History and Memory: Use and Abuse (Ukraine and Post-Communist World)

Georgiy Kasianov`s lecture

19.10, 19:00, KPI Library
Since 1989 till now history and memory were getting more and more importance. Both used, misused and abused under the pretext of the good of the nations in transit. As a result, the societies of the region became ‘ill of history’. The presentation will deal with causes and consequences of this phenomenon. Particular emphasis will be made on recent development in Ukraine and the post-Communist area.  
Georgiy Kasianov is Head of Department of Contemporary History and Politics, Institute of History, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He is an author and co-author of about 20 books and collections of essays on the history of Ukraine in the 19th to 21st centuries. His most recent book is “Past Continuous: Politics of History of the 1980s – 2000s. Ukraine and Neighbors” (Kyiv, 2018).