IN MEMORIAM EDWARD L. KEENAN

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Edward L. “Ned” Keenan, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of History, Emeritus, died at his home in Deer Isle, Maine, on March 6, 2015, at the age of 79. Keenan was a devoted Harvardian, receiving his A.B. degree in Slavic Languages and Literatures in 1957, his A.M. in Regional Studies in 1962, and his Ph.D. in History and Middle Eastern Studies in 1965. Granted a tenured professorship in 1970, he went on to become one of the leading Russian medievalists of his generation.

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IN MEMORIAM PAULINA LEWIN

A long-time HURI associate, former research fellow and lecturer Paulina Lewin passed away on April 7, 2015.

She was a leading authority on East Slavic Literature and theater of the Baroque period. A former senior lecturer at Warsaw University, research associate at the Institute for Literary Research at the Polish Academy of Sciences, and associate professor at the Jagellonian University in Cracow, after coming to Harvard, Dr. Lewin became closely involved in the Harvard Project in Commemoration of the Millennium of Christianity in Rus-Ukraine, carried out by the Ukrainian Research Institute. Her expertise and contribution to the "Harvard Library of Early Ukrainian Literature," a multi-volume series of Ukrainian literary works from the late medieval and early modern periods published by the Institute, proved invaluable.

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FEATURED EVENT

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Vasyl and Maria Petryshyn Memorial Lecture

(Re)defining the Ukrainian–Russian Borderland: The Case of Kharkiv/Kharkov

Volodymyr Kravchenko, Professor, Department of History and Classics; Director, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton.

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FEATURED ARTICLES

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Lionel Gelber Prize Announces 25th Anniversary Winner

TORONTO AND WASHINGTON, March 30, 2015. Patricia Rubin, Chair of the Lionel Gelber Prize Board and niece of the late Lionel Gelber, announced that the winner of the 25th annual Lionel Gelber Prize is Serhii Plokhy for The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union published by Basic Books.

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HURI Symposium: Twenty Years After Ukraine’s Nuclear Disarmament

The Budapest Memorandum of 1994 was breached when Russia annexed Crimea and started a covert invasion of eastern Ukraine in the spring of 2014. The Memorandum signatories failed to deter Russia aggression and to uphold Ukraine’s security and territorial integrity, as had been promised in return for the country’s surrender of its nuclear weapons after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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Problems Facing Ukrainian Scholarship Today: An Interview with Orest Zayats, 2014 Shklar Fellow

HURI's Fellowship programs in Ukrainian studies continue to attract international scholars conducting world-class research. These programs are made possible by the generous donations from the Eugene and Daymel Shklar Foundation, the Petro Jacyk Endowed Fund in Ukrainian Bibliography, the Dr. Jaroslaw and Nadia Mihaychuk Fellowship Fund, and the Ukrainian Studies Fund, Inc. Fellowships recipients for the academic year 2014–15 are: Yuliya Ilchuk, Natalia Laas, Nadiya Kravets, Oksana Mikheieva, Roksolana Mykhaylyk, Oksana Mykhed, Viktoriya Sereda, Oxana Shevel, Volodymyr Sklokin, Andriy Zayarnyuk, Orest Zayats and Giorgio Ziffer.

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HURI ON THE UKRAINE CRISIS

Serhii Plokhii, HURI Director

April 17, 2015. The Globe and Mail: The Soviet Union didn’t die.

March 6, 2015. Сергій Плохій: «Суспільство, яке сьогодні твориться, вимагає іншої історії…».

March 3, 2015. "Тиждень.ua": Для багатьох уперше виникає образ Росії як іншого й дедалі частіше як ворога.

May 12, 2014. "The Takeaway": Eastern Ukraine Votes, Pro-Russian Separatists Claim Victory.

February 25, 2014. The New York Times: The West Must Work With Russia.

February 21, 2014. "Here & Now": What Ukraine’s History Tells Us About Its Future.

February 21, 2014. "The Takeaway": Violence & Political Unrest Continues to Erupt in Ukraine.

February 20, 2014. "The Ohio Channel": Ukraine: Headed for Revolution?

February 20, 2014. Bloomberg's Radio: Harvard’s Plokhii Calls Ukraine Violence Unprecedented.

February 20, 2014. Harvard Gazette: Confrontation in Ukraine.

February 19, 2014. National Catholic Register: Ukraine at the Breaking Point: 26 Dead, but Spirit Undefeated.

February 19, 2014. KQED Radio: Violence Grows in Ukraine.

February 19, 2014. National Geographic: Q&A: Ukraine's Dangerous Turn Has Roots in History.

January 27, 2014. Majority Report: Ukraine Protests Explained.

December 27, 2013. National Catholic Register: Ukraine’s ‘Maidan’ Protests Are Spiritual as Well as Political.

December 4, 2013. NPR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook: Ukraine Splits Over East-West Economic Rivalry.

Oxana Shevel, HURI Associate
Roman Szporluk, Mykhailo S. Hrushevs'kyi Professor of Ukrainian History, Emeritus, Harvard University
Marta Dyczok, Shklar Fellow 2010
Anne Applebaum, HURI Affiliate
Yuri Shevchuk, HURI Affiliate
Lubomyr Hajda, HURI Associate Director
Askold Melnyczuk, HURI Affiliate
Volodymyr Dibrova, Preceptor at Slavic Department, Editor at HURI
Patricia Herlihy, HURI Associate
Nadiya Kravets, HURI Research Fellow
Michael S. Flier, Oleksandr Potebnja Professor of Ukrainian Philology, Harvard University
Michelle Viise, HURI Monographs Editor
Olga Onuch, HURI Research Fellow
Amelia Glaser, Former HURI Fellow
“Why Is Kyiv Burning?" Article in the Harvard Crimson
Gennadi Poberezny, HURI Associate
George G. Grabowicz, Čyževs’kyi Professor of Ukrainian Literature, Harvard University
Oleh Kostyuba, Editor of Krytyka and Harvard PhD Candidate in Ukrainian Literature
GSAS Harvard Ukrainian Student Society

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30

Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:15pm - 2:00pm

Gendering the Postcolonial Ukrainian Exotics
Tamara Hundorova, Head, Department of Literary Theory, Institute of Literature, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
The lecture will be followed by a presentation of the speaker's latest publication, Postkolonializm. Heneratsii. Kul'tura [Postcolonialism. Generations. Cultures] (Kyiv 2014).
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