel Kolár

ABSTRACT: The presentation seeks to examine Ukrainian memory culture, via an analysis of the case of Stepan Bandera (1909-1959), the leader of Ukrainian nationalists.
His image caused outrage both within Ukraine and beyond - in Germany, Israel, Poland and Russia - during and after the Euromaidan. The paper brings together current debates , sociological polls and other related statistics. Since the case of Bandera is particularly conflictogenic, its analysis permits us to measure depths of regional and ideological divides in Ukraine. Contrary to what has been often presented as a clash of two Ukraines – Ukrainophile West vs Russophile East – the Ukrainian situation seems to be much more complex. This complexity may serve as a saving grace, since it creates a space for maneuvering and new scenarios, including the presence of a “Third Ukraine,” that is represented mostly by young leaders and strives for reconciliation.


Location:
Sala del Torrino , Villa Salviati

Affiliation:
Department of History and Civilization

Type:
Lecture

Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Organiser:
Pavel Kolar (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Alexander Etkind (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Pieter Judson (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Speaker:
Prof. Yaroslav Hrytsak (Ukraninian Catholic University)

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