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This is a recording of a seminar presented on November 20, 2009 at the University of Alberta by Andrea Graziosi (Department of History, University of Naples "Frederico II").
The Kule Folklore Centre aspires to become the most important centre for the study of Ukrainian culture outside of Ukraine. Our five strategic priorities are:
(BMUFA) is the largest North American repository of Ukrainian and Canadian-Ukrainian folklore materials. It is open to students, scholars, and the general public. Our core collection consists of classic Ukrainian and Ukrainian Canadian folklore: Ukrainian rituals and beliefs, folk songs and stories, material culture and traditional arts. We have a special interest in Ukrainian Canadian culture, and want to keep building on our strong holdings of oral histories, published and unpublished memoirs, family celebrations, ethnic symbols, and performing arts.
This publication is a free, online resource for searching, analyzing and reading the oeuvre of Hryhorii Skovoroda (1722-1794), one of the most prominent alumni of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and the major Ukrainian poet and philosopher of the second half of the eighteenth century.
If printed the concordance would consist of at least sixteen 500-pages volumes. The core alone, "Word Lists & Concordance," is equivalent to 8,239 pages. Yet another part features 1,232 pages of manuscript facsimiles of Skovoroda’s own autographs and/or manuscript copies made in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This part also features a new, corrected edition of Skovoroda's oeuvre, prepared by Leonid Ushkalov, in which the diacritics Skovoroda used are shown for the first time. The publication includes a biographical sketch and an excursus on earlier Skovoroda editions. The section “Analysis Tools” allows readers to customize searches, using Boolean-type notations and to identify collocates. Tools also display pre-defined categories such as dedicatory letters, quotations, and references to personal and geographical names. All three languages used by Skovoroda (Slavonic, Latin and Greek) are the subject of analysis in the concordance, which is organized into eleven parts.
This program is the most comprehensive and best enrolled program of its kind in the Western hemisphere. Housed in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, the program offers B.A. degrees (Honors, Major and Minor) with specialization in Ukrainian; M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Slavic Literatures or Slavic Linguistics with specialization in Ukrainian; as well as an M.A. in Humanities Computing with specialization in Ukrainian.
The Ukrainian Folklore program in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta is the only one of its kind in North America, and has attracted students from around the world. The University of Alberta offers BA, MA and PhD degrees with a specialization in Ukrainian Folklore. Folklorists find meaningful work in the cultural industry, business, marketing, travel, archives, museums, libraries, education, creative arts, journalism and even in law enforcement.
The site covers the folklore and ethnography of Ukraine. Folklore is the artistic expression of the most fundamental beliefs of a culture. It articulates ideas about the relationships among people and between humans and the world around them. It is the key to understanding a culture at the grassroots level. Visit the Ukrainian Traditional Folklore website located at the University of Alberta.
The Ukrainian Knowledge Internet Portal (UKiP) Consortium Association, is a consortium of organizations interested in the development and deployment of on-line resources for learning the Ukrainian language and culture. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, the UKiP Consortium Association coordinates an inter-provincial network of institutions that develops and provides bilingual (Ukrainian-English) on-line learning resources to Canadian schools and post-secondary institutions, as well as to an extended world wide audience.
is an educational Internet Web site developed under the guidance of the UKiP Consortium Association, for the Kindergarten to Grade 12 audience. oomRoom.ca provides access to peer-reviewed language learning resources and tools for teachers, learners, and parents.
Inaugurated in 2000, CULIP was the second phase of a CIUS-managed project funded by the Canadian International Development Agency to support democratic and economic reforms in Ukraine. By organizing study tours, seminars, consultations, and other activities, it helped Ukrainian policymakers, legislators, staff and academics develop draft legislation and policy documents. The first phase of the project was completed between 1996 and 2000. Project partners included the governments of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, the Canadian Parliamentary Speakers Office, and counterparts in Ukraine. A Project Advisory Board consisting of prominent federal and provincial politicians, professionals, and business people also assisted CIUS.