Congress in Vilnius:

15.09.2023 do 17.09.2023
You can download the "Vilnius-Appeal" of the conference participants below the photos!
"About the Congress
The international congress "Rethinking Ukraine and Europe: New Challenges for Historians" will be held in Vilnius on September 15-17, 2023. More than 100 historians from different countries will take part in the event.
Participation in the Congress provides an opportunity to learn about grant programmes and meet representatives of Foundations that sponsor international projects in the field of historical research. Engage in thematic panel discussions and find potential partners for possible new joint research.
The main goal of the Congress is to discuss the development of a new narrative on the history of Ukraine and the entire Central-Eastern European region.
We would like to ask about and discuss the following questions issues:
- How should we rethink the history of Ukraine and reinterpret it from a more transnational perspective and in a broader context of European and global history?
- To what extent should we rethink topics and themes of our research in Ukrainian Studies that have been well-established for at least 30 years?
- How can we rethink and reinvent national politics and cultures of memory in the Ukraine-Lithuania-Belarus-Poland region to make them more transnational?
The program schedule of the event is designed for 2 working days. On the first day, representatives of the invited Foundations will present their grant programmes, which finance international projects in the field of historical research. On the same day and the next day as well, all participants will be able to participate in thematic panel discussions and find partnerships for possible potential new joint research. The Congress will be opened by a keynote lecture delivered by a prominent British historian and expert in the early modern European history, Professor Robert I. Frost from the University of Aberdeen.
The working languages of the Congress: Ukrainian, and English for general panels; the languages of thematic panels will be determined in due course."
The programme and more information in English, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Polish and Belarusian can be found here:

Video recording:

Welcome adress
Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, speaker of the Seimas
Rimvydas Petrauskas, rector of Vilnius University
Alvydas Nikžentaitis, director of the Lithuanian Institute of History
Chair Loreta Skurvydaitė (Vilnius)
Keynote lecture
Prof. Robert I. Frost  (Aberdeen) "The Past in the Present:
Rethinking Ukraine, Europe and the Role of the Nation-State in the Global Age."
Chair Igor Kąkolewski (Berlin / Olsztyn)
Copyright Marcin Wiatr
An appeal by participants of the history congress “Rethinking Ukraine and Europe: New Challenges for Historians” you can download here: