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Битва за Українську Мову Через Призму Сучасної Науки

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Кілька місяців тому Український науковий інститут Гарвардського університету видав збірку статей «Битва за українську мову. Компаративістська перспектива» під редакцією Майкла С. Флайєра та Андреа Ґраціозі. Збірка містить матеріали конференції «Держави, народи, мови: Порівняльна політична історія української мови, 1963 – 2013», яку в червні 2014 року при сприянні Фонду катедр українознавства провів УНІГУ.

Інтердисциплінарна конференція такого масштабу викликала великий інтерес з боку наукової громадськості, а той факт, що вона відбулася в часи анексії Криму й російської агресії на Донбасі, додав особливої гостроти кожному з аргументів, які за інших обставин могли б зацікавити хіба що вузьких фахівців. Адже, як зазначають у своїй передмові М. Флайєр та А. Ґраціозі, «мовне питання є ключовим у нинішньому конфлікті між Україною і Росією.»  Далі читайте тут.

HARVARD STUDENTS: Apply Today for Summer Travel Grants and Graduate Fellowships

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HURI offers two annual opportunities for Harvard students to receive funding for their work in Ukrainian Studies. The Summer Research Travel Grants provide financial assistance for graduate and undergraduate students to carry out research in Ukraine. The Graduate Research Fellowships are for graduate students studying Ukraine in any FAS department, with priority given to those who have completed their general exams and are working on their dissertations.

Applications for the Summer Research Travel Grants are due March 8, 2018. More information can be found here.

Applications for the Graduate Research Fellowships are due March 23, 2018. More information can be found here.

Презентація Мовного Модуля Проекту «МАПА»

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Значення мовного питання для сучасної України важко переоцінити. Адже мова у нас традиційно вважалася визначальним чинником національної ідентичності.

Зараз, упродовж уже кількох років, над соціолінгвістичним компонентом проекту «МАПА. Цифровий атлас України: Революція Гідності» наполегливо працює відомий львівський вчений д-р Вікторія Середа, доцент кафедри соціології Українського католицького університету. Цей компонент включає два модулі – «Пам'ять та ідентичність» та «Мова». 

Модуль «Мова» дає змогу дослідникам бачити весь спектр соціолінгвістичної панорами українського суспільства між 2013 і 2017 роками. Він містить статистичні дані про використання мови й про ставлення респондентів до сучасної мовної політики в Україні. Дані, представлені в мовному модулі, дають змогу порівняти мовні практику та самоідентикацію українців по всіх областях країни, як в містах, так і на селі. Далі читайте тут.

War of Words: New MAPA Module Illuminates Language Practices in Ukraine

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MAPA: Digital Atlas of Ukraine provides an unparalleled tool for analyzing Ukraine along the lines of some of the most pressing topics facing the country today. HURI is please to announce the launch of its latest module (or thematic group of map layers): the "Language" module.

“Language is a key issue in today’s politics in Ukraine and the region,” said Serhii Plokhii, HURI MAPA Project Faculty Director. “The proposed change of language legislation was used as a pretext for the Russian annexation of Crimea, and language politics were key in the Kremlin’s attempt to create Novorossiya (New Russia) in Southern Ukraine. Today, the language component of the education law is the most controversial and broadly discussed part of that legislation.”

As Plokhii says, “You can’t understand contemporary Ukraine without looking at our maps.” 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.

Bilenky
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.

Chornovol
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.

Glaser
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.

Papusha
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.

Stryjek
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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