Konferenz: East meets West
Ukraine and Russia
Always Together, Always in Separation
4. - 5. Oktober 2021
Russia has inspired a multitude of studies on history, politics, religion, not to mention many other areas of research. Interest in Ukrainian affairs has until recently been less intensive, excluding of course scholars with links or background in Ukraine. If Russia and Ukraine have been studied together, more attention is usually paid to the former, and from a Russian perspective. From this point of view, Kievan Rus’ has without second thought considered as the cradle of Russian culture, a mediator of Byzantine culture on its way to the North, to Moscow in the first place, where it ennobled into a ‘genuine Russian culture’.
This simplified view of course is contested, or challenged, but it still prevails. We still do not have an abundance of studies seriously focusing on the multi-layered and entangled encounters and interactions between things ‘Russian’ and ‘Ukrainian’. To illuminate and understand these things, e.g., encounters, entanglements, and interactions, is the main subject and theme of this conference. We have divided the theme on three subsections and announce here call for papers relative to them.
The seminar is organised by the School of Theology (UEF), supported by the Borders, Mobilities and Cultural Encounters Research Community, BOMOCULT RC, and organised also together with the VERA Centre for Russian and Border Studies
Call for Papers
2. August 2021
31. August 2021