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Україна – Європа: Панорамний Погляд На Вічну Тему

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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

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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.

Imagining Russia: A Q&A with Igor Torbakov

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Ukraine has pride of place in the dream-world of Russian greatness, Igor Torbakov says. What does this mean for its relationship with the EU and Europe in general?

Find out on Monday, October 16, when Torbakov presents "The Ukraine Factor in Russia-Europe Relations" as part of HURI's Seminar in Ukrainian Studies. The talk begins at 4:15 in Room S-050, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, and is open to the public.

In addition to being a Ukrainian Studies Fund Research Fellow at HURI this fall, Torbakov is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Uppsala University and an Associate Senior Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs in Stockholm.

Torbakov answered a few of our questions to shed more light on his work and the upcoming presentation. All are welcome to attend the seminar. Read the Q&A article.

"Goodbye Lenin: A Memory Shift in Revolutionary Ukraine" by Serhii Plokhii

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What should one make of the Leninfall story? Was the demolition of the Lenin monuments just an unfortunate episode, a passing spasm of symbolic violence fueled by social upheaval and resulting in the loss of part of the country’s cultural heritage (some of the monuments, such as the one removed in Kyiv, had unquestionable artistic value)? Or did it reflect a broader change in society and its perception of itself and its past? And if the latter is more true than the former, then what does that memory shift tell us about the direction taken by Ukrainian politics and society since the time of the EuroMaidan and the Revolution of Dignity?

None of these questions can be adequately addressed without taking into account the spatial dimension of Leninfall. In this article, Serhii Plokhii considers that spatial dimension to present an analysis of Leninfall and what it means for Ukraine. Read more.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Anne Applebaum to Visit HURI, Reveal Stalin’s Motives to Starve Ukrainians

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Anne Applebaum will present research from her latest book, RED FAMINE: STALIN’S WAR ON UKRAINE, at Harvard University on October 23 as part of the Ukrainian Research Institute’s series, “Ukraine in the Flames of the 1917 Revolution.” The talk, “Holodomor Reconsidered: The Bolshevik Revolution and the Ukrainian Famine,” will reveal what motivated Josef Stalin to use a man-made famine to exterminate millions of Ukrainians in the 1930s. This event is co-sponsored by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.

In RED FAMINE, Applebaum uses newly available archival material to demonstrate that the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33 (commonly known at the Holodomor) was not caused purely by natural climate conditions or failures of collectivization, but was intentionally exacerbated and used by Stalin to destroy the Ukrainian peasantry. More than three million Ukrainians perished as a result of the famine, making it the most lethal in European history. Read more.

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