Who Controls the Past?
6 July 2019

On July 6, 2019, at 4 pm, a round table "Who Controls the Past? War and Revolution on/offline" took place.

During the round table, we discussed about who and how shapes our perceptions of the past, and also about the new roles of academic historians in promoting historical knowledge. The discussion involved researchers actively engaged in the making of public knowledge on historical events. Thus, talked about changes in modern academia and education, and about new challenges and opportunities for academic historians. In particular, we considered the following aspects: what will the academia lose and gain when historians become agile actors in public space? What does it mean to be public historians of war, violence, and revolution? How to talk about violence in a state that experiences violence? What kind of history does modern Ukraine require? How do modern media impact the construction and perception of history?

Yaroslav Hrytsak, Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv)
Olena Betliy, National University "Kyiv Mohyla Academy", Center for Urban History (Kyiv)
Vitaliy Skalsky, National University "Kyiv Mohyla Academy", NAS of Ukraine (Kyiv)

Moderated by:
Oksana Dudko, Center for Urban History, Toronto University (Lviv, Toronto).