History of the Journal Harvard Ukrainian Studies

Harvard Ukrainian Studies (HUS), the journal of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, serves as an international forum for new scholarship in Ukrainian Studies. It publishes articles, documents, reviews, and scholarly discussions in all fields of Ukrainian studies, though with a firm grounding in HURI’s traditional emphasis on the humanities. The editors are assisted by a distinguished international advisory board of scholars. All submissions undergo a rigorous double-blind peer review.

Founded in March 1977 by Professors Omeljan Pritsak and Ihor Ševčenko, HUS first appeared as a quarterly, but later shifted to a publication schedule of double issues annually and occasionally single volumes. In addition to standard miscellaneous issues, thematic volumes are prominent: “The Kiev Mohyla Academy” (vol. 8, no. 1–2), “Concepts of Nationhood in Early Modern Eastern Europe” (vol. 10, no. 3–4), “Proceedings of the International Congress Commemorating the Millennium of Christianity in Rus’-Ukraine” (vol. 12–13), “Lviv: a City in the Crosscurrents of Culture” (vol. 24), “Ukrainian Church History” (vol. 26), “Ukrainian Philology and Linguistics in the Twenty-First Century” (vol. 29), "After the Holodomor" (vol. 30), “Poltava 1709: The Battle and the Myth” (vol. 31), "Future of the Past: New Perspectives on Ukrainian History" (vol. 34), and "Battle for Ukrainian: A Comparative Perspective" (vol. 35).

In 2019, the Harvard Ukrainian Studies website was established, creating a digital version of the journal where subscribers can access past, present, and even forthcoming articles. Readers can browse the journal by topic, author, keyword, and volume while taking advantage of features such as "bookmarking" an article for future reference and "following" a topic to receive notifications when a new article is added.

ISSN: 0363-5570