Markiert: Beyond History

Trip to Frankfurt (Oder) – some impressions

On Monday, December 7, the participants of the Winter Academy “Beyond History and Identity” started for a trip from Berlin to Frankfurt (Oder). At the Europa-Universität Viadrina they discussed with Andrii Portnov (Berlin), Claudia Weber (Frankfurt/O.) and Alexander Wöll (Frankfurt/O.) on “Understanding Violence in Post-Socialist Europe”. Please finde here the announcement and more information: http://academies.hypotheses.org/715 After a presentation by Annette Werberger (Frankfurt/O.) on the Project “Cultural Competence in the Entangled History of Cnetral and Eastern Europe: Neighborhood, Migration, and Jewish…

Gegen die Dekomposition. Ein Abend mit vier ukrainischen Dichterinnen

Ein Eindruck von Dorothee Riese Das Berliner Publikum durfte am 4.12. im Literarischen Colloquium vier ukrainische Dichter und Dichterinnen kennen lernen. Sie stammen von überallher – von der Krim: Aleksandr Kabanov (*1968); aus der Region Luhansk: Serhiy Zhadan (*1974) und Liubov Jakymchuk (*1985); und aus Galizien: Marianna Kijanowska (*1973). Sie sind in drei unterschiedlichen Jahrzehnten geboren und schreiben russisch (Kabanov) und ukrainisch (die anderen). Nach dem Abend bleibt der Klang der vielen Verse in ukrainischer Sprache im Ohr. Die Vielfalt…

Start of the Academy

Yesterday, on 2 December 2015, the Academy’s first event was held at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. All of the participants were welcomed and today was the first day of presentations. The participants were also able to engage in a roundtable conversation with Ukranian authors, such as Aleksandr Kabanov or Marianna Kiyanowska. It looks like it is going to be a very interesting ten days this December!  

EuroMaidanTahrir: Trajectories of Revolution and Violence in Eastern Europe and the Arab World

EUME – Berliner Seminar Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 5.00 pm – 6.30 pm | Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin Mayssun Succarie (King’s College London / Affiliated EUME Fellow 2015/2016), The Politics of Youth and the Revolutions in Eastern Europe and the Arab World Nataliya Gumenyuk (Kyiv, Ukraine / Visiting Fellow of the Berlin Brandenburg Ukraine Initiative), Geopolitical Misunderstandings of the Ideas, Causes and Persistance of the Arab Spring and the Euromaidan Chair: Cilja Harders (Freie Universität Berlin /…

Lecture by Jane Burbank: How Space becomes Place: Russia’s Eurasian Trajectories

Tuesday, 08 December 2015, 19:00–21:00 Freie Universität zu Berlin, Osteuropa-Institut, Garystr. 55, 14195 Berlin, Hörsaal A Jane Burbank: How Space becomes Place: Russia’s Eurasian Trajectories With an introduction by Andreas Eckert (Forum Transregionale Studien / Humboldt Universität zu Berlin) Jane Burbank graduated from Reed College in Russian literature in 1967. She completed an M.A. in Soviet Studies at Harvard University and received her Ph.D. in History from Harvard in 1981. She taught at Harvard University, University of California at Santa Barbara, University of…

Annette Werberger

Annette Werberger is Professor of Comparative Literature (especially Eastern European Literature) at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder, Germany. She is Board Member of the Viadrina Center B/Orders in Motion and has been put in charge of the Young Researcher Groups and the Promotion of Early Career Scholars program. She received her PhD in Slavic Literatur from the University of Tuebingen and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Konstanz. She has published on the poetics of Osip…

Andrii Portnov

Andrii Portnov, 1979, historian. Graduated from Dnipropetrovsk (M.A. in History) and Warsaw (M.A. in Cultural Studies) Universities. Long-term Fellow at the Forum Transregionale Studien Berlin / Director of the Berlin-Brandenburg Ukrainian Initiative. Guest Lecturer at the Humboldt University in Berlin (since 2012). In the years 2006-2010 he worked as “Ukraina Moderna” journal in humanities Editor-in-chief. In 2012 co-created and since that co-edits the Ukrainian intellectual web portal historians.in.ua In the years 2007-2011 he has lectured or conducted research at the…

Magdalena Marszalek

Magdalena Marszalek is Professor of Slavic literary and cultural studies (with a focus on Polish studies) at the Slavic Department of the University of Potsdam (since 2011). She is a member of the Department of Jewish Studies (since 2012). Her research fields are: Polish literature and culture, Jewish culture in Poland, memory studies (practices of remembrance in East-Central Europe), intermediality (literature, visual and performative arts). She has published most recently the following books: Selected Works of Maria Janion in German…

