It’s hard to believe that a brand new spring, my third one in Cambridge, is already here. One wouldn’t know it from the weather outside, but the feeling stubbornly persists: it’s March, and this academic term is drawing to a close.
One month from now, on April 10, I’ll be giving a talk on “Understanding Polyphony: Ukraine’s Fluid Identity/ies” at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University) in Washington DC.
A flyer with some information, address, and RSVP directions can be found here. Needless to say, I’d be honored to meet any readers of this blog that day.
This talk marks an article, “Polyphonic Dichotomies: Memory and Identity in Today’s Ukraine”, forthcoming in the Spring 2013 issue of Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization. A free edition for iPad can be found here. This Special Issue on Ukraine will be presented on April 9 at the National Endowment for Democracy; a panel discussion is planned that day as well.
The article is also one of my dissertation’s chapters. (A different chapter was presented at the University of Pennsylvania on March 22). So this is my springtime message to anyone struggling with immense tasks out there: keep at it! In small steps, I’d like to think, all is going to happen. :)
Anyone interested — you are very welcome.