Kherson 2019

War and Society: Making and Experiencing War (and Peace) in the 19th-21st-century Eastern/Central Europe and Eurasia

School participants – Photo (c) M. Minakov

Student participants

  • Maxim Alyukov, University of Tyumen (Russia – Russia)
  • Nadiya Chushak, Kyiv Mohyla Academy (Ukraine – Ukraine)
  • Thomas Da Silva, Paris Nanterre University (France – France)
  • Laura Eras, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich (Germany – Germany)
  • Anastasia Fomitchova, Paris 1 Panthéon University (Ukraine – France)
  • Mehmet Kasikci, Arizona State University (Turkey – USA)
  • Sashenka Lleshaj, McGill University(Albania – Canada)
  • Amine Laggoune, EHESS (France – France)
  • Coline Maestracci, Université libre de Bruxelles (France – Belgium)
  • Vojin Majstorovic, University of Toronto (Yugoslavia – Canada)
  • Iris Muraz, EHESS (France – France)
  • Jennifer Popowycz, Louisiana State University (USA – USA)
  • Adam Przywara University of Manchester (Poland – UK)
  • Maris Rowe-McCulloch, University of Toronto (Canada – Canada)
  • Melanie Sadozaï, INALCO, Sorbonne Paris Cité (France – France)
  • Anna Safronova, Paris 1 Panthéon University (Russia – France)
  • Natalia Savelyeva, University of Tyumen (Russia – Russia)
  • Mariia Shynkarenko, The New School (Ukraine – USA)
  • Justyna Szymanska, University of Warsaw (Poland – Poland)
  • Johann Zajaczkowski, University of Bonn (Poland – Germany)
  • (The parentheses indicate country of origin and country of residence)

Faculty

  • Anna Colin Lebedev, Paris Nanterre University/ Institut des sciences sociales du politique, France (France)
  • Mayhill Fowler, Stetson University (United States)
  • Anne Le Huérou, Paris Nanterre University (France)
  • Alissa Klots, University of Pittsburgh (USA)
  • Natalia Kudriavtseva, Kherson National Technical University (Ukraine)
  • Sophie Lambroschini, Paris Nanterre University (France)/ Centre Marc Bloch (Germany)
  • Mykhailo Minakov, Kennan Institute / Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (DC, USA)
  • François-Xavier Nérard, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France)
  • Ioulia Shukan, Paris Nanterre University (France)

School Program

Monday, July 1

9.30 Opening Ceremony

10.30-12.00
Keynote: Mykhailo Minakov, Kennan Institute / Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (DC, USA)
From Sodruzhestvo to Sovrazhestvo: development of the post-Soviet political systems

12.00-12.30 Coffee break

12.30-13.30 Panel: Violence
Maris Rowe-McCulloch, University of Toronto (Canada)
Sexual Violence in a City Under Siege: Soviet Women’s Experiences in German-Occupied Rostov-on-Don, 1941-1943.

Discussant: Alissa Klots (Pittsburgh University, USA)

13.30-14.30 LUNCH

14.30-15:30 Panel: Violence
Vojin Majstorovic, University of Toronto (Canada)
Variations in the Intensity of Violence: The Soviet Army Occupation of ‘Friendly’ and ‘Enemy’ Countries.

Discussant: François-Xavier Nérard, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France)

15.30-16.30 Panel: Violence
Sashenka Lleshaj, McGill University (Canada)
Undoing Manhood: The Case of Men Subjected to Rape and Sexual Violence in War

Discussant: Anna Colin Lebedev (Paris Nanterre University, France)

16.30-18.30 City Tour: War and Peace in Kherson

Tuesday, July 2

9.30-11.30 Meeting with OSCE (TBC)

12.00-13.00 Panel: Managing and Cooperating in Times of War
Anna Safronova, Paris 1 Panthéon University (France)
Food provision and scarcity management: the men and women of the Russian cooperative movement going through the war, 1914-1921

Discussant: Mayhill Fowler (Stetson U, US)

13.00-14.00 LUNCH

14.00-15.00 Panel: Managing and Cooperating in Times of War
Melanie Sadozaï, INALCO, Sorbonne Paris Cité (France)
Fostering regional cooperation after the withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan: the case of Tajikistan

Discussant: Sophie Lambroschini Paris Nanterre University (France)/ Centre Marc Bloch (Germany)

15.00-16.00 Panel: Civic Activism in Times of War
Justyna Szymanska, University of Warsaw (Poland)
Practicing change. Activism and civic engagement as alternative political practices in post-war Donbas towns.

