In Memory of Marta Skorupsky

20 April 2021

Upon the passing of Marta Skorupsky on 19 April 2021, the Peter Jacyk Centre for Ukrainian Historical Research at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, extends its sincerest condolences to Ms. Skorupsky’s husband, Bohdan Gerulak, her relatives, and her many friends and coworkers in Ukrainian studies.

Ms. Skorupsky was a New York-based translator with over forty years of experience translating from Ukrainian into English on a wide range of subjects. A former editor in chief of the Ukrainian intellectual monthly Suchasnist', she was the editor of Documents for the Study of the History of Literature and Ideological Trends: Correspondence from American Archives, part 2 (1992)—an annotated collection of letters written by leading Ukrainian literary figures and political thinkers during the 1920s and 1930s; and the co-translator of Kazimir Malevich: Kyiv Period, 19281930 (2017) and numerous other publications. She translated volume 1 of Mykhailo Hrushevsky’s History of Ukraine-Rus' (1997), co-translated volume 5 (2019), and translated a forthcoming volume of essays by Ukrainian historians on the eighteenth century. As a translator and editor with a fine feel for language, the meticulousness of a researcher, and the erudition of a scholar, she contributed greatly to the work of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies. Readers of Ukrainian are directed to the notice in the journal Krytyka discussing her rich career in Ukrainian studies and in the Ukrainian community and its political life.