The World War II and the fate of civilians in Eastern Europe Academic Conference

Dedicated to the blessed memory of the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky

The history of the World War II in Ukraine and within the territory of the former USSR has been studied rather imperfectly. Researches of the Soviet scientists were usually ideologically engaged. While the scientists from Europe and America almost did not have access to many collections of the documents, so their texts could not claim to be complete. There are very few researches about fate of civilians in this period have been carried out. Therefore, we propose to hold an international conference and to gather leading historians of the World War II. One of the major tasks of this event is to cover unexplored aspects of the theme: Soviet occupation of the western lands; policy of the Nazis and the Soviet authorities on the most vulnerable groups of the population (Jews, Roma, and people with mental health problems); local communities living under the occupation, and so on. Conference is to be dedicated to the blessed memory of the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky who was trying his best to rescue everybody – Ukrainians, Poles, Jews…

The conference will be held on November 30 – December 1, 2015 at the National University of “Kyiv- Mohyla Academy” (Kyiv, Ukraine). Official languages ​​of the event are Ukrainian and English.

Organizers of the conference are Ukrainian and foreign institutions engaged into researching of the history of the 20th century.

We offer researchers to apply to participate in the conference. The condition for participation in the conference is the approval of the theses of applicants by the members of Organizing Committee. If you are interested in, please send the title and the theses (up to 3 pages) of your report, and a brief CV until the 20-th of September at (theme Conference).

Texts of the reports are going to be published.

Organizers will cover the travel costs, accommodation expenses and meals for Ukrainian researchers, and accommodation expenses and meals for foreign scientists.