Zhytomyr 2012


Fourth International Social Science Summer School in Ukraine

Violence and its Aftermath in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Context”

Zhytomyr (Ukraine), 4-10 July 2012

Wednesday, July 4

Summer school presentation. Introductory lecture by Dominique Arel.

Thursday, July 5. Facing violence: states vs persons

Lash, Christopher – ‘Moving West: The experience and treatment of displaced Eastern Poles in Poland’s ‘recovered lands’ 1945-48.’ – Discussant Alain Blum

Draghia, Dan – Deadly Borders. Individual and mass violence at the Romanian border with Yugoslavia during the years of conflict with Tito, 1948-1956 – Discussant Serhiy Kudelia

Lenormand, Paul – Postwar Czechoslovak Army: Slovak officers between integration and exclusion – Discussant Mihai Varga

Shapovalova, Anna – Shakhty Trial: kill two birds with one stone or how to use the political trials in international politics. – Discussant Serhiy Kudelia

Workshop 1.1: Defining violence as a research object – Coordinators Alain Blum, Dominique Arel

Workshop 1.2: The functions of violence – Coordinators Serhiy Kudelia, Anne Le Huérou, Amandine Regamey


The city of Zhytomyr, historical layers, reconstruction and memory.


Friday, July 6. Post soviet management of violence issues

Goels, Cornelia – Violence as strategy of Ukraine’s political parties. Repressive tool of government and last resort for opposition? – Discussant Ioulia Shukan

Shchurko, Tatiana – Structural violence in childcare institutions – Discussant Ioulia Shukan

Yildiz, Ezgi – How do post-Soviet states justify violence? – Discussant Gilles Favarel

Lew, Ilan – Extrajudicial testimonies of direct perpetrators of mass violence – Discussant Alain Blum

Collective presentation

“Violence in Russia Project”

Meeting with the Soviet Afghanistan war veterans


Saturday, July 7 . Violence at war: legitimacy and justification

Bischl, Kerstin – Wartime rape and gender relationships. The case of the Red Army 1941–45 – Discussant Tamara Martsenyuk

Khromeychuk, Olesya – Female fighters in Western Ukraine during the First and the Second World Wars – Discussant Amandine Regamey

Schechter, Brandon – Forging of the Red Army – Discussant Dominique Arel

Exeler, Franziska – War and postwar in Belorussia – Discussant Ioulia Shukan

Melnyk, Oleksandr – WWII in Ukraine: how comrades became “false partisans” – Discussant TBA


WWII and its memory in Zhytomyr region (Zhytomyr, Berditchev)


Sunday July 8


Trigorsky Monastery and Denechi.


Monday July 9. Remembering violence

Tovaryanska, Oksana – The former soldiers of the SS Division Galicia – Discussant Anne Le Huérou

Blacker, Uilliam – Remembering the vanished in Ukraine – Discussant Amandine Regamey

Malinauskaite, Gintare – Lithuanian partisan cinema – Discussant François Xavier Nérard

Budz, Kateryna – Martyrdom as response to the violence: the Ukrainian Greek Catholics example – Discussant François Xavier Nérard

Presentation of the project “Sound archives. European memories of the Gulag”, by Alain Blum


Workshop 2.1: What historical sources? – Coordinators François-Xavier Nérard, Alain Blum, Amandine Regamey

Workshop 2.2: Studying violent practices – Coordinators Mihai Varga, Tamara Martsenyuk, Ioulia Shukan

Workshop 2.3: Representations and memory of violence: what methodological problems? – Coordinators Gilles Favarel-Garrigues, Viktoria Vengerska, Dominique Arel


Tuesday, July 10. Deviance as an object of policy

Gkresta, Maria – Governing poverty and homelessness in Budapest – Discussant Mihai Varga

Slade, Gavin – Mafia in Transition: Criminal Resilience and Decline in Post-Soviet Georgia – Discussant Gilles Favarel

Georganov, Artyom – Instrumentalising ‘ethnic violence’: political consequences of the riots in Katunitsa. Bulgaria, September – October 2011– Discussant Anne Le Huérou