The first day of the conference. Welcoming remarks by the Director of the Department of Social Sciences prof. Stefano Consiglio, and the President of the Italian Association of Ukrainian Studies prof. Giovanna Brogi Bercoff.
With Viktor Hamotskyi, the Consul General of Ukraine in Naples talking about the importance of the conference and the big Ukrainian community in Naples.
First panel. Early Modern Cross-Cultural Representations. With Dieter Stern (Ghent University).
Simone Bellezza, the main organizer.
Tatiana Tairova-Yakovleva (St. Petersburg State University) “Russian empire and Ukrainian Cossack’s Elite: temptations and challenges.”
Coffee break with local pasticceria!
Evening discussion.
Panel 4. What is Soviet Ukrainian? With George Grabowicz (Harvard University), Olga Gnydiuk, Mayhill C. Fowler and Georgiy Kasianov.
Grabowicz about Tychyna. ДРужбою ми здружені. Ukraine and Russia in the Socialist Realist Canon.
Before the Tychynagate.

Mayhill C. Fowler “Theatre on the Frontline of Socialism: the Red Army Theatre in Lviv Fighting the Cold War at Home and Abroad”.
Eleonora Narvselius (Lund University) “Polish professors executed in Lviv in 1941: From a Local Wartime Crime to a Translocal Memory Event”.
Stanislav Kulchytsky
Nataliya Borys presenting her research.
Nataliya Borys presenting her research.
Alessandro Achilli “Late Soviet Ukrainian Underground Poetry in the Global Context”
Iryna Borysiuk “Islamic motifs in the Ukrainian landscape: the metamorphoses of displaced memories in Kateryna Kalytko’s Poetry.”
The best pizza ever!