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October 11, 2013

“Ukraine within Europe: Opportunities and Obstacles” сonference held in Edmonton and Toronto

In November 2013, representatives of the European Union (EU) and the Eastern Partnership countries, including Ukraine, will gather in Vilnius, Lithuania, for a summit to address such issues as free trade and visa liberalization. Summit participants will decide whether or not to sign an Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine—a decision that will have long-term consequences for the entire post-Soviet space. For Ukraine in particular, this summit represents a unique opportunity for a better, more prosperous future and offers an escape from the so-called “grey zone” between the EU and Russia.[more]

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July 25, 2013

Conference marks twentieth anniversary of Institute of Historical Research in Lviv

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the establishment of the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. The Institute was founded thanks to a generous donation from Petro and Ivanna Stelmach of Mississauga, Canada, who established an endowment fund at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies in 1989. With the support of two prominent historians, Professor Yaroslav Dashkevych (d. 2010) and Dr. Frank Sysyn, the Institute has supported the initiation of changes in the research and teaching of Ukrainian history in independent Ukraine.[more]

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June 11, 2013

New illustrated CIUS publication on excavations at Ivan Mazepa’s court in Baturyn

For the past twelve years, Ukrainian and Canadian archaeologists and historians have conducted excavations in the town of Baturyn, Chernihiv oblast, Ukraine. The project has been sponsored by the Kowalsky Program for the Study of Eastern Ukraine at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS), University of Alberta, the Shevchenko Scientific Society of America, and the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies at the University of Toronto. The renowned historian of the Hetmanate, former director of CIUS, and director of the Kowalsky Program, Professor Zenon Kohut, heads this undertaking.[more]

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May 28, 2013

Volume 4 of Volodymyr Vynnychenko’s diary published

The Smoloskyp publishing house in Kyiv has published the next, fourth, volume of the diary (342 pp.) of the prominent Ukrainian political figure, prose writer, playwright, and painter Volodymyr Vynnychenko (1880–1951). This is a cooperative effort on the part of the Shevchenko Institute of Literature at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the Vynnychenko Commission of the Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences in the USA, and the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies. [more]

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May 22, 2013

CIUS Press issues volume on the Boiko region and Galicia

Volume 1 of a three-volume edition of the collected works of Father Mykhailo Zubrytsky (1856– 1919) has just been published. The book contains an introduction titled “Father Mykhailo Zubrytsky: The Nestor of the Ukrainian Village,” in both English and Ukrainian, by the editor of the volume, Frank E. Sysyn; forty of Zubrytsky’s scholarly works on the history of Galicia and the ethnography of the Boiko region;...[more]

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April 8, 2013

Ukrainian scholarly publications celebrated at the University of Alberta

On 1‒3 July, an international conference, “Ukraine on the Historiographic Map of Interwar Europe,” was held at the premises of the Ukrainian Free University (UFU) in Munich. It was organized collaboratively by the W. K. Lypynsky East European Research Institute (Philadelphia), the Peter Jacyk Centre for Ukrainian Historical Research (Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta), the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute,... [more]

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March 4, 2013

International Symposium on Mykhailo Hrushevsky held at the University of Cambridge

An outstanding event in the Centre’s work during 2013 was the international conference “Making and Remaking History: A Symposium on Mykhailo Hrushevsky,” held at the University of Cambridge on March 4. Speakers included Serhii Plokhy of Harvard University, Robert Frost of the University of Aberdeen, Rory Finnin of the University of Cambrifge, Łukasz Adamski, author of a Polish-language monograph on Hrushevsky, and Andrii Portnov of the Institute of Advanced Studies, Berlin. Frank E. Sysyn, director of the PJC and editor in chief of the Hrushevsky Translation Project, gave an address titled “Englishing Hrushevsky: Reflections on Translating a National Classic” that was attended by a large number of senior scholars and graduate students. The PJC director was gratified by the esteem in which the Hrushevsky Translation Project is held in the United Kingdom. The project has received support from the estate of Edward Brodacky (1926–2007), who settled in London, England, after World War II.

 

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February 15, 2013

CIUS professors honoured with 2012 Antonovych award

Two professors of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, Drs. Zenon Kohut and Frank Sysyn, have been honoured with the Antonovych award for 2012. The award ceremony took place on 10 November 2012 at the Embassy of Ukraine in Washington, D.C. Dr. Kohut received his award “for his contribution to the study of Cossack Ukraine,” and Dr. Sysyn “for his contribution to scholarship in Ukraine.” [more]

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February 1, 2013

Ukrainian community members donate valuable collections of historical maps to the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta Library has recently acquired two new collections of historical maps of Eastern and Central Europe, including Ukrainian territories. They have been donated by prominent members of the Ukrainian community in Edmonton, Dr. Orest Talpash and Chrysant and Leslie Dmytruk. These are valuable additions to the sizable map collection at the U of A, one of finest in North America. [more]

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January 9, 2013

New book on deportatations of Ukrainians from Poland after World War II

Published by the Association of Ukrainians in Poland with the financial support of the Peter Jacyk Centre for Ukrainian Historical Research at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies and the Kowalyk family, this Polish-language monograph is a thorough study of a series of deportations of Ukrainians...[more]

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