Yuliia Artymyshyn: Deportations of Ukrainians from the Polish-Ukrainian Borderland during 1944-1951 in the Regional Memory of Ukraine

This project investigates the collective image of deportations from the Ukrainian-Polish borderland during 1944–1951 as well as of the traumatic events that preceded this process, looking into the views of displaced persons, their descendants and the inclusion of their experiences in the historical memory of Ukraine. The basis of my research includes written memories, interviews with deportees and their descendants, press media and journalism. I propose that the process of creating memories about inter-ethnic Polish-Ukrainian conflict as well as about deportation and further adaptation has three levels: the personal and family level; the level of deportees’ communities; and the level of the regions where displaced persons live.

Yuliia Artymyshyn, PhD, is a Junior Research Fellow at the Ivan Krypiakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the National Academy Sciences of Ukraine. She received her Master’s Degree in History from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv in 2015. Yuliia continued her postgraduate studies at the Ivan Krypiakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies (November 2015-October 2018). In July 2017, she received a scholarship from the Department “Artes Liberales” at the University of Warsaw. In October 2018, Yuliia received her PhD with her thesis “Deportations of the Ukrainians from the Polish- Ukrainian borderland of 1944–1951 in the regional memory of Ukraine”. Her research interests are memory studies, history of Ukrainian-Polish relations in the 20th and 21st centuries, oral and social history, and gender studies.

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