June 26-28, 2016 Ukrainian Catholic University hosted summer convention of Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) and International Association for the Humanities (MAG). The event was attended by more than 500 participants from all over the world.
Scholars and researchers from North America, Eastern and Western Europe, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and even Korea had the opportunity to debate with their colleagues, exchange ideas and explore deeper chosen themes. The program consisted of about 450 presentations, including 150 thematic panels and series of sectional and plenary sessions dedicated to Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia in the current global and local context.
The overall theme was – “Images of the Other”, which included consideration of the concept and the image of the “other” in history, politics, religion, art, cultural and social practices, public discourse, mass media, etc.
Dr. Igor Shchupak, “Tkuma” Institute and the Holocaust Museum director, participated in presentations and “round table” dedicated to the figure of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky, who during the Holocaust saved more than 150 Jews. The session was led by Paul Robert Magocsi (Canada), among the presenters there were Dr. Liliana Hentosh (Lviv), Prof. Liudmyla Hrynevych (Kyiv), Raya Shadursky (Canada). The discussion was joined by Prof. Yaroslav Hrytsak (Lviv), Prof. Andrii Krawchuk (Canada), Prof. Shimon Redlich (Israel), Anna Medvedovska (Dnipro), Dr. Magdalena Nowak (Poland), Prof. Frank Sysyn (Canada) and others.