Announcing HURI's 2018-2019 Research Fellows

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HURI is pleased to announce its research fellows for the 2018-2019 academic year.

HURI’s fellowship program offers funding for research in Ukrainian studies at all stages of an academic career. Our fellows conduct research in residence at HURI while making use of the extensive resources at Harvard University, participating in seminars, and connecting with other scholars in the field.

This year, HURI welcomes nine fellows; three in the fall and six in the spring semester. These scholars will examine different aspects of Ukraine, including history, politics, nationalities, interethnic relations, identities, and early literature. As specialists of several different fields, their perspectives will contribute greatly to our weekly Seminar in Ukrainian Studies. We look forward to learning from them! Read about the fellows.

Diverse Group of Students United by Interest in Ukraine: HUSI 2018

HUSI 2018 feature

On Monday, June 25, 2018, students took their first classes of the 48th annual Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute. At the opening reception later that day, our students had a chance to meet one another and get to know the faculty and staff.

This year, we’re thrilled to welcome 14 talented students to Harvard for an intensive summer session. One of HUSI’s best attributes is its ability to bring together a skilled group of individuals with many interests, backgrounds, and ambitions. This year certainly lives up to that expectation, promising to foster insightful conversations and lifelong ties.

We invite the entire Harvard community and the wider public to join in this experience by attending our public HUSI lectures, which are listed on our Events Calendar. Check HURI’s website for updates and additions to this schedule. Read on to meet some of the students.

Holodomor: Newly Mapped Data Leads to New Insights

Nataliia presentation HURI

During the Spring 2018 term, the MAPA team added new variables to the Great Famine web map at the raion level, allowing for a much more nuanced analysis. The new data effectively tripled the number of map layers available in the MAPA atlas for researchers to use, includes population statistics, such as rural population density and ethnic structure; economic indicators, such as grain procurement quotas, planned grain quotas, actual grain quotas, and percentage of fulfillment; geographical information about wheat crops, such as the percentage of land used for wheat, the percentage of crop area owned by independent farmers, collective, or state farms; and collectivization rates.

With these resources in the Famine web map, researchers and other MAPA users can see a more fine-tuned representation of how famine losses varied throughout Ukraine and explore which factors were significant causes of starvation in specific areas. Read this article to learn more about the new resources and the MAPA team's research.

Голодомор: нові дані ведуть до нових відкриттів і знахідок

Під час 2017-2018-го навчального року в Інституті працювала демограф Наталя Левчук з Інституту демографії та соціальних досліджень ім. М. В. Птухи НАН України. Упродовж тривалого часу вона є співробітником картографічного проекту «Мапа», і цього разу вона також займалася підготовкою статистичних даних та розробкою цифрових інтерактивних карт. В результаті Н. Левчук привнесла сюди багато нової наукової інформації. Демографи, так само, як і історики, активно працюють над створенням «Мапи», і це робить її справді унікальним науковим проектом. Далі читайте тут.



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