Seminars and Memorial Lectures

Our events programming offers scholars the opportunity to share their work and learn from their peers, while also providing opportunities for the Harvard community and the wider public to learn more about Ukraine. Unless otherwise noted, our events are open to the public and do not require an RSVP.

The weekly Seminar in Ukrainian Studies is HURI's major forum for fellows and scholarly guests to present the results of their research and subject them to rigorous discussion. Topics presented encompass all disciplines that touch on Ukrainian studies—history, linguistics, literature, art, anthropology, sociology, economics and political science; starting in 2019, a number of seminar spots are organized by Dr. Emily Channell-Justice as part of the Temerty Contemporary Ukraine Program (TCUP).

HURI also maintains three perpetual memorial lecture series: the Vasyl and Maria Petryshyn Memorial Lecture in Ukrainian Studies (held every year), as well as the Zenovia Sochor Parry and the Bohdan Krawciw Memorial Lectures (held every other year).

In addition to taking part in conferences organized by the Association for Slavic East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN), and others, HURI organizes and hosts its own major conferences, colloquia, and symposia, including an annual TCUP conference.