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CIUS Seminars


Lecture (27 February, 3:00 p.m., 2-06 Pembina Hall, University of Alberta)
The Reading Revolution in the Galician Ukrainian Countryside: Mshanets, 1870–1914
Speaker: Dr. Frank E. Sysyn

Lecture (11 February, 5:00 p.m., 1-29 Education, University of Alberta)
The Bohdan Bociurkiw Memorial Lecture
Civilization, Church, World: Competing Religious Narratives from Ukraine and Russia
Speaker: Dr. Nicholas Denysenko

Lecture (20 January, 3:00 p.m., 1-15 Humanities Centre, University of Alberta)
War in Ukraine: Undeclared, Unacknowledged, and Unabated
Speaker: Bohdan Harasymiw


Fall 2014 Seminars

Lecture (11 December, 5:30-7:30 p.m.)
Repressions against Students in Lviv in 1949: The Murder of Yaroslav Halan and Its Aftermath
Speaker: Ms. Kysla

Lecture (24 November, 5:30-7:30 p.m.)
Demographic Complexity of the Holodomor: Beyond the controversy on the number of losses
Speaker: Oleh Wolowyna

Symposium (17–18 October, Cave and Basin National Historic Site, Banff, Alberta)
Canada, the Great War and Enemy Aliens, 1914–1920

Conference (16–17 October)
Negotiating Borders: Comparing the Experience of Canada, Europe and Ukraine

Conference Program

Lecture (2 October, 6:00 p.m.)
Urban History and Marketing: The Case of Lviv
Speaker: Matthias Guttke

Book Launch (26 September, 6:00 p.m.)
Poland and Ukraine in the 1930s and 1940s according to the Documents of Special Services
Speakers: Marcin Majewski, and Jerzy Bednarek, and Yurii Shapoval

Lecture (10 September, 6:00 p.m.)
How a Plaza Became the Maidan: A Spatial History of Celebration and Protest in Modern Kyiv
Speaker: Serhy Yekelchyk

Lecture (21 May, 1:30 p.m.)
The Lemko Land Remembered: Research on the Memory of the Lemkos in Poland and Ukraine
Speaker: Patrycja Trzeszczyńska-Demel

Lecture (15 May, 2:00 p.m.)
Maidan: The Church in the Public Square
Speaker: Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Cyril Hovorun

Round Table (3 April, 3:00 p.m.)
“Russia’s Annexation of Crimea and the Future of Ukraine”
Speakers: David R. Marples, Taras Kuzio

Shevchenko Lecture (26 March, 6:30 p.m.)
A Different Shevchenko:
What Is Kobzar Darmohrai Speaking About? (“Інший Шевченко, або про що говорить Кобзар Дармограй”)
Speaker: Tamara Hundorova

Lecture (25 March, 6:30 p.m.)
Taverns, Vodka, and the Right to Drink: Jews and Slavs in Ukrainian Market Towns
Speaker: Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

Roundtable (13 March, 12:00 p.m.; 165 Education South, U of A)
Ukraine, Russia, and the West: On the Brink of War
Speakers: Volodymyr Kravchenko, Director, CIUS; Jars Balan, Administrative Co-ordinator, Kule Ukrainian Canadian Studies Centre; David Marples, Director, Stasiuk Program for the Study of Contemporary Ukraine; Bohdan Harasymiw, Coordinator, Centre for Political and Regional Studies; Heather Coleman, Director, Religion and Culture Program

Lecture (12 March, 2:00 p.m.)
The Politics of Energy Dependency: Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania between domestic oligarchs and Russian pressure: A Book Launch
Speaker: Margarita M. Balmaceda

Lecture (13 February 6:00 p.m.)
National Femininity Used and Contested: Women's participation in the western Ukrainian guerrilla underground in the 1940s-50s
Speaker: Oksana Kis

Symposium (January 30, 2014)
After Vilnius: Which Way for Ukraine?

Conference Program (January 30, 2014)
After Vilnius: Which Way for Ukraine?

