History for Ukraine

I hope like me you enjoyed some of the presentations made this weekend as part of the History for Ukraine fundraiser.
If you’re quick you may still have the opportunity to view them in replay on YouTube. They are divided into four parts, see the list below. You’ll have to judge where within you’ll find the presentation of interest. They are mostly in the order given although it was occasionally disrupted. The ones I’ve watched and enjoyed are highlighted — that’s no slight on the others, just my choice at the times available to me.


Earl Charles Spencer: The White Ship
Phillipa Gregory: The Quiet 600 Years
Charlotte Gauthier: Resistance to Ottoman Expansion in the 15th Century Balkans and Central Europe
Susie Lennox: Body Snatching
Dr. Cat Jarman: The Viking Age Origins of the Rus
Dr. Janina Ramirez: Finding Women Then; Empowering Women Now
Dr. Saul David: ‘SBS: Silent Warriors’, the formation and early missions of the Special Boat Service in World War II (starts at 2:16)
Katherine Carter: Churchill at Chartwell
Dr. Kirsteen Mackenzie: Mythbusting the Jacobites
Annette Burke Lyttle: Finding American Quaker Records
Dr. Miranda Kaufmann: The story of Edward Swarthye, a BlackTudor
Sarah Wise: Streets Coloured Black and Blue: Charles Booth’s Notebooks and the Revelation of London Poverty (starts at 4:53)
Dr. Catherine Flinn: Urban Trauma & Recovery
Dr. Blaine Bettinger: DNA?? I’m so Lost!
Julia Laite: Trafficking in Times of Conflict
Rebecca Rideal: Killer Women
Nick Barratt: The seige of Saucy Castle
Vadim Aristov: Russian historical myths about Kyivan Rus
Dr. Gabrielle Storey: Ruling Sexualities: A History of the ‘Other’ in Royal Families


Professor Suzannah Lipscomb: How Can We Recover The Lost Lives of Women
Cat Irving: Surgery Hall
Dr. Caroline Dodds Pennock: Indigenous American Discovery of Europe
Professor Kate Williams: Mary Queen of Scots
Dr. Kate Lister: Victorian Vibrators
Dr. Nicola Tallis: Crown of Blood: the Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey
D. Joshua Taylor: The Power of Family History: Why Studying Your Past Matters Worldwide
Jen Baldwin: Ethnic Organizations in the US: Preserving our Ancestor’s Heritage in the New World


Judy G Russell: The Rest of the Story
Cheri Hudson Passey: Where in the World? How to Tackle a New to You Research Location
Michelle Chubenko: Digital Genealogy in Ukraine
Fiona Brooker: With a Grain of Salt: (Dis)Proving Family Stories
Helen Good: The Globe Theatre and Star Chamber
Amy Johnson Crow: Finding Ancestors without Going in Circles: The WANDER Research Method
Maureen Taylor: Photos of Immigration
Dr. Jayne Persian: A Ukrainian Family History: War and Resettlement
Kelly Cornwell: Transportation to Tasmania
Margaret Roberts: Lottie Dod, the world’s first female sporting superstar
Helen Shields: Auntie Kate talks about her life and photo album
Rachel Croucher: German Ancestry
Professor Elaine Chaus: Ukraine and Canada (problem with slides)
Professor Tanya Evans: Importance of Family History in Australia


Shauna Hicks: A Look at Ukrainian People in Australia
Dave Annal: Fact From Fiction: What the great 19th century novels can tell us about our ancestors
Michelle Patient: A Stitch Through Time
Professor Deborah Sugg Ryan: Feeding Minds as Well as Bodies: The Design of Communal ‘British Restaurants’ in World War 2
Nathen Armin: Princes in the Tower Mystery
Dr. Kate Strasdin: Lost Voices
Helen Carr: John of Gaunt: The Red Prince
Else Churchill: 20th Century Genealogy Research in England and Wales
Dr. Wanda Wyporska: Dancing with the Devil: Tales from Polish witchcraft trials
Tracy Borman: Crown & Sceptre: 1,000 Years of Kings and Queens
Dr. Caroline Shenton: National Treasures: Saving the Nation’s Art in World War II
Dr. Fern Riddell: It’s a Bit Queer Here: LGBTAQ+ History
Simon Radchenko: Lessons taken from pre-Historic art of Ukraine.

If you have trouble connecting try the Facebook links from https://historyforukraine.co/

If you do enjoy one or more please consider making a donation, I suggest at this time to the Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

5 Replies to “History for Ukraine”

  1. Part 4 was not available in Iowa, USA.

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  2. I heard about this from Patricia only yesterday after she had seen it. I have located it but not watched it yet. I am dying to hear the section by Sarah Wise. Her book, The Blackest Streets, helped me locate my ancestors some years back on a long London stay! !!! Cheers, BT

  3. Susannah Lipscomb has an excellent talk in Part II about addressing the “silences” in archives regarding the powerless and the oppressed (women, black, the poor). And living with the discomfort, and disappointment, of never having an answer to the questions raised about what tidbits you find.

  4. In Part I towards the end, Vadim Aristov, a Ukrainian historian, gave an excellent history of the long relationship between Russia & Ukraine. We all should know his understanding about the myths used by Putin/Russia. Highly recommended

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