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ЦЬОГОРІЧНІ СТИПЕНДІАТИ УНІГУ

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Гуманітарні науки, не менше ніж ядерна фізика чи нейрохірургія, вимагають постійного фінансування. На щастя, це добре розуміло покоління українських повоєнних іммігрантів до Північної Америки. Завдяки їхній жертвяності у США та Канаді з'явилися такі потужні науково-викладацькі центри, як Український науковий інститут Гарвардського університету (УНІГУ) та Канадський інститут українських студій (КІУС).

В перше десятиліття свого існування, коли інститут ще не мав фондів для заснування власних стипендій, УНІГУ приймав у себе американських дослідників та вчених з інших країн, які вже одержали фінансову підтримку від своїх університетів або від урядових чи приватних установ. Наприкінці 1970-х років Інститут, нарешті, одержав змогу відкрити власні стипендіальні програми.

Зі здобуттям незалежності українські вчені, журналісти й політики одержали змогу працювати на Заході. А з іншого боку, приплив свіжих сил та ідей пішов на користь УНІГУ. Цього навчального року інститутським стипендіатами стали семеро молодих вчених зі США, України, Польщі та Туреччини. Бажаємо всім цьогорічним стипендіатам натхнення й плідної роботи над своїми проектами!

Library News: Ukrainian Materials More Accessible and Better Preserved

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Within the 2016 fiscal year, the library completed three digitization projects on Ukrainian materials. To create digital collections from physical materials, the documents must be reviewed by experts to ensure the process will not pose danger to their condition, and then undergo appropriate treatment that stabilizes them for digitization. During the process, the materials are catalogued in HOLLIS.

“In many cases, the digitization of these items serves a dual purpose: to preserve fragile materials and to provide access to these materials to students, faculty, and researchers in various areas of Ukrainian Studies,” explained Olha Aleksic, librarian and archivist at HURI and Widener Library.

Previously, the library digitized the Mykola Lebed Papers, making the archival materials searchable online. This year’s projects greatly broaden the Ukrainian resources that are available in a digital format.

Ukrainian Studies at Harvard: Course Offerings 2016-17

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Looking for one more interesting class this semester? Planning for the Spring? Spanning literature, history, language, and linguistics, Harvard offers a number of courses centered on Ukraine. Here's a look at the course offerings for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017.

Professors include: Volodymyr Dibrova, Michael S. Flier, Oleh Kotsyuba, George Grabowicz, Daria Khitrova, and Serhii Plokhii. 

The FAS course registration deadline (meaning enrollment in the minimum course load) for the Fall Semester is September 8 at 5pm. After this date, students must obtain permission from instructors to enroll. Students may drop/add courses without a fee through September 19.

UPDATED: What Do Increasing Tensions Between Ukraine and Russia Mean? HURI Experts Respond

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In August, tensions between Russia and Ukraine over Crimea escalated. With a background of military buildup across the border with Ukraine and increasing military attacks in the Donbas, Russia's security services have accused Ukraine of armed incursions into Crimea with the intention to carry out terrorist activities. Ukraine has denied both the acts and the intentions, while Putin has suggested that this incident makes the Normandy talks useless. In response to Russian military build-up and training in the Crimea, the Ukrainian military has been put on a heightened alert.

Although the intentions and implications of these events are still unclear, and the situation continues to develop, HURI associates and affiliates have offered their thoughts on possible meanings and outcomes. We will continue to add responses as they come in.

Book Announcement: "Peasants, Power, and Place: Revolution in the Villages of Kharkiv Province, 1914–1921" by Mark R. Baker

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HURI Publications is pleased to announce that Dr. Mark R. Baker’s book, Peasants, Power, and Place: Revolution in the Villages of Kharkiv Province, 1914–1921, is now available. The book is part of the Harvard Series in Ukrainian Studies.

Most history books on Ukraine’s revolutionary period focus on national leaders, Bolsheviks, and urban workers, implying that the attitudes and views of the peasants - the most populous class - were either insignificant or aligned with those of the leaders. However, Ukrainian peasants had a much different perspective than urban or political figures, one that was shaped by a number of factors and events. What exactly did they think, and how did they adapt during the transition to a Soviet republic?

Summer Research Travel Grant Program

Both undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at Harvard are invited to apply to the HURI Summer Research Travel Grant Program for support to conduct projects in Ukraine during the summer of 2016. Grants of up to $2,000 for graduate students and $1,500 for undergraduates will be available for travel and research expenses. Students wishing to apply for the HURI summer research travel grant must prepare an application using Harvard's Common Application for Research and Travel (CARAT). Completed CARAT forms and additional required material are to be submitted to the Ukrainian Research Institute by Friday, February 19, 2016, 4:00 PM.

Application proposals will be reviewed by HURI’s selection committee and decisions will be announced early April.

Questions regarding HURI’s summer travel research grants should be addressed to Tymish J. Holowinsky, Executive Director, tel. 617-495-4081 or to Tamara Nary, Programs Administrator, 617-495-3549.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016 12:15pm - 2:00pm

Ukrainian Language and Identity since the Revolution of Dignity 2013
Yuri Shevchuk, Columbia University
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Full Calendar

IN THE MEDIA

Serhii Plokhii, HURI Director

August 24, 2016. Громадське Радіо. Я написав книгу, щоб іноземці розуміли українську історію, — професор Гарварду. 

August 24, 2016. Hromadske. How Ukrainians Were Responsible For The End Of The Cold War (YouTube). 

August 19, 2016. Hromadske Radio.Shadow of the 1991 Moscow Coup Today. 

August 19, 2016. Громадське Телебачення. Україна зіграла вирішальну роль у розпаді СРСР після путчу — Сергій Плохій (YouTube).

May 23, 2016. New Eastern Europe. To and for Europe: Review of 'The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine'.

May 23, 2016. New Eastern Europe. Plokhy awarded as "Ambassador of New Europe."

May 18, 2016. The Financial Times. Ukraine sings to a tune of new national pride.

March 5, 2016. Україна Модерна. Вийти за межі: міркування над епілогом «Останньої імперії» Сергія Плохія 

March 1, 2016. Chornobyl: The Tombstone of the Reckless Empire. 

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

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

December 12, 2015. Голос Америки. Чому імперське бачення веде до війни та що собою являє українська нація - Гарвардський історик.

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. 

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.

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.

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

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. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Christian Raffensperger, HURI Associate

Anne Applebaum, HURI Affiliate

Oxana Shevel, HURI Associate

Nadiya Kravets, HURI Research Fellow

HURI Shapes US View on Ukraine

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

Roman Szporluk, Mykhailo S. Hrushevs'kyi Professor of Ukrainian History, Emeritus, Harvard University

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