HURI launched new publications series with the focus on modern Ukrainian literature in English translation. All titles will be distributed in a variety of print and digital formats by Harvard University Press, and they will be available for access on the newly developed website. Learn more and explore four inaugural titles here.
Founded in June 1973, the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University (commonly known as HURI) serves as a focal point for graduate and undergraduate students, fellows, and associates pursuing research in Ukrainian language, literature, and history as well as in anthropology, archaeology, art history, economics, political science, sociology, theology, and other disciplines.
This summer Ukraine invites volunteers for the largest educational programme in Eastern Europe. Join it and teach Ukrainian kids English and French at school camps all over the country! Options available for volunteers:
French program, where students will be encouraged to learn more about French culture and conduct changes in their communities.
Arts & Creativity program, where students will be encouraged to express themselves and the places they live in different art forms.
Both programs will take place online, from June 28 – July 9, 2021. Don’t miss the chance to help Ukrainian children, who might have never been to other countries or have never interacted with foreigners, get an amazing possibility to become real team players, critical thinkers and tolerant people who are ready to work in a multicultural environment.
We are grateful for your consideration of joining the GoCamp project and your help spreading the information about this initiative for more people to see our open call and join us to educate a new young generation of active and conscious citizens of Ukraine!
The GoCamp project is organized within the GoGlobal initiative aimed at promoting language learning and volunteer movement in Ukraine, fostering intercultural dialogue and public diplomacy. GoGlobal is working on ensuring that Ukrainians speak foreign languages, and thus have a chance to be heard all around the world. The GoGlobal initiative is powered by Global Office NGO from Ukraine.
Наприкінці червня 2021 року піде у світ обширна монографія Адама Бобровича “Gorajec” (“Гораєць”). Публікація є кульмінацією кропіткої та напруженої роботи автора. Це чудовий подарунок для жителів Горайця та їх нащадків — чарівного села розташованого в Любачівському повіті, Польща. Continue reading “Монографія Адама Бобровича: Гораєць”→
Made in partnership with the Ukrainian Institute and H.S. Pshenychnyi Central State Film, Photo and Sound Archive of Ukraine
’10 Things Everyone Should Know About Ukraine’ brings to life familiar and yet unknown stories about Ukraine. Ten short films [just over an hour in total] tell about famous figures, historical and cultural events in Ukraine, and invite to see Ukraine of ХІХ-ХХI in the local and world contexts.
Kleptocracy (from Greek κλέπτης kléptēs, “thief”, κλέπτω kléptō, “I steal”, and -κρατία -kratía from κράτος krátos, “power, rule”) is a government whose corrupt leaders (kleptocrats) use political power to appropriate the wealth of their nation, typically by embezzling or misappropriating government funds at the expense of the wider population.
On April 26, 1986, a tragedy of unspeakable magnitude occurred at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant in Northern Ukraine. At 1:23 AM, an explosion at the plant blew the concrete roof off Reactor #4 spewing huge amounts of toxic radioactive particles into the atmosphere. Other than immediate attempts by Chornobyl workers to put out the fire caused by the explosion, there was no official government reaction to this catastrophe – no announcements were made, no warnings given – nothing that showed the slightest concern for the population of Ukraine, or for the global community in general. In a deliberate act of what can only be seen as negligence and disregard for the safety of millions, Soviet authorities remained silent. Continue reading “35th Anniversary of the Chornobyl Disaster”→
35 years ago today, on April 26, 1986, the worst nuclear accident in history occurred in Chornobyl (Chernobyl), Ukraine.
Chronicle of Severe Days (1986) | 6.5 min
Film by Volodymyr (Vladimir) Shevchenko | Narrated by Elena Filatova
What you will see:
Pictures of workers digging under the reactor wearing no protective equipment. They attempted to stabilize the melting base of the destroyed reactor.
Pictures of the workers on the roof of the reactor putting radioactive debris back into the radioactive container. Shevchenko made these pictures on the roof himself, and it is likely that he was exposed to excessive radiation at this point.
Shevchenko filmed a falling MI-24 helicopter. The helicopter flew directly over the destroyed reactor container, and the pilot likely suffered excessive radiation that debilitated him in the air.
What if … instead of our kids being “behind” after this pandemic, this group of kids are actually more advanced because of it!
What if they have more empathy, they enjoy family connection, they can be more creative and entertain themselves, they love to read, they love to express themselves in writing.
What if they enjoy the simple things, like their own backyard and sitting near a window in the quiet.
What if they notice the birds and the dates the different flowers emerge and calming renewal of a gentle rain shower?
What if this generation are the ones to learn to cook and organize their space and do their laundry and keep a well run home?
What if they learn to stretch a dollar and learn to live with less?
What if they learn to plan shopping trips and meals at home?
What if they learn the value of eating together as a family and finding the good to share in the small delights of the everyday?
What if they are the ones to place great value on our teachers and educational professional, librarians, public servants and the previously invisible essential support workers like truck drivers, groceries, cashiers, custodial workers, health care workers and their supporting staff, just to name a few of the millions taking care of us right now while we are sheltered in place?
What if among these children, a great leader emerges who had the benefit of a slower pace and a simpler life to truly learn what really matters in this life?
Two new digital tools have just gone live to bring the richness of the Louvre collections to the world’s fingertips: collections.louvre.fr, a platform that for the first time ever brings together all of the museum’s artworks in one place; and a new and improved website, louvre.fr, that is more user-friendly, attractive and immersive.
The website has an interactive map that allows people to explore the museum and every one of its artworks room by room.