Intimate Chronologies of the Euromaidan: Interview Analysis and Organisation

Intimate Chronologies of the Euromaidan: Interview Analysis and Organisation

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Hana Josticova

University of Birmingham

August 6, 2019 / 4.00 pm

Library, Center for Urban History

What was it like to be a protester at the Maidan, at different times, in different cities? What did people at the Maidan believe in and why did they take to streets to manifest their beliefs? What was their individual role during the Maidan revolution?

Hana’s research stay at the Centre for Urban History is aimed at producing a suitable database for a set of 110 interviews collected by researchers from the Centre of Urban History in December 2013 and February 2014, mainly in Kharkiv, Kyiv, and Lviv. This original material was collected for its unique potential to inform our understanding of the individual within the protests, in different parts of Ukraine, at various stages of the revolution.

During this research seminar Hana will share her analysis of these interviews and propose useful ways of organising this data that would inform the operational and ideational nuances of individual protest participation, and qualitative changes to these over the duration of the protest period. The format of the seminar will take will be Hana’s presentation followed by an interdisciplinary discussion of the proposed categories of organisation of the collection "Voices of Resistance and Hope" in order to incorporate it to the "Urban stories" project.

Working language - English.

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Hana Josticova

is a PhD researcher at the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies at the University of Birmingham. She researches social mobilisation and related identity changes in war-affected regions of Ukraine after 2014, particularly in Mariupol and Severodonetsk, and she does this through the lens and methods of political ethnography. Hana is most interested in mobilisation during the period between the end of the Maidan protests, and the start of the war between Russia and Ukraine in summer 2014.

The event has a format of a workshop, with the guest researchers to discuss academic projects and research works on different stages of progress, and of the completed projects prepared for print.

Participation in the Urban Seminar implies reading and discussing the researcher’s text. If you wish to join the workshop, please, send an email to Nataliia Otrishchenko ([email protected]) to receive the materials in advance.


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