The Petryshyn Memorial Lecture in Ukrainian Studies
In 1991, a lecture fund was established through a major gift donated by the estate of the late Vasyl and Maria Petryshyn, with additional funds provided by their son Dr. Wolodymyr Petryshyn, and other family members. The income from the fund was to be used to support an annual presentation made by distinguished scholars with national or international reputation in the field of Ukrainian studies. The guest speaker, topics of their presentations and dates are determined by the Lecture Committee consisting of the Director of HURI and two Harvard colleagues of his choice. The Vasyl and Maria Petryshyn Memorial Lecture Fund also supports the publication of the text of each lecture - such publications are to occur within six months of its public delivery.
The first Vasyl and Maria Petryshyn Memorial Lecture took place on April 24, 1994. The lecture entitled "Political Communities and Gendered Ideologies in Contemporary Ukraine" was presented by Dr. Marta Bohachevska-Chomiak, National Endowment for the Humanities. Other Petryshyn Memorial lecturers were: 2012
Norman M. Naimark, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institute, Stanford University, "The Ukrainian Famine in the History of Genocide Listen in iTunes 2011
Zenon Kohut, Director Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta Listen in iTunes 2010
Mark von Hagen, Director, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies; Professor, Department of History, Arizona State University Listen in iTunes 2008
Giovanna Brogi Bercoff, Professor of Slavistics, University of Milan, "Canon and Culture in Early Modern Ukraine: The Baroque and Its Aftermath " Listen in iTunes 2007
Tatiana Tairova-Iakovleva, Professor of Ukrainian History and Director, Center for Ukrainian Studies, St. Petersburg State University, "Ivan Mazepa: The Hetman and the Myth in Historical Context" Listen in iTunes 2006
Olexiy Haran, Regional Vice President for Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, The Eurasia Foundation, "Post-Orange Ukraine and the March 2006 Elections: What Now?" Watch on YouTube 2005
Dr. Dominique Arel, Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Ottawa, "Understanding the Regional Factor in Ukrainian Politics, 1994-2004". 2004
Dr. Yaroslav Hrytsak, Institute of Historical Research
Lviv National University, "A Ruthenian Peasant in a Ger,man Outfit: Ivan Franko and the Making of Ukrainian Identity". 2003
Alexander J. Motyl, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, and Deputy Director, Center for Global Change and Governance, Rutgers University-Newark, "Making Ukraine, and Remaking It". 2002
Dr. Natalia Yakovenko, Institute of History, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, "Orthodox, Catholics, Protestants: Religious Coexistence in Ukraine in the 16th to 17th Centuries".
Dr. Andrea Graziosi, University of Naples Federico II, Italy "The Ukrainian Experience in the European War/Revolution of 1905-1956"; 2000
Dr. Hiroaki Kuromiya, Indiana University, USA "Reinterpreting Ukrainian History: New Sources and New Ideas"; 1999
Dr. Maria Zubrytska, Lviv Franko University, Ukraine, "Contemporary Ukrainian Literature and Its Readers: a Mutual Longing for recognition" 1998
Dr. John A. Armstrong, University of Wisconsin, USA, "Independent Ukraine in the World Arena: Prospects for the Republic and Implications for Studies" 1997
Dr. John-Paul Himka, University of Alberta, Canada, "History, Christendom, and East European Culture: Reformulating Some Questions" 1996
Dr. Francis J. Thompson, University of Antwerp, Belgium, "The Union of Brest (1596) in Its Historical Context" 1995
Dr. Yuri Scherbak, Ukraine's Ambassador to the United States, "A New Nation, New Relations: Ukraine's Emerging Foreign Policy"