Narrating the Holodomor: The Social and Cultural History of Collectivization and Famine in Soviet Ukraine

Страна: Канада

Город: virtual

Тезисы до: 11.06.2021

Даты: 09.12.21 — 10.12.21

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Организаторы: HREC


Although many scholarly works on collectivization and the Famine have been published over the last three decades, the social and cultural history of the Holodomor remains understudied. The aim of this conference is to provide a forum for examining practices of state violence and policies in the Soviet Union in the 1930s and to promote exploration of little-researched topics in social and cultural history. We especially encourage the examination and integration of ego-documents produced by victims, witnesses, and perpetrators. We seek to recover the voices of those who lived through the events, integrating their personal experiences into micro-level histories. Thus, we encourage comprehensive engagement with survivor memoirs and testimonies and thus are looking for papers that incorporate and analyze both official government sources and ego-documents.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the analysis of

  • the categories of victim, perpetrator, and bystander and their relevance in the context of the Holodomor;
  • issues in producing, gathering, and analyzing testimonies and memoirs;
  • everyday experiences and practices in rural and urban areas during and in the aftermath of collectivization and the Famine, including gendered experience, the spectrum of violence, resistance, survival strategies, mobility patterns, and changes in social and cultural norms;
  • second-generation Holodomor representations.

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