Video Chronicle

After Inevitable
28 July 2016


On July 28, 2016, as a part of the lectures and discussion program "Jewish Days at the City Hall: Communities, Milieus and States in the 20th Century Contested Cities" a lecture by Danylo Ilnytskyi and Viktor Martyniuk "After Inevitable: Imaginary Map of Literary Lviv (±1939)" was held.  Location: Ratusha Restaurant (1, Rynok sq.). Free admission.

The year 1939 was a turning point in the history of Lwow/Lviv and in the life of its citizens. Taking a closer look at the events, we might state both the unique nature of experiences and the shared fate and fortunes, on an individual level and on the scale of local communities, milieus, and groups. One such group were writers who were destined, by the nature of their profession or calling, to transfer their individual experiences onto the level of social memory or rather, the memories of various writers who found themselves in Lviv at the time and would later go back in their thoughts and imagination to the events of 1939 with different literatures and perspectives, sometimes divided by an iron curtain. How do we find the points of contact in the polyphony of memories and keep attentive to the individuality of each voice? The answer to this question is sought by the authors of the project "Imaginary Map of Literary Lviv (±1939 р.)".

The lecture was held in Ukrainian with simultaneous translation.

Danylo Ilnytskyi - literary scholar and essayist, candidate of Philology. He is a researcher at the Ivan Krypyakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies (Lviv). He is an author of comments to the three editions of Bohdan Ihor Antonych, co-author of the project "Imaginary Map of Literary Lviv (±1939 р.)" on the Lviv Interactive platform of the Center or Urban History, author of scholarly works on the artistic world outlook of Bohdan Ihor Antonych, and also author of articles and essays on personalities, events, and challenges of the humanitarian and cultural artistic world.

Viktor Martyniuk - literary scholar, literary editor, candidate of Philology. He is a researcher at the Ivan Krypiakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies. He participates in projects of the Center for Humanitarian Research of Ivan Franko National University in Lviv on "University Dialogues", "Solo Is On… New Voices", "8 Interpretations of Antonych", "Intellectual Biography" and "Places for Future Heritage" and is co-author of the project "Imaginary Map of Literary Lviv (±1939 рік)".

Jewish Days is a public program for general audiences. It is related to two other projects of the Center for Urban History - Summer School in Jewish History and Multicultural Past, held annually since 2010, and the initiative Space of Synagogues: Jewish History, Common Heritage and Responsibility (in partnership with the Lviv City Council and the German Society for International Cooperation, GIZ).