Join the Center for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (CSEEES) for our second Ukraine Wednesdays lecture series. This lecture series began in spring 2022 in order to help OSU students, faculty, staff, and the general public better understand the war in Ukraine and Ukrainian heritage, history, and culture. Please check our event page for a full listing of all events.
Marianna Dushar is a Ukrainian food writer and researcher. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Institute of Ethnology of Academy of Science of Ukraine, where she studies food anthropology, food history, and culinary heritage. She is the creator of "Seeds and Roots" (https://seedsandroots.net/) and "Pani Stefa" (https://panistefa.com/) culinary websites and an editor of Olha Franko's The First Ukrainian Cuisine, Universal and Practical and Daria Tzvek's Days and Holidays. She is the author of Lviv Cuisine (forthcoming in 2022) and a coauthor of Culinary Traditions of Nobility in Halychyna ( forthcoming in 2022).
Anastasia Lakhtikova is a linguist and an independent scholar based in Cleveland, Ohio. Her culinary research insterests include Soviet food culture, Soviet women's identity, and culinary cultural heritage. She is a co-editor of Seasoned Socialism: Gender and Food in Late Soviet Everyday Life (2019), with Angela Brintlinger, and an author of "Emancipation and Domesticity: Decoding Personal Manuscript Cookbooks from the Soviet Union" (Gastronomica, 2017). During the COVID lockdown she ran a survivalist blog Cabin Fever Cooking (https://cabinfevercooking.wixsite.com/food-blog ) based on her Soviet experiences with food shortages.
Abstract: Join independent scholars Marianna Dushar and Anastasia Lakhtikova for a conversation about how war changed perceptions and attitudes toward traditional foods in Ukraine since 2014 (Anastasia Lakhtikova, USA) and how Ukrainian food culture and industry are adapting to war conditions in helping refugees and the army during the Russian military aggression (Marianna Dushar, Ukraine).
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