Statement of Solidarity with the People of Ukraine

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We, members of the international community of scholars, strongly condemn the aggressive actions taken by the Russian Federation against Ukrainian sovereignty. The destabilization of the region threatens the international system, endangers the lives of civilians, and presents a real and present danger to peace and security. We identify Vladimir Putin’s weaponization of history as justification for extending Russian claims to Ukrainian territory, in particular, as a common tool deployed by authoritarian leaders throughout the 20th century. It is a craven attempt to lend legitimacy to a fundamentally illegitimate act. What history does teach us is that actions like these bring long standing repercussions that are felt most severely by the most vulnerable, in Ukraine and also in parts of Russia where people are standing up bravely in support of peace. As scholars bound by professional ethics and a responsibility to truth, we the undersigned voice our solidarity with the people of Ukraine and all those who oppose the misuse of historical claims in giving license to war.


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Signed,

Robbie Aitken | Professor of Imperial History, Sheffield Hallam University

Samar Ali | Research Professor of Political Science and Law, Vanderbilt University

Joshua Andy | Historian, Classrooms without Borders

Elena Aronova | Associate Professor of History, University of Califfornia at Santa Barbara

Kai Arzheimer | Professor of German Politics, University of Mainz

Bodie A. Ashton | Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer, Universität Erfurt

Catherine Baker | Reader in 20th Century History, University of Hull

Shelley Baranowski | Distinguished Professor of History Emerita, University of Akron

Deborah Barton | Assistant Professor of Modern European History, Université de Montréal

Katrin Bahr | Assistant Professor of German, Centre College

Heike Bauer | Professor of Modern Literature and Cultural History, Birkbeck College, University of London

Wilson Bell | Associate Professor of History and Politics, Thompson Rivers University

Waitman Beorn | Senior Lecturer, History, Northumbria University

Monica Black | Professor of History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Adam A. Blackler | Assistant Professor of History, University of Wyoming

Adriana Boersner | Assistant Professor of Politics, University of South Carolina Aiken

Erika Briesacher | Associate Professor of History, Worcester State University

Peter Coffman | Associate Professor of History & Theory of Architecture, Carleton University

Alison Carrol | Reader in European History, Brunel University London

James Casteel | Associate Professor of History, Carleton University

Soraya de Chadarevian | Professor History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, UC Los Angeles

Douglas M. Charles | Professor of History, Pennsylvania State University

Howard Chiang | Associate Professor of History, UC Davis

Natalie Cincotta | Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Texas at Austin

Samuel Clowes Huneke | Assistant Professor of History, George Mason University

Mark Cole | College Associate Lecturer/Executive Director, Cleveland State University/Ohio Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education

Jazmine Contreras | Assistant Professor of European History, Goucher College

Mary Corey | Senior Lecturer of History, UC Los Angeles

Todd Cornish | Associate Professor of Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Pathologist, University of Wyoming

Robert Dale | Lecturer of History, Newcastle University

Joan DeBardeleben | Professor of European and Russian Studies, Carleton University

Lauren Derby | Professor of History, UC Los Angeles

Audra Diptée | Associate Professor of History, Carleton University

Mark Doyle | Professor of History, Middle Tennessee State University

Elizabeth Drummond | Associate Professor of History, Loyola Marymount University

Astrid M Eckert | Professor of History, Emory University

Paul N. Edwards | Director of the Program in Science, Technology & Society; Professor Emeritus of Information & History, University of Michigan & Stanford University

Sean Eedy | Lecturer in Modern European History, Carleton University

Kate Ellenberger | PhD in Anthropology (Archaeology), Independent Scholar

Laura Engelstein | Professor Emerita of History, Yale University

Jennifer V. Evans | Professor of History, Carleton University

Kapitolina Fedorova | Professor of Russian Studies, Tallinn University

Richard Filipink | Professor of History, Western Illinois University

Matthew Fitzpatrick | Professor of History, Flinders University

Tiffany Florvil | Associate Professor of History, University of New Mexico

Shannon Fogg | Professor of History, Missouri University of Science & Technology

Moritz Föllmer | Associate Professor of Modern History, University of Amsterdam

Kyle Frackman | Associate Professor of German & Nordic Studies, University of British Columbia

Richard Frankel | Professor of History, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Sara Gallagher | PhD, Lecturer in English, University of Waterloo

