Deadline: Winter Research Project 22-23

Location: Online Application (View on map )

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Public Art as Protest and Resilience during the War in Ukraine


The Nanovic Institute for European Studies invites undergraduate students to submit an application for the 2022-23 Winter Research Project, “Public Art as Protest and Resilience during the War in Ukraine.” 

This is a paid research opportunity that seeks to document and examine the role of public art projects, including on social media, during the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This project will help students develop experience conducting research, curate a public-facing project, and learn more about the importance of art during times of war. This project will begin on December 19, 2022 and end on January 16, 2023. We will hold a preliminary research meeting the week of final exams.

Applications are due here by 11:59 pm on Sunday, November 27, 2022.  

This is an opportunity for students to:

  • Learn more about the war in Ukraine and the connections between art, warfare, and protest. 
  • Gain experience conducting research using social media. 
  • Collaborate with students from the Ukrainian Catholic University. 
  • Expand their ability to critically analyze information from multiple sources.
  • Have the opportunity to present their research to their peers and create a public-facing project. 

Please contact Dr. Abigail Lewis ( or Student Programs Assistant Director Anna Dolezal ( with any questions. 

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Photo credit: "Saint Javelin" by Chris Shaw, 2022. Copyright