Interviews

Ukrainians Started as the Scots and Ended Up as the Irish

In this conversation with Visible Ukraine editor Marta Haiduchok and RevDem editor Ferenc Laczó, Yaroslav Hrytsak—author of the new book Ukraine: The Forging of a Nation—explains what makes Ukraine a geopolitically crucial borderland and why the Ukrainian question has become…

War, Migration, and Resilience: New Perspectives on Ukraine’s IDP Crisis

In this interview, Ukrainian sociologists Viktoriya Sereda and Oksana Mikheieva ​​shed light on the often overlooked power of civil society in times of crisis. Focused on the Russo-Ukrainian war, they highlight the active role of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), challenging…

Women in History and Women’s History

Zsófia Lóránd is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Vienna. She focuses on the history of feminism in post-WWII Eastern Europe, covering the history of feminist movements in the region, feminist…

A Savage War of Russian Decline

In this conversation co-hosted by Marta Haiduchok (Visible Ukraine) and Ferenc Laczó (the Review of Democracy), Serhii Plokhy – author of the new book The Russo-Ukrainian War – discusses why Ukraine was so crucial to the Soviet collapse and how…

The Curse of Russian Imperialism - The interview with Martin Schulze Wessel on Imperial Optics, False Dichotomies, and the Need to Reconsider East European History

The Curse of Russian Imperialism

In this conversation with RevDem editor Ferenc Laczó, Martin Schulze Wessel – author of the new book Der Fluch des Imperiums. Die Ukraine, Polen und der Irrweg in der Russischen Geschichte (Imperial Curse. Ukraine, Poland, and the False Paths in…

Collecting, Sharing, Letting Be — An Interview with Vesna Teršelič on Dealing with the Past

Collecting, Sharing, Letting Be

Speaking about traumatic memory generally presupposes speaking about narrative creation. Articulation and re-telling are often perceived as weaving the canvases back after rupture, as filling the empty spaces left by the trauma. But are these the only effective ways to…