Arts experts discuss the war in Ukraine

Roundup of news stories and commentary by Arts experts on the war in Ukraine.

Various Contributors - 15 March 2022

U of A Stands with Ukraine

The University of Alberta stands with our students, employees, academic colleagues, alumni and friends who have deep roots in Ukraine. We are actively working to ensure the safety and support of our students and employees who may be affected by the crisis.

Ukraine: US, EU condemn Russian 'war crimes' — as it happened (DW)

Olha Klymenko (CIUS) says there are many reasons why people would find it difficult to leave Kyiv

Trying to join the European Union (CBC)

Scott Auriat (Economics) discusses Ukraine’s relationship with the European Union.

University of Alberta initiative aims to protect Ukrainian archives, research  (CBC)

Natalia Khanenko-Friesen and Frank Sysyn (both CIUS) are among University of Alberta academics aiming to help protect digital data in Ukraine.

Tattoos, baked goods, concerts among creative fundraisers for Ukraine in Canada  (CTV News)

Andrij Hornjatkevyc (Arts) played the bandura for a fundraising concert hosted by the U of A‘s Department of Music and Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

Vladimir Putin points to history to justify his Ukraine invasion, regardless of reality (The Conversation)

David Marples (History, Classics, and Religion) explains how Russian president Vladimir Putin uses history to justify his Ukraine invasion.

How a U of A institute aims to be a source of hope and truth amid Ukraine invasion (Folio)

Canadians can help on the home front by being “digitally diligent” to counter misinformation, says director.

 Alberta donates $10 million to Ukraine, including funds for defensive military equipment (CBC)

David Marples (History, Classics and Religion) says Alberta's large population of people with Ukrainian heritage would make it a prime place for welcoming an influx of Ukrainian refugees.

Did you Know? (CIUS - YouTube Playlist)

In response to the strong public interest to understand what is happening in Ukraine right now, the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies experts are answering your questions.

Why you should say ‘Ukraine’ not ‘the Ukraine’ (Global News)

Frank Sysyn (CIUS) explains why people should say ‘Ukraine’ and not ‘the Ukraine’ while other experts weigh in on the importance of language and pronunciation of certain words involving Ukraine.

Why did Russia invade Ukraine? FAQs about the conflict that has shocked the world (The Conversation)

Jars Balan (CIUS) provides context for why Russia invaded Ukraine.