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Towards a New History of Ukraine: Writing Women’s Lives into War and Postwar

Sofia Dyak, Center for Urban History; Mayhill C. Fowler, Stetson University

November 2, 2023 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · 016 Robertson Hall

Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies; Program in Judaic Studies

This co-presentation aims to unsettle the way the history of Ukraine has been imagined by venturing into stories that might be found in other historiographies, such as Russian, Eastern European, Polish, Jewish, and Soviet. Exploring the biographies of two women—Dina Pronicheva, a Jewish survivor of Babyn Iar and a puppet theater actress, and Muza Konsulova, an architect involved in postwar rebuilding in Soviet Ukraine—highlights the ways we can reimagine scholarly categories and think differently about women’s lives in the time of war and postwar. Ukraine then becomes central to larger stories of the region.


Sofia Dyak
Director of the Center for Urban History, Lviv, Ukraine

Mayhill C. Fowler
Associate Professor of History, Stetson University

Organized by the Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies; co-sponsored by the Program in Judaic Studies

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