10 years of Ukrainian Studies at the Geographical Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA CSFK) – Regional Geography Workshop


Date: 26th February, 2018, Monday, 10:00-17:00
Venue: „MTA Kutatóház”, Budapest, Budaörsi út 45., 1st floor, „Kis Tanácsterem”


9:40 -10:00 Morning coffee and registration
10:00-10:15 Welcome speech by Károly Kocsis (Director of MTA CSFK Geographical Institute)
10:15-10:30 Address by Her Excellency Ljubov Nepop Ambassador (Embassy of Ukraine in Hungary)

10:30-12:20 Plenary session (Chair: Ágnes Erőss)
10:30-11:00 Csilla Fedinec (Institute for Minority Studies, Centre for Social Sciences, MTA)
Concept of indigenous people in Ukrainian law
11:00-11:30 András Deák (Institute of World Economics, MTA KRTK)
Gas transit in Ukraine: From a bilateral monopoly towards competition
11:30-12:00 Grygorii Pidgrushnyi (UNAS, Institute of Geography, Kyiv)
Visual information of urban spaces as an indicator of social mood
12:00-12:20 Q&A

12:20-13:20 Light buffet lunch at the venue

13:20-15:00 Session 1: Urban Landscape (Chair: Ferenc Gyuris)
13:20-13:40 Kostyantyn Mezentsev (Kyiv Sevchenko National University, Faculty of Geography)
Urban space in Ukraine: ambiguous urbanization and fragmented regeneration
13:40-14:00 Ágnes Erőss, Katalin Kovály (MTA CSFK Geographical Institute)
Shifts in Post Euromaidan symbolic landscape: comparison of Kiev and Transcarpathian urban landscape.
14:00-14:20 Nataliia Mezentseva (Kyiv Sevchenko National University, Faculty of Geography)
Diverse transformation of neighbourhood public spaces in Kyiv
14:20-14:40 Márton Berki (Eötvös Loránd University)
‘…the opium of the people’? Religiosity in socialist new towns
14:40-15:00 Q&A

15:00-15:20 Short coffee break

15:20-16:40 Session 2: Demographic Shifts (Chair: Katalin Kovály)
15:20-15:40 Ágnes Erőss, Ignacy Jóźwiak, Katalin Kovály, József Molnár, Patrik Tátrai (MTA CSFK Geographical Institute and
Ferencz Rákóczi II. Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute and Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw)
Migration as new norm: Individual strategies and everyday geopolitics in Western Ukraine
15:40-16:00 Andrei Crivenco (Shevchenko Pridnestrovian University, Tiraspol)
Demographic development of the Republic of Moldova based on recent censuses in 2014 and 2015 (in Transnistria)
16:00-16:20 Dávid Karácsonyi (MTA CSFK Geographical Institute)
Ukraine: Europe’s big cake? Some short notes
16:20-16:40 Q&A

16:40-17:00 Closing remarks (Dávid Karácsonyi)

The workshop is open for everybody, the participation is free of charge. Kindly RSVP by 19th February, 2018 at karacsonyidavid@gmail.com

The workshop is funded by MTA CSFK Geographical Institute, by MTA-UNAS bilateral project entitled “Regional processes and global challenges following 2008 crisis in Ukraine and Hungary” and by the project NKFI FT2 124291 entitled “What is after post-Soviet? Changing Eastern European buffer zone…”.