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Historical Memory

November 16, 2022
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
A roundtable on historical memory in Ukraine.

This discussion addresses issues of historical memory through the impact of medieval objects, monuments, and narratives on modern nationalist political movements, analyses of the destruction of Ukrainian Baroque liturgical furnishings, as well as transformations of Soviet and Ukrainian narratives between 1991 and 2022.


Svitlana Olianina (Graphic Arts of the National Technical University of Ukraine), “Ukraine’s Baroque Iconostasis - Lost Masterpieces.”

Danylo Sudyn (Ukrainian Catholic University), “Ukrainian Historical Memory Since 1991: From Post-Colonial Ambivalence to Anti-Colonial Self-Definition.”


Alexandra Vukovich (King’s College London), “Politics and Historiography: Weaponizing Pre-modern Northern Eurasia.”

This event is co-organized by Dumbarton Oaks in collaboration with North of Byzantium and Connected Central European Worlds, 1500-1700.

Sponsors and Endorsers: Dumbarton Oaks | Princeton University | Boise State University | Tufts University College Art Association (CAA) | Byzantine Studies Association of North America (BSANA) | Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) | Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, University of Kent | Historians of German, Scandinavian, and Central European Art (HGSCEA) | British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) | International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) | Renaissance Society of America (RSA)