“The epoch of the Holodomor: (re)thinking”: the Holodomor Museum participated in an international conference

20 November 2022

On November 17-18, 2022, the National Museum of the Holodomor-genocide staff participated in the International Scientific Conference “Epoch of the Holodomor: (re)thinking in the context of research strategies of local history, regional studies and local history”, held by the Ukrainian Research and Educational Center for the Study of the Holodomor together with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Institute of History of Ukraine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

In particular, Acting Director General, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Lesia Hasydzhak, moderated the VI panel discussion “The Holodomor Epoch in museum exhibition complexes: the experience of popularizing scientific knowledge, perspectives of conceptual reformatting of the content of expositions” and spoke on the topic “War as a challenge and opportunity: perspectives of the museum industry of Ukraine”. And the leading researcher of the branch “Holodomor Research Institute”, candidate of historical sciences Andrii Ivanets, as part of the panel discussion “Memory of the Holodomor and the Russian-Ukrainian War: (re)actualization of the semantic space,” spoke “Artist Yurii Lohvyn: contribution to the visual representation of the Holodomor theme”.

Generally, at the conference, within the framework of various discussion panels, theoretical and methodological principles of Holodomor epoch research were discussed, and integrated digital resources of Holodomor documentary heritage were presented. In particular, “Internet Archive of the Holodomor Epoch”, “Online Holodomor Photo Directory,” and the project of the Institute of History of Ukraine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine to identify and digitize museum photos of the Holodomor epoch in the Kyiv region in 2020-2022.

Photo – Andrii Ivanets.