On 19 November 2015 in Antwerp (Belgium), Ostap Sereda delivered the third NISE Lecture. His subject was identity formation in East European borderlands.
The lecture, under the title Identity Formation in Eastern European Borderlands. Identity, Cultural Politics and Musical Theater in Kyiv during the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century, reflected on the notion of a borderland as contested polycentric and culturally diverse space. It focused, in particular, on the cultural life in one of the most contested and rapidly growing provincial centres of the late Russian empire, the city of Kiev.
Performers in the Ukrainian operetta Rizdviana nich from Mykola Lysenko (Kiev, 1874)
NISE associated member Ostap Sereda is an historian affiliated to the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU).
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The lecture was organised in cooperation with the Flemish Heritage Library Hendrik Conscience & POHIS-Centre for Political History at the University of Antwerp.