Appel à contribution – Medievalism in Russian and Ukrainian Political Discourses

Medievalism in Russian and Ukrainian Political Discourses

(A Virtual Roundtable) at the 58th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 11–13, 2023).

Medievalism has been a common, and hardly innocent p ractice, in both Russian and Ukrainian p olitical discourse ever since the dissolution of the USSR in the 1990s. Both Russia and Ukraine have laid claims to the p rominent historical figures of the Kievan/Kyivan Rus’, and the recent military conflict has led to renewed interest in the history of medieval Rus’. Our aim is to establish fruitful and resp ectful critical dialogue of this sensitive issue among scholars coming from various cultural backgrounds with an interest in Slavic studies, medievalism and the use of medieval history in p ublic discourse, working in all relevant discip lines.

All proposalsshould be submitted via Confex proposalportal(

The deadline for submission is Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022.

In the meantime, please feel free to get in touch with the session organizer Dr Anastasija Ropa ( if you would like to propose a paper or moderate the round table.

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