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The Neat Orders of Archduke Wilhelm

Literaturhaus Basel

On the eve of the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Sniadanko presents a panoramic tale of an unconventional family extending from nineteenth century Ukraine to the present. Seen through the perspective of a fictional, yet nonetheless historical, archduke, as well as by strong women of different generations, her novel traces a path from the Habsburg monarchy, the October Revolution, the turmoil of the Second World War, the post-Soviet crises to the burgeoning Ukrainian independence.

An event of the Slavic Seminar, the Profile area Eastern Europe, and the East European Forum Basel OFB

Students of the Slavic Seminar and Eastern European Studies at the University of Basel receive free admission.

Students please register at

Please note the following, associated, event of the University of Basel:

Friday, 24. February 2023, 6:00 p.m.

War against Ukraine: Sources of Resistance and Visions for Beyond

Podium discussion with Natalka Snadianko, Oleksandra Bientert and Gretta Fenner
Moderation: Judith Huber

University of Basel, Kollegiengebäude, Aula. Followed by an apero.

The event will be streamed live on ZOOM and recorded.

Organised by the Profilbereich Osteuropa of the University of Basel in cooperation with ‘Ukrainian Research in Switzerland’ (URIS)

Info on this event can be found here.

Contributors and biographies
Reading: Natalka Sniadanko
Moderation: Anna Hodel

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