As part of the History @ Newcastle Seminar Series, the School of Humanities and Social Science is pleased to present the first public seminar in the series

Ukraine and Russia: Roots of the Current Crisis

Friday, 1 August 2014, 10:00 am — Friday, 1 August 2014, 11:30 am

Location Cultural Collections, Auchmuty Library, University of Newcastle, Callaghan campus, NSW
Contact For more information email
RSVP Friday, 1 August 2014

History at Newcastle Research Seminar

As part of the History @ Newcastle Seminar Series, the School of Humanities and Social Science presents - 'Ukraine and Russia: Roots of the Current Crisis'.

The virtual civil war that erupted in the Ukraine in March 2014, and the war of words between the USA, the European Union and Moscow, have been exacerbated by the tragic destruction of Malaysian Airlines MH17 and the resultant loss of innocent lives. 

Some commentators see the ongoing crisis as a new 'Cold War', especially after Moscow occupied and annexed Crimea and NATO sounded alarm bells. 

The first seminar in the series for Semester 2, this special history research seminar aims to unravel the complex roots, old and new, of the current crisis.


Join our esteemed scholars as they present the following topics:

  • Emeritus Professor of History, Alan Ward: "Why Moscow mistrusts the West."
  • Dr Sacha Davis, Lecturer in History: "History Wars: Ukraine vs Russia"
  • Associate Professor of Modern European History, Roger Markwick: "Crisis in Ukraine: made in Moscow?"

This is a free public seminar. No RSVP necessary. The event will be followed by morning tea.