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Гості УНІГУ: Нові Обличчя

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Український науковий інститут Гарвардського університету від часів свого заснування у 1973-му році продовжує притягувати до себе не лише вчених, державних діячів, політиків та митців, але й усіх, для кого слово «Україна» є чимось більшим, ніж просто географічна назва. Книга почесних гостей УНІГУ рясніє іменами видатних науковців, послів, духовних осіб (серед них – єпископ Кароль Войтила, який невдовзі став Папою Римським Іваном-Павлом ІІ), урядовців (Президент України Леонід Кравчук відвідав Інститут у свій найперший візит до США), бізнесменів, економістів, художників, поетів та музикантів.

Але ніхто не веде обліку тих «простих» українців та американців чи канадців українського походження, для яких ця установа стала своєрідним магнітом, острівцем Батьківщини в океані американської науки й освіти. Далі читайте тут.

Forgotten History: A Rus' Princess Ruling Poland

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The story of Gremislava Ingvarovna, a medieval Rus’ princess who became the bride of a Polish king, is at the center of Dr. Talia Zajac’s ongoing research. Zajac, a Eugene and Daymel Shklar Research Fellow at HURI, earned her PhD at the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. She’s currently working on a project titled, “Forgotten Female Rulers of Medieval Europe: Reconstructing the Reigns of Ten Early Rus’ Queens, Noblewomen, and Princesses, 1000-1250.”

On Monday, March 26, 2018, she presented her initial findings at the Seminar for Ukrainian Studies. Through her research, she shows that uncovering the stories of influential women not only restores what history books forgot, but also provides information about influential events. Ahead of her talk, Zajac answered a few of our questions, offering a glimpse into the life, world, and impact of Gremislava Ingvarovna. Read more.

Oleh Kotsyuba: HURI's New Manager of Publications

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Earlier this year, HURI was thrilled to welcome Dr. Oleh Kotsyuba as its new Manager of Publications. In this role, Kotsyuba will carry on the work of his predecessors and guide the program through the challenges and opportunities of present-day academia.

“The initial mission of the Institute’s publications program was to publish what no one else would, at a time when Ukrainian studies as a field didn’t really exist,” he noted. “Now, the Ukrainian studies field is thriving. Therefore, the role of our publications program is evolving.”

Drawing on his familiarity with HURI, his background in Slavic studies, and his professional experience, Kotsyuba already has ambition plans for the department, from streamlining processes with technology to expanding the scope of the program's subject matter. Read more.

Білі Плями і Чорні Прогалини Української Літератури

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Українська література нагадує підлогу з вирвами, дірками й вибоїнами, які вимагають термінового ремонту. У 30-ті роки ХХ-го сторіччя під час сталінських репресій було фізично винищено більшу частину письменників, літературних критиків, перекладачів, мовників і творців сучасної науково-технічної термінології. Багато літераторів опинилося в еміграції, решта ж була деморалізована і «охоплена» творчими спілками. Травми тієї епохи та прикрозвісна «неповнота» української літератури й досі позначаються на стані сучасного українського письменства.

Після здобуття незалежності перед літературознавцями повстало завдання – дослідити те, що було втрачено («Розстріляне відродження»), заборонено або оббрехано. Багато чого в цьому напрямку було зроблено за чверть століття незалежності: найславетніші з репресованих письменників знайшли своє місце в літературному каноні ХХ-го сторіччя, а їхні найвидатніші твори потрапили до шкільних програм. Але деякі постаті так і лишаються недослідженими і, якщо й згадуються, то здебільшого в обоймах. Далі читайте тут..

Soviet Theater Beyond Moscow: Mayhill Fowler Discusses Les Kurbas and His Circle in Ukraine

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On Monday, March 5, former HURI fellow Mayhill Fowler will present her new book, Beau Monde on Empire's Edge: State and Stage in Soviet Ukraine, at the Seminar in Ukrainian Studies. Focusing on Les Kurbas, the Berezil Theater, and Kurbas' circle, the book reveals the richness of Soviet theater on the periphery of the USSR.

Due to political centralization and state control over cultural institutions, Moscow became the center for Soviet theater and the regions were provincialized. Despite the quality of their work, artists from the regions (like Kurbas) were treated as lesser and destined to be forgotten in the shadows of their Moscow or Leningrad peers. 

Fowler will bring these artists and their works to light at the talk on Monday. Read this interview article for a closer look at Fowler's research interests and discoveries. 

The Many Sides of Yurii Kosach: Q&A with Olha Poliukhovych

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Despite his eminent literary works, Ukrainian émigré writer Yurii Kosach (1908-90) is neither as well known nor as well liked as his family members, literary figures Lesia Ukrainka and Olena Pchilka. In Ukraine, he is most closely associated with controversy, a label inspired by his collaboration with pro-Soviet and otherwise politically oriented newspapers and journals. As a result, his works have generally been left out of the canon of Ukrainian literature, and many have been forgotten.

However, Fulbright fellow Olha Poliukhovych suggests taking a closer look at the writer, his works, and his circumstances. Was he pro-Soviet? Should his works be associated mainly with this history? Why has he been treated differently than other writers who contributed to the same newspapers and journals? 

Read an interview with Poliukhovych.

Admissions

2018 Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute
June 23–August 11, 2018

Admission Policy

2018 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 2018 and the cost of on-campus room and board will be posted on the Harvard Summer School website in January. 

Applicants may register for 8 or 4 credits to participate in the program. 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 12, 2018. International students who do not seek financial aid must submit the HUSI application by Monday, April 16, 2018.

Courses

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

  • Ukrainian for Reading Knowledge - 8 credits
  • Revolutionary Ukraine: Avant-garde Literature and Film from 1917 to the Euromaidan of 2014 - 4 credits
  • Laboratory of Modernity: Politics, Culture, and Society in Ukraine, 1800-Present - 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  Director, serh.bilenky@utoronto.ca.

  • 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 12, 2018 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 12, 2018.

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

Upon notification of acceptance into the 2018 Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute, applicants must then complete the registration process with Harvard Summer School.

Harvard Summer School registration information will be available in January.

Once you have registered with Harvard 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. Check the Harvard Summer School website in January for deadlines and information.
  • 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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