Online seminar: "Ukraine in history textbooks and the education of the next generation after the war. Perspectives from Ukraine, Germany and Canada"

September 28, 18:00-19:30 CET

With Valentina Kuryliw, Igor Shchupak and Riem Spielhaus, moderated by Gelinada Grinchenko.  



By looking into the future, drawing on the experience of post-war transitions in other global contexts, and returning to the topic of justice and reconciliation in societies, the seminar participants will discuss what transformations should take place in the educational sphere of Ukrainian society in the context of its integration into the European cultural and political space. Which vectors of educational development should Ukraine and its partners choose to achieve long-term peace in the country, the region, Europe, and the world?

The speakers will be:

  • Valentina Kuryliw, Director of Education of the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC) (Toronto, Canada)
  • Igor Shchupak, Director of the Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies (TKUMA) (Dnipro, Ukraine)
  • Riem Spielhaus, Head of the Department "Knowledge in Transition" of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Media | Georg Eckert Institute (Braunschweig, Germany)

The panel will be chaired by Gelinada Grinchenko, University of Wuppertal (Germany).  After introductory remarks by the panellists the audience will have the possibility to ask questions and to participate in the discussion. The Seminar will be held in Ukrainian and English with simultaneous translation.

To participate, please register here. A recording of the seminar will be published on the Youtube channel of the German-Ukrainian Historical Commission.


The seminar series is a joint initiative by the German-Ukrainian Historical Commission, the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies and the Ukraine-based scholarly journal "Ukraina Moderna"

We thank for the sponsorship by the German Academic Exchange service (DAAD) with funds of the German Foreign Ministry and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Kyiv.