Diana Garvin | Assistant Professor of Italian Studies, University of Oregon

Michael Geyer | Professor Emeritus of History, University of Chicago

Sean Gilleran | PhD Candidate in History, UC Santa Barbara

Richard von Glahn | Distinguished Professor of History, UC Los Angeles

Clinton Glenn | PhD Candidate in Communication Studies, McGill University

Nat Godley | Assistant Professor of History, Alverno College

Eduardo Gonzalez | Lecturer in Theology, Boston College

Brian J Griffith | Eugen and Jacqueline Weber Postdoctoral Scholar in European History, UC Los Angeles

Erik Grimmer-Solem | Professor of History, Wesleyan University

Bérénice Guyot-Réchard | Associate Professor in international history, King’s College London

Anna Hájková | Associate Professor of History, University of Warwick

Emily Heimerman | PhD Student in History, University of New Mexico

Benjamin Hett | Professor of History, Hunter College and Graduate Center, City University of New York

Helen Hills | Professor of Art History, University of York

Laura Hilton | Professor, Muskingum University

Erin Hochman | Associate Professor of History, Southern Methodist University

Elnur Ismayil | Assistant Professor in International Politics, Istanbul Medeniyet University

Lisa Jacobson | Associate Professor of History, University of California, Santa Barbara

Cheryl Jiménez Freí | Assistant Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Benjamin Johnson | Professor of History, Loyola University Chicago

Nicholas Johnson | PhD Candidate, University of Münster

Ilze Kacane | Daugavpils University

Michelle Kahn | Assistant Professor of History, University of Richmond

Caroline Kaltefleiter | Professor of Communication, Cinema, and Media Studies, State University of New York at Cortland

Robin Kelley | Professor of History, UC Los Angeles

Zaal Kikvidze | Professor of Linguistics, Akaki Tsereteli State University

Kevin Kim | Assistant Professor of History, UC Los Angeles

Sarah King | Assistant Professor of History, University of South Carolina Aiken

Daniel Knegt | University Lecturer of History, University of Amsterdam

Elisa Korb | Independent Scholar

Vinay Lal | Professor of History, UC Los Angeles

Edward Larkey | Professor Emeritus of German Studies and Intercultural Communicationn, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Paul Lerner | Professor of History, University of Southern California

Joe Lockard | Associate Professor of English, Arizona State University

Andrea Löw | Professor of History, Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History, Munich

Matthew Lungerhausen | Professor of History, Winona State University

Elissa Mailänder | Associate Professor, Sciences Po Paris

Ervin Malakaj | Assistant Professor of German Studies, University of British Columbia

Alan Maričić | Historian, Independent Scholar

Katherine Marino | Associate Professor of History, UC Los Angeles

Valerie Matsumoto | Professor of History and Asian American Studies, UC Los Angeles

Thomas Maulucci | Visiting Assistant Professor of History, University of Connecticut-Hartford

Jared McBride | Assistant Adjunct Professor of History, UC Los Angeles

Muriel C. McClendon | Associate Professor of History, UC Los Angeles

Akudo McGee | PhD Candidate in History, Maastricht University

Paul Goode McMillan | Chair of Russian Studies, Carleton University

Mark A. Mengerink | Associate Professor of History, Lamar University

Margaret Eleanor Menninger | Associate Professor of History, Texas State University

Stephan Miescher | Professor of History and Department Chair, UC Santa Barbara

David Myers | Professor of Jewish History, UC Los Angeles

Ralf Michaels | Director of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Law

Jyoti Mohan | Independent Scholar

James Morris | Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, University College London

Kasia Muldner | Associate Professor in Cognitive Science, Carleton University

John Munro | Lecturer in History, University of Birmingham

Nauman Naqvi | Associate Professor in Comparative Humanities, Habib University

Frances O’Morchoe | Assistant Professor of History, Brac University

James Opp | Professor of History, Carleton University

Sarah Panzer | Assistant Professor of 20th Century European History, Missouri State University

Katrin Paehler | Professor of History, Illinois State University

Anna Parkinson | Associate Professor of German Studies, Northwestern University

Fernando Pérez-Montesinos | Assistant Professor of History, UC Los Angeles

Michael Pettit | Professor of Psychology, York University

David Pickus | Associate Professor of International Studies, Shandong University, Qingdao

David Pizzo | Professor of History, Murray State University

Sara Pugach | Professor of History, CSU Los Angeles

Pierre Purseigle | Associate Professor of History, University of Warwick

Rob Rakove | Lecturer in International Relations, Stanford University

Nicky Rehnberg | PhD Candidate in History, University of California, Santa Barbara

