On October 12-13, Dr. Semotiuk participated in the Workshop “Digital wars: media and technologies during the war in Ukraine” organized by Interdisciplinary Centre for European Studies (ICES) at the Europa-Universität Flensburg (EUF).
On July 10-12, Dr. Semotiuk was a guest speaker at the ZOiS – Zentrum für Osteuropa und internationale Studien where he gave a lecture on humor in wartime. During the speech, he not only talked about the functions of political humor and presented its possible classifications, but also presented selected materials from a corpus collecting cartoons and memes related to the Russian-Ukrainian War. The corpus, prepared by Dr. Semotiuk as part of the POLONEZ BIS project conducted at Institute of Slavic Studies Polish Academy of Sciences, includes 6,000 cartoons and 4,500 memes from more than 60 countries.
17-18 June, the Past / Future / Art platform organized an event called “Are You OK?” (Discussion “Art and War»), which included a series of talks on the experience of the Russian-Ukrainian war. One of the participants of the event was Dr. Orest Semotiuk, who took part in the panel “Memes, caricatures, stand-up – strange experiences of Ukrainian humor during the war.” The recording of the discussion with Dr. Semotiuk is available online. Feel free to watch!