Oral History in Times of War: Reflections on Witnessing the War Summer Institute

You are cordially invited to an online Folklore Lunch presentation by Gelinada Grinchenko, Natalia Khanenko-Friesen, and Iuliia Skubytska entitled "Oral History in Times of War: Reflections on Witnessing the War Summer Institute, Krakow, Poland" on Friday, September 23, at noon Edmonton time.

16 September 2022

The recording of the presentation is available here: https://youtu.be/1P3_fYAXhI4

Witnessing the War in Ukraine: Summer Institute in Oral History, initiated and organized by the Huculak Chair in collaboration with five other international partners, was held at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow from 16-19 July. 12 globally recognized key voices in oral history and 35 practicing oral historians from around the world debated and discussed  research needs and fieldwork challenges of interview-based research in the context of the ongoing war on Ukraine.

Join leading Ukrainian oral historians to learn about their experiences and thoughts on the emerging and rapidly growing field of studies in Ukrainian studies, the Oral History of the Russian War in Ukraine.

Presenters biographies

Gelinada Grinchenko is a Professor of History at the Department of Ukrainian Studies (Faculty of Philosophy, V. N. Karazin National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine) and Scholar at Risk at University of Wuppertal, Germany; Editor-in-Chief of the Ukrainian based academic peer-reviewed journal Ukraina Moderna; Head of the Ukrainian Oral History Association, Member of German-Ukrainian Historical Commission.

Iuliia Skubytska received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018. After this, she moved to working in Ukrainian civil society, where in 2020-2022 she served as the Director of the War Childhood Museum Ukraine. Throughout the academic year 2022-2023 Iuliia is an Associate Research Fellow at Princeton University.

Natalia Khanenko-Friesen is the director of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies and Huculak Chair in Ukrainian Culture and Ethnography, Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta. Her research interests include oral history, post-socialism in Europe and Ukraine, diasporic identities, labor migration, and Ukrainian Canadian culture.