Special Events: Spring '98

For information on other activities at the Ukrainian Research Institute, please go to the Winter/Spring Calendar of Events.

Thursday, March 12

The annual Vasyl and Maria Petryshyn Memorial Lecture in Ukrainian Studies will be held at 4:00 pm in the Lecture Hall of the Center for European Studies. This year's Lecturer is John Armstrong, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Armstrong is one of the pioneers of nationalities studies and the author of such classic works as Ukrainian Nationalism and Nations Before Nationalism. The title of his lecture is "Independent Ukraine in the World Arena: Prospects for the Republic and Implications for Studies." The Minda De Gunzburg Center for European Studies is located in Busch Hall on Kirkland Street, across from Memorial Hall.

The Petryshyn Lecture will be followed at 6:30 by the Opening Reception of an exhibition of rare Ukrainian books at Harvard's Houghton Library. The exhibition, entitled Ukrainica at Harvard: The Ukrainian Research Institute's 25th Anniversary Exhibition, displays the finest works of the Ucrainica collection at Harvard. Included in the exhibition are some of the first books printed in Ukraine, religious texts from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and historical and literary classics -including many first editions - by such luminaries as Kotliarevskyi, Shevchenko, Franko, and Ukrainka. Houghton Library is located next to Widener Library in Harvard Yard.

Friday, April 3

HURI is pleased to host a Literary Evening featuring the renowned Ukrainian poet Oleh Lysheha as well as a scholar and translator of Ukrainian poetry, James Brasfield of Pennsylvania State University. Lysheha is the author of Velikii Mist', a collection of poems and essays, and his poems have been published in Suchasnist', and Brasfield has recently published a translation of Lysheha's poetry in From Three Worlds, edited by the late Ed Hogan. Lysheha will read selections from his latest works, and Brasfield will comment on issues of translation of Ukrainian poetry. The Literary Evening will begin at 7:00 PM at the HURI Seminar Room.

Sunday, April 26 - Friday, May 1

The Institute is also pleased to be a co-sponsor of a weeklong Ukrainian-Jewish Arts Festival. The festival is an annual event organized by the Program for Jewish Studies at Northeastern University. Each year the organizers celebrate Jewish culture in a different part of the world. This year's festival will focus on the art, literature, film, and music of Ukrainian Jews. For more details on specific events, please contact Kevin Rothstein at (617) 373-7636.

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