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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
March 16, 2014. Prof. Michael S. Flier, Oleksandr Potebnja Professor of Ukrainian Philology, was interviewed by Britt Peterson of the Boston Globe for her article entitled "The Long War over the Ukrainian Language".
December 14, 2013. Appeal to EuroMaidan (in Ukrainian): Григорій Грабович, професор кафедри української літератури Гарвардського університету, головний редактор часопису «Критика» (Київ), голова Наукового товариства Шевченка в Америцї.
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:15pm - 2:00pm
Ukraine Study Group
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).