RETHINK. Objects, models, and methods

RETHINK. Objects, models, and methods in Humanities and Social Sciences since the invasion of Ukraine

Seminar within the program of the CEFRES non-residential fellowships for Ukrainian scholars in humanities and social sciences, 2023

From May 2023, the CEFRES Ukraine fellows in Humanities and Social Sciences will remotely present their current research projects in discussion with Czech, French, and international specialists of respective fields. Our goal is to analyze what the Russian invasion has done to our disciplines, objects, methods of research and ways of thinking. Together, we invite fellows, colleagues in situ and all interested public to rethink:

a. concrete projects and debates regarding knowledge under war conditions: connecting researchers, enhancing critical thinking and teaching while developing interactive tools;
b. methods and models of research facing the war: addressing displacement, disinformation, minority rights or cultural property;
c. epistemological objects – such as memory, identity, heritage, discipline, area, border, territory… – brutally (re)defined by the conflict and observed both by fellows in Ukraine and colleagues abroad.

Through the presentation of both research projects already developed or work-in-progress launched recently, the seminar aims above all at building longer-lasting collaborations between Ukrainian fellows and colleagues in the Czech Republic, V4 countries or France.

All discussions will be held in English in an interdisciplinary spirit.

The seminar will take place monthly online & at the CEFRES Library and gather, both in situ and online, Ukrainian fellows, colleagues, or PhD students from France and the Czech Republic, among others.

The seminar is a part of the French Center for Research in Humanities and Social Sciences (CEFRES) program of non residential fellowships for Ukrainian researchers in humanities and social sciences, developed in close collaboration with the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, the French Embassy, and Institute in Ukraine as well as Charles University and the Czech Academy of Sciences.

Preliminary schedule of the seminar 2023–2024

When: Seminars take place on Tuesdays, 15:30–17:30 in Prague (16:30–18:30 Ukraine)
: CEFRES, Na Florenci 3 and online
To attend online, please register here no later than 60 minutes before the beginning of the seminar
Language: English

16 May 2023
From interactive maps of the war to interactive mapping as a tool against the war
Chair: Valeria KORABLYOVA (“Ukraine in a Changing Europe” Research Centre, Charles University – IMS FSV UK)

  • Yevhen HORB (independent scholar, formerly Mariupol State University)
    Human Dimension of War: Interactive Map
  • Igor LYMAN (Berdyansk State Pedagogical University)
    Mapping and Connecting Ukrainian Science Diaspora in France, Czech Republic, and Visegrád Countries

20 June 2023
Discursive and memorial transformations in Ukraine
Chair: Ondřej KLÍPA (IMS FSV UK)

  • Oksana DOVGOPOLOVA (Odesa I. I. Mechnikov National University)
    Transforming the Regional Identity in Odesa in the Context of Russia-Ukraine War
  • Viacheslav GREKOV (Museum-cultural complex. Ukrainian Institute of Physics and Technology, formerly S. Kuznets Kharkiv National University of Economics)
    “National,” “Imperial” “Loyal”: Ukrainian Studies of the History of Rus in the Russian Empire (1805–1860)

17 October 2023
War is not a game: disinformation, new technologies, and critical thinking
Chair: Marie Černá (USD AV ČR)

  • Hanna CHEMERYS (Zaporizhia National University)
    Development of Methodology of Critical Thinking and Pedagogical Support to Counteract Disinformation and Manipulation of Artificially Reproduced Media Content
  • Anton HAUK (independent scholar and artist, Kyiv)
    Gaming Practices in a Geopolitical Context, particularly in the Context of Wars 

21 November 2023
Human rights, minority rights
Chair: Natalia Marakhovska (Mariupol State University)

  • Yevhenii TKACHENKO (Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Kharkiv)
    Protection of Minority Rights in the Field of Education: A Comparative Study (Cases of Ukraine, Czech Republic, and France) 
  • Elina PALIICHUK (Borys Grinchenko Kyiv Metropolitan University)
    Changing Young Minds: Student Awareness of Human Trafficking Under War Conditions

12 December 2023
Pedagogy and Research in War Conditions
Chair: Anemona Constantin (CEFRES/CEVIPOL, ULB)

  • Vadym OSIN (Dnipro University of Technology)
    Ukrainian Academy Under Fire: Politics of Knowledge in Russian-Ukrainian War
  • Natalia MARAKHOVSKA (Mariupol State University),
    Art Immersion Pedagogies to Foster Inclusivity in the Classrooms

23 January 2024
Internal Displacements: Psychological and Economical Dimensions

  • Natalia TSYBULIAK (Berdyansk State Pedagogical University) Internal Isolation of Displaced Persons 
  • Nataliia ZACHOSOVA (Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy)
    The Role of Education in the Security-Oriented Economic Behavior of Individuals Under the Risk of Displacement in BANI World 

20 February 2024
New perspectives in and on Ukrainian history and historiography

  • Maria MAIOROSHI (Uzhhorod National University)
    The Role of the Church in Society during the War (On the Example of the Activities of the Catholic Church of Western and Eastern Rites in Transcarpathia) 
  • Igor SERDIUK (Poltava Pedagogical University)
    Between Stigma and Legitimation: Illegitimate Birth in Ukraine in the Eighteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries 

19 March 2024
National heritage and identity: protection, deconstruction, reconstruction

  • Dmytro YANOV (Odesa Archaeological Museum of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine)
    Export of Cultural Property from Ukraine before and during the Full-Scale Russian Invasion: Analysis of the Legislative Framework, Practices of Expertise of Cultural Property, and Issues Regarding Evacuation Abroad 
  • Nataliia ROMANYSHYN (Lviv Polytechnic National University) Discursive (De)construction of Ukrainian National Identity: From Totalitarianism to Democracy
  • Ondřej Dufek (Department of Language Cultivation Czech Language Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences)