As a result of Russia's full-scale invasion, many Ukrainian scholars have to worry not only about the well-being of their loved ones, but also about the fate of decades of work. They are trying to protect cultural heritage, archival documents, and research data. In Lviv, some historians and sociologists had an inspiring idea of what further contributions they could make: They launched a new project to document the war and collect data about mass human displacement, resistance, and volunteering.
In this podcast episode, Natalia Otrishchenko, Taras Nazaruk, and Oleksandr Makhanets from the Center for Urban History in Lviv present their project »Testimonies from the War« and their efforts to document the war. Some scholars are interviewing refugees, others are preserving visual testimonies. They conduct projects with students to reflect on their experiences in the form of multimedia war diaries. Digital history experts are archiving selected channels of the social media platform Telegram for future research. Based on this kind of data, a first research poster on Russian war narratives and their targeted propagation was published by Karyna Lazaruk.
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