"Region, Nation, and Beyond. An Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Reconceptualization of Ukraine," a project run at the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe with the support of the International Renaissance Fund, is pleased to announce the completion of its first subproject, entitled "Stereotypes, Tolerance, and Strategies of History Teachers (based on focus group discussions)."
The project’s website offers access to the stenograms of 14 focus group discussions with history teachers, undertaken in December, 2011 – January, 2012, in thirteen Ukrainian cities (Chernihiv, Chernivtsi, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kyiv, Lutsk, Lviv, Odessa, Sumy, Symferopil, Uzhhorod, and Zhytomyr). Also available on the website are statistical and methodological materials. These materials are currently only available in Ukrainian.
The survey will be coordinated at the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe by Dr. Victoria Sereda.
Project "Region, Nation and Beyond. An Interdisciplinary and Transcultural Reconceptualization of Ukraine" has been initiated and coordinated by University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). The project will show how Ukraine can best be understood through its regions and how theregions must be considered in conjunction with the nation. It explicitly moves beyond the perspective of an entity irrevocably defined by traditional political borders and cultural, economic, historical or religious stereotypes. The project proposed here will result in a collaborative volume of essays and at least 10 scientific articles to be published ininternational journals. The project will last for three years, and will include the development and implementation of a qualitative sociological survey (in-depth interviews and discussions) in 11 cities, representing different parts of Ukraine.
Dr. Viktoriya Sereda – sociologist, Candidate of Sociological Sciences, Docent.
Received graduate degrees at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (History), the Eotvos Lorand University of Budapest (UNESCO Ethnic and Minority Studies MA Program), and the University of Edinburgh (MSc by Research in Sociology). In 2006 she has defended her Candidate of Sciences (PhD) dissertation at the Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Since 2002 she has been working at the Department of History and Theory of Sociology at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Visiting fellow at the Harvard University (HURI), the University of Bremen, the IWM (Vienna), and the Central European University (Budapest).