Spring 2000

HURI Welcomes

Martin Aberg of University College of South Stockholm will complete a comparative study of political culture in Poland and Ukraine.

Liliana Hentosh of Lviv Franko University will complete her three- year exchange program in Ukrainian history sponsored by the Open Society Institute of the Soros Foundation.

Ingunn Lunde of the University of Bergen, Norway, will work on a project in Ukrainian philology.

Johannes Remy of the University of Helsinki, Finland, will work on a study of nineteenth-century Ukrainian intellectual history.

Petryshyn Lecture April 13

The seventh annual Vasyl and Maria Petryshyn Memorial Lecture will be offered by Hiroaki Kuromiya, Professor of History at Indiana University, Bloomington. Born in Japan, Professor Kuromiya was educated at Tokyo University and Princeton University. His most recent book is Freedom and Terror in the Donbas: A Ukrainian-Russian Borderland, 1870s - 1990s, published by Cambridge University Press. Professor Kuromiya's lecture will be given on April 13 at 4:00 p.m. in the lecture hall of the Center for European Studies; it is entitled, "Reinterpreting Ukrainian History: New Sources and New Ideas."

Ukrainian Research Institute
Harvard University
1583 Massachusetts Avenue,
Cambridge, MA 02138
tel. 617-495-4053;
fax 617-495-8097

Ashton B. Carter to Deliver Inaugural Sochor Parry Memorial Lecture on February 7

The Ukrainian Research Institute is proud to announce that the inaugural Zenovia Sochor Parry Memorial Lecture will be delivered by the Honorable Ashton B. Carter, Ford Foundation Professor of Science and International Affairs at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. The lecture will be held on February 7 at 4:00 p.m. in the Thompson Room of the Barker Center for the Humanities. Dr. Carter will speak on the topic, "Ukraine and U.S. Foreign Policy."

From 1993 to 1996 Dr. Carter served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy and was responsible for national security policy concerning the states of the former Soviet Union. Dr. Carter was twice awarded the Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the highest award given by the Pentagon, for his work on arms control. He is a former director of the Center for International Affairs at the Kennedy School, and he currently serves as Co-Director, with William J. Perry, of the Harvard-Stanford Preventive Defense Project.

This new lecture series commemorates the life of Dr. Zenovia (Zenia) Sochor Parry, Professor of Government at Clark University and HURI Associate, who passed away prematurely in February 1998 after a valiant struggle against cancer. Professor Sochor Parry's life and her work in the field of Ukrainian politics will be honored each year by a distinguished lecture on a Ukrainian political theme.

Ambassador Yuri Scherbak Selected as Petro Jacyk Distinguished Fellow

The former ambassador of Ukraine to the United States and to Mexico, Dr. Yuri Scherbak, has been selected as the first Petro Jacyk Distinguished Fellow in Ukrainian Studies. This new fellowship, funded through a generous gift of Mr. Petro Jacyk, a prominent Canadian businessman, philanthropist, and founder of the Jacyk Educational Foundation, is designed to bring outstanding scholars and professionals to Harvard to use the University's unique resources for Ukrainian studies projects.

Dr. Scherbak was first trained as an epidemiologist in Kyiv and is a member of the National Academy of Environmental Sciences of Ukraine. He became an environmental activist in the late 1980s, and founded the Ukrainian Green Movement (later the Green Party) in 1988. In 1991 he was appointed Minister of Environmental Protection in Ukraine and a member of the National Security Council. He served as Ukraine's first ambassador to Israel from 1992 to 1994, and as ambassador to the United States from 1994 to 1998 and to Mexico from 1997 to 1998. He currently serves as an advisor to Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma.

Dr. Scherbak will work on a book comparing the political experiences of the United States and Ukraine. The project builds on his most recent book, The Strategic Role of Ukraine: Diplomatic Addresses and Lectures (1994 - 1997), published in the Harvard Papers in Ukrainian Studies.

