Regions of Ukraine: From a Local's Perspective with Dr. Nina Wieda

Regions of Ukraine: From a Local's Perspective with Dr. Nina Wieda


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Event Description: 

The largest country in Europe, Ukraine consists of several distinct regions with their unique cultures and histories. This seminar outlines the complex and beautiful cultural landscape of this country and its population of 40 million citizens. 

We begin with an introduction to the Crimean Peninsular – one of the oldest known continuously-inhabited areas of the world. From there, we will virtually explore the beautiful city of Lviv; known as the city of the stone lions and the former capital of the Galician–Volhynian Kingdom. Next, we will learn about the multi-cultural Odessa with its vibrant Jewish history. This area once constituted the Jewish Pale of Settlements during the time when Ukraine was a part of the Russian Empire. We proceed to discover the Hutzul region in the Carpathian Mountains, where local populations preserved their musical native culture influenced by their Hungarian neighbors. Our time together will conclude in Kyiv – a modern European city and the cradle of East-Slavic civilization. 

Led by an expert on Eastern European culture and history, Dr. Nina Wieda, this Conversation will illuminate the regional diversity of Ukraine. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of the rich and diverse cultural and historical landscape of Ukraine.

Nina Wieda is a native of the Caucasus living in Chicago, USA. She holds a Ph.D. in Slavic from Northwestern University and an MA in Nationalism Studies from Central European University. Nina also has experience in journalism, advertising, and consumer research – her writing has been published in three languages. She wrote her Master's thesis about the Northern Caucasus region. Dr. Wieda currently teaches at Northwestern University near Chicago.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
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S.G. (Wilmette, US)
Outstanding

Informative, well presented and organized with terrific visuals. Don't miss this seminar if it repeated ... you will have a clear understanding of the regions of Ukraine.

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A.P. (Santa Clara, US)
Excellent conversation, very informative and fun!

I really enjoyed this conversation. Dr. Wieda combined historical information with fun touristy stuff, so it was insightful without being overwhelming! Definitely made me want to visit the parts of Ukraine I haven't yet seen: Odessa and Lviv.

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A.W. (Bethesda, US)
Excellent information and well presented!

I was particularly interested in her information on the Galicia region since my Mother’s family immigrated from there.

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J. (Stamford, US)
Get To Know Ukraine

Dr Wieda is a well-organized, well-prepared lecturer who knows her subject! Her lecture on the Regions of Ukraine featured the history, culture, and places to see in 5 regions: Crimea, Lviv, Odessa, Carpathian Mountains, and Kyiv. The photos in her slide show demonstrate the beauty of this country and made this listener wonder how much of this is still undamaged. Dr Wieda's depth of knowledge was evident in her answering the wide-ranging questions posted by the listeners.

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S.K. (Rochester, US)
Important history about Ukraine

Such good clear and passionate delivery of information about Ukraine's long and involved history!! Dr. Wieda is an excellent and personable presenter. Enjoyed very much!

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
89%
(8)
0%
(0)
11%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
S
S.G. (Wilmette, US)
Outstanding

Informative, well presented and organized with terrific visuals. Don't miss this seminar if it repeated ... you will have a clear understanding of the regions of Ukraine.

A
A.P. (Santa Clara, US)
Excellent conversation, very informative and fun!

I really enjoyed this conversation. Dr. Wieda combined historical information with fun touristy stuff, so it was insightful without being overwhelming! Definitely made me want to visit the parts of Ukraine I haven't yet seen: Odessa and Lviv.

A
A.W. (Bethesda, US)
Excellent information and well presented!

I was particularly interested in her information on the Galicia region since my Mother’s family immigrated from there.

J
J. (Stamford, US)
Get To Know Ukraine

Dr Wieda is a well-organized, well-prepared lecturer who knows her subject! Her lecture on the Regions of Ukraine featured the history, culture, and places to see in 5 regions: Crimea, Lviv, Odessa, Carpathian Mountains, and Kyiv. The photos in her slide show demonstrate the beauty of this country and made this listener wonder how much of this is still undamaged. Dr Wieda's depth of knowledge was evident in her answering the wide-ranging questions posted by the listeners.

S
S.K. (Rochester, US)
Important history about Ukraine

Such good clear and passionate delivery of information about Ukraine's long and involved history!! Dr. Wieda is an excellent and personable presenter. Enjoyed very much!