09.02.2023: Tetiana Vodotyka: „Commemoration of/for Entrepreneurship in the late 19th – early 20th century: Ukrainian and German cases. A comparison attempt“ (hybrid)

Public online lecture at the Göttingen Diversity Research Institute

Dr. Tetiana Vodotyka (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine/Göttingen Diversity Research Institute)

9th February 2023 // 12:00 – 14:00 // OEC 0.167 und Zoom

Since the end of the 19th century, business organizations and entrepreneurs operating in Central-Eastern Europe have actively participated in commemorative practices. There were two parallel processes during the late 19th century – the shaping of the public image of entrepreneurship and the shaping of politics and practices of memory in modern societies.
The presence of companies in public space and the practices of memory culture as part of public space point to the subjectivity of companies, their visibility and recognition of their importance for economic development, and the way business impacts the material and non-material landscapes. The means to this end were memorials, street or settlement naming, and patronage.

During the talk, I will compare the Ukrainian and German cases of strengthening the visibility of entrepreneurs and establishing the traditions of their commemoration.

In cooperation with the Department of Modern History of Eastern Europe

The flyer (PDF) for the lecture can be found here.

Please use the following link to register for the event. There you will find a form to fill in for registration and you will receive the Zoom link in advance of the talk: https://uni-goettingen.de/de/667804.html