MINELRES: Deadline Reminder: 2009 Seminar on Ukraine, U of Ottawa (30 June 2009)

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

Fifth Annual Danyliw Research Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine
Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Ottawa, 29-31 October 2009

**Deadline Reminder: 30 June 2009**
The Chair of Ukrainian Studies, with the support of the Wolodymyr George
Danyliw Foundation, will be holding its Fifth Annual Danyliw Research
Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine at the University of Ottawa on 29-31
October 2009. The Seminar will feature research papers, touching on
Ukraine, from the disciplines of political science, history,
anthropology (ethnology), sociology, economics, religious studies,
demography, geography and other fields of social science and humanities.
Papers with a theoretical and comparative focus are particularly
The Seminar is open to all social science research topics, including
topics in history. Themes addressed in previous years include regime
transformation, constitutional politics, the colored revolutions,
language politics, minority rights, regionalism, citizenship, the
politics of energy, the study of elections, religion and society,
gender, the media, and many more.
In addition, two of its sections will feature special themes:
The first will pursue the Seminar’s explotation of the politics of
memory, ongoing since 2007, with papers touching on the Famine
(Holodomor), the Holocaust (Shoah), the purges, deportations and other
cases of 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 on 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 the political
economy of Ukraine, particularly as it relates to the informal economy
and informal politics, trans-border exchange and other practices,
internal and international migration, economic “clans”, corruption, oil
and gas politics, the impact of the current global economic crisis, the
rule of law, rural political economy and related topics.
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 year when you entered a doctoral
program, the [provisional] title of your dissertation and year of
expected completion). 
The proposal deadline is 30 June 2009. 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, Ukraine, the United States, 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 four
Annual Danyliw Research Seminars in Contemporary Ukrainian Studies can
be downloaded at www.ukrainianstudies.uottawa.ca
<http://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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