ARCHIVES Danyliw Seminar 2018
O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy (Ukraine)
Dr. Olga Ryabchenko is the Head of the Department of History and Culture Studies of O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharhiv. She has been involved for over 20 years in academic and scientific work for the university. Ryabchenko is an active member of the Institute of History of Ukraine of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, her research focusing on the everyday life and the authority-society relations in Soviet Ukraine under Stalin.
Resistance representative and humility:
Mobilizing young people for work in rural areas during the years of collectivization and the Holodomor
Dr. Olga Ryabchenko
Addressing the absence of special studies covering issues of relations between different groups of actors, including performers and victims in the Stalinist “revolution from above” and the Holodomor, Dr. Ryabchenko’s report analyses the participation of students and teachers of Ukrainian higher education institutions in Soviet transformations in rural areas. Since the end of the 1920s, this youth was constantly directed by “special orders” to “storm” the Ukrainian villages during the forced collectivization. In her report, she highlights the main problems of representative sources. The research is conducted in the methodological framework of the history of the everyday life and is based on a wide range of sources. Among them, a special place belongs to ego-documents: dairies, letters to the authorities, unpublished memoirs, as well as party summaries and visual sources that the author has collected over the last 10 years.