HURI Co-Sponsors Conference with Kennan Institute

The Ukrainian Research Institute, the Kennan Institute, and the East European Studies Program in Washington, DC, are co-sponsoring a conference on May 1819 entitled "Ukraine and Central Europe: Multi-Level Networks and International Relations." The conference, to be held in Washington, will analyze Ukraine's relations with its neighbors on a variety of levels. In addition to analysis of Kyiv's relations with Budapest, Warsaw, Bucharest, and Bratislava, panels will address regional cooperative arrangements at the sub-national level, such as the Carpathian Euro-region; city-to-city exchanges; cross-border trade and business; cooperation among non-governmental organizations and educational institutions; and the growing number of think tanks looking at regional issues. By bringing together scholars, policymakers, and activists from six countries, the conference will be able to investigate the development of a broad web of ties between Ukraine and its Central European neighbors.

Faculty Notes: New Work by HURI Director

The Hoover Institution Press at Stanford University has announced the forthcoming publication of Russia, Ukraine, and the Breakup of the Soviet Union by Professor Roman Szporluk. The volume focuses on the critical relationship between Ukraine and Russia, chronicling the final two decades in the history of the Soviet Union, with an analysis that looks beyond the standard interpretations that have so far been offered about the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the USSR.

Available March 2000. ISBN 08179-9542-0. 440 pp. (softcover), $24.95. Call 800-935-2882 for further information.

Last Fall at HURI: Symposium on New HURI Book

One of the highlights of the fall semester was a symposium held on October 25 at the Center for European Studies on the topic of "Ukrainians and Jews in Revolution and Civil War: A Critical Assessment of Henry Abramson's A Prayer for the Government." The event was co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard, the Study Group on Culture and Politics in Central Europe at the Center for European Studies at Harvard, and HURI. The symposium participants included some of the leading scholars of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century history of Central and Eastern Europe: Antony Polonsky of Brandeis University; Richard Pipes of Harvard University; Taras Hunczak of Rutgers University; and Eric Lohr of Harvard University. The author responded to the comments of the panel and the moderator, Lubomyr Hajda of HURI, opened up the floor for a lively discussion. More than seventy people, from as far away as Israel, attended the session. The symposium was followed by a reception and book signing at the Institute.

HURI Announces Harvard Ukrainian
Summer Institute (HUSI) Faculty

The faculty has been selected for the 2000 HUSI: Prof. Yaroslav Hrytsak of Lviv Franko University will teach Ukrainian history; Prof. Maxim Tarnawsky of the University of Toronto will teach Ukrainian literature; and Prof. Myroslava Mudrak of Ohio State University will teach a course on modern Ukrainian art history. Ukrainian language will be taught by Ms. Natalia Shostak and Mr. Yuri Shevchuk at the beginning and intermediate levels, and by Dr. Volodymyr Dibrova, of Harvard, at the advanced level. As in past years, a full schedule of extra-curricular cultural and scholarly events is planned.

Ukrainian Generals Return to Harvard

For the third straight year, a delegation of top Ukrainian military and government officials participated in the Ukrainian National Security Program at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. The twenty-five Ukrainian participants, including representatives from the military, government ministries, universities, and think tanks, were in Cambridge for ten days of lectures by such noted scholars as Zbigniew Brzezinski, Samuel Huntington, Jeffrey Sachs, and HURI Director Roman Szporluk. This year the session also included participants from Georgia and Moldova. The delegation also traveled to Washington, DC, London, and Brussels.

Solomea Pavlychko

As our Spring newsletter was going to press we learned with great sadness of the passing of our close associate and dear friend Solomea Pavlychko, who died in a tragic accident at her home in Kyiv on December 31, 1999, at the age of 41. Her funeral took place on January 4 and was attended by hundreds and followed by the entire nation. She was as respected and admired internationally as she was in Ukraine itself. An appreciation of her life and work will follow in our next newsletter.

The Seminar in Ukrainian Studies

Zenovia Sochor Parry Memorial Lecture
"Ukraine and U.S. Foreign Policy"

Ashton B. Carter
Ford Foundation Professor of Science and International Affairs,
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy

February 7
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Barker Center
Thompson Room

"Bach Scores in Kyiv: The Rediscovery of the Berlin Sing-Akademie Collection in Ukraine"
Christoph Wolff
William Powell Mason Professor of Music
Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Patricia Kennedy Grimsted
Project Director, ArcheoBiblioBase Directory Project
Research Associate, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute

February 14
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Music Building
Davison Seminar Room

"Exodus from the West: The Khrushchev Government's 'Return to the Homeland Campaign'"
Serge Cipko
Assistant Professor of History, Lakehead University, Canada

February 17
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
HURI Seminar Room

Presidents' Day: no seminar.

