Who Controls the Past? War and Revolution on/offline

Who Controls the Past? War and Revolution on/offline

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July 6, 2019 / 4.00 pm

Center for Urban History, Lviv

During the round table, we shall discuss 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 will involve researchers actively engaged in the making of public knowledge on historical events. Thus, we shall talk about changes in modern academia and education, and about new challenges and opportunities for academic historians. In particular, we shall consider 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)

The round table is a final event of the symposium "Wars, Violence, and Revolutions in Ukraine (1914–1923 рр.): Academic and Public Prospects."


Сover Image: Sofia Rusova / Chernihiv Historical Museum

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