Negotiating History Across Borders

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

German-Ukrainian Historians' Commission Held 3rd Annual Conference

The annual conference of the German-Ukrainian Historians' Commission took place on 29 and 30 September in Kyiv, in cooperation with the Institute of History of Ukraine, the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

The conference dealt with the topic "Rethinking the Revolution 1917: War, Revolution and Statehood in Ukraine." Unlike in the old Soviet narrative of the "Great Socialist October Revolution," the Conference was concerned with the theme of the national movement of the Ukrainian people and the struggle for the founding of the state. The speakers focused their presentations on various topics that integrated the national and social factors of the revolutionary year, and also linked various local and regional revolutionary stories in the former Russian and Austro-Hungarian empires.

The conference program (in Ukrainian and English) can be found here

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