Take one of the Ukraine-related courses offered by Harvard University Slavic and History Departments:
The Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute is pleased to announce its research fellowship awards for 2015-2016. HURI’s fellowship program enables scholars to come to Harvard to carry out independent research on topics in Ukrainian studies. We are thankful to the Eugene and Daymel Shklar Foundation, the Petro Jacyk Education Foundation, the Ukrainian Studies Fund, and Dr. Jaroslaw and Nadia Mihaychuk whose gifts and endowment support have made such research opportunities possible.
On June 24, 2015 the Holodomor Atlas, a unique online resource, was presented in Kyiv at the National Memorial Museum of Holodomor Victims in Ukraine. It is a result of collaboration between Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and a group of historians, demographers and other experts from different institutions in Ukraine, and presents an interactive GIS-based series of maps of the Great Ukrainian Famine of 1932-1933.
Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute is pleased to announce that Nadiya Kravets and Olha Onuch, HURI fellows, together with the Krytyka Institute, have just launched a new scholarly journal on Ukraine - Journal of Ukrainian Politics and Society. This publication, Krytyka's newest project, is an English-language interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed scholarly journal that sees its mission in promoting social sciences in Ukraine.
The Rus’ Genealogy component of the MAPA project is part of a larger attempt to shift the perceptions of modern scholars to include Rus’ in the wider narrative of medieval Europe, and to create a picture of the medieval European world that fits the evidence from the primary sources -- one that stretches from the Atlantic in the west to the Dnieper River in the East. One of the chief ways to do this is by looking at the connectivity between Rus’ and the rest of Europe, and one of the richest sources of data is in the arena of dynastic marriage.
As war continues to victimize Ukraine, various observers and participants have proposed a number of potential solutions to the conflict, ranging from greater regional autonomy to federalism to partial territorial breakup. While politicians are engaging in the most prominent debates and decision-making, the perceptions of Ukraine’s population will be central to the success of any such political solution. What exactly are the public’s perceptions and how subject have they been to change?
HURI: What is currently referred to as "the Ukraine crisis" has obviously turned into a European crisis, and that calls for a total reevaluation of all the established assumptions and notions. Your book "Gulag. A History" made you one of the leading experts on the former Soviet Union and the present-day Russia. Considering that after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia has become its successor-state and appropriated most of its assets as well as its ideology, to what extent should Russia be "held responsible" for the crimes of the Soviet totalitarianism?
The dominant narrative in both the United States and Russia emphasize the United States’ role in the collapse of the Soviet Union. However, this narrative contradicts the White House’s attempts to support Mikhail Gorbachev and keep the Soviet Union intact says Professor of History at Harvard University, Serhii Plokhii. The United States discouraged Ukraine's referendum for independence, which passed by an overwhelming margin and put the final nail in the Soviet Union's coffin.
May 24, 2014. Prof. Henry Hale (Principle Investigator, George Washington University), Prof. Timothy Colton (Co-Investigator, Harvard University), Dr. Nadiya Kravets (Co-Investigator, HURI, Harvard University) and Dr. Olga Onuch (Co-Investigator, HURI, Harvard University and University of Oxford), have formed a research team studying the politics of the Ukrainian crisis, and have been awarded a large National Science Foundation Grant to conduct a Multi-wave Electoral Panel Survey in Ukraine. Funding for the project has also been provided by the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and the Ukrainian Studies Fund.
March 16, 2014. Prof. Michael S. Flier, Oleksandr Potebnja Professor of Ukrainian Philology, was interviewed by Britt Peterson of the Boston Globe for her article entitled "The Long War over the Ukrainian Language".
December 14, 2013. Appeal to EuroMaidan (in Ukrainian): Григорій Грабович, професор кафедри української літератури Гарвардського університету, головний редактор часопису «Критика» (Київ), голова Наукового товариства Шевченка в Америцї.
Monday, September 21, 2015 4:15pm - 6:00pm
Lecture and Book Presentation
Ukraine: What Went Wrong and How to Fix It
Anders Aslund, Resident Senior Fellow, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council, Washington DC; Senior Adviser to the President of Russia (1991–1994) and the President of Ukraine (1998–2004)
Discussant: Gene Fishel, Division Chief, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State
Room S-050, CGIS South, Harvard University