Seminar 31st Aug 2007

Ukraine - Making of a Nation (Program in pdf)

Symposium is organized by:
Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki
The School of Cultural Research, University of Turku
Embassy of Finland in Ukraine

Time: Friday, the 31 st of August, 2007, 10:00-17:00.
Place: Aleksanteri Institute, Unioninkatu 33, 3rd , floor


Opening words by Professor Markku Kivinen, Director, Aleksanteri Institute

Finland
and Ukraine - Almost Neighbours?
Professor Pekka Hakamies, The School of Cultural Research, University of Turku

Ukrainian Nationalists and Finland in the Nineteenth Century
Dr. Johannes Remy, University of Helsinki

Oral History of the Artificially Induced Famine in Ukraine in 1932-1933

Professor Valentyna Borysenko, National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv

Demographic, Socio-economic, and Political Aspects of Urbanization in Ukraine Today
Associate professor Viktor Pilipenko, National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv

From Political Apathy to the Wake of Civil Responsibility: Zigzags of Regime Democratization in Ukraine
Professor Olga Kutsenko, National Karazin University of Kharkiv

Lunch break 13:00-14:00


Constitutional Reforms in Ukraine

Researcher Katja Ruutu, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki

Ethnic minorities and tolerance in Ukraine
Volodymir Goroviy, Kyiv city administration, Department for nationalities and migration
Nadezhda Jefimich, Kyiv Society for Culture of Finno-Permic Peoples

Coffee break

Whose Ukraina? Some Thoughts on Defining the Name
Dr. Teuvo Laitila, University of Joensuu

State Borders and Ethnic Boundaries of Ukraine: The Past and the Present
Professor Valeriy Kapelushniy,National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv

Rural Communities in Eastern Ukraine: Actualized National Identification in Everyday Life.
Reseacher Arseniy Svynarenko, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki

Open discussion