Please join us Wednesday, April 25, at a joint Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe (TAMEW) and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia (REECA) workshop session on:



The Ukrainophile Household: Private Life and Politics in Late Imperial Kiev




This paper is a section from the first chapter draft of the author’s dissertation. The author is trying to write a micro-history of Russian and Ukrainian nationalism in Kiev (1860s to the Civil War) through the lens of a family history. The author focuses on the Shul’gins/Shul’hyns – a dynasty of journalists, historians, and politicians whose members were involved in the creation of both the city’s Russian and Ukrainian nationalist movements. The paper deals with the family’s Ukrainophile branch and their milieu in the years around 1900.


Author: Fabian Baumann, PhD Student in History (Universität Basel)

Discussant: Bożena Shallcross, Professor in Slavic Languages and Literature (UChicago)


April 25, 2018

5:00pm-6:30pm in Social Sciences 224, John Hope Franklin Room

University of Chicago



The paper is available on the TAMEW and REECA websites under the ‘Papers’ tab. Password: HopeFranklin



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REECA workshop is an interdisciplinary scholarly forum where graduate students and faculty can explore different perspectives on area studies as they pertain to these deeply interconnected regions of the world. We invite topics of discussion from a wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to Slavic studies, political science, social thought, history, intellectual history, comparative literature, cinema studies, sociology, philosophy, divinity studies, economics, anthropology, public policy, comparative human development, and legal studies.