New Digital Journal: HURI Launches Website for Harvard Ukrainian Studies

The Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University has launched a new website for its journal Harvard Ukrainian Studies at This digital version of the journal will eventually include the content of all past volumes and will publish new articles in advance of forthcoming hard copies.

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Ukraine's Struggle for a Future-Oriented Identity: Q&A with Mykola Riabchuk

On Monday, February 11, Mykola Riabchuk, HURI Research Fellow, will present part of his research on modern Ukrainian, Russian, and Belarusian identities during our first Seminar in Ukrainian Studies of 2019. The talk, “'Two Ukraines' Reconsidered: What the Euromaidan and Russo-Ukrainian War Have Wrought and What They Have Not," takes place at 4:30 p.m. in CGIS South Room S-030 (1730 Cambridge Street) and is open to the Harvard community and the wider public.

Riabchuk is a senior research fellow at the Institute of Political and Nationalities Studies at the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He was one of the founders of Krytyka Magazine and served as chairman in the Ukrainian PEN Center (2014-2018). Starting toward the end of the 20th century, he played an active role in Ukraine’s literary scene, working as an editor of Vsevit, a journal that published translations of foreign literature, and then as an editor of Suchasnist magazine, which helped disseminate the work of rising Ukrainian writers. As a political scientist, he has published analytical works on Ukrainian politics, civil society, national identity and related topics.

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HURI's 2018 Year in Review

This past year was a particularly busy and important one for the Institute. With January 22, 2018 marking the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Ukrainian studies at Harvard, it was fitting to reflect on the accomplishments of the past half-century, changes in the field of Ukrainian studies, and ambitions for the future.

Below, you'll find more details and highlights from the past year. We're grateful for the opportunities we had to see so many colleagues and friends in 2018 and look forward to building on the momentum in the time to come.

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