Digital Seminar - Ukraine in History Textbooks and the Education of the Next Generation After the War

20 September 2023

Since May 2022, the seminar series “Historians and the War: Rethinking the Future” has been engaging the world’s premiere experts in the fields of history and political sciences about their thoughts on how history is changing – in front of our eyes – in light of the Russian war against sovereign Ukraine.

The next online seminar of the series, titled “𝗨𝗸𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗛𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗧𝗲𝘅𝘁𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗘𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗡𝗲𝘅𝘁 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗮𝗿: 𝗣𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗨𝗸𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗲, 𝗚𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗱𝗮,” will take place on 𝟮𝟴 𝗦𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯.

By looking into the future, drawing on the experience of post-war transitions in other global contexts, and returning to the topic of justice and reconciliation in societies, the seminar participants will discuss what transformations should take place in the educational sphere of Ukrainian society in the context of its integration into the European cultural and political space. Which vectors of educational development should Ukraine and its partners choose to achieve long-term peace in the country, the region, Europe, and the world?

The presenters will be:
𝗜𝗴𝗼𝗿 𝗦𝗵𝗰𝗵𝘂𝗽𝗮𝗸, Director of the Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies (TKUMA)
𝗩𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗮 𝗞𝘂𝗿𝘆𝗹𝗶𝘄, Director of Education at the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC), Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies
𝗥𝗶𝗲𝗺 𝗦𝗽𝗶𝗲𝗹𝗵𝗮𝘂𝘀, Head of the Department "Knowledge in Transition" at the Georg-Eckert-Institute

The presentations will be held in Ukrainian and English with simultaneous translation. A Q&A will follow.

A recording of the seminar will appear on the Youtube channel of the German-Ukrainian Historians’ Commission:

You can view a listing of past seminars on the CIUS website:

The seminar series is a joint initiative by the German-Ukrainian Historians' Commission, the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, the Ukraine-based scholarly journal "Ukraina Moderna", and the Department of Eastern European History at Munich University.

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