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Timothy Snyder Gives the Cambridge Stasiuk Lecture

Timothy Snyder on 'The Fog of Memory'

The Thirteenth Annual Stasiuk Lecture, which will be held on 27 February 2015, will be delivered by Professor Timothy Snyder of Yale University. The title of his presentation is 'The Fog of Memory: From the Great Fatherland War to Russia's Invasion of Ukraine'.


Read more at: Understanding Ukraine and the Global Information War
Ukraine and the Global Information War

Understanding Ukraine and the Global Information War

Cambridge Ukrainian Studies recently hosted the conference Ukraine and the Global Information War in association with the Legatum Institute and the Cambridge Committee for Russian and East European Studies (CamCREES).


Read more at: Shedding Light on the Crises in Ukraine
Cambridge Ukrainian Studies on CNN

Shedding Light on the Crises in Ukraine

For months Cambridge Ukrainian Studies has been engaging with the international media (CNN, Al Jazeera, BBC, Sky News) about the crises in Ukraine. In early March 2014, Rory Finnin (Director of CUS) warned of 'another Russian invasion of Ukraine’s sovereign territory on the horizon' and a 'bloody, very real war' between Europe's two largest countries on CNN.


Read more at: Forging Partnerships with Ukraine's Universities
Shevchenko Way

Forging Partnerships with Ukraine's Universities

As part of its Shevchenko 2014 programme, Cambridge Ukrainian Studies invited students and affiliates from the Ukrainian Catholic University to perform during the Fourth Annual Cambridge Vsesvit Readings in May, which celebrated the bicentennial of the birth of 'the spark and the flame' of Ukrainian culture, Taras Shevchenko.


Read more at: Illuminating Taras Shevchenko
Shevchenko Evolved

Illuminating Taras Shevchenko

In an interview on Ukrainian National Radio , Rory Finnin (Director of CUS) addressed the nation-consolidating function of Taras Shevchenko's verse. 'Shevchenko did not present Ukrainian national identity as an ethnic concept. For him, it was more a mode of existence, a mode of behaviour. In this way, Shevchenko reaches...


Read more at: Making Way for Taras Shevchenko
Cambridge's 'Shevchenko Way'

Making Way for Taras Shevchenko

On 16 October 2013 the University of Cambridge announced that it has named a central avenue on the Sidgwick Site 'Taras Shevchenko Way' (Вулиця Тараса Шевченка) for the duration of his 2014 bicentennial celebration.


Read more at: Cambridge Ukrainian Studies: 'Bringing Cultures Together'
Vsesvit Evening

Cambridge Ukrainian Studies: 'Bringing Cultures Together'

The journal Vsesvit (Issue 7/8 2013) covers our annual literary evening in celebration of translation, which featured readings of Georgian and Armenian literatures in the original languages and in Ukrainian translation and performances by Bohdana Pivnenko and Myroslav Skoryk.


Read more at: Understanding the Power of National Bards
Shevchenko in Winter

Understanding the Power of National Bards

In an interview with Radio Liberty , Rory Finnin explains why the verse of Taras Shevchenko (and of similar 'national bards') reaches us so deeply to this day.


Read more at: Reframing the Study of Ukrainian Language and Literature
New Approaches to Ukrainian Studies

Reframing the Study of Ukrainian Language and Literature

Rory Finnin and Olesya Khromeychuk advocate new approaches to the study of Ukrainian literature and to the development of the Ukrainian language in the magazine Ukrainian Dialogue.


Read more at: Popularizing Ukrainian Culture
Cambridge Vsesvit Evening

Popularizing Ukrainian Culture

Ukraine's newspaper The Day highlights the recent achievements of Cambridge Ukrainian Studies in an article about our 2012 Vsesvit Readings , which celebrated Yiddish and Hebrew literary texts in Ukrainian and English translation.


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Slavonic Studies Taster Day

21 May 2024

Nations and Cultures Academic Taster Day: Polish, Russian & Ukrainian Calling all Slavonic-curious linguists, literary critics, cultural historians and political scientists! Applications are open until 9 June , for the Cambridge University Slavonic Studies Taster Day on Wednesday 3 July. This event is followed by the...

Rory Finnin Wins Two ASEEES Book Prizes

21 September 2023

We are delighted to share that Professor Rory Finnin has been awarded two prestigious prizes by the Association for Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) for his book Blood of Others: Stalin's Crimean Atrocity and the Poetics of Solidarity (University of Toronto Press, 2022). These ASEEES prizes follow on from two other awards for Blood of Others announced earlier this year.