The Material World of Ukrainian Children During the Holodomor and What Saved Children’s Lives

Dr. Iryna Skubii

Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

1 Devonshire Place, Toronto | Room 108N

Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto

Dr. Skubii’s research aims at broadening and rethinking our understanding of the Holodomor from a material perspective. She will discuss the importance of material items and commodities in saving children’s lives, both within their families and in orphanages. By focusing on children’s consumer goods, she will examine the mechanisms of distribution and allocation of consumer goods, as well as the spaces and practices of consumption by children in 1932-1933.

The event is sponsored by the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine (Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy) and the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta).

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