Politics of Memory. Evolution of Ukrainian History Education

Provided by: UMA
Bachelor's degree (EQF level: 6)

Right now, the second year of the Russian military brutal invasion of Ukraine is going on. But the war began several years ago in 2014, when Russia decided to redirect Ukraine from the European Union-Ukraine Association Agreement. This political dialogue between the EU and Ukraine began itself in 1994, when the Partnership and Co-operation agreement between the European community, and Ukraine was signed. And although Putin chose to disrupt this process in several ways, e.g., the occupation of the Donbas region and annexation of Crimea, the Ukrainian people have chosen the European way of further development. In reaction to this, on the 24th of February 2022, Russia brutally invaded Ukraine. Since then, Ukraine fights its way to EU membership. I want to contribute to informing the Europeans about the effort of the Eurointegration of Ukraine. In order to evaluate this whole process, it is necessary to understand the causes, course, and consequences of these historical and political events. The course Modern History of Ukraine: The Path of Eurointegration provides a chronological framework from the mid-1990s to the present. It will be available to students both in classrooms and remotely. This will make it possible to conduct seminars in a hybrid format and involve students in debates using video communication. In order to experience the immense visual material about these events (photos and videos from the Orange Revolution as well as the Revolution of Dignity and the current conflict) the students will be able to adapt their smartphones to use as VR-headsets during lectures. With these, they will be able to experience particular events as well as speeches in a more direct way. The material is either already in possession or will be used from Ukrainian museums. Thus, by using these, as well as other multi-media formats, the feature or highlight of this course will be immersive learning. The course is also planned to be included in the ENGAGE.EU program, to include students from other European universities as well, thereby fulfilling a European ideal.

  • Spring 2024

    Course start date 2024-02-13
    Course end date 2024-05-28
    Language English
    Credits 4 (ECTS)
    Grading scheme: very good (1,0 - 1,5)
    good (1,6 - 2,5)
    satisfactory (2,6 - 3,5)
    sufficient (3,6 - 4,0)
    failed (5,0)