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New international project of the UNESCO Chair “The Globally Connected Village: A Ukrainian-Canadian History”

On February 25, 2021, the Department of UNESCO “Philosophy of Human Communication and Social Sciences and Humanities” together with the Center for Folklore Studies of the University of Alberta (Canada) in the framework of international cooperation held a public online lecture on “Village with global ties: Ukrainian-Canadian history”. Lecturer Matthias Kaltenbrunner, Doctor of Philosophy in History at the University of Vienna (Austria). He explores the history of Central and Eastern Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries, including the history of migration, informal markets, and the fate of prisoners of war.

During the lecture, the lecturer placed special emphasis on the narrative style, preferring the biographies of the peasants; tried to reconstruct those times; analyzed emigration in the context of connections and social space. After the lecture, many questions were asked from teachers and students. There was a lively discussion about the active, rich, difficult life of emigrants.

Implementing the international project “Ukraine in the global dimension”, the UNESCO Department of Philosophy of Human Communication and Social Sciences and Humanities will conduct a series of open lectures. The next lecture will take place in March. Special thanks to the associate professor of the department Skubiy Irina Vladimirovna, who is now in Canada, but is constantly in touch and it was she who proposed this joint project and takes an active part in its implementation.

Anastasiia Lapchenko

Assistant Professor of UNESCO, Candidate of Historical Sciences