Visiting Scholars 2013-2015

Dr Tamara Martsenyuk, Department of Sociology, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”, Ukraine – to University of Glasgow: 18 October – 29 October 2013

Postgraduate masterclass

Gender equality and labor market in Ukraine: Legacies and Practices

During transformation period, Post-Soviet societies (i.e. Ukrainian one) face challenges connected with “free” market economy implementation and nation building process. One of the main contradiction concerns combination of capitalism and patriarchy that marginalize different groups of women and throw them to labor market “niches” mainly connected with low paid reproductive labor (caring, educating and cleaning work).

From the other hand,

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Dr Réka Várnagy, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary – to Western University, Ontario, Canada: 01 – 28 September 2014

Her research goal was to develop further her research agenda on party leadership based on an extensive literature review completed at Western library and on discussions with Western colleagues working on the topic. During her stay, Réka Várnagy engaged in various professional activities including giving a public lecture about contemporary Hungarian politics with a special focus on parties and the Hungarian party system. She also familiarized herself with the educational program at Western by both attending classes on ‘Extreme Leadership’ (instructor: Dr.

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Ms Natasza Stycznska, Institute of European Studies, Jagiellonian University, Poland – to ADA University, Baku, Azerbaijan: 10 – 24 October 2015

Natasza Stycznska

3-week module: “EU Environmental Policy in the context of the EU enlargement” (12-21 October)

The course was delivered to a group of 14 students and covered the issues of construction of the EU Environmental Policy, main developments (starting from the Rome Treaty) and the challenges arising from the EU Eastern Enlargement of 2004, 2007 and 2013. During the course students discussed the major environmental  policy areas and challenges regarding sectoral legislation in the areas of air,

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Dr Jonathan L’Hommedieu, Department of History, Armstrong Atlantic State University, USA – to University of Glasgow: 05 – 16 May 2014

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Dr Heiko Pääbo, Centre for Baltic Studies, University of Tartu, Estonia – to Western University, Ontario, Canada: 19 January – 01 February 2015

At Western I offered a seminar “WWII in European cinematography – too many memories and conflicting identities?” for MA and PhD students. The seminar reflected plurality of WWII memories and memory conflicts through cinematography as one of the most powerful medium for collective memory construction.

The visit to Western was fruitful and interesting  I was made very welcome and Dr Amanda Grzyb  helped me establish necessary contacts.  I had sufficient time for my own research as well to meet new colleagues.

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Dr Bogook Kim, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea – to University of Glasgow: 11 – 24 October 2014

Article about the visit published in the newsletter of the Korean Association of Slavic-Eurasian Studies, pages 6-9 (in Korean).

Study on the process of establishing diplomatic relations between the Republic of Korea and Hungary through the confidential documents of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Hungary signed a treaty of amity with North Korea in 1948, because they shared the same ideology. As for the archive, the treaty meant that both countries began to communicate regularly and periodically exchange official documents,

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Dr Anna Osypchuk, Department of Sociology, National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine – to University of Glasgow: 10 March – 18 May 2014

In the course of my 10-week period at Glasgow on IMRCEES Visiting Scholarship, I was involved into the number of activities which I described in this report.

Teaching. I taucht a course ‘Post-Soviet Ukraine: A Case Study in Socio-Economic, Socio-Cultural and Political Transformation’ as part of the IMRCEES programme. I specifically designed this course for IM students to both reflect my own research interests and to provide opportunities for more general discussions of recent and current politicalm,

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Dr Ana Devic, Faculty of European Legal and Political Studies, EDUCONS University, Serbia – to University of Glasgow: 20 – 31 October 2015

What Nationalist Amnesia Buries: Discontent, Powerlessness and Collective Identity in Socialist Yugoslavia

The seminar focuses on the collective discontents and grievances in Yugoslavia between the late 1960s and late 1980s, based on the studies conducted by Yugoslav social and political scientists during the period. The findings of point to the pervasive sense of social and political powerlessness and marginalization that was experienced by the working class population, the unemployed, and the youth. The lack of attention paid to these aspects of the crisis of socialism contributed to the uncritical acceptance of nationalist explanations of Yugoslavia’s breakdown.

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Dr Amanda Grzyb, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada – to Jagiellonian University: 10 – 24 May 2015

In addition to participating in the above lectures, seminars and discussion panels, I had the opportunity to conduct research at Holocaust museums in Krakow and Warsaw, which will contriube  to  a forthcoming book chapter.

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