12th Annual Danyliw Research Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 10:00 am - Saturday, November 5, 2016, 06:00 pm
Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Ottawa
By registration only

The Chair of Ukrainian Studies, with the support of the Wolodymyr George Danyliw Foundation, will be holding the 12th Annual Danyliw Research Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine at the University of Ottawa on 3-5 November 2016. Since 2005, the Danyliw Seminar has provided an annual platform for the presentation of some of the most influential academic research on Ukraine.

The Seminar invites proposals from scholars and doctoral students —in political science, anthropology, sociology, history, law, economics and related disciplines in the social sciences and humanities— on a broad variety of topics falling under thematic clusters, such as those suggested below in alphabetical order (the examples given below are not exhaustive):


•culture and politics (cinema, literature, performing arts)

•diasporas and Ukrainian politics

•economic change (energy, corruption, EU free trade, foreign aid)

•foreign policy and security (involving Russia, EU, OSCE, US, Canada)

•governance (rule of law, elections, regionalism, elites, oligarchies)

•history/memory (World War II, Holodomor, Soviet period, interwar, Tsarism)

•language, ethnicity, nation (identities and policies)

•migration (IDPs, refugees, migrant workers)

•nationalism (Ukrainian, Russian, Soviet, historical, the far right)

•social problems (inequalities, protests, welfare, gender, education)

•state & society (citizenship, civil society, collective action, human rights, media)

•political violence (Maidan, Crimea, the war in Donbas)


Practitioners from non-governmental and international organizations, journalists, artists and policy analysts are also welcome to send a proposal.

Presentations at the Seminar will be based on research papers (6,000-8,000 words) and will be made available, within hours after the panel discussions, in written and video format on the Seminar website and on social media. The Seminar will privilege intensive discussion, with relatively short presentations (12 minutes), comments by the moderator and an extensive Q&A with Seminar participants and assembled public. Several special events will also be on the program.

People interested in presenting at the 2016 Danyliw Seminar are invited to submit a 500 word paper proposal and a 150 word biographical statement, by email attachment, to Dominique Arel, Chair of Ukrainian Studies, at darel@uottawa.ca AND chairukr@gmail.com. Please also include your full coordinates (institutional affiliation, preferred postal address, email, phone) and, if applicable, indicate your latest publication or, in the case of doctoral or post-doctoral applicants, the year when you entered a doctoral program, the title of your dissertation and year of (expected) completion.

The proposal deadline is 29 June 2016. The Chair will cover the travel and accommodation expenses of applicants whose proposal is accepted by the Seminar. The proposals will be reviewed by an international selection committee and applicants will be notified in the course of the summer.

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Danyliw Seminar in 2014, a special website was created at www.danyliwseminar.com. The site contains the programs, papers, videos of the presentations, interviews with each panelist (2014), the edited highlights of each discussion (2015), live blogging (2015) and hundreds of photographs of the 2014 and 2015 seminars.

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