Ukraine in the World

The Black Sea and Black Sea Region as a Contact Zone of Civilizations and Cultures

Call for Papers

Kharkiv, Ukraine 22-23 November 2018

The discussions will focus on the following issues:

  • Pontus Euxinos: the Ancient Black Sea region and the Barbarian world
  • Black Sea dimension of the Byzantine oikoumene
  • Black Sea as the "inland lake" of the Ottoman Empire
  • On the edge of "Eastern question": Black Sea and the Straits in European politics from the 1770s to the early 20th century
  • The long 20th century: shifting geopolitical paradigm in the Black Sea basin during 1914-91
  • The Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) organization and regional international relations under conditions of erosion and collapse of Yalta-Potsdam system.

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