History and Historians in the Ukraine Crisis

AHA Session 12
Friday, January 2, 2015: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Nassau Suite A (New York Hilton, Second Floor)
Jeffrey Mankoff, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Tarik C. Amar, Columbia University
Omer Bartov, Brown University
Kate Brown, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Faith C. Hillis, University of Chicago

Session Abstract

This panel examines the role of history and historical memory in the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. How has history been invoked and manipulated by various participants and stakeholders? How have direct participants in the conflict been invoking history to frame the conflict? How have international commentators been invoking historical analogies ("appeasement," for example) to make sense of it and defend particular political strategies?

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