International Conference. Crimea Matters

Friday, April 27, 2018 to Saturday, April 28, 2018
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building, 420 W 118th St)

Please join the Black Sea Networks Initiative and the Harriman Institute for a two-day international conference organized by Valentina Izmirlieva, Sophie Pinkham, and Mark Andryczyk.



Friday, April 27, 2018
9:15 - 9:30 AM | Opening Remarks

Valentina Izmirlieva (Columbia University)

Rory Finnin (Cambridge University)

9:30 - 10:45 AM | “Races, Spaces, Places”

Keynote address by Charles King (Georgetown University)

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Media and Ideology

Vsevolod Samokhvalov (University of Liege), “Why is Crimea So Special?: The Role of the Black Sea Region in Russia’s Identity”

Sophie Pinkham (Columbia University), “Putin’s Crimean Rhetoric and Imperial Nostalgia”

Moderator: Valentina Izmirlieva (Columbia University)

12:30 - 2:00 PM | Lunch break
2:15 - 4:30 PM | Ecology and War

Carlos Cordova (Oklahoma State University), “The Transformation of the Crimean Plains: From Prehistory to 2014 and Beyond” 

Mara Kozelsky (University of South Alabama), “Crimea in War and Transformation” 

Johanna Conterio (Flinders University), “The Landscape Shock: Climate and Health on the Southern Coast of Crimea, 1928-1941”

Moderator: Rory Finnin (Cambridge University)

4:30 – 6:00 PM | Break
6:00 - 7:30 PM | Inaugural Shevelov Memorial Lecture in Ukrainian Studies

Valentina Izmirlieva (Columbia University), “The Cult of St. Volodymer and the Theft of History”

Saturday, April 28, 2018
9:30 AM - 11:45 AM | Toward a History of Crimea

Owen Doonan (California State University Northridge) & Jane Rempel (University of Sheffield), “The Emergence and Development of the North Anatolian—Crimean Communication Corridor in Antiquity” 

Victor Ostapchuk (University of Toronto), “Between Pride and Prejudice: Warfare and Violence in Crimean Tatar History”

Oleksandr Halenko (National Academy of Science, Kyiv, Ukraine), “Why Crimea Matters for Ukraine”

Moderator: Mark Andryczyk (Harriman Institute)

12:00 – 1:00 PM | Lunch break
1:15 – 3:15 PM | Workshop “Teaching Crimea”
3:15 – 3:30 PM | Coffee break
3:30 AM - 5:45 AM | The Case of the Crimean Tatar

Idil Izmirli (George Mason University), “Islam, Islamic Institutions and Politics of Persecution in Pre- and Post-Occupation Crimea”

Maria Sonevytsky (Bard College/University of California Berkeley), “The Past as Prolific Symbolic Resource: Crimean Tatar Folk Ensembles and the Plasticity of Tradition” 

Austin Charron (University of Kansas), 'Ukrainians of Crimean Tatar Origin': Internally Displaced Crimean Tatars and Ukrainian Civic Nationalism

Moderator: Sophie Pinkham (Columbia University)

5:45 – 7:00 PM | Reception
7:00 - 9:15 PM | Screening and Discussion of the Film Khaitarma (2013, dir. Akhtem Seitablaev) 

Moderator: Yuri Shevchuk (Columbia University)


The President’s Global Innovation Fund

Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute

Dean of Social Sciences

Center for Teaching and Learning

Ukrainian Studies Fund

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