The Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies at Monash University, jointly with the Ukrainian Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand and the Shevchenko Scientific Society in Australia, is glad to announce that the conference “Ukraine and the World: Culture, Politics, Society” will be held on 12-14 July 2018 at the Monash Clayton Campus.
The conference will provide a platform to reflect on the current state of affairs in Ukraine, including the ongoing crisis in the East of the country, the Ukrainian government’s reform action, and the various responses that Ukrainian society and Ukrainian culture have given to the challenges of the post-Euromaidan era. In order to grasp both the specificities of Ukraine in its present and historical dimension and its place in the international arena, we invite prospective participants to reflect on how Ukraine has imagined and shaped its role in the world and how foreign actors have perceived Ukraine and its international outlook both in the past and in the present day.
Proposed topics, spanning political science, sociology, linguistics, history, and cultural and literary studies, should pertain to one or more of the following research areas: Ukraine and Europe, Ukraine in the global(ised) world, Ukraine and multiculturalism, Ukrainian identities, migration from/in Ukraine.
Keynote speakers include Professor Natalia Chaban (Jean Monnet Chair in European Identity and Culture, University of Canterbury, New Zealand and President, Ukrainian Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand) and Professor Natalie Kononenko (Kule Chair in Ukrainian Ethnography, University of Alberta, Canada).
The conference will also feature a presentation of the volume Ukraine and Europe: Cultural Encounters and Negotiations, edited by Giovanna Brogi Bercoff, Marko Pavlyshyn and Serhii Plokhy (University of Toronto Press, 2017).
The organising committee will provide one Early Career Research Scholar (up to 5 years after PhD completion) with funding for participation in the conference, including airfare, accommodation and registration fee. Eligible scholars should send a complete version of their contribution, a short biography and a list of their publications by 1 February 2018 in order to be considered for the grant. The paper, which should demonstrate scholarly originality and consistency with the theme of the conference, can be submitted in either English or Ukrainian. Should it be submitted in Ukrainian, it must be accompanied by a 200-word abstract in English. The conference paper shall be delivered in English.
Papers will be of 20 minutes duration.
The deadline for the receipt of offers of papers is 16 March 2018.
Offers of papers should contain:
The author’s name and title
The author’s institutional affiliation
The author’s electronic and postal addresses
The title of the proposed paper
An abstract (150-200 words)
All offers of papers will be acknowledged. Notices of acceptance or otherwise will be e-mailed as soon as possible and no later than by 1 April 2018.
Inclusion of accepted papers in the program is conditional on receipt of the registration payment.
3 days 130 AUD
1 day 45 AUD
3 days concession (students, unwaged) 100 AUD
1 day concession 35 AUD