Upcoming talks and an archive of interviews about Blood of Others: Stalin's Crimean Atrocity and the Poetics of Solidarity (2022)
In this special event, organised by the Sorbonne and the Ukrainian Institute (Kyiv), Rory Finnin casts Crimea as the 'original sin' of Russian military aggression and dispels myths about the peninsula that seek to conceal centuries of Russian settler colonialism and ethnic cleansing.
In this public lecture, organised by the Fund of the President of Ukraine for the Support of Education, Science and Sport in collaboration with the Ukrainian Catholic University, Rory Finnin discussed the importance of Crimea and a 'Black Sea orientation' for the study of Ukraine and advocates for the growth of Crimean Tatar Studies in Ukraine and around the globe.
Blood of Others is featured as Book of the Day on the New Books Network. In this podcast Rory Finnin has a wide-ranging conversation with host Dr Matthew Pauly about the origins of the book and about the ways it confronts the colonial politics at the heart of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine.
At the conference 'Decolonization in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe' in Tutzing, Germany, Rory Finnin brings insights from Blood of Others to a wide-ranging discussion about the deoccupation of Crimea with human rights activist and civil society leader Alim Aliev.
In this book talk at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London (UCL SSEES), Rory Finnin confronts the legacy of Russian and Soviet settler colonialism in Crimea and discusses the need for what historian Mykhailo Hrushevs'kyi called 'a Black Sea orientation' in the field of Ukrainian Studies. Through examples of poetry and film, he also explores the idea of Crimea in Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar cultures after 2014.
In a book launch co-organised by the European Parliament Liaison Office in the United Kingdom and the Ukrainian Institute London, Rory Finnin discusses Blood of Others with writer James Meek and confronts the phenomenon of Russian and Soviet settler colonialism, which he calls “a defining historical and political phenomenon too often swept under the academic rug and ignored in political discourse.”
Alongside Cambridge colleagues Anna Berman and Stanley Bill, Rory Finnin discusses Blood of Others: Stalin's Crimean Atrocity and the Poetics of Solidarity at Trinity College, Cambridge.
Part of the Summer School in Memory and Conflict Studies organised by the Kyiv School of Economics.
Organized by the Chair of Entangled History of Ukraine at Europa-Universität Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder).
"A fantastic book." Rory Finnin discusses Blood of Others and the question of Crimea in Ukrainian, Russian, and Crimean Tatar histories and cultures with the noted writer and philosopher Volodymyr Yermolenko in this instalment of the Explaining Ukraine podcast, which is produced by UkraineWorld.