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New York Archives Week 2023: Portraying the Holodomor Through Art, Archives, and Historical Photographs

  • Thursday, October 12, 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Virtual (See Event for Details)

Event flyer depicting a seeminly dead woman on soilPhoto courtesy of the Ukrainian History and Education Center

Repository: Ukrainian History and Education Center

Event Title: Portraying the Holodomor Through Art, Archives, and Historical Photographs

Event Type: Virtual Panel Discussion

Event Location: Virtual (See Below for Details)

Event Date: October 12th, 2023

Event Time: 7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Art, historical documents and photographs can be very powerful tools to help audiences engage with historical events, but they can lead to complexities, especially when those events are traumatic or even genocidal. Join the UHEC and special guests for an online discussion of this topic.

This event is part of the observation of the 90th anniversary of the genocidal artificial famine in Ukraine known as the Holodomor, and is presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Depicting Genocide: 20th Century Responses to the Holodomor".

Michael Andrec (curator of the "Depicting Genocide" exhibition) will present some of the challenges of presenting artworks and archives in the context of broader Holodomor history, and Lana Babij (independent researcher and principal author of the Holodomor Photo Directory) will speak about her experience researching which historical photographs proporting to be of the Holodomor were in fact legitimate and which were of earlier famines of the 1920s. They will be joined by Marta Baziuk (Executive Director, Holodomor Research and Education Consortium) and Dr. John Vsetecka (Jaroslaw and Nadia Mihaychuk Postdoctoral Fellow in Ukrainian Studies at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute) for an informal discussion and Q&A with the audience.

This online event is free but requires registration. For more information and to register, visit https://www.UkrHEC.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=229. Please send questions to info@UkrHEC.org.

"Depicting Genocide: 20th Century Responses to the Holodomor" and associated programming is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these events do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

Questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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