On May 29, 2015, at the Embassy of Ukraine Fulbright Scholar Kateryna Goncharova, PhD, lectured on Ukrainian cultural heritage as a force for social change.
Through the ages of wars and repressions, Ukraine managed to maintain its cultural identity embodied in a variety of tangible and intangible heritage. Preservation of this historic environment has become a focal point for emerging public activism. It has led ultimately to the empowerment of civil society and further enhancement of nation’s integrity.
Dr. Kateryna Goncharova’s presentation focused on recent preservation activities – from ancient St. Sophia’s Cathedral in Kyiv to the Territory of Dignity project launched to commemorate dramatic Maidan’s events of November 2013 - February 2014 – that have engaged a variety of stakeholders for the mutual benefit and sustainability of historic sites and community.
Dr. Kateryna Goncharova is a Head of the Scientific Research Section in the Ukrainian State Research and Project Institute for Historic Preservation. The event was co-sponsored by The Shevchenko Scientific Society, Washington, D.C. Chapter.