V International Scientific and Practical Conference “Interdisciplinary approaches in the study of the Holodomor-genocide”

25 November 2021

On November 25, 2021, the V International Scientific Conference “Interdisciplinary Approaches in the Study of the Holodomor-Genocide” was held. Leading Ukrainian and foreign researchers took part in the online event.

The purpose of the conference is an interdisciplinary exchange of research results of the scholars who study the Holodomor genocide in the spheres of history, political science, law, medicine, statistics, sociology, criminology, pedagogy, anthropology, historical demography, social psychology, historical geography, and other fields.

The Director-General of the National Museum of the Holodomor Genocide, Candidate of Historical Sciences Olesia Stasiuk, addressed the participants with a welcoming speech, emphasizing the need to continue research on the Holodomor. “New archival materials have been found and put into scientific circulation, new methods and techniques have been studied and used in the study of the crime of the Holodomor genocide for more than two years since the establishment of the Holodomor Research Institute, led by Svitlana Markova, Doctor of History,” Olesia Stasiuk noted and added, “Fundamental scientific works “Black Boards of Ukraine. Chernihiv Region,” A guide for teachers, “The Holodomor of 1932-1933 is the genocide of the Ukrainian nation,” a collection of documents where the results of forensic examinations were published. These new data provide an opportunity to look at the history of the Holodomor in a new way. Not from the standpoint of “All-Union famine” but of the genocide of the Ukrainian nation. “

The conference participants discussed the following areas:

-Interdisciplinary approaches to the Holodomor-genocide studies;

-Causes and consequences of the Holodomor genocide in Ukraine;

-Social, economic, political, law, demographic, moral, psychological components and prolonged effects of the Holodomor-genocide;

-Resistance of Ukrainians to genocidal and repressive actions of the communist totalitarian regime;

-The memory of the Holodomor genocide in Ukraine: features of formation, research, instrumentalization in politics;

– Convergence of research results of scholars who study the Holodomor-genocide from the perspectives of history, political science, law, medicine, statistics, sociology, criminology, pedagogy, anthropology, historical demography, and historical geography.

In particular, Victoria Malko, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Coordinator of the Holodomor Study Program at the Department of History of the State University of California, Fresno (USA), made reports; Director of the Holodomor Research Institute, Doctor of Historical Sciences Svitlana Markova; Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Volodymyr Serhiychuk, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Larysa Zasekina; Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Nataliia Romanets; Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Dmytro Biliy, Candidate of Historical Sciences Andrii Kozytsky and other scientists.

The participants of the V International Scientific Conference “Interdisciplinary Approaches in the Study of the Holodomor Genocide” discussed and approved the Conference Resolution.

The conference is organized by the Holodomor Research Institute, National Museum of Holodomor Genocide, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukrainian Holodomor Genocide Foundation (Chicago, USA), Borys Hrinchenko Kyiv University, Ukrainian World Congress  and other scientific institutions and public organizations.

Video of the conference

Collection of conference materials