Portraying the Holodomor Through Art, Archives, and Historical Photographs

Art, historical documents and photographs can be very powerful tools to help audiences engage with historical events, but they can lead to complexities, especially when those events are traumatic or even genocidal. Join the UHEC and special guests for an online discussion of this topic.

This event is part of the observation of the 90th anniversary of the genocidal artificial famine in Ukraine known as the Holodomor, and is presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Depicting Genocide: 20th Century Responses to the Holodomor".

Michael Andrec (curator of the "Depicting Genocide" exhibition) will present some of the challenges of presenting artworks and archives in the context of broader Holodomor history, and Lana Babij (independent researcher and principal author of the Holodomor Photo Directory) will speak about her experience researching which historical photographs proporting to be of the Holodomor were in fact legitimate and which were of earlier famines of the 1920s. They will be joined by Marta Baziuk (Executive Director, Holodomor Research and Education Consortium) and Dr. John Vsetecka (Jaroslaw and Nadia Mihaychuk Postdoctoral Fellow in Ukrainian Studies at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute) for an informal discussion and Q&A with the audience.

This is a free event; donations are gratefully accepted.  Please register to get a Zoom link.

This exhibition and associated programming is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these events do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

October 12th, 2023 from  7:00 PM to  8:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
Voluntary donation $1.00