Україна – Європа: Панорамний Погляд На Вічну Тему

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Щойно у видавництві Торонтського Університету в Канаді вийшла збірка статей «Україна та Європа. Спілкування на перехресті культур» (Ukraine and Europe. Cultural Encounters and Negotiations, University of Toronto Press, 2017, ISBN 978 – 1 – 4875 – 0090 – 0) під редакцією Джованни Броджі Беркофф, Марка Павлишина та Сергія Плохія.

Ця збірка містить матеріали конференції «Кордони і світ ідей: Україна та Європа», яка відбулася у травні 2011 року в Міланському університеті, м. Ґарданіо, в Італії за сприяння Центру українознавчих досліджень ім. Миколи Зерова (Монашський університет, Австралія), Українського наукового інституту Гарвардського університету (США) і Департаменту лінгвістичних, літературних та філологічних досліджень Міланського університету (Італія). Далі читайте тут.

Harvard Gazette Details HURI's Revolution Series and Applebaum Visit

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In the October 16 article "To commemorate a centennial, a look back at a tragedy — and maybe an attempted genocide," Harvard Gazette writer Christina Pazzanese discusses HURI's "Ukraine in the Flames of the 1917 Revolution" series, with a special focus on Anne Applebaum's talk on the Holodomor. Incorporating original interviews with Serhii Plokhii and Applebaum, the article introduces a broad audience to the Ukrainian aspect of the "Russian Revolution," Ukraine's ongoing importance to Russia's ambitions, and the tragedy of the Holodomor.

Pazzanese notes, "Despite its widespread devastation, details about the famine were not widely known for many decades. Stalin systematically repressed statistics and other documentation about the staggering death toll, and forbade anyone, including journalists, from writing about it, Applebaum said. Since Ukraine’s independence in 1991, a number of researchers have combed its national archives trying to construct an historical record, with instrumental support from the Ukrainian Research Institute." Read the Gazette article.

Imagining Russia: A Q&A with Igor Torbakov

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Ukraine has pride of place in the dream-world of Russian greatness, Igor Torbakov says. What does this mean for its relationship with the EU and Europe in general?

Find out on Monday, October 16, when Torbakov presents "The Ukraine Factor in Russia-Europe Relations" as part of HURI's Seminar in Ukrainian Studies. The talk begins at 4:15 in Room S-050, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, and is open to the public.

In addition to being a Ukrainian Studies Fund Research Fellow at HURI this fall, Torbakov is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Uppsala University and an Associate Senior Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs in Stockholm.

Torbakov answered a few of our questions to shed more light on his work and the upcoming presentation. All are welcome to attend the seminar. Read the Q&A article.

"Goodbye Lenin: A Memory Shift in Revolutionary Ukraine" by Serhii Plokhii


What should one make of the Leninfall story? Was the demolition of the Lenin monuments just an unfortunate episode, a passing spasm of symbolic violence fueled by social upheaval and resulting in the loss of part of the country’s cultural heritage (some of the monuments, such as the one removed in Kyiv, had unquestionable artistic value)? Or did it reflect a broader change in society and its perception of itself and its past? And if the latter is more true than the former, then what does that memory shift tell us about the direction taken by Ukrainian politics and society since the time of the EuroMaidan and the Revolution of Dignity?

None of these questions can be adequately addressed without taking into account the spatial dimension of Leninfall. In this article, Serhii Plokhii considers that spatial dimension to present an analysis of Leninfall and what it means for Ukraine. Read more.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Anne Applebaum to Visit HURI, Reveal Stalin’s Motives to Starve Ukrainians


Anne Applebaum will present research from her latest book, RED FAMINE: STALIN’S WAR ON UKRAINE, at Harvard University on October 23 as part of the Ukrainian Research Institute’s series, “Ukraine in the Flames of the 1917 Revolution.” The talk, “Holodomor Reconsidered: The Bolshevik Revolution and the Ukrainian Famine,” will reveal what motivated Josef Stalin to use a man-made famine to exterminate millions of Ukrainians in the 1930s. This event is co-sponsored by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.

In RED FAMINE, Applebaum uses newly available archival material to demonstrate that the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33 (commonly known at the Holodomor) was not caused purely by natural climate conditions or failures of collectivization, but was intentionally exacerbated and used by Stalin to destroy the Ukrainian peasantry. More than three million Ukrainians perished as a result of the famine, making it the most lethal in European history. Read more.

