February 26th 2015, 6:30pm- 8:30pm
Room 431, UCL SSEES, 16 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW
Free, but registration is required. Please follow the link to register https://www.eventbrite.com/e/
Identity has been called a powerful and inescapable theme in our age. Identity, whether national, regional, religious or cultural, gains its value from demarcation; it is something that separates us from others. Memory and narrative are central to the construction of identities – from collective myths to national symbols. Identity has become fundamental in political discourse – yet, it remains vague.
The workshop will focus on the theme of identity in the post-Soviet space in general and on contemporary Ukrainian identity specifically. The topic of identity will be approached through a variety of prisms: culture, literature, art and nationalism.
Among other questions, the panel will discuss relationship between identity and conflict and the impact of Maidan on Ukrainian identity.
Dr Olesya Khromeychuk – Lector in Ukrainian, University of Cambridge, Lecturer in European History, University of East Anglia & Teaching Fellow, UCL SSEES
Svitalana Biedarieva – PhD Candidate, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Dr Uilleam Blacker – Lecturer in the Comparative Culture of Russia and Eastern Europe, UCL SSEES
Anna Shevchenko – Author of Ukraine Culture Smart! The Essential Guide of Customs and Culture & Founder, 3CN
The event will be followed by a wine reception.