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“Decolonization of ‘eastern’ European Studies: What to Learn from Others?”

November 8, 2023 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Dear Friends of Ukrainian Studies in Australia,

Historian Iryna Skubii (Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada), who in May 2024 will take up her appointment as the Mykola Zerov Fellow in Ukrainian Studies at the University of Melbourne, will be joint moderator of a virtual symposium titled

“Decolonization of ‘eastern’ European Studies: What to Learn from Others?”

Time: 7.00-9.00 a.m. AEDT, Wednesday 8 November 2023

The Symposium aims to continue the ongoing discussion about decolonization in different area studies. While acknowledging the importance of placing it into local contexts, this event moves beyond eastern European studies and other area studies of the region and invites scholars to talk about the experiences of decolonization in scholarship, methodological approaches, and public spaces from their respective fields, i.e., Ukrainian, Soviet, Central Asian, German, Northern and Latin American, and African studies.

Speakers include: Oksana Dudko (University of Toronto), Manuel Ferez Gil (Alberto Hurtado University in Santiago), Diana T. Kudaibergenova (University of Cambridge), Swen Steinberg (Queen’s University) and Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon (University of Pennsylvania).

Moderators: Iryna Skubii (Queens University), Amitava Chowdhury (Queen’s University).



Note: the attached flyer specifies local time in Ontario, Canada.


November 8, 2023
7:00 am - 9:00 am