Crimea: Centre of Gravity in the Black Sea, 21-04-2017

April 6, 2017 • Educational, Past Events • Views: 721


Fri, April 21, 2017 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM BST


The Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RP


Free with registration via Eventbrite

In 2014 Ukraine’s Autonomous Republic of Crimea dominated headlines around the world. It has since receded from view – despite an ongoing Russian military build-up on the peninsula and crackdowns on Crimean Tatar civil society.

On 21 April 2017 the international workshop ‘Crimea: Centre of Gravity in the Black Sea’ returns the peninsula and its environs to the centre of attention. The event is an exciting collaboration between Black Sea Networks, a research project at Columbia University, and Cambridge Ukrainian Studies, an academic centre in the Department of Slavonic Studies at the University of Cambridge.

The event is free and open to the public, but online registration is required. Seating is limited, so please register for your tickets today.

The interdisciplinary workshop will feature two panel discussions and a collective roundtable exchange. The presentations will address a wide range of topics, from the contemporary dynamics of Islam in Crimea to the identity work of pro-Russian nationalist groups prior to the annexation. Panelists include Thomas Grant (TBC), Idil Izmirli, Hakan Kirimli, Eleanor Knott, Sait Ocakli, Sophie Pinkham, Vsevolod Samokhvalov, and Olga Zeveleva.

The event will be held in the historic Pitt Building in the heart of the University of Cambridge on Friday, 21 April 2017 from 10am to 5:30pm. It is free and open to the public, but online registration is required. Tea and coffee will be provided.

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