Discussant: Anna Colin Lebedev (Paris Nanterre University, France)

16.00-16.30 Coffee Break

16.30-17.30 Panel: Civic Activism in Times of War
Iris Muraz, EHESS (France)
How to articulate peace? The role of civil actors in conflict resolution.Case study: the international platform for peace in Donbas, “Civil M+”
Discussant: Ioulia Shukan, (Paris Nanterre University, France)

17.30-18.30 Panel: Civic Activism in Times of War

Coline Maestracci, Université libre de Bruxelles (France – Belgium)
The role of citizens in the rehabilitation of war veterans in Ukraine: results of a first qualitative survey
Discussant: Anne Le Huérou, Paris Nanterre University (France)

Wednesday, July 3

7.00 – 21.00 Fieldtrip
Crimean Tatars and beach picnic.

Thursday, July 4

9.30-10.30 Panel: Identities, Subjectivities and War
Nadiya Chushak, Kyiv Mohyla Academy (Ukraine)
New Ukrainian homonormativity and its queer critique

Discussant: Alissa Klots (University of Pittsburgh)

10.30-11.30 Panel: Identities, Subjectivities and War
Mariia Shynkarenko, The New School (USA)
Toward a Non-violent Resistant Subject: The Case of the Crimean Tatars

Discussant: Ioulia Shukan, Paris Nanterre University (France)

11.30-12.00 Coffee break

12.00-13.00 Panel: Identities, Subjectivities and War
Laura Eras, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich (Germany)
Has the war in Donbas affected the social distance towards Russian-speaking Ukrainians?

Discussant: Natalia Kudriavtseva (Kherson National Technical University)

13.00-14.00 LUNCH

14.00-15.00 Panel: Wartime Mobilization
Natalia Savelyeva, University of Tyumen (Russia)
Mobilizational narratives and their role in the war conflict in Donbass, 2014 – onwards.

Disscussant: Mykhailo Minakov, Kennan Institute / Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (DC, USA)

15.00-16.00: Panel: Wartime Mobilization
Johann Zajaczkowski, University of Bonn (Germany)
Trenches, Trials, Trench coats? A Bourdieusian Perspective on the Trajectories of the Ukrainian Volunteer Battalions in the Russo-Ukrainian War since 2014.
Discussant: Sophie Lambroschini Paris Nanterre University (France)/ Centre Marc Bloch (Germany)

16.00-16.30 Coffee break

16.30 – 18.30 Workshop
Anna Colin Lebedev, Anne Le Huérou
Voluntary Combatants in Donbas, Checnhya, Ankhazia/Georgia (TBC)

Friday, July 5

9.30-10.30 Panel: When the War is Over
Thomas Da Silva, Paris Nanterre University (France)
From Transnistria to Syria: A Comparative study of non-regular Russian fighters 1992-2017, Identity and Evolution

Discussant: Anna Colin Lebedev (Paris Nanterre University, France)

10.30-11.30 Panel: When the War is Over
Anastasia Fomitchova, Paris 1 Panthéon University (France)
Managing a conflict by discharge : the case of the armed mobilization in Ukraine (2014-2018)

Discussant: Mykhailo Minakov, Kennan Institute / Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (DC, USA)

11.30-12.00 Coffee Break

12.00-13.00 Panel: When the War is Over
Adam Przywara University of Manchester (UK)
Rubble Europe: Trans-National History of Rubble Utilisation in Postwar Warsaw

Discussant: Mayhill Fowler (Stetson U, US)

13.00-14.00 LUNCH

14.00 – 15.00 Panel: Making Sense of War
Mehmet Kasikci, Arizona State University (USA)
Making Sense of the Fight: How Kazakh Soldiers Understood the Great Patriotic War

Discussant: François-Xavier Nérard, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France)

15.00-16.00 Panel: Making Sense of War
Maxim Alyukov, University of Tyumen (Russia)
Russian TV Viewers’ Reception of Russia-Ukraine Conflict: TV News, New Media, and News Repertoires

Disscussant: Anne Le Huérou, Paris Nanterre University (France)

16.00-17.30 Meeting ATO

18.00-20.00 Boat tour of the Dniepr River with snacks

Saturday, July 6

MORNING CHECKOUT

10.00-11.00 Panel: Repatriation
Amine Laggoune, EHESS (France)
Why Comrade Stalin doesn’t talk about it on the radio ?”: The Soviet military mission of repatriation and the research of its citizens in France” (1944-1947)

Discussant: François-Xavier Nérard, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France)

11.00-12.00 Panel: Repatriation
Jennifer Popowycz, Louisiana State University (USA)
Resisting Repatriation: A Transnational Ukrainian Project

Discussant: Mayhill Fowler, (Stetson U, USA)

12.00-13.30 Closing Ceremony and LUNCH

Financial support

The Danyliw Foundation (Toronto, Canada), in association with the Chair of Ukrainian Studies (University of Ottawa, Canada); The French Embassy in Ukraine, the LabEx “Writing a new History of Europe” (France).