This flash teach-in will offer brief historical background, contemporary context, and regional insight to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Each participant will draw on their particular knowledge in Eastern European and/or Russian Studies to frame the developing situation through a focused micro-presentation, with time for questions or discussion to follow. CENES has organized this event for students and colleagues in the university communities who are interested in learning more about the historical, political, and cultural context shaping the current war.
The event is hosted by the UBC Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies and organized by the Eurasia Research Cluster at UBC, which includes regional experts from area institutions, including UBC-Vancouver and UBC-Okanagan, University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Thompson Rivers University, and Western Washington University. The Eurasia Research Cluster is supported through a grant from the UBC-V Public Humanities Hub.
This is the first of a series of connected events that will focus on Ukraine. Plans are being made very fast and details on future events will be forthcoming as they are available.
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 2, 2:30-3:30 pm PST
Wilson Bell, Associate Professor of History, Thompson Rivers University
Alexia Bloch, Professor and Head of Anthropology, UBC
Katherine Bowers, Associate Professor of Slavic Studies and Director of the Centre for European Studies, UBC
Ulziilkham Enkhbaatar, PhD Student in Law and Graduate Assistant for the Eurasia Research Cluster, UBC
Alla Gadassik, Associate Professor of Media History and Theory, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
David Gramling, Professor and Head of CENES, UBC
Lisa Sundstrom, Professor of Political Science, UBC
Sarah Ellen Zarrow, Endowed Chair of Jewish History and Associate Professor of History, Western Washington University
UBC-V Public Humanities Hub
Centre for European Studies, UBC
Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies, UBC
Department of Political Science, UBC
Department of Philosophy, History, and Politics, Thompson Rivers University
Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, University of Victoria
Department of History, Western Washington University