Sandra Robinson | Assistant Professor Communication Studies, Carleton University

Geoffrey Robinson | Professor of History, UC Los Angeles

Jennifer Rodgers | Assistant Research Professor of History, California Institute of Technology

Alexander Ross | Adjunct Professor of Geography, Portland State University

Eli Rubin | Professor of History, Western Michigan University

Jeff Rutherford | Assistant Professor of History, Xavier University

Michael Ryan | Associate Professor of History, University of New Mexico

David Sabean | Distinguished Research Professor of History, UC Los Angeles

Annemarie Sammartino | Professor of History, Oberlin College

Pablo Hernández Sau | Postdoctoral Scholar of Histroy, Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies

Lutz Sauerteig | Senior Lecturer in Medical Humanities, Newcastle University, UK

Charlotte Schallié | Professor of Germanic Studies, University of Victoria

Elizabeth Schmidt | PhD Candidate in History, UC Santa Barbara

Susan Schmidt | PhD Candidate in History, UC Santa Barbara

Steven Seegel | Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Travis Seifman | Postdoctoral Project Researcher, University of Tokyo

Alyssa Sepinwall | Professor of History, CSU San Marcos

Noa Shaindlinger | Visiting Assistant Professor of History, College of the Holy Cross

Sukhdev Singh | Assistant Professor of English, National Institute of Technology Patna

Veronica Skrimsjö | Lecturer in Popular Music, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

Catherine Smale | Senior Lecturer in German Studies, King’s College London

Helmut Walser Smith | Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of History, Vanderbilt University

Carli Snyder | PhD Candidate in History, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Mark Soderstrom | Associate Professor of History, SUNY Empire State College

Johnathon Speed | PhD Candidate in History, Vanderbilt University

Paul Spickard | Distinguished Professor of History, UC Santa Barbara

Daiva Stasiulis | Chancellor’s Professor of Sociology, Carleton University

Paul Steege | Associate Professor of History, Villanova University

Sarah Stein | Professor of History, UC Los Angeles

Swen Steinberg | Lecturer in Global & International Studies, Carleton University

Philipp Stelzel | Associate Professor of History, Duquesne University

Rok Stergar | Associate Professor of History, University of Ljubljana

Marla Stone | Professor of History/Mellon Humanities Professor, Occidental College/The American Academy in Rome

Maria Antonietta Struzziero | Independent Scholar

Katie Sutton | Associate Professor of German and Gender Studies, Australian National University

Pamela Swett | Professor of History, McMaster University

Nicholas Terry | Senior Lecturer in Modern European History, University of Exeter

Kristen Thomas-McGill | PhD Candidate in History, UC Santa Barbara

Carsten Timmermann | Professor of History of Science, Technology & Medicine, University of Manchester

Iñaki Tofiño | Independent Scholar

Sébastien Tremblay | Research Associate and Lecturer, Europa-Universität Flensburg

Stefania Tutino | Professor of History, UC Los Angeles

Steven A Vickers, Jr. | PhD Candidate in History, Marquette University

Crina Viju-Miljusevic | Associate Professor of European and Russian Studies, Carleton University

Marina Vishmidt | Lecturer in Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London

Mattie Webb | PhD Candidate in History, UC Santa Barbara

Kimberly A. Williams | Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Mount Royal University

Zev Yaroslavsky | Research Fellow with the Luskin Center for History & Policy, UC Los Angeles

Sarah Young | Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of South Carolina – Aiken

Alexia Yates | Senior Lecturer in Modern History, University of Manchester

Jonathan Zatlin | Associate Professor of History, Boston University

4 Comments

  1. History is unforgiving as we have seen in the past and it remembers those who have performed danse macabre on the cinders of civilization or even those who chose to be fence-sitters and neutral in moments of grave urgency and existential crisis. You cannot afford to be narcissistic for the very existence or destruction of humanity is knocking on your door. Time will not absolve you of this war crime that you have perpetrated on innocent Ukrainians but the determination of Ukrainians both men and women, young and old make me offer my salute to them. We have reached a decisive moment in the history of mankind where rogues, despots and tyrants need to be held accountable for gory violence, genocide and mass destruction who in their drunken stupor of power and hubris think that they can mow down human lives, destruct democracies and sovereign nation-states. Long Live Ukraine and Ukrainians.

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