Olena Haleta

Olena Haleta is an Associate Professor at the Department of Literary Theory and Comparative Literary Studies, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Ukraine). She has been a Research Fellow at the Humboldt U. of Berlin, Vienna U., Columbia U., Harvard U., U. of Toronto, Warsaw U., and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. She has also taught as a Visiting Professor at the Lomonosov Moscow State U., U. of Zagreb, Humboldt U. of Berlin, and Jagiellonian…

Susanne Frank

Susanne Frank is Chair of Eastern Slavic Literatures and Cultures at the Institute for Slavic Studies at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin since 2010. She received her PhD 1996 in Russian Literature and 20014 her Habilitation in Slavic and Comparative Literature. Frank has worked at both the University of Konstanz and the University of Regensburg before. She has extensively published on East European Listerature („Arctic Science and Fiction: The Fantastic Novel Sannikov’s Island by the Soviet Geologist Vladimir A. Obručev”,…

Rory Finnin

Rory Finnin directs the Ukrainian Studies programme and chairs the Cambridge Committee for Russian and East European Studies (CamCREES) at the University of Cambridge. He is also Head of the Department of Slavonic Studies at Cambridge. He received his PhD in Slavic Languages and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. Dr. Finnin’s primary research interest is the interplay of literature and national identity in Ukraine. He also studies Soviet Russian dissident literature and Turkish nationalist literature. His broader interests include nationalism…

Anna Colin-Lebedev

Anna Colin-Lebedev is associate researcher at CERCEC (EHESS) in Paris, France. She holds a PhD in political science from Sciences Po Paris. Her research interests include protest movements in Russia and Ukraine, the relationship between State and society in Post-Soviet countries and more recently Maidan and war in Donbas. Her last book (Le coeur politique des mères, Editions de l’EHESS Paris, 2013) is dedicated to Soldiers mothers’ movement in Russia. Dr Colin Lebedev is the director of series of International…

Roundtable: Understanding Violence in Post-Socialist Europe

Monday, 07 December 2015, 11:15–13:00 Europa-Universität Viadrina, Hauptgebäude, Senatssaal (R. 109), Große Scharrnstr. 59, 15230 Frankfurt (Oder) Roundtable discussion with: Claudia Weber Professor of Modern European History at Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt/O. Andrii Portnov Long-term Fellow of the Forum Transregionale Studien Alexander Wöll (Chair) President of Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt/O.   This event will be held in the framework of the winter academy “Beyond History and Identity: New Perspectives on Aesthetics, Politics and Society in Eastern Europe” that inaugurates the Berlin-Brandenburg Ukraine Initiative (BBUI).  

Lesung und Diskussion: Fragmentierung und Übersetzung: Sprache und Dichtung in der Ukraine

Freitag, 4. Dezember 2015, 19:00 Uhr Literarisches Colloquium, Am Sandwerder 5, 14109 Berlin Eintritt frei Mit den Autorinnen und Autoren: Liubov Jakymchuk Aleksandr Kabanov Marianna Kijanowska Serhiy Zhadan Moderation: Susi K. Frank, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Flyer (pdf) Wie reagieren engagierten Dichterinnen und Dichter auf die aktuelle politische Situation in der Ukraine? Wie gehen sie mit der hochkomplexen Situation der Bilingualität und der politischen Spaltung um? Kann ihre Dichtung hier intervenieren? Die Autorinnen und Autoren stammen aus unterschiedlichen Regionen der Ukraine, mit denen sie sich literarisch…

“Die Angst der Menschen in der Ukraine. Später wird es einmal Krieg heissen” – Serhiy Zhadan in der NZZ

Im August 2014 hat der ukrainische Schriftsteller Serhy Zhadan in der Neuen Zürcher Zeitung die Situation der Menschen in der Ukraine beschrieben. Er schreibt hier: “Der Ukraine steht ein Post-Kriegs-Syndrom bevor. Im Moment zeigt sich das nur in wütenden Facebook-Posts oder in den Drohungen der Kämpfer aus den Freiwilligen-Bataillonen, nach Kriegsende würden sie nach Kiew kommen und für Ordnung sorgen. Wie alles enden wird, ist momentan schwer vorherzusagen.” http://www.nzz.ch/feuilleton/spaeter-wird-es-einmal-krieg-heissen-1.18373105 Wie hat sich die Situation bis heute entwickelt? Welche Rolle spielt…

Oleg Zhuravlev

From the Event to New Political Subjectivities: Comparing Euromaidan and ‘Bolotnaya’ My research project compares Russian and Ukrainian ‘big’ protests: ‘For fair elections’ and ‘Euromaidan’ movements, and their civic and political consequences. As Carine Clement argues in her article, the problem of the emergence of new patterns of solidarity from protest experience is central to the research on post-­Soviet societies. Study of protests as sources of new social structures is important, because these societies are characterized by a lack of…