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Discussion on the topic “Donbass, Ukraine, Europe – between history and memory” on occasion of the presentation of books at Ye bookstore.

Ye bookstore and UISGDA invite you to the discussion on the topic “Donbass, Ukraine, Europe – between history and memory” on the occasion of the presentation of the Metaphysics of Donetsk and East Ukrainian conflict in the context of global transformations. The event will take place at 3 Lysenko str., Kiev (Ye bookstore), on 11 November at 18:30.

One of the conflict’s dimensions, in the epicenter of which Ukraine found itself today, is a collision of history’s interpretations. We all understand that the history forms in ideologically polarized discourses and their clashes are inevitable. The history goes beyond human memory and forms our views on the past and future, which are important to this or that historical ideology today.

However, it’s important for the memory not to confront with historical narratives during historical construction. The emergence of historical memory- around symbolic cities or events, persons or dates, myths of buildings – is a unique space to create the reality, in which we can get victories much more significant than on the battlefield.

Is Donetsk, which was founded by Europeans and which became an outpost for the industrial civilization of Modernity (at least in its communist version), a part of Europe? Or did it become a part of cultural space of the “Russian world”? Authors of “the Metaphysics of Donetsk” and “East Ukrainian conflict in the context of global transformations” (Issues I, II) offer you to ask these questions during the presentation of the stated books and discussions around them. During the event, we will try to determine the potential of religious values for mobilization and conflictogenity and the use of religious rhetoric during the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Participants of the conversation

Alexander Bilokobylskyi, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor, specialist in the rationality of Modernity, Director of Kiev branch of the Ukrainian institute of strategies of global development and adaptation

Yaroslav Pasko, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor, Professor of Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University Department of Philosophy, author of more than 80 scientific articles dedicated to the problem of civil society, national and regional identity, historical and philosophical topics, the Philosophy of Right and Morality.

Kseniia Hurzhy graduate student of the Donetsk National University Department of Philosophy (Vinnitsa), studies the city, mythmaking, regional myth, mass culture.

Moderator- Ruslan Khalikov, Candidate of Philosophy, President of the Youth Association of students of religion, Academic secretary of the Ukrainian institute of strategies of global development and adaptation.

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