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New Director & Spring Lecture Series 'Affective Memories'

posted Feb 15, 2017, 12:50 AM by Ellen Rutten   [ updated Feb 15, 2017, 12:55 AM ]
We are happy to welcome on board our new director, Mariëlle Wijermars. Wijermars was lecturer in Eastern European Studies at the University of Amsterdam and is currently starting a postdoctoral research project at the Aleksanteri Institute, Helsinki. In recent research, Mariëlle has, among other topics, focused on memory and memorialization of the Soviet past in documentary films by Ukrainian film director Sergei Loznitsa. She will soon share new UCS plans, including an “Affective Memories. Ukrainian Culture three years after the Euromaidan” lecture series, with contributions by Roman Dubasevych (University of Greifswald), Rory Finnin (Cambridge University), and Arent van Nieukerken (University of Amsterdam). Wijermars will take the place of Ellen Rutten, who launched the center roughly one year ago.