Platform Ukraine Workshop 16-10-2014

October 2, 2014 • Educational, Past Events • Views: 1482

The Language of Revolution: a multidisciplinary discussion

Platform Ukraine

Platform Ukraine

On September 19, Platform Ukraine Symposium took place bringing together a number of exciting speakers, provoking debates in the audience that filled the room completely.

Participants review

Read reviews of Platform Ukraine provided by several participants.

What’s next

The Symposium is now followed by a number of workshops. The first one will take place on October 16, 2014.

About upcoming Workshop

From Platform Ukraine website:

“Especially at an initial stage, events taking place in so-called Euromaidan in Kiev have been widely described by international media and analysts as “revolution”. This term was also attached to other supposedly major social and political breaking points in the recent history of the post-socialist space (Orange Revolution, Rose Revolution). What does the term “revolution” imply for the understanding of Ukrainian events and of broader dynamics in the CEE  context? Can we identify a “language of revolution” used to describe and frame such events? What are the implications in terms of legitimacy of power and resistance that this language brings about?

The 2-hour workshop aims to foster a multidisciplinary debate on the “language of revolution” and its relevance for Ukraine and the post-socialist space at large. Contributions from political sciences, linguistics, anthropology and political theory will serve as a basis for common discussion.”


Neil Ketchley: Post-Doc, Politics and Sociology, University of Oxford

Marta Jenkala: Senior Teaching Fellow in Ukrainian Language, SSEES-UCL

Taras Fedirko: PhD, Anthropology, Durham University

Jack Reilly: PhD, Political Theory, SSEES-UCL

(Olga Onuch: Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Manchester – TBC)


16 October 2014 6:00pm-8:00pm, followed by a wine reception


ROOM 431 – UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies –  16 Taviton Street, WC1H0BW

The event is free and open to all but please use the link below to register:

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