Rethinking Ukraine and Europe. New Challenges For Historians

The international congress "Rethinking Ukraine and Europe: New Challenges for Historians" will be held in Vilnius on September 15-17, 2023. More than 100 historians from different countries will take part in the event.

Participation in the Congress provides an opportunity to learn about grant programmes and meet representatives of Foundations that sponsor international projects in the field of historical research. Engage in thematic panel discussions and find potential partners for possible new joint research.

The main goal of the Congress is to discuss the development of a new narrative on the history of Ukraine and the entire Central-Eastern European region.

We would like to ask about and discuss the following questions issues:

- How should we rethink the history of Ukraine and reinterpret it from a more transnational perspective and in a broader context of European and global history?
- To what extent should we rethink topics and themes of our research in Ukrainian Studies that have been well-established for at least 30 years?
- How can we rethink and reinvent national politics and cultures of memory in the Ukraine-Lithuania-Belarus-Poland region to make them more transnational?

The program schedule of the event is designed for 2 working days. On the first day, representatives of the invited Foundations will present their grant programmes, which finance international projects in the field of historical research. On the same day and the next day as well, all participants will be able to participate in thematic panel discussions and find partnerships for possible potential new joint research. The Congress will be opened by a keynote lecture delivered by a prominent British historian and expert in the early modern European history, Professor Robert I. Frost from the University of Aberdeen.

The working languages of the Congress: Ukrainian, and English for general panels; the languages of thematic panels will be determined in due course.

Event location: Vilnius University, 3 Universiteto str., LT-01513 Vilnius

For general questions about the scientific program, please contact Darius Staliūnas (mention the word "Congress" in the subject line):

For other organizational questions, please contact Svitlana Lyakhovets (mention the word "Congress" in the subject line):



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