Ukraine with its complex history, cultural diversity, post-Soviet political pluralism and
situational bilingualism is a fascinating and promising field for interdisciplinary and
transnational research. What are Ukrainian studies nowadays? How could they develop
both locally and internationally? Which challenges and chances do they offer to the
German university system? How could Ukrainian literature and history, as well as
post-Maidan commemoration practices be conceptualized nowadays? What potential
does Ukraine have for re-thinking the phenomenon of cultural, religious, and
language heterogeneity in Europe?