Video: The Forty-Eighth Annual Shevchenko Lecture

Video: The Forty-Eighth Annual Shevchenko Lecture

The Forty-Eighth Annual Shevchenko Lecture, Professor Tamara Hundorova’s “A Different Shevchenko: What Is Kobzar Darmohrai Speaking About?” Featured Image: Portrait of Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861) by Ivan Kramskoi. Source: Wikipedia. About the Forty-Eighth Annual Shevchenko Lecture 8 April 2014—This year’s annual Shevchenko Lecture, organized by the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, and co-sponsored with the Ukrainian Professional and Business Club (Edmonton), featured a presentation by Professor Tamara Hundorova, an internationally renowned scholar in the fields of literary…

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Video: “Taverns, Vodka, and the Right to Drink: Jews and Slavs in Ukrainian Market Towns”

Video: “Taverns, Vodka, and the Right to Drink: Jews and Slavs in Ukrainian Market Towns”

Video of a Seminar from Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern, “Taverns, Vodka, and the Right to Drink: Jews and Slavs in Ukrainian Market Towns” Featured Image: Buchach, a market town in Ternopil Oblast. Source: Wikipedia. Abstract In the Slavic imagination, the Jew was a quintessential inn-keeper—cunning, but ready with low prices on high-quality vodka. The Jewish tavern was a multi-purpose shtetl institution where Poles, Russians, Ukrainians, and Jews did deals, arranged marriages, heard and discussed news, listened to…

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Video: “Maidan: The Church in the Public Square”

Video: “Maidan: The Church in the Public Square”

Video of a Seminar from the Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Cyril Hovorun, “Maidan: The Church in the Public Square” Featured Image: Priest on duty during Euromaidan, December 2013. Photographer: Ivan Bandura Abstract This seminar has focused on the role of the Ukrainian churches in the Maidan, which had a strong religious dimension. As mass protests developed in Kyiv in late 2013, representatives of Ukraine’s many churches were there in the square among the people, providing those…

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