Im Nebel des Krieges
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Researching War from Inside War: Experiences of Ukrainian scholars

Ort am HIS | Beginn: 07.05.2024 19:00 Uhr

Russia’s ongoing war against Ukraine poses significant challenges for researchers from diverse academic traditions. On one hand, the unfolding events require immediate consideration and conceptualisation. On the other, the conflict poses significant ethical and methodological difficulties due to its sensitivity and the positionality of researchers interested in studying it. Nevertheless, producing up-to-date knowledge
about the conflict is critical for keeping the world informed, deliberating possible war outcomes, and rebuilding Ukraine. In this talk, I will reflect on my experience of conducting research in an about Ukraine since 24 February 2022, and present the critical reflections on ethical production and dissemination of authoritative knowledge about the war. Being an ›insider‹ in my positionality, I will also highlight the need to tackle epistemic
inequalities and Western-dominated orderings in knowledge production, and the value of elevating ethics above research outputs to protect our participants, ourselves, and larger communities.

Dr. Valeria Lazarenko, Wissenschaftlerin am Georg-Simmel Center for Urban Studies

Moderation: Dr. Lodewijk Van Dycke, Jurist; Forschungsgruppe Rechtssoziologie

Reihe Im Nebel des Krieges | 40 Jahre HIS