AWARD for Best ARTICLE

Social, Health, and Communication Studies Journal: Contemporary Ukraine Forum: A Case of EuroMaidan – Volume 1 (1): 2014

Social, Health, and Communication Studies (SHCS) Journal Articles Section includes submissions that vary in their depth of content and in their word length (1250-3000 words). Submissions to this section will focus on a diversity of topics that bring awareness to, that examine circumstances within, and that offer insights to issues concerning social, health, and communication. The articles will be researched and will derive from either quantitative or qualitative methods, use primary and/or secondary sources, and provide clarity to a topic that addresses the issue’s theme. Read more

Інтерв’ю Володимира Кулика про роль українських медій в ситуації зовнішньої агресії з боку Росії

 Координатор Сучасного українського дослідницького форуму: Справа Євромайдану  Олександр Панкєєв взяв інтерв’ю у  Володимира Кулика про роль українських ЗМІ в ситуації зовнішньої агресії з боку Росії. Володимир Кулик – доктор політичних наук, провідний науковий співробітник відділу етнополітології Інституту політичних і етнонаціональних досліджень ім. І. Ф. Кураса НАН України.  Коло його інтересів охоплює  дослідження медійного дискурсу, мовної політики, мовних ідеологій, політики пам’яті, етнополітики, ідентичності та націоналізму. 

Interview of Volodymyr Kulyk about the role of the Ukrainian media in  the situation of  the external aggression from Russia

Oleksandr Pankieiev, coordinator of the Contemporary Ukraine Research Forum: The Case of Euromaidan, interviewed Dr. Volodymyr Kulyk,  senior research fellow, ethnopolitics department, Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. His research fields include the media discourse, language policy, language ideologies, politics of memory, ethnopolitcs, identity, nationalism. In his interview Dr Volodymyr Kulyk  talks about the role of the Ukrainian media in  the situation of  the external aggression from Russia.

Call for Papers: International Video Conference about Euromaidan

International video conference forum about Euromaidan on June 26, 2014

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Call for papers – Deadline May 9, 2014 

WHEN: June 26, 2014

WHERE:  Video-conference centres in Edmonton (Canada), Kyiv (Ukraine) and Lviv (Ukraine)

Themes

We are seeking paper presentations related to Euromaidan about the following themes.  Presentations should contain at least 50% new material.

  1. Linguistics and literacy 
  2. Social and political sciences
  3. Media and communication 
  4. Folklore and culture
  5. Maidan and religion

For more information see key issues

Presentations

Individual and panel presentations will be accepted.  Presenters will have approximately 15 minutes to present. Discussion will take place at the end of presentations from each research theme.

Proposal submissions should include:

  •  Name and institution of presenter(s)
  •  250-word  abstract
  • Description of how the speaker will engage the audience (e.g. paper will not be read; power-point will be used)
  • Theme to which the presentation is related
  •  City/centre from which the presentation will be delivered

Please send to Prof. Olenka Bilash at obilash@ualberta.ca no later than May 9, 2014.

Presenters are invited to submit their papers to the first issue of the NaUKMA / MacEwan online journal Social, Health and Communication Studies which will appear in November2014 and will feature papers about the Maidan.

EuroMaidan Online

Carola Frediani on the EuroMaidan online – how the internet and social media have impacted the revolution.

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From “How Ukraine’s EuroMaidan Revolution Played Out Online”:

After three months of demonstrations and fighting on the streets, ending with the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych, there are few doubts that the Internet and social media played major roles in the revolution. While the Ukrainian press coverage was often limited, technology and online platforms not only materially sustained the protesters, but also helped them to reach an international audience.

Protestors began to mobilize on Nov. 21, 2013, after the Ukrainian government suspend preparations for the EU-Ukraine Association agreement. They gathered in Independence Square (Maidan) in Kiev and used the hashtags #euromaidan and #евромайдан on Twitter and Facebook. The Facebook posts of Hromadske TV journalist Mustafa Nayem, encouraging Ukranians to gather at Maidan, received more than 1,000 shares in a few hours. At the same time, a number of independent video streams were set up, on platforms like UStream, live broadcasting what was happening on the streets. Read more