March 5 representatives of Scientific Community of Students and Postgraduates of the Faculty of History of Zaporizhzhya National University organized a roundtable on "I am tormented, I suffer, but I do not repent", to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko.
The event was attended by students, members of SCSP of the Faculty of History and D.Sc. in History, professor, Deputy Dean for Research of the Faculty of History Oleksandr Ihnatusha.
At the beginning of the event with a welcoming speech to the participants addressed Head of SCSP of the Faculty of History Olha Sakhno. She noted that the main purpose of the roundtable is to honor the memory of the famous Ukrainian writer, public and political figure Taras Shevchenko.
The moderator of the event was student of the Faculty of History, member of SCSP Svitlana Salakhan. She welcomed all those present and invited to see the works of Kobzar's life, thoughts and sentiments that prevailed in Ukrainian life at the time, because the literature has always been considered a valuable historical source.
During the roundtable meeting, students made their reports. So, Anastasiya Hretchenko described the folk elements of Shevchenko's poetry, and Nataliya Blashko – his critical attitude to Bogdan Khmelnitsky and Pereyaslavska Council. On reflection peasant life in poetry of Ukrainian author told Svitlana Salakhan, and Olha Sakhno presented a report entitled "A Critique of the tsarist regime in the poetry of Taras Shevchenko".
Continued roundtable meeting in the debate format. Students expressed their views on the relevance of the works of Taras Hryhorovych in modern society, the relevance of his radical appeals to struggle against serfdom, etc.
At the end of the event Svitlana Salakhan summarizes round table meeting, noting that the students managed to reassess the work of Kobzar through the prism of historical scholarship.