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Festschrift to Honor George G. Grabowicz Released

ЖНИВА: Essays Presented in Honor of George G. Grabowicz on His Seventieth Birthday has been published as volumes 32–33 of HURI's journal Harvard Ukrainian Studies. The two-volume set contains 49 essays in tribute to Grabowicz's distinguished contribution to the field of Ukrainian studies, and itself provides an exemplary overview of the state of the field at present.

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"The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine" by Serhii Plokhy

Ukraine is currently embroiled in a tense fight with Russia to preserve its territorial integrity and political independence. But today’s conflict is only the latest in a long history of battles over Ukraine’s territory and its existence as a sovereign nation. As the award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy argues in The Gates of Europe, we must examine Ukraine’s past in order to understand its present and future.

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Rus’ Genealogy Project

The Rus’ Genealogy component of the MAPA project is part of a larger attempt to shift the perceptions of modern scholars to include Rus’ in the wider narrative of medieval Europe, and to create a picture of the medieval European world that fits the evidence from the primary sources -- one that stretches from the Atlantic in the west to the Dnieper River in the East. One of the chief ways to do this is by looking at the connectivity between Rus’ and the rest of Europe, and one of the richest sources of data is in the arena of dynastic marriage.

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Are Russians and Ukrainians the Same People?

To justify his meddling in Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has claimed Ukrainians as Russian people. Is he right? In the last few years Vladimir Putin has surprised many observers of the international scene not only by his actions, but also by his words. In the middle of the Ukraine crisis, while the Russian media was vilifying the new government in Kyiv as nothing less than a “fascist junta,” he repeatedly went on record claiming that Russians and Ukrainians were one and the same people.

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Understanding Ukraine: The History of Ukraine's Search for Its Identity

Ukraine might be one of Europe’s largest countries, but for a long time it was one of its least reported. That changed early last year, when a crowd of pro-democracy protesters in Maidan, Kiev’s central square, unseated their unloved president, provoking a bitter response from the Kremlin that ended in the annexation of Crimea and a civil war that cost thousands of lives and still sputters on today.

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The Future of the Past: The Ukraine Crisis in the Historical Perspective

The post-imperial history of empires and their former subjects can provide important insights into Ukraine’s present and future. Former metropolises have usually found it hard to let go of their imperial past. An example of this is the long decline of the Ottoman Empire, which played an important role in Ukrainian history—a decline full of wars and conflicts.

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HURI IN THE MEDIA

Serhii Plokhii, HURI Director

December 24, 2015. The Telegraph. The Gates of Europe by Serhii Plokhy, review: 'an indispensable guide to a tragic history'.

December 3, 2015. The Independent. The Gates of Europe, A History of Ukraine by Serhii Plokhy, book review.

December 2015. H-Net. Zayarnyuk on Plokhy, 'The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine'.

October 26, 2015. Publishers Weekly. The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine.

September 2, 2015. Kirkus Reviews. The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine. A sympathetic survey of the history of Ukraine along the East-West divide, from ancient divisions to present turmoil.

May 18, 2015. History of the final days of the USSR wins Pushkin House Russian Book Prize.

May 18, 2015. «Последняя империя» Сергея Плохия была объявлена победителем Русской Книжной Премии Пушкинского Дома 2015.

May 5, 2015. Serhii Plokhii on Hromadske International "The Sunday Show".

April 22, 2015. Scholar Reframes Vision Of Cold War’s End. Serhii Plokhy interviewed by Marta Dyczok.

March 30, 2015. Lionel Gelber Prize Announces 25th Anniversary Winner.

March 6, 2015. Pasaulis neišmoko 1938–1939 m. pamokų. O Lietuva? (in Lithuanian)

March 4, 2015. Serhii Plokhii Discusses 'The Last Empire'.

July 27, 2014. The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union by Serhii Plokhii.

July 14, 2014. The dissolution of the Soviet Union.

June 24, 2014. Chronicling the Last Empire.

June 21, 2014. World History - "The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union" - Book TV.

June 9, 2014. The Ghosts of ’91.

June 2, 2014. The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union.

June 2, 2014. Then and Now: Ukraine and Russia, Money and Politics.

May 21, 2014. The Moscow Times: Plokhy's 'The last empire' is the best account of the Soviet collapse yet

May 18, 2014. Book Review: Plokhy's 'The Last Empire' Is the Best Account of the Soviet Collapse Yet.

May 3, 2014. Сергій Плохій: «Історики мають перейти від пропаганди місцевих «правд» до написання історії нації, де фігуруватимуть усі регіони, включно із Кримом».

 

Oxana Shevel, HURI Associate
Harvard's Ukrainian Research Institute Shapes US View on Ukraine
Nadiya Kravets, HURI Research Fellow
Olga Onuch, HURI Affiliate
MAPA Project
Yuri Shevchuk, HURI Affiliate
Volodymyr Dibrova, Preceptor at Slavic Department, Editor at HURI
Volodymyr Sklokin, Shklar Fellow 2014-15
HURI Awardees of the National Science Foundation Grant

May 24, 2014. Prof. Henry Hale (Principle Investigator, George Washington University), Prof. Timothy Colton (Co-Investigator, Harvard University), Dr. Nadiya Kravets (Co-Investigator, HURI, Harvard University) and Dr. Olga Onuch (Co-Investigator, HURI, Harvard University and University of Oxford), have formed a research team studying the politics of the Ukrainian crisis, and have been awarded a large National Science Foundation Grant to conduct a Multi-wave Electoral Panel Survey in Ukraine. Funding for the project has also been provided by the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and the Ukrainian Studies Fund. 

Gennadi Poberezny, HURI Associate

HURI ON THE UKRAINE CRISIS

Serhii Plokhii, HURI Director

January 10, 2016. The Daily Beast: Are Russians and Ukrainians the Same People?

October 11, 2015. El País: Las sombras del imperio.

October 8, 2015. Wirtualna Polska: Kulisy rozpadu ZSRR. Serhii Plokhy dla WP: zadecydowały negocjacje przywódców Rosji i Ukrainy.

August 15, 2015. The Future of the Past: The Ukraine Crisis in the Historical Perspective.

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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