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Special Seminar on Ukrainian Culture  “Ukrainian Culture and Art Since the Maidan”

2023年02月24日 @ 10:30 – 13:30 Asia/Tokyo Timezone
Soshikan Room 401-402, Ritsumeikan University(Kinugasa Campus), and online via Zoom

Date February 24, 2023
Time 10:30〜12:30 (GMT+9)
Venue Soshikan Room 401-402, Ritsumeikan University(Kinugasa Campus), and online via Zoom
Language English
Co-sponsored by Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, “East-Eurasian Studies” National Museum of Ethnology
Supported by International Institute of Language and Culture Studies, Ritsumeikan University
Contact e.pithecanthropus [at]


1.“Reimagining Community: Volodymyr Zelensky and Ukraine’s Civic Turn”
Amelia Glaser (University of California San Diego):
2.“Ukrainian Hip-Hop and Folk Culture in the war with Russia”
Mitsuharu Akao (National Museum of Ethnology, Japan):

3.“Narrating Refugee Experience during the War in Ukraine”
Yuliya Ilchuk (Stanford University)

Amelia M. Glaser translates primarily from Yiddish, Ukrainian, and Russian. She is Professor of Literature at UC San Diego, where she holds the Chair in Judaic Studies. She is the author of Jews and Ukrainians in Russia’s Literary Borderlands (Northwestern U.P., 2012) and Songs in Dark Times: Yiddish Poetry of Struggle from Scottsboro to Palestine (Harvard UP, 2020). She is the editor of Stories of Khmelnytsky: Literary Legacies of the 1648 Ukrainian Cossack Uprising (Stanford U.P., 2015) and, with Steven Lee, Comintern Aesthetics (U. Toronto Press, 2020). She is currently writing a book about contemporary Ukrainian poetry.

Yuliya Ilchuk is Assistant Professor of Slavic Literature and Culture at Stanford University. She is the author of an award-winning book Nikolai Gogol’s Hybrid Performance (published at University of Toronto Press, 2021) and a translator of contemporary Ukrainian poetry. Ilchuk’s most recent book project, The Vanished: Memory, Temporality, Identity in Post-Euromaidan Ukraine, revisits collective memory and trauma, post-memory, remembrance, memorials, and reconciliation in Ukraine.

Mitsuharu Akao is Assistant Professor of National Museum of Ethnography, Japan. He is the co-author of Jews and Autonomy: The Rise and Fall of Diaspora Community in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia (Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, 2017). He has published articles about Hasidic Pilgrimage to Uman. Among his research interests are contemporary Jewish societies in the former Soviet Union and cross-cultural relationships between Jews and Ukrainians.


Please fill in the following items, and send e-mail to “e.pithecanthropus [at]”
1) Name
2) e-mail adress
3) Form of Participation (A. Face-to-Face, or B. Online)
4) Affiliation (Non-Required)
※The deadline for application is Thursday, February 23.