Conference Itinerary

Conference Itinerary for the Contemporary Ukraine Research Forum’s June 26, 2014 International Video Conference Now Available

We are pleased to announce the itinerary for the upcoming International Video Conference on Thursday, June 26, 2014.

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The conference will commence at 08:00 (Edmonton, Canada) / 17:00 (Kyiv, Ukraine).

All interested scholars, students and members of the public are welcome to attend at a participating institute’s video conference room, or to watch via livestream.

We will have a livestream available on the conference page. The page will be updated with further information as it becomes available.

Presentation Schedule

The conference will open at 08:00 (Edmonton) / 17:00 (Kyiv) with opening comments from Olenka Bilash (Moderator and Co-Director) and Roman Petryshyn (Co-Director).

The day’s presentations are arranged according to research clusters:

Folklore and Culture Cluster (41 minutes)

Presentations commence at 08:03 (Edmonton) / 17:03 (Kyiv).

  1. Folklore vs Fakelore – Natalie Konenenko, Professor and Kule Chair, University of Alberta
  2. The Euromaidan political anthroponymy: language of power – Natalia Lysiuk, Department of Folklore Studies, Institute of Philology, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev
  3. Facebook and Euromaidan – Nataliya Bezborodova, graduate student, Ukrainian Folklore, Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta
  4. Proving faith by Maydan – Father Petro Terletskyy, penitential chaplaincy, Department of Theology, Ukrainian Catholic University

Media and Communication – Cluster A (39 minutes)

Presentations commence 08:45 (Edmonton) / 17:45 (Kyiv).

  1. Content-analysis of Euromaidan and Antimaidan propaganda – Mariia Chernysh, Department of Sociology, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
  2. ICT usage in the Euromaidan movement – Anna Poludenko, School of Journalism, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
  3. Meditation of Violence in National and International Media: the Case of the Euromaidan – Olga Ivanova, doctoral student, Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta
  4. EuroMaidan: A model for a “new” Ukraine, awakened civil society though nonviolent actions – Elena Volkava, research assistant, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict

Media and Communication – Cluster B (45 minutes)

Presentations commence 09:25 (Edmonton) / 18:25 (Kyiv).

  1. Foreigners’ perspective of Euromaidan – Analysis of the three major German weekly magazines Der Spiegel, Stern und Focus – Anja Lange, language assistant, German Academic Exchange Service, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
  2. Multilingualism in Ukrainian Literature: the Case of Russophone Writers and the Euromaidan – Natalia Pylypiuk, Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta
  3. Anonymous in Ukraine: The Guy Fawkes mask as a semiotic marker for memetic cross-cultural transmission during the 2013/2014 Ukrainian street protests – Peter Roccia, Associate professor, MacEwan University
  4. Examining the perceptions of Ukraine in relation to the EuroMaidan: Analysis of word selections within the Ukrainian and English languages in the framework of news sites and social media – Lucille Mazo, Chair, Bachelor of Communications Study, MacEwan University

Media and Communication – Cluster C (38 minutes)

Presentations commence 10:10 (Edmonton) / 19:10 (Kyiv).

  1. Emotive discourse of revolution in Ukraine: Euromaidan in the context of the theory of social performance – Iryna Lytvynchuk, Assistant Professor and Fulbright Scholar
  2. Map of Protests in Lviv – Anastasija Onoprijchuk and Nadiya Mykhalevych, graduate students, Ukrainian Catholic University
  3. Euromaidan Explained – Marta Datsyuk and Nadia Mykhalevych, graduate students, Ukrainian Catholic University
  4. Ukraine in One Minute – Jessica Pacheco-Semenyuk, graduate student, Ukrainian Catholic University
  5. EuroMaidan in Student Writing: agenda and language correlation – Dmytro Mazin and Halyna Shvydka, English Language Department, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

Politics and Social Structure (42 minutes)

Presentations commence 10:50 (Edmonton) / 19:50 (Kyiv).

  1. Cosmopolitan identity on the maidan – Jeff Stepnisky, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, MacEwan University
  2. Russian and Soviet nationalism and Criminality in the Orange Revolution and Euromaidan: Explaining the Origins of Counter-Revolution in Ukraine – Taras Kuzio, Research Associate, Centre for Political and Religious Studies, CIUS, University of Alberta
  3. Values of Euromaidan from comparative perspective – Sviatoslav Sviatnenko, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

Discussion (20-25 minutes)

Commences 11:45 (Edmonton) / 20:45 (Kyiv).

  1. On-site discussion at each university.
  2. Summary of on-site discussion by a representative from each university.
  3. Responses.

Additional discussion time will be available during the video conference debrief meeting on June 27, 2014 at 08:00 (Edmonton) / 17:00 (Kyiv).

Closing Comments (2 minutes)

Commences 12:10 (Edmonton) / 21:10 (Kyiv).

Closing comments from Olenka Bilash (Moderator and Co-Director) and Roman Petryshyn (Co-Director).

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