From 26 to 28 June 2016 the Ukrainian Catholic University hosted the international convention of the Association for Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) and the International Association for the Humanities (MAG).
The ASEEES-MAG convention draw more than 514 participants from 35 countries, including North America, Western Europe, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, and other countries of Eastern Europe. The program included 148 thematic panels with more than 500 presentations and a whole list of sectional and plenary sessions dedicated to Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia, their past and present in local and world contexts.
The summer convention’s theme was “Images of the Other” – construction and definition of the ‘Other’, instrumental use and abuse of the ‘Other’ in politics, cultural and social practices; the role of ethnic, cultural, social and gender stereotypes; representations of the ‘Other’ in memory politics, art, public discourse and media; and scholarship regarding the ‘Other’ as a social construct.
“This is an important event for Ukraine and for UCU, which will place it on the map of world academic processes and affirm Ukrainian scholarship in the context of world scholarship. For Ukrainian scholars this is a great opportunity to become acquainted with their colleagues all over the world and improve cooperation. Ukraine is now experiencing radical changes and shifts in civic life, and in general in the life of the country, so it is very interesting for research,” explains Dmytro Sherengovsky, Director of UCU’s International Academic Relations Department.
Participants presented their articles in 19 research areas, including anthropology, Central European history, Jewish studies, gender studies literature and linguistics, media research, social memory, political science, sociology, religion, and urban studies research. Special attention was devoted to Ukraine, research in its history, cultural, and current situation.
Detailed program – http://www.aseees.org/summer-convention