The Ukrainian War-Time Discourse: Self-Image, Enemy Alien, and Cultural Mobilization

Northwestern University Historian Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

Monday, October 24, 2022 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM EDT
Zoom Webinar

Taking Ukrainian media as a point of departure, Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern will explore various ways in which Ukrainians perceived themselves as a people, the terrors of war, the unlikely invader, and Ukraine as a nation-state in a broad socio-political context. We will discuss verbal, visual, and auditory primary sources.

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern is the Crown Family Professor of Jewish Studies and Professor of Jewish History in the Department of History at Northwestern University. He has published more than a hundred articles and six books in eastern European and Ukrainian Jewish history. He has been a visiting professor in Ukraine, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, and Poland. Beyond his scholarship, Petrovsky-Shtern is also an artist.

This session will be moderated by Steven Barnes, Director of the Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies and Associate Professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University. He is the series organizer and teaches and researches broadly on the history of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, modern Russia, Kazakhstan, and the other independent countries from this imperial space.


This lecture is part of George Mason University's Fall 2022 Lecture Series, "Russia's War on Ukraine in Historical Perspective." For other events and information on the series, visit the main series page.

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