Video Recording of the lecture: “The many faces of Ukraine: Ukraine’s Ethnic Diversity”

You can now watch my lecture “The many faces of Ukraine: Ukraine’s Ethnic Diversity” online. You can still register for our virtual lecture series ‘Discover Ukraine: history, culture, and its people’ here: https://forms.gle/rpp6i6MTH427mxRo6. Lectures take place online every Wednesday. Registration is free but we welcome donations for Razom for Ukraine: https://razomforukraine.org/razom-emergency-response/

Episode 19: Marcos Silber, Nationalism and Autonomy – Jewish Experiences in East-Central Europe

In this episode, Marcos Silber, Professor of Jewish History and chair of the Gotteiner Institute for the History of the Bund and der Jewish Labor Movement at the University of Haifa talks to Jan Rybak, Early Career Fellow at the Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism about the Jewish experience in early-20th century EasternContinue reading “Episode 19: Marcos Silber, Nationalism and Autonomy – Jewish Experiences in East-Central Europe”

Video recording: The Territory of Ukraine and Its History

You can now watch a fantastic lecture “The Territory of Ukraine and Its History” by Stephan Rindlisbacher (European University Viadrina) online. You can still register for our virtual lecture series ‘Discover Ukraine: history, culture, and its people’ here: https://forms.gle/rpp6i6MTH427mxRo6. Lectures take place online every Wednesday. Registration is free but we welcome donations for Razom forContinue reading “Video recording: The Territory of Ukraine and Its History”

Discover Ukraine. Lecture 2 on 20 April 8 PM (UK)

Our second lecture will take place on 20 April (15:00 Chile; 20:00 London; 21:00 Berlin; 22:00 Kyiv). Our second speaker is Dr Stephan Rindlisbacher, European University Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder). His lecture is entitled “The Territory of Ukraine and Its History” Ukraine’s territory is a product of political decisions that date back to the Soviet Union andContinue reading “Discover Ukraine. Lecture 2 on 20 April 8 PM (UK)”

Episode 18. Ágoston Berecz: Language and Identity in Late-Habsburg Hungary

In this episode, Ágoston Berecz, Research Fellow at the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena, is in conversation with Alexander Maxwell (Victoria University of Wellington) on the increasingly fraught relationship between language, education and nation-building in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century Kingdom of Hungary. Having gained extensive political autonomy within Austria-Hungary since its formation in 1867, in theContinue reading “Episode 18. Ágoston Berecz: Language and Identity in Late-Habsburg Hungary”

Discover Ukraine. The course begins today (13 April)

The first lecture in our virtual lecture series Discover Ukraine: History, Culture and its People, will take place on 13 April (15:00 Chile; 20:00 London; 21:00 Berlin; 22:00 Kyiv). Our first speaker is Dr Fabian Baumann, the University of Chicago “Between Empires: Ukraine in the Nineteenth Century” During the nineteenth century, the territory of UkraineContinue reading “Discover Ukraine. The course begins today (13 April)”

Film Screening: ALIM (1926)

A date for your diaries at the start of next term: 18:00 Friday 29 April 2022, Birkbeck Cinema: BIMI presents a screening of Alim (1926) with an introduction by Olena Palko A newly restored silent film from 1926 featuring original music by the Crimean Tatar folk and jazz guitarist Enver Izmaylov. Introduction: Dr Olena PalkoContinue reading “Film Screening: ALIM (1926)”

New Episode Release: Ulf Brunnbauer: Ethnic and Religious Diversity in the Balkans

In this episode, Ulf Brunnbauer, Professor of History at the University of Regensburg and director of the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, discusses the categories of perception, as well as strategies for the inclusion and exclusion of interwar Bulgaria, Greece and Yugoslavia’s Muslim minorities. The historic “othering” of these minorities was broadlyContinue reading “New Episode Release: Ulf Brunnbauer: Ethnic and Religious Diversity in the Balkans”

New Podcast Episode: Ulrich Schmid, “Minorities, Federalism and Nation in Russia”

In this episode, Ulrich Schmid, Professor of Russian Culture and Society at the University of St Gallen, talks to us about Russian nationalist ideology and its place in contemporary Eastern European and international politics. Prof Schmid discusses how popular understanding of the Russian nation has evolved since imperial times, and what being Russian means inContinue reading “New Podcast Episode: Ulrich Schmid, “Minorities, Federalism and Nation in Russia””

Did Lenin and Stalin create Ukraine? (lecture by Dr Olena Palko)

How did Ukraine come into being? Who and when ‘created’ Ukraine and its people? Dr Olena Palko speaks about “a revolution in perception” of Ukraine in the wake of the First World War and the role of experts in thinking Ukraine into being. The presentation is based on the collective volume “Making Ukraine. Negotiating, Contesting,Continue reading “Did Lenin and Stalin create Ukraine? (lecture by Dr Olena Palko)”