The lecture series offers a “crash course” on Ukraine taught by two visiting Ukrainian fellows at the University of Graz, Halyna Ilina and Mariia Rastvorova in the framework of the Field of Excellence “Dimensions of Europeanisation"
The lecture series is open to all interested and will have two strands, one focused on the history and development and contemporary Ukraine, the second on key geographical, economic and demographic aspects and developments in Ukraine.
Halyna Ilina will focus on contemporary Ukraine and explore linguistic, religious, social, and cultural dimensions of Ukrainian identity. She will discuss the historical evolution of Ukrainian statehood focusing on the turning points in the life of Ukrainian society from the moment of Ukraine’s independence on August 24, 1991, to the present day.
Mariia Rastvorova will examine Ukraine with a stronger focus on its geographical characteristics – nature, population, and economy. Topics include the natural, human and economic potential Ukraine and open the discussion about the scenarios of Ukrainian and European future.
Tuesday 24.5. LS 15.01 (RESOWI, C, Ground Floor), 17.00-18.30
Becoming Ukraine. Historical Evaluation of Ukrainian Statehood (Halyna Ilina)
Thursday 2.6. SR 15.34 (RESOWI, D, 3rd Floor), 17.00-18.30
Religious Identities, Traditions, and Sacred Places in Ukraine (Halyna Ilina)
Tuesday 7.6. LS 15.01 (RESOWI, C, Ground Floor), 17.00-18.30
Ukrainian Nature: The Particularities and Its Rule in the Formation of Contemporary Ukrainian Society (Mariia Rastvorova)
Thursday 9.6. SR 15.34 (RESOWI, D, 3rd Floor), 17.00-18.30
Mapping Cultural Identities of Ukraine (Halyna Ilina)
Tuesday 14.6. LS 15.01 (RESOWI, C, Ground Floor), 17.00-18.30
Geographic Diversity of Ukraine (Geographic and historic region) (Mariia Rastvorova)
Thursday 16.6. SR 15.34 (RESOWI, D, 3rd Floor), 17.00-18.30
Ukrainian People: Demography and Migration (Mariia Rastvorova)
Tuesday, 21.6. LS 15.01 (RESOWI, C, Ground Floor), 17.00-18.30
Philosophy of Heart, Poetry of Freedom. Languages and Literature in Ukraine (Halyna Ilina)
Thursday, 23.6. SR 15.34 (RESOWI, D, 3rd Floor), 17.00-18.30
Urbanization, Ukrainian Cities and Villages (Mariia Rastvorova)
Tuesday, 28.6. LS 15.01 (RESOWI, C, Ground Floor), 17.00-18.30
Ukrainian Economy: Productive Forces, Main Sectors and Scenarios for the Future (Mariia Rastvorova)
Thursday, 30.6. SR 15.34 (RESOWI, D, 3rd Floor), 17.00-18.30
Europe and Ukrainian Identity, 1991-2022 (Halyna Ilina)
Mariia Rastvorova is an Associate Professor of University of Economics “KROK” (Kyiv, Ukraine) and Visiting Fellow of the University of Graz. She holds a PhD in Human Geography and is a practitioner in the field of tourism and regional development.
Halyna Ilina is an Associate Professor of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and Visiting Fellow at the University of Graz.