Ukrainian History: New Ways to Look at It. A Podcast with Katherine Younger


UkraineWorld has issued a short text version of a podcast conversation between Katherine Younger, historian of modern Eastern Europe and research director of the “Ukraine in the European Dialogue” programme at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, and Volodymyr Yermolenko, Ukrainian philosopher, analytics director at Internews Ukraine, associate professor at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and chief editor of UkraineWorld.org.

Ukraine in the global historical picture

What is gaining traction in terms of transnational history is putting Ukraine into the broader historical picture. For instance, Yaroslav Hrytsak’s newest book (Overcoming the Past: A Global History of Ukraine – Ed.) makes sense of the ways in which Ukrainians moved around the world.

Another relevant question is how the Ukrainian economy and Ukrainian thought is interconnected with all of these?

That is just now beginning to emerge. There was recently an “Intellectual Biography of Dmytro Dontsov” by an American scholar Trevor Erlacher — a good beginning in terms of English language scholarship connecting Ukrainian intellectual history.

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