"Tkuma" Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies conducts international scholarly conferences, releases scholarly literature (monographs, scholarly journal, textbooks, manuals, collections of documents and memoirs, etc.), coordinates and implements important research projects.
One of the main "Tkuma" Institute research topics is the feat of Righteous Among the Nations who rescued Jews during the Holocaust risking their own lives and lives of their families.
The mechanism of the Nazi "final solution of the Jewish question" in occupied Ukraine, problems of international relations during the World War II, the Holocaust, resistance etc. hold the important place in "Tkuma" Institute research.
Among "Tkuma" Institute publications issued in the first half of 2015 there are: new issue of the scholarly journal "Holocaust Studies", collection of memoirs "Reviving Memory", Proceedings of the International Scholarly Conference "Righteous and Other Rescuers during the Holocaust: Ukraine's Example in Comparative Context", album of photographs and documents "Nazi New Order in Ukrainian Cities" and others. We plan to release books on the Holocaust in Ukraine, the phenomenon of Righteous Among the Nations, research on regional aspects of the Holocaust.
"Tkuma" Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies closely and effectively cooperates with research, museum and archival institutions from Ukraine, Austria, Belarus, Canada, Germany, Israel, Moldova, Polans, Russia, the USA, Sweden, etc.
On November 23, the 4th All-Ukrainian Scientific and Practical Conference “Humanitarian and Pedagogical Education: Achievements, Problems, Prospects” was held, organized by the International Humanitarian and Pedagogical Institute “Bet Hana” (Dnipro) with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. The scientific event gathered participants from all over Ukraine and other countries.
Among the reports that were heard during the conference were, in particular, the following: “Typology of lifestyles of high school students” (Tetiana Kozman, Moldova), “Humanitarian security of Ukraine: education and science in the context of sustainable development” (Prof. Mykola Piddiachy, Ukraine), “Development of mental maturity of modern mothers: intercultural aspect” (Prof. Inna Osadchenko, Dr. Anna Mlynarchuk-Sokolowska, Ukraine-Poland). Dr. Igor Shchupak made a speech-presentation “Problems of Ukrainian humanitarian and pedagogical education under the conditions of the Russian-Ukrainian war and the challenges of the age of digitalization”.
“I was pleasantly surprised by the high scientific level of the speeches of the participants from different countries, the interest of many scientists and educators in the conference, – noted Dr. Shchupak. – I especially want to note the speech of the Chairman of the Council of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Ukraine, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the “Bet Hana” Institute, Rabbi Meir Zvi Stambler, who spoke about the task of humanitarian and pedagogical education in Ukraine under the conditions of full-scale Russian aggression. Among other things, the Rebbe noted that Russia's war against Ukraine is a war against God, a war of darkness against light. But the light will win. We have to bring the Victory of Ukraine closer, and bring the coming of Mashiach closer”.
The materials of the conference will be published.
On May 10, the All-Ukrainian scientific and practical conference “Relevant problems of the theory and methods of teaching history” was held online, organized by the Zaporizhzhia National University in partnership with the I. Franko Drohobyts'kyi State Pedagogical University, B. Khmelnytskyi Melitopol State Pedagogical University, A. S. Makarenko Sumy State Pedagogical University. Dr. Igor Shchupak was invited to participate in the event.
During March 23-25, the 4th annual Taras Shevchenko conference, organized by Indiana University in Bloomington (USA) was held. During three days, scientists from such fields as history, literature, memory studies, linguistics, religious studies, political science and others shared their research and participated in discussions and round tables devoted to various issues of Ukrainian studies.
One of the scientific panels of the conference was devoted to issues of World War II and the Holocaust history. Dr. Petro Dolganov gave reports during the work of the section “World War II in Ukraine – new evidence, new research” (“Everyone was connected with the Holocaust, through relatives or in another way: testimonies of Ukrainian neighbors about the Holocaust in Volyn” ), Dr. Yuriy Skira (“Jewish women rescued by the Sisters of the Studio Charter during the Holocaust”), Prof. Natalia Zaletok (“Service of women in the armed forces during World War II in British and Soviet publications of the 1940s”). Dr. Igor Shchupak was invited to participate in the work of the section as a discussant.
You can view the recording of the broadcast of the conference by the link.
On December 21 as part of the project “Cultural and historical heritage as the basis of Ukrainian national identity in the conditions of resistance to russian aggression” the webinar “Ethno-national world of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast” was held.
Speakers of online events were:
On November 30, the All-Ukrainian scientific and practical online conference “National security of Ukraine in the educational sphere: challenges, values, experience”, organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Sumy Regional Institute of Postgraduate Pedagogical Education in cooperation with “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies and other partners was held. Dr. Igor Shchupak was invited to participate in the event.