Between Czernowitz and Chernivtsi. Remembering pre-WWII cultural diversity in a Post-Soviet Western Ukrainian city
Welcome to the final seminar with Niklas Bernsand, PhD candidate in Central and Eastern European Studies, Lund University. He will present the preliminary version of his PhD thesis with the title Between Czernowitz and Chernivtsi. Remembering pre-WWII cultural diversity in a Post-Soviet Western Ukrainian city. The discussant is Dr. Ewa Ochman, Senior Lecturer in East European Studies and Director of Postgraduate Research for Language Based Area Studies at the University of Manchester.
Ewa Ochman is a member of the Centre for Jewish Studies. Her research interests are mainly focused on the twentieth-century history of Central and Eastern Europe and deal broadly with state sponsored history, remembrance of war, decommunisation of public space, population displacement, borderlands and ethnic minorities. She is the author of Post-communist Poland: Contested Pasts and Future identities (Routledge, 2013) and "Memory of War and Cosmopolitan Solidarity", in Whose Cosmopolitanism? Critical Cosmopolitanism, Relationalities and Discontents (Berghahn Books, 2014). She has published articles on state sponsored history, Soviet war monuments and unsettled memories of World War II for Nationalities Papers, East European Politics and Societies, Contempoprary European History, History and Memory and Cold War History. Her most recent article concerned with the post-communist recovery of the memory of the Battle of Warsaw, the decisive encounter of the Polish-Soviet War (1919-1921) is forthcoming in Memory Studies.