On June 05–06, 2017 Kyiv hosted International Public Symposium “Empires, Colonies and Famine in Comparative Historical Perspective”. The event was organized by Holodomor Research and Educational Consortium of Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (HREC), led by Prof. Frank Sysyn (Canada), Holodomor Ukrainian Research Center, led by Prof. Liudmyla Hrynevych together with partners: Institute of history of Ukraine of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Charitable Fund “Ukrainian Jewish Encounter”, “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies, project “Study of the Holocaust in Ukraine for the formation of an atmosphere of tolerance”, etc.

On May 16-17, 2017 Mechnikov Odesa National University hosted scholarly seminar “Strategy of Representation of Different Voices in the Urban Space” within project “Strategies for Working with Urban Voices: Regional Judaica in Odesa”.

During March 1-2, 2017 Dnipro hosted the 1st All-Ukrainian Scholarly and Practical Conference “Jewish Heritage and Modernity”, organized by “Beit Chana” International Humanitarian and Pedagogical Institute, “Tkuma” Institute, Federation of Jewish Communities of Ukraine and others. The conference was aimed at discussing new scholarly and practical results in various directions of Jewish studies.

September 30 – October 2 International Conference “Contested Memories of the Difficult Past. Eastern Europe and Its History of the 20th Century” was conducted in Kyiv. The event was organized by the German Federal Agency for Civic Education. The conference gathered leading Holocaust and the Second World War researchers from around the world. Dr. Igor Shchupak, “Tkuma” Institute and the Holocaust Museum director, was also invited to participate in the event.

During his speech within the section “The Topicality of the Holocaust” Dr. Igor Shchupak noted that the Holocaust should be considered in the context of international (European), national (Ukrainian) and Jewish history and described how this topic is presents in Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” in Dnipro. 




During September 20-23, 2016 University of Hamburg (Germany) hosted the 51st meeting of German historians. In the framework of this event the regular meeting of the Ukrainian-German historical commission was conducted with participation of Dr. Igor Shchupak, “Tkuma” Institute and the Holocaust Museum director.