Thursday, Oct. 13

02-03 The War in Ukraine, Nationalism, and Folklore’s Future: Re-Centering Post-Socialist Eastern Europe [hybrid]

Thursday, October 13, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Promenade A

  session will be recorded and available for later viewing online

Sponsored by the Socialist and Post-Socialist Area Studies Section


Chair: Elo-Hanna  Seljamaa (University of Helsinki) and Carol  Silverman (University of Oregon, emerita)

Forum participants:

Erik Arthur Aasland (Fuller Theological Seminary)

Natalie Kononenko (AFS, emerita)

Mariya Lesiv (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

Alina Oprelianska (University of Tartu)

Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby (University of Kentucky)

Iryna Voloshyna (Indiana University Bloomington)

The war in Ukraine has recentered global attention on Eastern Europe, including its history and culture. This forum of East European specialists, composed of PhD students and junior and senior scholars, centers the role of folklore in relationship to the imperial, socialist and postsocialist legacy of the region. Participants come from diverse international locations, and include Ukrainians with personal experience of the war; other scholars will make regional comparisons and offer thematic analysis of nationalism and folklore. This event will be followed by a decompression session in the same room, 12:30-1:30.