Calendar of Events

Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University
1583 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02138
tel. (617) 495-4053

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All Events are on the Harvard University Campus at the Harvard Ukrainian Institute seminar room, located at 1583 Massachusetts Avenue from 4 - 6 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
All Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted

February 2, 1998

"What Do Yale University, Joseph Smith, Freemasons and The Ihor' Tale Have in Common?"
Edward L. Keenan
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of History, Harvard University

February 9, 1998

"Ukraine and the 1968 Soviet-Czechoslovak Crisis"
Mark Kramer
Senior Associate, Davis Center for Russian Studies, and Director, Harvard Project on Cold War Studies

February 16, 1998

Holiday--Presidents' Day: no seminar

February 23, 1998

"Ruthenian Translations from Hebrew in the 15th Century: Why and for Whom?"
Moshe Taube
Associate Professor of Linguistics and of Slavic Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

March 2, 1998

"The Cossack Gold: A Microhistory of the Ukrainian National Myth in the 1990s"
Serhy Yekelchyk
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta

March 9, 1998

"Ethnic Reidentification in Ukraine Since Independence"
Stephen Rapawy
Adjunct Professor of Political Science, George Washington University, and Demographer, US Bureau of the Census (ret.)

March 12, 1998 (Thursday)
Petryshyn Memorial Lecture
4-6 p.m., Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street

"Independent Ukraine in the World Arena: Prospects for the Republic and Implications for Studies"
John A. Armstrong
Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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.

March 16, 1998

"Belarus, Ukraine, and the Future of the CIS"
Margarita Balmaceda
Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Toledo, and Associate, Ukrainian Research Institute

March 23, 1998

Spring Recess: no seminar

March 30, 1998

"The Ukrainian Background of Patriarch Nikon's Reforms"
Olga Strakhov
Lecturer, Division of Continuing Education, Harvard University

April 3, 1997 (Friday)
7:30 p.m., URI seminar room

"Discovering Identities: An Evening of Contemporary Ukrainian Poetry"
Oleh Lysheha
Poet, Fulbright Scholar
James Brasfield
Poet, Translator, Lecturer, Pennsylvania State University

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.

April 6, 1998

"The Establishment of Tax Administration and the Development of Tax Legislation in Ukraine"
Yuri Sokol, Research Fellow, Harvard Law School, and Former Program Manager, US Treasury Tax Advisory Program in Ukraine

April 13, 1998

"Ukraine and Germany: Toward a New Partnership?"
Angela Stent
Associate Professor of Government, Georgetown University

April 20, 1998

"The Future of Ukrainian Foreign Policy"
Paul D'Anieri
Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Kansas

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.

April 27, 1998

"Where and When Was the Legend of Nestor the Chronicler Born?"
Oleksiy Tolochko
Senior Research Associate, Institute of Ukrainian History, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and Visiting Scholar, Ukrainian Research Institute

May 4, 1998

"Ukrainian Independence and Ukrainian Jewry: 1991-1997"
Yohanan Petrovsky
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Brandeis University

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