Collective memory formation in Post-Maidan Ukraine

  • David Ilkiw MacEwan University


As a post-soviet nation Ukraine has historically struggled to create its own historical memory and identity. However, the 2014 Euromaidan revolution can be considered as an event which ruptured the existing rhythm of Ukrainian memory, providing an opportunity for moral entrepreneurs to negotiate collective remembrance of the Euromaidan and Ukrainian identity. Although memory formation occurs through numerous mediums, this presentation will focus how journalism creates collective memory, drawing heavily on narrative theories. It should be noted that this presentation is meant to define the theoretical foundations which will guide the author's honours thesis, which asks the question: how is journalism shaping collective memory of Ukraine’s Euromaidan?


Faculty Mentor: Jeffrey Stepnisky

Department: Sociology (Honours)