On 15-16 February 2013, a conference was held, by the Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies, Monash University, in association with the Ukrainian Studies Association of Australia and the Shevchenko Scientific Society in Australia.
The Conference theme was Ukraine: Language, Culture, Identity
In the northern summer of 2012 efforts by the majority party in Ukraine’s parliament to amend the country’s language law so as to enable Russian to receive official status as a regional language polarised public opinion, triggering demonstrations and vociferous political confrontations.
These were but the most recent illustrations of the unresolved and controversial nature of Ukrainian linguistic, cultural and national identity throughout the country’s modern and pre-modern history. The objective of the conference “Ukraine: Language, Culture, Identity” is to illuminate this multifaceted topic as a contemporary and historical issue (and as an issue that faces Ukraine as well as people of Ukrainian culture and background outside Ukraine) from the perspectives of various scholarly disciplines.
The venue was the Japanese Studies Centre, Building 54, Clayton Campus, Monash University.
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