From the 25th till the 30th of June, the IX International Summer School for Social Sciences, organized by the Department of Ukrainian Studies of the University of Ottawa (Canada), the Institute of Social and Political Sciences (University of Nanterre Paris, France), the Slavonic Center, is taking place at the Faculty of Sociology and Management of the Zaporizhzhya National University. (University of Paris and the Pantheon of Sorbonne, France), LabEx Research Center "Writing a New History of Europe" (France), Mark Blok Center (Berlin, Germany) with the support of the French Embassy and the ZNU Rectorate.
About 30 participants took part in the IX International Summer School for Social Sciences, namely: Vice-Rector for Scientific and Pedagogical Work of ZNU Yuriy Kaganov, Head of the Research Department of the University Victoria Menyailo, Dean of the Faculty of Sociology and Management Maxim Lepsky, Deputy Dean for International Work of the Faculty Sociology and Management Igor Kudinov, Head of the Department of Political Science Yevgeny Tsokur, Sophie Lamroşini, Center Mark Blok - Berlin (Germany), Michael Minakov, Viadrina European University - Frankfurt (Germany), François-Xavier Nérard, University of Paris Pantheon-Sorbonne (France), Iulia Shucan, University of Paris-Nanterre (France), Anna Colin Swans, University of Paris-Nanterre (France); Markian Dobrzhanski, Harriman Institute, Columbia University (USA); Maikhel Fooleer, Stetson University (USA); Alice Clots, European University of St. Petersburg (Russia), students and faculty of the ZNU faculty of sociology and management, who study and teach political science, as well as 15 young scientists (graduate students and doctoral students) from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, the USA, Canada, Germany, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, France, who represent and protect their scientific research on different subjects.
Opening the event, all the participants were congratulated by the Vice-Rector for Scientific and Pedagogical Work of ZNU Yuriy Kaganov, who emphasized that the development of the university is impossible without communication with international partners and inclusion in the European system of education and science, therefore the university is working on the development of academic mobility, project activity at all educational levels. Yuri Kaganov also thanked the international guests and the Faculty of Sociology and Management dean Maxim Lepsky for his organization and expressed his hope for further fruitful cooperation.
In his turn, the dean of the FSM, Maxim Lepsky, described the historical and migration peculiarities of the territory of our country, the scientific research of the possibilities of the processes of peacemaking and the resolution of frozen conflicts, the possibilities of post-war peace building in the new geopolitical conditions and the results of the Ukrainian revolution, which is one of the first knowledge revolutions, as well as an attempt to quit systems of hard-core directives.
Head of the Department of Political Science Yevgeny Tsokur and European Scientists Sophie Lamroşini and Anna Colin Swans are convinced that this meeting is important for the exchange of practical experience for both Ukrainian scholars and international scholars.
Within the framework of the school's work program, a number of scientific, practical, cultural and cognitive events were devoted to the problems of history and theory of socio-political movements, the history and influence of revolutions and the specifics of the state-building of Ukraine and European countries.
The subject of reports and research presented by scientists was also quite diverse and concerned the following issues: the policy of controversy and identity; the Maidan issues; the state creation of Ukraine of the early 20th century; the industrial complex in Zaporozhzhia, its construction and history; social and political movements; discussion of the concept of the "Monument to the Revolution" in Soviet Russia, the instrumentalization of death, memory and history in Soviet Russia (1917-1924); the place of antiquity in the revolutionary and post-revolutionary Soviet children's and youth culture; EuroMaidan as an example of political positivism; the restoration of the nation: history, memory and identity in the Estonian national awakening; periodization of Ukrainian political economy: from "Commercial Capitalism" to the post-Maidan market; reorganization of the Ukrainian architectural sphere at the time of "restructuring"; the effects of demobilization: from the Orange Revolution to EuroMaidan, and so on.
In particular, Tetyana Bulakh from Indiana State University - Bloomington (USA) told about the controlled citizenship of internally displaced people in Ukraine: administrative skills and life experience.
In addition, the participants of the school took part in round tables and presentations, got an opportunity to communicate with representatives of the political asset, exchange of ideas, scientific and practical experience, expanding the prospects of their own scientific research, as well as acquaintance with the rich and majestic history of the Zaporizhzhia region during the planned excursions to the island of Khortitsa, on the Cossack Sich, on the Dniproges, to the socialist settlement for the settlers and the industrial complex.