11-12 June 2011 in St. Petersburg there was organized international conference "Russian culture during the World War and Revolution (1914 - 1922)," devoted to the study of cultures of the Russian Empire in the crucial period of history and also to cultural Memory of the World War, revolution and Civil war.
Conference was organized by the European University of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and international project "Russia during World War II."
In this representative forum there were gathered experts on history of World War I from Russia, USA, Germany, Finland, Armenia and Ukraine.
Our country was presented at this conference only by PhD student V.I. Sarancha from Kremenchuk Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi National University, who was invited to present a report at the section "Memory of the First World War."
In his report, "Genealogy of the cultural memory about the First World War: the regional dimension of the global" V.I. Sarancha outlined the main stages of cultural memory formation as to the First World War in Ukraine, and stressed the regional aspects of this process. The report was positively received by conference participants and has caused a lively discussion.
Equally interesting were the scientific discussions, conducted by our colleague with foreign scientists such as: B. Hellman (Helsinki Institute), S. Marx (University Clemson, South Carolina, USA), D. Mac-Donald (University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA), D . Rainbow (University of New York, USA), K. Bruyish (German Historical Institute, Moscow) and others.
We hope that the participation of our university representatives in such events will promote the expansion of international relations and presentation of Kremenchuk Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi National University in international scientific community.