Digital remembrance in Ukraine

European Studies

27Sept2017 11:00 - 12:00

PhD defence ceremony

Mykola Makhortykh examines what happens with Second World War memories in post-socialist countries with the advent of digitization. He looks at instances of digital remembrance associated with two episodes of the Second World War in Ukraine: the events surrounding the seizure of L'viv by Germans in 1941 and the capture of Kyiv by Soviets in 1943. He investigates how different social media platforms such as Wikipedia, YouTube and VKontakte affect the ways WWII memories are performed online, and how different communities of web users deal with historical controversies, particularly at a time of ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

M. Makhortykh: From Myths to Memes: Transnational Memory and Ukrainian Social Media.


Prof. E. Rutten


Dr S. Rajagopalan



This event is open to the public.

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