At Harvard and online, HURI maintains books, documents, and tools to help scholars research and understand Ukraine.


Harvard University Library contains the largest collection of Ukrainian materials outside Eastern Europe, including a number of rare books. 

Library Collection

The collection includes serials, monograph titles supporting courses in Ukrainian studies, reference aids such as encyclopedias and dictionaries, and specialized bibliographies of monographs and serials.

Special Collections

Manuscript and archival collections include personal documents, correspondence, telegrams, minutes, financial and administrative records, publications, press clippings, and photographs.

Browse Special Collections

Look through a searchable list of special collections with descriptions of the contents and links to library records


An ongoing project at the Institute, MAPA: Digital Atlas of Ukraine is a publicly available online resource that uses geospatial analysis technology to map sets of data.

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Featured Project

Donbas and Crimea Through the Eyes of Ukraine’s Regions

The Russian annexation of Crimea and armed conflict over Donbas have brought these regions into the limelight.

Historical Atlas

The Historical Atlas includes projects on the Holodomor, Rus' genealogy, and historic Podillya.

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Contemporary Atlas

The "Revolution of Dignity" web map contains survey and demographic data on identity, historical memory, religious practice, and language.

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Other Resources

Summer School Library Guide

Created to give students of the Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute a grounding in library research at Harvard, this guide may be useful for anyone new to researching Ukraine-related topics at Harvard.

Ukraine Crisis Archive

This Archive-It collection documents the conflict in Ukraine by archiving relevant posts from news outlets, social media, blogs, and government websites starting in early 2014. 

List of Teaching Resources

Built to assist with remote coursework during the COVID-19 pandemic, this list of online resources may be useful to those studying and teaching Ukraine. 

Resource Contacts

Serhii Plokhii

Serhii Plokhii

Mykhailo S. Hrushevs'kyi Professor of Ukrainian History, Department of History, Harvard University
Director, Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University

Serhii Plokhii is the Mykhailo Hrushevsky Professor of Ukrainian History and the director of the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University. His...

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