Talks

Keynote lectures


'Militarism and feminism, or how to write servicewomen into the history of war'. Keynote speech at 'Women's Dimensions of the Past', organised by the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, the Ukrainian Association for Research in Women's History and Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Ukraine, 8 June 2021.
'Ukraine's legacy of the past and vision for the future'. Keynote speech at 'Modernization 2021: the Role of Governance and Institutions' conference, organised by VoxUkraine, 27 April 2021.
“Because you are a woman!” The dilemmas of women’s participation in protest and war in Ukraine’. Keynote speech at the 2nd International Women’s Day: Women in Peace and Conflict Conference, The Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies, Liverpool Hope University (Liverpool), 9 Mar 2016.

Invited public lectures


'Memory politics: the challenge of commemoration in post-Soviet Eastern Europe and the Caucasus', Chatham House, 5 Oct 2021. Full recording.

‘At the Front Line. Ukrainian Art, 2013-2019’. Public talk organised by the Museum of Memory and Tolerance (Mexico City), 19 Oct 2019. ‘History and Memory Politics in a Militarised Society’. Public lecture organised by the Ukrainian Catholic University (L’viv), 11 April 2019. ‘Fraternal Peoples? History, Memory and Politics in the Ukraine Crisis’. Lecture at ‘Putin, Russia and the World’, a day school organised by Oxford University’s Department for Continuing Education (Oxford), 24 Sept 2016. ‘Negotiating Protest Spaces on the Maidan: a Gender Perspective’. Guest lecture organised by Forum Transregionale Studien, held at Osteuropa-Institut, Freie Universität (Berlin), 28 Apr 2016. ‘Resistance and Gender: the Ukrainian Nationalist Movement of the 1930s-1950s and its Relevance to Contemporary Ukraine’. Lecture at ‘Resistance in Russia and Eastern Europe’ Lecture Series organised by Cambridge Committee for Russian and East European Studies (Cambridge, UK), 2 May 2013.

Photos: Chatham House (2021), Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Kyiv (2016).

Invited research seminar talks

'Performing Trauma: the Donbas War on Stage'. Public talk at 'Uprootedness & Hybridity: Researching Eastern-European intergenerational trauma in the arts and theatre' seminar, organised by Counterpoints Arts (online), 19 June 2021.
‘Why history needs gender and gender needs history: researching and teaching “male” topics, history and memory politics’. Guest lecture at ‘Theory and Practice of Gender Studies’ workshop, organised by the Centre for Interethnic Relations (Kharkiv), 29-30 Mar 2019. ‘Militarizing Women in the Ukrainian Nationalist Movement of the 1930s-1950s’. Guest lecture organised by UCL Russian Studies Seminar, UCL SSEES (London), 11 Oct 2017. ‘Women in the Maidan Protests and the Conflict in Donbas: Participation and Perception’. Guest lecture at the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds (Leeds), 14 Mar 2017. ‘From the Maidan to the Donbas: Ukrainian Women in Protest and War’. Guest lecture at the University of Tromsø (Tromsø), 3 March 2017. ‘The “Undetermined” Ukrainians of the Waffen SS: from Surrendered Enemy Personnel to Civilian Life in the West’. Lecture organised by Modern European History seminar series, UEA (Norwich), 2 Dec 2015. ‘The Re-construction of WWII Memory and its Contemporary Political Framing in Ukraine. The Case of the Waffen SS “Galicia”’. Lecture at East European Memory Studies seminar series, organised by the Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (Cambridge, UK), 4 Nov 2009.


Photos: The Frontline Club, London (2018), Liverpool Hope University (2016), ASN, New York (2017).

Interviews


Interview about A Loss, New Books Network, interviewed by Steven Seegel, 6 October 2021. Interview about the work of the Ukrainian Institute London, UA:Ukrainian Radio – English service, interviewed by Olena Lyubychenko, 27 November 2020.Interview about the toppling of monuments in the UK, Voice of America, interviewed by Bohdan Tsiupyn, 12 June 2020.Interview about war heroes at 'Heroes of Our Time?' conference, Evangelische Akademie Tutzing, 1-3 December 2017.'My winning proposal: Fighting for a Leverhulme fellowship', Research Fortnight, interviewed by Anna McKie, 15 December 2016. Interview about representations of history in the UK and Ukraine, Radio Svoboda, interviewed by Bohdan Tsiupyn, 1 December 2016.