Winter 2014 Seminars


Conference Program (October 3-4, 2013)
Ukraine within EUrope: Opportunities and Obstacles

Conference Program (September 27-28, 2013)
Contextualizing the Holodomor: A Conference on the 80th Anniversary
Toronto, Ontario

Lecture (24 September 2:00-4:00 p.m.)
Religion and Politics: The Significance of the Ukrainian Commemoration of the 1025th Anniversary of the Christianization of Rus’
Speaker: Viktor Yelensky

Toronto, Ontario

Lecture (23 вересня 2013 р. год. 7:00 веч.)
Релігія і Політика в сучасній Україні
Speaker: Віктор Єленський

Toronto, Ontario

Bohdan Bociurkiw Memorial Symposium:
Commemorating the Christianization of Kyivan Rus' 1888-2013
(September 19, 2013)


Heather Coleman

"Making a National Saint in the Southwest Borderland: St. Volodymyr, Local History, and the First Celebration of the Christianization of Rus′ in Kyiv in 1888"


Viktor Yelensky
"Religion and Politics: The Significance of the Ukrainian Commemoration of the 1025th Anniversary of the Christianization of Rus′"

Fall 2013 Seminars

Conference: Preliminary Program (May 10-12, 2013)
The Holodomor and Curricula — Triumphs and Challenges
Toronto, Ontario

Forum (Friday, March 22, 2013)
Trafficking of Women in Ukraine:
Governmental and Non-Governmental Responses

Program Schedule

Shevchenko Lecture (Thursday, March 21, 2013)
Indifference to the Violation of Women’s Rights in Ukraine as a Social Problem
Speaker: Kateryna Levchenko

HREC Lecture (П’ятниця, 8 березня 2013 р. год. 7:30 веч.)
Збiрка матерiялiв “The Holodomor Reader”: як i чoму вoна пoстала
Speaker: Богдан Клід

Toronto, Ontario

Seminar (Thursday, February 28, 2013)
The Representation of Madness and Stalinism in Ukrainian Literature
Speaker: Natalia Kovaliova

Seminar (Friday, February 8, 2013)
Researching Blood and Salt: A Novel about the WWI Internment of Enemy Aliens in Canada
Speaker: Barbara Sapergia

Seminar (Thursday, January 31, 2013)
The Centre and its Neighbours: Transcarpathia in the Context of European Integration and International Migration in Europe
Speaker: Ignacy Jóźwiak

Winter 2013 Seminars


Bohdan Bociurkiw Memorial Lecture:
Ministers of Righteousness? Greek Catholic Clergymen and Poles and Jews during World War II
(Tuesday, December 6, 2012 3:30 p.m.)

Book Presentation: Неприборкане різноголoсся: Друга світова війна
і суспільно-політичні настрої в Україні, 1939 – червень 1941 рр.
(Unbridled Dissonance: The Second World War and Socio-Political Attitudes in Ukraine, 1939–1941)
(Tuesday, December 4, 2012 3:00 p.m.).

Ukraine at the Crossroads: Canadian Observers' Accounts of the 2012 Parliamentary Elections (Friday, November 30, 2012, 4:00 p.m.)



Jars Balan, CIUS

Halyna Klid, CIUS

Ihor Kruk, Ukrainian Professional and Business Club of Edmonton

Bohdan Klid, CIUS

Mykola Soroka, CIUS

Myrol Lahola, Ukrainian Professional and Business Club of Edmonton

Round Table: Famines in Ukraine, 1928-1933 (Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 2:00 p.m.)


Gilles Hébert

"Greetings on behalf of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights"


Liudmyla Hrynevych
"The Unknown Famine of 1928-1929 in Ukraine"


Bohdan Klid
"Reflections on Compiling The Holodomor Reader: A Sourcebook on the Famine of 1932–33 in Ukraine"


Roman Serbyn
"Is There a Need for a Scholarly Journal on the Ukrainian Genocide?"


Liudmyla Hrynevych
"The Unknown Famine of 1928-1929 in Ukraine"


Stanislav Kulchytsky
"Reconstructing the Mechanism of the Holodomor"

The Holodomor and History: Bringing the Ukrainians Back In: Toronto Annual Ukrainian Famine Lecture

Fall 2012 Seminars

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