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

Language Map

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.

Ag Dul chun Troda ar son na Gaeilge: How Ireland’s Battle Sheds Light on Ukraine’s

Ghaeltacht

Ag dul chun troda ar son na Gaeilge (Going to battle for Irish): Ahead of our upcoming Book Talk on Battle for Ukrainian (Tuesday, November 7), we wanted to explore the book's comparative perspective. Tony Crowley, who wrote “Language, Politics and the State(s): Reflections from Ireland” for the volume, answered a few questions about the state of the Irish language and the value of a comparative collection for scholars studying various regions of the world. Crowley is Professor of English Language at the University of Leeds, where he studies the politics of language, specifically the way in which language constructs, and is constructed by, forms of social power; as well as the interrelations between language and history in Britain and Ireland.

More information about the Book Talk can be found on Facebook and on our website calendar. Read the article.

November 7: "Battle for Ukrainian" Book Talk

Suprematist Composition Kazimir Malevich

On Tuesday, November 7, HURI will hold a Book Talk to celebrate the recent publication of The Battle for Ukrainian: A Comparative Perspective. Michael Flier (Oleksandr Potebnja Professor of Ukrainian Philology at Harvard) and Andrea Graziosi (Professor of History at the University of Naples), who co-edited the book, as well as Lubomyr Hajda (Senior Advisor to the Director at HURI), who helped plan the conference that served as the foundation for the book, will share their reflections.

In anticipation of this event, we are reposting an article on the book, which includes insights from Flier, Graziosi, and Battle for Ukrainian contributor Volodymyr Kulyk (Head Research Fellow at the Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine). More information about the Book Talk can be found on Facebook and on our website calendar. Read the article.

Harvard Ukrainian Studies Journal Publishes 34th Volume

HUS34

HURI is pleased to announce the latest volume of Harvard Ukrainian Studies (HUS). Volume 34, The Future of the Past: New Perspectives on Ukrainian History, contains a comprehensive collection of articles on Ukrainian historiography (originally published as book under the same title), as well as thirteen reviews on books pertaining to Ukraine from the seventeenth century to the present.

HUS serves as an international forum for new scholarship in Ukrainian studies. It publishes articles, documents, reviews, and scholarly discussions in all fields of Ukrainian studies, though with a firm grounding in HURI’s traditional emphasis on the humanities. Related disciplines are also included when Ukrainian topics are treated within their framework. The editors are assisted by a distinguished international advisory board of scholars. All submissions undergo a rigorous double-blind peer review. Read more about Vol. 34.

Україна – Європа: Панорамний Погляд На Вічну Тему

Ukraine and Europe150

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

Gazette Applebaum

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.

Admissions

2017 Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute
June 17–August 5, 2017

Admission Policy

2017 Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute offers unique courses in Ukrainian studies taught by Harvard faculty. These courses are intended for graduate students and advanced undergraduates who are concentrating in Ukrainian studies or who wish to broaden their educational experience. Although the Harvard Summer School has an open-enrollment policy, admission to the Ukrainian Summer Institute is based on the applicant’s academic record, a letter of recommendation, and an essay. Once accepted into the program, applicants must then complete the Harvard Summer School registration process.

Tuition for HUSI is commensurate with tuition rates charged for all other Harvard Summer School courses. Tuition for 2017 is $6,100 for 8 credit courses and $3,050 for 4 credit courses plus the cost of registration and other fees. Applicants may register for 8 or 4 credits to participate in the program. For those who wish to live on campus, the cost of room and board in 2017 is $5,550.

Please note: Applicants seeking the I-20 certificate for the student F-1 US visa must register for 8 credits.

All students seeking financial aid (US and international) must submit the HUSI application and supporting material by Monday, March 13, 2017. International students who do not seek financial aid must submit the HUSI application by Monday, April 17, 2017.

Courses

We are pleased to offer three courses this year through the Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute:

  • Ukrainian for Reading Knowledge - 8 credits
  • State-Society Relations in Independent Ukraine - 4 credits
  • Society, Culture, and Politics in Modern Ukraine - 4 credits

Applicants wishing to register for a total of 8 credits must enroll in at least one HUSI 4 credit course to be considered part of the Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute and may choose an additional 4 credit course from those offered by the general program of the Harvard Summer School. Applicants who decide to register for a non-HUSI course need to register for that course separately online through the Harvard Summer School. Please note that financial aid is not available for non-HUSI courses.

Application

Complete the HUSI application and return it along with the following documents directly to Dr. Serhiy Bilenky, HUSI Program Director, 34 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138:

  • Essay
  • College transcript (a copy issued to the student is acceptable)
  • Recommendation from a college instructor (or employer if you are out of school)
  • For non-native English-speakers: most recent TOEFL scores, IELTS scores, or PTE academic score report as detailed on the application
  • Statement of request for fee reduction with supporting explanation

Application materials

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Fees and Financial Aid

Tuition and fees are all payable to Harvard Summer School.

A limited number of scholarships are available; students must apply by Monday, March 13, 2017 for consideration. Students interested in Ukrainian for Reading Knowledge and who are either US citizens or permanent residents should apply for summer FLAS (Foreign Language Area Studies) funding through Harvard's Davis Center and their home institutions, or contact HURI Programs Administrator, Tamara Nary, for further information (nary@fas.harvard.edu).

Funding Opportunities

Ukrainian for Reading Knowledge is a FLAS-eligible language course.

Harvard and non-Harvard graduate and undegraduate students may thus apply for FLAS funding through Harvard's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and through their home institution, provided it participates in the US Department of Education sponsored program. For more information regarding FLAS funding and application, please contact Donna Griesenbeck.

Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships (Undergraduate and Graduate)

Students applying for FLAS funding should separately apply for HURI's financial assistance by completing a HUSI application and submitting it by March 13, 2017.

Canadian students are encouraged to inquire at centers for international experience at their home institutions. The Ontario Student Assistance Program might also be of assistance. It offers a mix of grants and loans for students taking classes at approved institutions.

Registration

Harvard Summer School registration begins March 1, 2017.

Upon notification of acceptance into the 2017 Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute, applicants must then complete the registration process with Harvard Summer School.

You will be registered in your Ukrainian Institute courses automatically by the Summer School. You will then be emailed your ID number with instructions for logging in to your online services account so you may complete any additional registration requirements.

Additional registration requirements for Harvard Summer School (if applicable):

  • International students requesting an I-20 certificate for the F-1 student visa from Harvard Summer School: Meet all I-20 requirements no later than Monday, May 1, 2017.
  • Request Summer School housing in your Online Services account.
  • Make full payment of tuition, housing (if applicable), and all other fees. Credit card payments are accepted through Online Services. Alternative payment options are available.
  • If you will live in Summer School housing or are an international student attending Summer School while on a visa of any kind (including students who use the visa waiver program or similar entry programs established between the United States and foreign countries), you must comply with Massachusetts and Harvard University regulations requiring proof of immunization against certain communicable diseases. Submit proof of immunization.

For additional information and assistance in the application process contact:

Dr. Serhiy Bilenky
HUSI Program Director
Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute
34 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Fax: 617-495-8097
Phone: 647-687-4953
E-mail: serh.bilenky@utoronto.ca

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