"Tkuma" Institute implements public cultural and educational projects, including "The Sunday Club", "Dniprovsky Historical Club" and other activities.
On November 24, within the frameworks of Dniprovsky Historical Club “Tkuma” Institute held a public lecture dedicated to the Holodomor Remembrance Day. The lecture on “The Holodomor in the 1932–33: silence mechanisms” was held by Prof. Nataliia Romanets, Ph. D., –specialist of the Holodomor and Stalinist repression history, professor of the History of Ukraine and Law department of Kryvyi Rih State Pedagogical University. Valentyn Rybalka, “Tkuma” Institute researcher was the moderator of the event.
On April 17, presentation of a documentary film «Cursed Book. Benjamin Berkovich Diary» about the Holocaust was held at Museum «Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine» within the frameworks of Dniprovsky Historical Club. Yury Horuliov, author, Belarusian filmmaker, «For the spiritual Revival» prizewinner presented the film.
On April 07, lecture on "Klymentiy Sheptytsky – Righteous among the Nations" was held within the framework of Dniprovsky Historical Club at «Tkuma» Institute. Dr. Ivan Matkovsky (Lviv) presented two latest and most significant publications devoted to this outstanding figure within the frameworks of the seminar:
On February 24, lecture and presentation of historian Gennady Vinogradov’s (Dnipro Humanitarian University) book was held at "Tkuma" Institute within the frameworks of Dniprovsky Historical Club. The topic of the lecture was «Jewish intellectual sentiments of the Christian Middle Ages».
The idea of holding a series of lectures in the form of free visits is not a novelty for "Tkuma" Institute. In particular, Dr. Igor Shchupak, "Tkuma" Institute and the Holocaust Museum Director, conducted similar sessions in various cities and countries. Since the opening of the Holocaust Museum "Tkuma" Institute found decent platform for the Sunday Club in our hometown.
The Sunday Club is monthly classes on interesting and important issues of the Jewish past in the context of Ukrainian and World History.
The main objective of the project is the formation of tolerant consciousness and increasing social and cultural competence.
The meetings are held in the form of interactive lectures, discussions, "round tables", interviews, tours, workshops, etc., allowing us to understand the origins of xenophobia, Holocaust preconditions and understand the causes of religious strife. The sessions are held by "Tkuma" Institute research associates as well as historians, philosophers, political scientists, religious scholars from Ukraine and other countries. Among the guests who participated in the sessions as co-presenters there were Telman Mamedov, one of the leaders of the Azerbaijani Community of Dnipropetrovsk, Dr Oleh Repan, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Assistant Professor of Department of History of Ukraine of Oles Honchar Dnipropetrovsk National University and others.
The Sunday club is attended by diverse audience of different professions, faiths and ages. On average, 50 participants come to the Sunday Club.
Dniprovsky Historical Club is another "Tkuma" Institute project conducted on the base of Museum "Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine" in cooperation with Institute of Social Studies. Historical club was created as a platform for meetings of historians and those interested in history with the aim of informal communication. Famous Ukrainian and foreign historians are invited to participate in each session of the club.
Within the framework of the project meetings with Prof. Vladyslav Hrynevych, Doctor of Political Sciences, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Leading Research Associate of the Institute of Politican and Ethnic Studies; Prof. Ivan Patrylyak, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor of Department of Modern History of Ukraine, Dean of the Faculty of History of Kyiv National University, and Prof. Yaroslav Hrytsak, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor of Ukrainian Catholic University, Director of Institute of Historical Research of Franko Lviv National University were conducted.
The project attracts the attention of historians, teachers, students and the intellectual elite of the city. From 50 to 300 people participate in the sessions.
During the club meetings professional historians raise urgent problems of historical memory of the Jewish and Ukrainian peoples. Its main objective is to destroy the stereotypes that hinder the successful intergration of the Jewish community as an important part of Ukrainian society.