Department ofGermanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures

GSLL to Host Symposium on the Euromaidan on April 11

GSLL to Host Symposium on the Euromaidan on April 11

 A symposium, “Assessing the Euromaidan of 2014 Five Years Later: The State of the Ukrainian State,” will be held in 102 Weaver Building at the Penn State University Park campus on April 11 from 9 to 4 p.m. It is free and open to the public, no registration necessary. 

Sponsored by the Woskob Endowment in Ukrainian Studies, the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages, the College of Agricultural Sciences, and the Department of History.


COFFEE AND TEA (9-10 a.m.)


SESSION I (10 a.m.-noon)

Dominique Arel (Chair of Ukrainian Studies U. of Ottawa),

            “Maidan 5 Years Later: Revisiting the Use and Impact of Violence”


Marta Dyczok (Associate Professor – U. of Western Ontario),

“Media in a Post-Euromaidan Ukraine”


Mykola Riabchuk (Research Scholar – The Kuras Institute for Political and Ethno-national Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine)

        “‘Dills’ versus “Potato Beetles”: Ethnic Othering and Stereotyping During the Russo-      Ukrainian War”


LUNCH BREAK (noon – 1 p.m.)


SESSION II (1 p.m. – 3 p.m.)

Tamara Martsenyuk (Associate Professor University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy – Ukraine),

“Gender (In)Equality Issues in Ukraine: Five Years after the Euromaidan Protests”

Nicholas Denysenko (Associate Professor Valparaiso University)

“The Euromaidan and the Aftermath of the Granting of Tomos to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Ukraine”

Open discussion by symposium visitors along with Catherine Wanner (Penn State) and Michael Naydan (Penn State)

COFFEE AND TEA BREAK (3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

SESSION III (3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

A Book Presentation of Maria Matios’ novel (translated by Michael Naydan and Olha Tytarenko) Sweet Darusya: A Tale of Two Villages (Spuyten Duyvil Publishers) featuring English readings of the translation by Dr. Charity Ketz of the Department of English