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Online Lecture: Maria Sonevytsky: Songs & Sovereignty in Ukraine 

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 5:30pm
Online Event via Zoom - Google Map
FREE Admission. Open to the public and all UW affiliates
Maria Sonevytsky of Bard College (Courtesy photo).
Maria Sonevytsky, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Music, Bard College (Courtesy photo).
In this tragic time of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the ongoing war, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures invites you to learn about the musical culture of independent Ukraine.
In this lecture (offered via Zoom), Maria Sonevytsky, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Music at Bard College, author of Wild Music: Sound and Sovereignty in Ukraine and producer of the Chornobyl Songs Project, will contextualize Russia's unfolding invasion of Ukraine through the history of traditional and contemporary music and the testimonials of Ukrainians, especially musicians, who have been living in geopolitical precariousness for their entire lives.

The lecture is moderated by Laada Bilianiuk, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Washington, whose research focuses on the politics of language in contemporary Ukraine.

Registration and Information

Registration is required

Open, with advance registration, to all UW affiliates and members of the public.

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature, Friends of Ukrainian Studies Fund; the Ethnomusicology Program at UW's School of Music; the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies; and the Simpson Center for the Humanities.