HURI Fellows 2004-2005

Lilya Berezhnaya currently is a research fellow at Central European University, Budapest, where she earned her Ph.D. in history in 2003. She will spend four months at Harvard (February–May 2005) to work on the topic “Death and the Afterlife in Early Modern Ukrainian Culture.” Berezhnaya will study attitudes toward death and the afterlife as they were manifested in the Catholic, Orthodox, and Uniate cultures of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The fellowship is funded by the Dr. Roman and Patrylo Moroz endowed gift in support of research fellows at HURI, and by the Oksana Czeredarczuk Folwarkiw Ukrainian Fund.

Serhiy Bilenky, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Toronto, earned his kandydat degree in history in 2001 from Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. He will spend eight months at Harvard (September–April 2005), working on the topic “Eastern Europe in Search of a Nation: Romantic Nationalism and Imagined Communities in Ukraine, Poland, and Russia in the 1830s and 1840s.” He will examine how modern Polish, Ukrainian, and Russian national identities were constructed and mapped during the Romantic period 1830–1850. This fellowship is funded by the Ukrainian Studies Fund, Inc. endowed gift in support of research in Ukrainian studies at HURI, and the Ihor and Oksana Humeniuk Ukrainian Fund in support of research in Ukrainian history.

Ihor Chornovol currently holds the title of Researcher at the Ivan Krypiakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in Lviv. He earned his kandydat degree in history in 1995 from the same institution. He will spend four months at Harvard (September–December 2004), working on the topic “‘Wild West’ and ‘Wild Fields’: The Frontier in American and Ukrainian History.” His research will focus on a comparison of Ukrainian and American history in the context of Frederick Jackson Turner’s theory of the “frontier.” This fellowship is funded by the Mr. and Mrs. Alex Woscob endowed gift in support of scholars conducting research on issues related to Ukrainian history.

Amelia Glaser recently completed her Ph.D. in literature at Stanford University. From September through December 2004, she will conduct research on the topic “To Market: Jewish-Slavic Exchange in East European Literatures.” In particular, she will assess the importance of marketplace exchange in the literatures of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Ukraine (Ukrainian, Russian, and Yiddish). This fellowship is funded by the Michael Novak endowed gift fund in support of HURI fellows.

Henry Hale, an assistant professor of political science at Indiana University, earned his Ph.D. in 1998 at Harvard. During the summer of 2004, Hale worked at the Institute on the topic “Ukraine’s Drive for Independence and Theories of Ethnic Politics,” focusing on the question of how much “identity” politics lies at the root of separatism, especially in Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Continuing this research in the fall of 2004, he plans to develop new theoretical insights into identity to explain how and under what conditions ethnicity matters in political events. This fellowship is funded by the Wolodymyr Smigurowskyi endowed gift in support of scholarship at HURI.

Ihor Papusha is lecturer of philology at Ternopil State Pedagogical University. He earned his kandydat degree in literature in 1998 from Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. At Harvard, he will be in residence for eight months (September 2004–April 2005), conducting research on the topic “Ukrainian Literature in Narrative Perspective.” Comparative in nature, this study will address problems pertaining to the study of narratology in Ukrainian literature in both European and American contexts. This fellowship is funded by the Dr. Jaroslaw and Nadia Mihaychuk endowed gift in support of postdoctoral research at HURI.

Liudmila Sharipova is Sustasoma Research Fellow at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge University, where she received her Ph.D. degree in 1999. She will spend four months at Harvard (February–May 2005), conducting research on the single surviving manuscript of Petro Mohyla’s “Knyha dushi,” a rendition into Ukrainian of the famous work by Thomas à Kempis entitled The Imitation of Christ. Her hypothesis is that this study will yield deeper insights into Mohyla’s point of view on religious issues as he began his ecclesiastical career, as well as some of the broader applications by Ukrainian Orthodox literati of Western sources in the early modern period. This fellowship is funded by the Lubomyra Hladky endowed gift in support of visiting scholars’ research at HURI.

Tomasz Stryjek is adjunct professor at the Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, where he received his Ph.D. in 1996. While at Harvard (September–December 2004), he will examine the broad issues of nation and nationalism by analyzing categories evident in twentieth-century Soviet social thought and in various theories of history developed by independent Ukrainian thinkers, including many in the diaspora. This fellowship is funded by the Mr. and Mrs. Alex Woscob endowed gift in support of scholars conducting research on issues related to Ukrainian history.

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