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Emily Channell-Justice to Lead New HURI Program on Contemporary Ukraine

Channell Justice Emily 200sqThe 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 program, named 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.

Channell-Justice will be responsible for day-to-day management and implementation of projects that support research on Ukraine’s contemporary foreign policy, domestic government and politics, and significant sociological and cultural trends. While organizing events that bring together numerous experts, her expertise will enrich the program as she carries out her own research and analysis.

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Remembering Omeljan Pritsak on His 100th Birthday

PritsakPortrait2 72dpi squareApril 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, Vol. 3/4, Part 1. Eucharisterion: Essays presented to Omeljan Pritsak on his Sixtieth Birthday by his Colleagues and Students (1979-1980).

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Call for Translators, Copy Editors, and Indexers

People typing on laptops squareThe Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University is building a database of experienced translators, copy editors, and indexers to assist with publications projects on an as-needed basis.

Apply online to join our list of potential freelancers. Applicants must submit their resume, a list of relevant experience, and one or two samples of their work at the time of application. 

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Ukraine in the Far East: Insights from Olga Khomenko

Khomenko image 200Olga Khomenko is a Fulbright visiting scholar at HURI for the 2018-2019 academic year. Her research focuses on the intersection of Japan and Ukraine, particularly through the lives of the Ukrainian diaspora in the Far East. On Thursday, April 4, she will be HURI's Ukraine Study Group speaker and will present, "Making a 'Little Ukraine' in China: A Historical, Intellectual, and Social Portrait of the Diaspora (1897-1949)." The event will take place in the Omeljan Pritsak Memorial Library at HURI (34 Kirkland Street) at 12:15 p.m. and is open to the public.

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What Does an Independent Orthodox Church Mean for Ukraine?

Poroshenko and PatriarchJanuary 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. This was a significant step forward in the formal legitimization of a fully independent national church in Ukraine. 

Tornike Metreveli recently gave a talk at Harvard on the way Orthodox churches engage with national identity and the geopolitical implications of the UOC’s autocephaly. Here, Metreveli answers a few questions to shed more light on the religious scene in Ukraine.

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