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HURI Fellow Talia Zajac Wins Prize for Kyivan Rus’ Article

Congratulations to Dr. Talia Zajac, one of our 2018 Shklar Fellows, for winning the Canadian Association for Ukrainian Studies Article Prize for 2017-2018. Her article, “The Social-Political Roles of the Princesses in Kyivan Rus,’ ca. 945-1240” is published in A Companion to Global Queenship (ed. Elena Woodacre, 2018).

The publishers kindly granted us permission to post the article to share with our community. Zajac also answered a few of our questions about the book and her time here at HURI as a Shklar Fellow. 

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Меморіальні лекції УНІГУ

На додачу до щотижневих семінарів, Український науковий інститут Гарвардського університету регулярно спонсорує та проводить конференції, симпозіуми та інші наукові заходи. Не менш важливою формою заохочення українознавчих досліджень є й так звані меморіальні (або пропам'ятні) лекції, які носять імена видатних українських меценатів зі США та Канади – Василя та Марії Петришиних, Зеновії Сохор Перрі, Богдана Юрія Кравціва та Петра Яцика. Проведення цих лекцій вимагає додаткового фінансування. Як відбувається цей процес?

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Emily Channell-Justice to Lead the Temerty Contemporary Ukraine Program

The Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University is pleased to announce that Dr. Emily Channell-Justice will develop and lead its new program on contemporary Ukraine.

The Temerty Contemporary Ukraine Program (T-CUP) has been established with the generous financial support of Mr. James Temerty, a Ukrainian-Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist, and will support research on Ukraine’s contemporary foreign policy, domestic government and politics, and significant sociological and cultural trends.  

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Remembering Omeljan Pritsak on His 100th Birthday

April 7, 2019, marks the 100th anniversary of Omeljan Pritsak's birth. Pritsak was one of the founders of Ukrainian studies and the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard. An eminent Turkologist and professor at Harvard University, Pritsak's vision for a program of study on his native Ukraine helped ensure the West could become better acquainted with Ukrainian history and culture.

In honor of what would have been the scholar's 100th birthday, we're posting a biographical sketch of Omeljan Pritsak by Lubomyr Hajda. This article was published forty years ago in the journal Harvard Ukrainian Studies.  

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What Does an Independent Orthodox Church Mean for Ukraine?

January 5, 2019, marked the beginning of a new era for religion in Ukraine. The newly formed Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) received a Tomos, or decree of autocephaly, from the Patriarch of Constantinople. Parishes are now individually choosing to transition to the OCU.

Tornike Metreveli, a scholar who studies religion in Ukraine, recently gave a Seminar in Ukrainian Studies at Harvard. Here, he answers some questions about Orthodoxy in Ukraine and the significance of these recent events.  

 
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