Analysing the Russian invasion of Ukraine through ethnography: the politics of resistance, rebuilding, and post-Soviet relations

  • Date: –17:00
  • Location: IRES Library, Gamla torget 3, 3rd floor
  • Organiser: Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (IRES)
  • Contact person: Mattias Vesterlund
  • Seminarium

Abstract: This roundtable brings together experts on contemporary Ukraine and Russia utilising ethnography as a research method and analytical stance in order to evaluate the effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. By connecting the grassroots with regional and global (re)configurations of power, the roundtable will address questions such as: How are societies in Ukraine and Russia changing with the war? What will happen to social-economic connections within and across national borders in the post-Soviet space? Does the war put an end to political embeddedness of objects like housing in Ukraine? Who gets to speak in and about the Ukrainian national interest during and after war? What would fair post-war rebuilding look like in Ukraine?

Speakers: Denys Gorbach (Sciences Po Paris), Volodymyr Artiukh (University of Oxford), Anastasia Ryabchuk (INALCO, Paris/Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kyiv), Taras Fedirko (University of St Andrews/University of Glasgow), Jeremy Morris (Aarhus University), Emma Rimpiläinen (IRES)