Invited conference talks


‘Historical memory and conflict in Ukraine’ at the conference ‘Remembering the Past in the Conflicts of the Present: Civil Society and Contested Histories in the Post-Soviet Space (1991 – 2017)’ organised by the University of Bern and Swiss National Science Foundation (Tbilisi), 20-22 Jun 2019. ‘Representing War’ at the symposium 'Depicting Donbas: Creative and Critical Responses to the War in Ukraine', organised by Birkbeck School of Arts and UCL SSEES, Birkbeck (London), 25-26 Apr 2019. ‘Instrumentalisation of War History in Contemporary Memory Politics in Ukraine. A Gender Perspective’, at the conference ‘Official History in Eastern Europe. Transregional Perspectives’, organised by German Historical Institute Warsaw, the University of Geneva and the Forum Transregionale Studien Berlin (Warsaw), 13-14 Jun 2018. ‘War and the Production of Heroes’, at the conference ‘Heroes of Our Times?’, organised by Evangelische Akademie Tutzing and Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung) (Tutzing), 1-3 Dec 2017. ‘Women in the Red Army during the Second World War and Contemporary Memory Politics’, at the conference ‘An Ambiguous Past. Soviet Heritage through the Prism of Modernisation’, organised by Heinrich Böll Stiftung and Historians.in.ua (Kyiv), 17-19 Mar 2017. ‘Glory to the Heroes? Gender, Nationalism and Memory’, at the conference ‘Contested Memories of the Difficult Past. Eastern Europe and Its History of the 20th Century’, organised by Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung) (Kyiv), 29 Sept – 2 Oct 2016. ‘Women in the Maidan Protests and the Conflict in Donbas’, at the symposium to mark the 75th birthday of Professor Arnold McMillin, ‘Between the Lands. A journey from Poland to Russia via Belarus and Ukraine’, UCL SSEES (London), 23-25 Jun 2016. ‘The Condemnation of Totalitarian Regimes in Ukraine: the Challenges of Selective Remembering’, at the conference ‘Mapping Memories of Post-1989 Europe’, organised by Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung) (Vienna), 29-30 Nov 2015. ‘Living in the Past: the Dilemmas of Remembering Nationalist Military Organisations of the Second World War in Contemporary Ukraine’, at the conference ‘The Political Cult of the Dead in Ukraine: Traditions and Dimensions from Soviet Times to Today’, organised by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Munich), 9-11 Jul 2015. ‘Women on the Maidan’, at the ‘Platform Ukraine’ symposium, UCL SSEES (London), 19 Sept 2014. ‘The Search for ‘Heroic’ Origins in Ukrainian Historical Narrative’, at the conference ‘“Heroes” and “antiheroes” in the European Political and Historiographical Tradition’, organised by Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Kyiv and Internet portal Historians.in.ua (Kyiv), 4-5 Oct 2012. Circumstances and Motivations of Ukrainians Serving in German Armed Forces’, at an expert roundtable organised by the Ukrainian-Jewish Encounter Initiative (Potsdam/Berlin), 27-29 Jun 2011.


Other selected conference talks


‘Female Fighters in WWII and Contemporary Ukraine: Experiences and Perceptions’, at the conference ‘Gender-Power-Eastern Europe’, organised by Freie Universität, (Berlin), 21-23 Jun 2017. ‘The Other Half of the Revolution: Gender and Nationalism on the Maidan’, at the annual convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities, Columbia University (New York), 23-25 Apr 2015. ‘Who is your hero? Glorification and Villainization Practices in the Context of Second World War Memory in Ukraine’, at the annual conference of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (Cambridge, UK), 6-9 Apr 2013. ‘The Construction and Re-construction of the ‘Historical Truth’ and Memory of the Waffen SS “Galicia” Division in Ukraine and the Diaspora’, at the conference ‘Genealogies of Memory. Regions of Memory. A Comparative Perspective on Eastern Europe’ (Warsaw), 26-28 Nov 2012. ‘Ukrainian Female Fighters during the Second World War: Memory and its Absence’, at the annual convention of the Association for Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies, (Washington), 17-20 Nov 2011.

Photo: German Historical Institute, Warsaw (2018).