11th Annual Danyliw Research Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine

11th Annual Danyliw Research Seminar on Contemporary 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), as well as practitioners from non-governmental and international organizations, journalists, and policy analysts on topics falling under the following thematic clusters (the examples given below are not exhaustive):

political violence and the war in Donbas;
political/security aspects of the conflict with Russia (EU, OSCE, US, Canada);
internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees;
economic transformation (energy sector, corruption, international aid);
political transformation (electoral politics, parliamentary coalitions, rule of law);
competing public narratives: traditional media, social media, state propaganda;
the rise of civil society (Maidan, volunteer groups, “self-defense” units).

The Seminar will also consider proposals that incorporate wider perspectives on the conflict, such as: 

historical memories and political contestations;
the formation of linguistic, regional and national identities;
Ukrainian nationalism and Russian nationalism;
Soviet/post-Soviet elites (political/economic) and social networks;
culture and politics: Ukrainians, Russian, Jews, Poles.

Presentations at the Seminar will be based on research papers (4000-5000 words) and will be made available, shortly after the panel discussions, in written and video format on the Seminar website and social media. The Seminar will privilege intensive discussion, with relatively short presentations (10 minutes), comments by the moderator and an extensive Q&A with Seminar participants and assembled public. This year’s Seminar will also include several special events.

People interested in presenting at the 2015 Danyliw Seminar are invited to submit a 500 word paper proposal and a 150 word biographical statement, by email attachment, to Dominique Arel, Chair of Ukrainian Studies, atdarel@uottawa.ca AND chairukr@gmail.com. Please also include your full coordinates (institutional affiliation, preferred postal address, email, phone) and, if applicable, indicate your latest publication or, in the case of doctoral applicants, the year when you entered a doctoral program, the title of your dissertation and year of expected completion. 

The proposal deadline is 25 June 2015. The Chair will cover the expenses of applicants whose proposal is accepted by the Seminar. The proposals will be reviewed by an international selection committee and applicants will be notified in the summer.

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.

All the Seminar sessions will be held in Room 12102 of the Desmarais Building (DMS), 55 Laurier Ave., on University of Ottawa campus – with the exception of the portion of the Seminar held on Thursday after 5 PM (panel on diplomacy, concert, opening reception) which will take place in Room 105 of the Tabaret Building (TBT), 550 Cumberland, also known as the Huguette Labelle Room or the former Chapel. A map of University of Ottawa campus – with the DMS and TBT location – can be accesssed at http://maps.uottawa.ca.

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) or by calling 613 562 5800, ext. 3692.

 

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