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Borderlands or Frontiers? Contested Pasts and Competing Imaginaries in Ukraine’s East and West

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  • Tue 12 Feb 2019 15.00 - 17.00
  Add to Calendar 2019-02-12 15:00 2019-02-12 17:00 Europe/Paris Borderlands or Frontiers? Contested Pasts and Competing Imaginaries in Ukraine’s East and West

In the framework of the Research Seminar on "Gender, Social Action and Politics in European Borderlands, 1880s to the present"

In terms of history and geopolitics, Ukraine has often been conceptualized as “borderlands of Europe”. The collapse of the Soviet Union, the EU enlargement up to the Ukraine’s western border and, most recently, the war in Donbas have reinforced this perspective. But how do Ukrainian regions and municipalities in the west and the east of the country make sense of their peripheral situation? Using Tomasz Zarycki’s useful differentiation between traditional frontier discourses and “post-modern” borderlands discourses, I will show how the local political, intellectual and cultural elites in Lviv and Kharkiv deal with a difficult past, nostalgia, marginality and the conflict with Russia.

Biography:
Tatiana Zhurzhenko is Guest Professor for East European Studies at the Department of Political Science, University of Vienna. Since 2002, she has been doing research in the Ukrainian-Polish and Ukrainian-Russian borderlands. Zhurzhenko has published widely on post-Soviet borders and borderland identities, memory politics, and on gender politics and feminism in Ukraine. Lately, she co-edited the volume War and Memory in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus (Palgrave 2017).

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

In the framework of the Research Seminar on "Gender, Social Action and Politics in European Borderlands, 1880s to the present"

In terms of history and geopolitics, Ukraine has often been conceptualized as “borderlands of Europe”. The collapse of the Soviet Union, the EU enlargement up to the Ukraine’s western border and, most recently, the war in Donbas have reinforced this perspective. But how do Ukrainian regions and municipalities in the west and the east of the country make sense of their peripheral situation? Using Tomasz Zarycki’s useful differentiation between traditional frontier discourses and “post-modern” borderlands discourses, I will show how the local political, intellectual and cultural elites in Lviv and Kharkiv deal with a difficult past, nostalgia, marginality and the conflict with Russia.

Biography:
Tatiana Zhurzhenko is Guest Professor for East European Studies at the Department of Political Science, University of Vienna. Since 2002, she has been doing research in the Ukrainian-Polish and Ukrainian-Russian borderlands. Zhurzhenko has published widely on post-Soviet borders and borderland identities, memory politics, and on gender politics and feminism in Ukraine. Lately, she co-edited the volume War and Memory in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus (Palgrave 2017).


Location:
Sala del Torrino , Villa Salviati

Affiliation:
Department of History and Civilization

Type:
Lecture

Contact:
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Organiser:
Laura Downs (EUI)
Dominika Gruziel (EUI - Marie Curie Fellow)

Speaker:
Tatiana Zhurzhenko (University of Vienna)

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