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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.

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