Ukrainian Studies Conference (Taras Shevchenko Conference)
March 19-20, 2021 Bloomington, IN
Our conference aims to bring scholars from all disciplines to explore the ways in which Ukrainian studies is presented and shaped in the current political and cultural contexts. The conference intends to open an interdisciplinary space to discuss on an array of inquiries related to Ukrainian studies (of any time period). In addition to this broad range of topics, we welcome talks and presentations that focus on the exploration of trauma. The events of 2014 ask for the discussion of traumatic experiences triggered by war, dislocation, re-integration into society after military actions, social isolation, sense of lostness, etc. The range of trauma narratives is open (Chornobyl, WWII, the Holodomor, deportations, collectivization, etc.).
Submissions from any academic discipline are welcome, including but not limited to: history, literature, memory and trauma studies, linguistics, translation, music, film, religious studies, political science, anthropology, sociology, gender studies, mass media. Graduate students are welcome to submit proposals.
Please include with your abstract: your full name and your academic or professional affiliation. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words. All submissions will be peer reviewed.
The deadline for submission is December 15, 2020.
Taking into consideration the current uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will announce later if the conference will be held online or on campus (Bloomington, IU)