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55438-01 - Übung: Migration and belonging. Ukraine in (g)local perspective after 1991.  3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2021
Angebotsmuster unregelmässig
Dozierende Viktoria Sereda (viktoria.sereda@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt This course aims at the examination of selected Eastern European migration processes and debates on belonging, multiculturalism, and integration, with a special focus on the case of Ukraine. The course begins with overview of diverse forms of migrations, from deportations and forced politically driven refuge-seeking resettlements to economically caused labor short-term pendulum or long-term long-distance migrations that defined Ukrainian and East European history in the 20th and 21st centuries. For the last decade Ukraine was among the top ten countries suppling highest number of migrants in the World. Not less important are internal migrations that were often caused by military conflict and violence, and became a key factor of societal transformations as well as discussion on belonging. In the second part of the course, the impact of internal migration caused by Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the armed conflict over Donbas will be examined through the multiscalar optics, with a special attention to the different cultural markers of belonging of various Ukrainian ethnic and cultural groups, including the Muslim population of Crimea (since 2015, with two millions of internally displaced persons (IDPs), Ukraine has been the fifth country in the world, and the first in Europe by the number of IDPs).
Another important theme of the course is the impact of migration from Ukraine and Eastern Europe on European and American history, and on the current global trends. Therefore, the course participants will engage in the interactive collaborative discovery of several key problems such as Ukraine’s place in the care chain, gender aspects of migration, trans-Atlantic intellectual migration, global diasporas, migrants as important transnational development agents, artistic representations of migration, the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lernziele By exploring research potential of various historical and sociological approaches the course shall introduce students to current trends in theoretical discussions in the field of migration studies, help them to rethink the main concepts and their applicability to the region. The course shall help students to build an expertise on the specificity of cultural and social processes of transnational and internal migrations in Ukraine and Eastern Europe during the Soviet and post-Soviet periods. In addition, it will introduce students to a wide range of case studies, and it will teach them how to translate theoretical knowledge into the practical field.
Literatur Skey, M. (2014). ‘How do you think I feel? It's my country’: belonging, entitlement and the politics of immigration. The Political Quarterly, 85 (3), 326-332.
King, R. (2012). Theories and typologies of migration: An overview and a primer (Willy Brandt Series of Working Papers in International Migration and Ethnic Relations 3/12). Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM).Malmö.
Ther, Ph. (2019). The Outsiders. Princeton University Press.
Bilaniuk, L. (2016). Race, Media, and Postcoloniality: Ukraine between nationalism and cosmopolitanism. City & Society, 28(3), 341-364.
Bilan, Y. (2017). Migration of the Ukrainian Population: Economic, Institutional and Sociocultural Factors. London: Ubiquity Press.
Sereda, V. (2020). ‘Social Distancing’ and Hierarchies of Belonging: The Case of Displaced Population from Donbas and Crimea. Europe-Asia Studies, 72(3), 404-431.
Solari, C. D. (2017). On the shoulders of grandmothers: Gender, migration, and post-Soviet nation-state building. Routledge.
Bemerkungen Aufgrund der nicht absehbaren Infektionslage wird diese Lehrveranstaltung in digitaler Form durchgeführt.

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Teilnahmebedingungen Studierende der Geschichte aller Studienstufen sowie Studierende anderers Studienfächer, in deren Module die Übung verknüpft ist. Bei Überbelegung wird die Teilnehmerzahl beschränkt. In diesem Fall werden Studierende der Geschichte bevorzugt zugelassen.
Unterrichtssprache Deutsch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 02.03.2021 – 01.06.2021
Zeit Dienstag, 10.15-12.00 - Online Präsenz -
Datum Zeit Raum
Dienstag 02.03.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Dienstag 09.03.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Dienstag 16.03.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Dienstag 23.03.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Dienstag 30.03.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Dienstag 06.04.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Dienstag 13.04.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Dienstag 20.04.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Dienstag 27.04.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Dienstag 04.05.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Dienstag 11.05.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Dienstag 18.05.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Dienstag 25.05.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Dienstag 01.06.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Module Modul: Areas: Osteuropa (Master Studiengang Europäische Geschichte in globaler Perspektive )
Modul: Basis Geschichte: Ostmitteleuropa (Bachelor Studiengang Osteuropa-Studien)
Modul: Basis Geschichte: Russland / Sowjetunion (Bachelor Studiengang Osteuropa-Studien)
Modul: Europäisierung und Globalisierung (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Modul: Geschichte Ostmitteleuropas (Master Studienfach Osteuropäische Geschichte)
Modul: Geschichte Russlands und der Sowjetunion (Master Studienfach Osteuropäische Geschichte)
Modul: Gesellschaft in Osteuropa (Bachelor Studienfach Osteuropäische Kulturen)
Modul: Gesellschaft in Osteuropa (Bachelor Studiengang Osteuropa-Studien)
Wahlbereich Bachelor Geschichte: Empfehlungen (Bachelor Studienfach Geschichte)
Wahlbereich Master Geschichte: Empfehlungen (Master Studienfach Geschichte)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung This course will consist of 12 classes of mixed forms of lectures and group discussions. It will also include brief talks (10-15 min) of invited guests (scholars, migrants, policymakers), film watching, and group projects on various databases and interactive visualization modules.
To foster in-class discussions, students are required to read assigned materials (apr. 30 pgs) before each class.
The students can get 3 or 6 ECTS at this seminar. To earn 3 ECTS, a student should prepare and deliver one brief review paper (3-5 pages), one film/novel review (up to 3 pages) and attend at least 10 lessons out of 12. 6 ECTS is to be given for those students who will make one brief review paper (3-5 pages), one film/novel review (up to 3 pages), 1-page Memo to politician and one individual or group project presentation on one of the topics of the course. This option should be approved by a professor.

The final grade will be based on the assessment of
• Class participation – 20 % of final grade;
• 1-2 page Memo to a member of policy making institution/politician, a stance on a contentious issue related to immigration, based in research evidence (20%) (due end of June)
• An analysis of a video or novel about immigrant life in terms of the theories of the class up to 3 pgs. (20%) (due end of June)
• Review of any text assigned as an obligatory or additional reading to the course 3-5 pgs. (20%) (due end of June)
• Presentation of an individual or group mini-research project (20%) (due date may vary depending on a topic it will be addressing).
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
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