February 21

"A Reflection of Scholarship: Academic Book Publishing in Ukraine in the 1990s"
Nadiya Zelinska
Head, Department of Publishing and Editing, Ukrainian Academy of Printing, Lviv
Visiting Scholar, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute

February 28
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
HURI Seminar Room

"New Thoughts on the Bohdan Khmelnytskyi-Aleksei Mikhailovich Relationship in the 1650s"
Peter B. Brown
Professor of Russian and East European History, Rhode Island College
Associate, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute

March 6
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
HURI Seminar Room

"Making Ukrainians Speak Ukrainian: Sociolinguistic and Political Trends"
Dominique Arel
Assistant Professor of Research
Acting Director, Program on Politics, Culture and Identity
Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University

March 13
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
HURI Seminar Room

"The Basis of Civil Society in Early 20th-Century Ukrainian Social Thought"
Wsevolod Isajiw
Professor of Sociology, and Robert F. Harney Professor of Ethnic,
Immigration, and Pluralism Studies, Emeritus, University of Toronto

March 20
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
HURI Seminar Room

Spring Recess: no seminar

March 27

"How Applicable Is the Myth of Antaeus to Ukrainian Literature
in the Diaspora? A View from Ukraine"

Mykola Soroka
Assistant Professor of Ukrainian Literature, Kyiv Shevchenko National University
Visiting Scholar, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute

April 3
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
HURI Seminar Room

"Ukraine and Theories of Empire"
Mark Beissinger
Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin;
Visiting Scholar, Davis Center for Russian Studies, Harvard University

April 10
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
HURI Seminar Room

"Mykhailo Hrushevskyi and the History of the Ukrainian Cossacks:
A Symposium"

Frank Sysyn (Peter Jacyk Centre for Ukrainian Historical Research)
Serhiy Plokhy (Peter Jacyk Centre for Ukrainian Historical Research)
Zenon Kohut (Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies)
Roman Szporluk (Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute)

April 17
3:30 - 6:00 p.m.
HURI Seminar Room

"Uncommon Discourses: The Ukrainian Catholic Metropolitan Andrei
Sheptytskyi and Tsarist Russian Society"

Liliana Hentosh
Research Associate, Institute for Historical Research, Lviv Franko University
Visiting Scholar, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute

April 24
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
HURI Seminar Room

All seminars meet on the Harvard University campus as indicated.

The Seminar in Ukrainian Studies (con't)

Vasyl and Maria Petryshyn Memorial Lecture
"Reinterpreting Ukrainian History: New Sources and New Ideas"

Hiroaki Kuromiya
Professor of History, Indiana University

April 27
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Center for European Studies, Lecture Hall

"Hurrah les Cosaques! French Revanchism, Cossack Revolts and
Verisimilitude in Paul Deroulede's Play L'Hetman"

Ksenya Kiebuzinski
Petro Jacyk Bibliographer, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute
Doctoral Candidate, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Brandeis University

May 1
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
HURI Seminar Room

Forthcoming HURI Publications

TROPHIES OF WAR AND EMPIRE: The Archival Heritage of Ukraine, World War II, and the International Politics of Restitution.
Patricia Kennedy Grimsted

The collapse of the USSR and the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II have brought urgent attention to issues of the displaced cultural and archival heritage of many nations. The challenges facing Ukraine are monumental and the Ukrainian case highlights many of the problems faced by newly independent states that are trying to reconstitute their archival and cultural heritage. Dr. Grimsted, the foremost authority today on Soviet and post-Soviet archives, considers the essential problems of Ukrainian archeography: the legal definition of Ukraine's archival heritage; international legal precedents, past and present (through the United Nations, UNESCO, and the International Council on Archives); displaced archives during World War II and their restitution; identifying and describing archival Ucrainica abroad (with varying legal considerations); and plans for a computerized database to describe archival Ucrainica. Utilizing previously secret Soviet archives as well as Nazi records and West European and American archives and identifying for the first time such treasures as the long-lost Petliura Library archives and the Bach Sing-Akademie collection the author presents a masterful compendium that is essential for historians, archivists, and anyone interested in the history and culture of the region.

March 2000. ISBN 0-916458-76-8. 640 pp. (softcover), $19.95. Harvard Papers in Ukrainian Studies.