Scope: 1971-present
Size: 243 reels, 693 cassettes
Language: English, Ukrainian

The archives of the Seminar in Ukrainian Studies consists of audio tapes from over six hundred presentations. The archives also include audio tapes for the Ukrainian Research Institute's occasional lectures, Summer Seminar in Ukrainian Studies, and other special events. The seminar topics cover a wide range of disciplines that pertain to Ukrainian studies--history, philology, linguistics, literature, art, political science, anthropology, sociology, economics and Ukraine's relations with Europe, Byzantium and the Orient. Speakers have come from across the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Australia. Besides prominent members of the Harvard faculty, including the Institute's founder, Omeljan Pritsak, Seminar speakers have included such eminent scholars as Robert Conquest, Norman Davies, Aleksander Gieysztor, Gen. Petro Grigorenko, Jaroslav Isaievych, Bohdan Krawciw, George S. N. Luckyj, Dimitri Obolensky, Riccardo Picchio, Ivan L. Rudnytsky, Sr. Sophia Senyk, Boris Usepnsky, and Volodymyr Vassylenko.


The Seminar in Ukrainian Studies was initiated on October 13, 1970, and continues to be held once a week during the academic year. The Seminar provides a forum for faculty, scholars and advanced graduate students to present their research and then participate in an active discussion. The Minutes of the Seminar in Ukrainian Studies provide a record of its first nine years (1970-1979). A complete list is also available of all seminars, occasional lectures, and special events sponsored by the Institute.