Where the apricots grow: memories from the east of Ukraine

Speaker: Dr Darya Tsymbalyuk (St Antony's)...

Convenor: Dr Darya Tsymbalyuk (St Antony's)


In this talk, I present the thinking process behind the manuscript-in-progress, which is focused on testimonies, stories, and memories from the east of Ukraine. In my research about Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, I stay attuned to the presence of vegetal worlds. It is through attention to plants, that I engage both with experiences of people displaced from Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts as a result of Russia's war on Ukraine, and with longer temporalities of colonial violence in the region.