MINELRES: CfA: 2008 Danyliw Research Seminar on Ukraine

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Original sender: Dominique Arel <darel@uottawa.ca>

Fourth Annual Danyliw Research Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine
Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Ottawa, 23-25 October 2008
The Chair of Ukrainian Studies, with the support of the Wolodymyr George
Danyliw Foundation, will be holding its Fourth Annual Danyliw Research
Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine at the University of Ottawa on 23-25
October 2008. The Seminar will feature research papers, touching on
Ukraine, from the disciplines of political science, anthropology
(ethnology), sociology, economics, religious studies, demography,
geography and other fields of social science. Papers with a theoretical
and comparative focus are particularly solicited. 
The Seminar is open to all social science research topics, including
topics in history. Themes addressed in previous years include language
politics, minority rights, regionalism, citizenship, the politics of
energy, the study of elections, religion and society, gender, the media,
informal politics, the colored revolutions, regime transformation and
many more.
In addition, two of its sections will feature special themes:
The first, on the politics of memory, will feature papers touching on
the Famine (Holodomor), the purges, the Holocaust, deportations and
other cases mass violence committed on the territory of Ukraine in the
1930s, during World War II and the immediate post-War period. involving,
among others, the NKVD, German military and paramilitary forces, the
Soviet Army, Soviet partisans, the OUN, the UPA, and the Polish Home
Army, police, and military forces.We are inviting paper proposals based
on current research in social and political history for this period
and/or on an analysis of contemporary political issues raised by the
memorialization of these events.  
The second theme will be devoted to new research on Ukraine’s
geopolitical challenges, particularly as they relate to NATO expansion,
EU enlargement, and evolving Russia-Ukraine relations in the context of
the re-assertion of the Russia’s regional and global state power. Papers
exploring the domestic dimensions of Ukraine’s security dilemmas are
also solicited.
Scholars and doctoral students are invited to submit a 1000 word paper
proposal and a 250 word biographical statement, by email attachment, to
Dominique Arel, Chair of Ukrainian Studies, at darel@uottawa.ca. Please
also include your full coordinates (institutional affiliation, preferred
postal address, email, phone) and indicate your latest publication (or,
in the case of doctoral applicants, the title of your dissertation and
year of expected completion). 
The proposal deadline is 17 June 2007. To be eligible, papers must not
have been accepted for publication by the time of the Seminar. The Chair
will cover the expenses of participants, including discussants, to the
Seminar. An international selection committee will review the proposals
and notify applicants shortly after the deadline. 
The aim of the Seminar is to provide a unique forum for researchers from
Canada, the United States, Ukraine, Europe and elsewhere to engage in
fruitful inter-disciplinary dialogue, disseminate cutting-edge research
papers on the Chair web site, encourage publications in various outlets,
and stimulate collaborative research projects. Papers of the first three
Annual Danyliw Research Seminars in Contemporary Ukrainian Studies can
be downloaded at www.ukrainianstudies.uottawa.ca . The Seminar adopts the 
format of a Workshop, where each presentation is followed by group 
discussion, and is open to the public.
The Seminar is made possible by the commitment of the Wolodymyr George
Danyliw Foundation to the pursuit of excellence in the study of

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