ECEC: Romantic Nationalism in Eastern Europe: Russian, Polish, and Ukrainian Political Imaginations
Please join the Harriman Institute for a presentation by Dr. Serhiy Bilenky of his monograph Romantic Nationalism in Eastern Europe: Russian, Polish, and Ukrainian Political Imaginations (Stanford University Press, 2012)
This book explores the political imagination of Eastern Europe in the 1830s and 1840s, when Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian intellectuals came to identify themselves as belonging to communities known as nations or nationalities. Bilenky approaches this topic from a transnational perspective, revealing the ways in which modern Russian, Polish, and Ukrainian nationalities were formed and refashioned through the challenges they presented to one another, both as neighboring communities and as minorities within a given community.
Dr. Bilenky (PhD in History, University of Toronto, 2007) is an associate at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, and is presently working on an upcoming publication that has the draft title “Documents of Ukrainian Historical and Political Thought: Kostomarov, Drahomanov, Antonovych.” Dr. Bilenky is visiting the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute and teaching two courses at the Department of History in the Fall 2012 semester - “Empire & Nation: Nationality Issues In the Russian Empire” and “Central and Eastern European Cities Between Tradition and Modernity.”
Co-sponsored with the East Central European Center.