Edmonton Conference to Examine the Impact of WWII on Ukraine and Eastern Europe

Edmonton Conference to Examine the Impact of WWII on Ukraine and Eastern Europe

The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, in partnership with the Centre for U.S.-Ukrainian Relations, is organizing a major international conference to examine the political, social and economic consequences of the Second World War for the people and postwar states of Eastern Europe. Titled “Contested Ground: The Legacy of the Second World War for Eastern Europe,” the gathering will take place at the University of Alberta on 23-24 October 2015 and will be open to scholars,…

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The Ukrainian Catholic University’s Rector Visits the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies

Father Bohdan Prach, Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University and Professor Volodymyr Kravchenko, CIUS Director On May 1, 2015, Father Bohdan Prach, rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) in Lviv since 2013, visited the CIUS and the dean of arts at the University of Alberta. A day earlier Father Prach took part in the CIUS-cosponsored book launch at the St. Josaphat Cathedral Hall of his two-volume study on the clergy of Peremyshl (Polish: Przemyśl)…

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Teaching Future Generations and Educators about the Holodomor

Valentina Kuryliw presenting a Holodomor workshop for Professional Development Day at the Toronto District School Board (CIUS-Toronto) In recognition of Genocide Awareness month, Valentina Kuryliw, Director of Education for the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta), conducted six workshops in southern Ontario on the topic of the Holodomor. Ms. Kuryliw also serves as Chair of the National Holodomor Education Committee (NHEC) of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. “April…

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Update on “Sanctuary: The Spiritual Heritage Documentation Project”

Iconostasis painted by Wadym Dobrolige. On April 16, professors John-Paul Himka and Natalie Kononenko gave a presentation in the CIUS lecture series on the Sanctuary Project, whose main focus has been documenting sacral culture on the Canadian prairies for the past six years. Work on this project comes at a crucial time because the iconic onion-domed churches that have been an integral part of the prairie landscape are rapidly disappearing as their congregants move from…

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CIUS to Hold Euromaidan Anniversary Symposium

CIUS to Hold Euromaidan Anniversary Symposium

  10 February 2015— In the course of the Euromaidan revolution and the subsequent military conflict with separatists and the Russian army in Donbas in 2013‒15, thousands of people—military and civilian—have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced. The ongoing conflict also has repercussions for the European Union, the United States, Canada, and the United Nations with its role of promoting peace, security, and human welfare.

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New Archival Fellowship Announced at CIUS

New Archival Fellowship Announced at CIUS

(l‒r) Danylo Husar Struk, John Stashuk, Stephania Bukachevska-Pastushenko, and Manoly Lupul. Courtesy of Natalka Husar. 4 February 2015—The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) at the University of Alberta announces the establishment of a new archival fellowship in Ukrainian (including Ukrainian-Canadian) studies. CIUS invites applications for one or more archival fellowships in this field. The value of one fellowship cannot exceed $24,000.

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