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Cambridge Ukrainian Studies


Overview of Event Programme


The Annual Cambridge Festival of Ukrainian Film

Launched in 2008, the Annual Cambridge Festival of Ukrainian Film showcases the best of Ukrainian cinema as well as international documentary features about Ukraine.
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The Annual Cambridge Stasiuk Lecture in Contemporary Ukrainian Studies

Initiated in 2003 with the kind support of the Stasiuk Programme at the University of Alberta , the Annual Stasiuk Lecture in Contemporary Ukrainian Studies explores the internal dynamics and international implications of events in today's Ukraine and features the foremost experts in the fields of Ukrainian politics, history, and society.
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The Annual Cambridge Vsesvit Evening

The Annual Cambridge Vsesvit Evening was begun in 2011 to celebrate the art of literary translation and the mission of the journal Vsesvit ( The Universe ) , the oldest active literary journal in Ukraine. Founded in 1925 by Oleksandr Dovzhenko, Vasyl' Blakytnyi, and Mykola Khvyl'ovyi, the journal has translated over 4,000 works from 98 literatures of the world into the Ukrainian language. The Vsesvit Evening consists of musical performances and literary readings of texts in the original language and in English and Ukrainian translation. The readings are performed by the students and academic staff of Cambridge's Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages. Languages read include Belarusian, Irish, German, Chinese, Russian, Polish, Hebrew, Italian, Georgian, Armenian, Turkish, Catalan, and Yiddish.
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Cambridge Ukrainian Studies Conferences and Symposia

International Conferences and Symposia

Cambridge Ukrainian Studies hosts regular international conferences and symposia that seek to advance the field of Ukrainian Studies and to promote intellectual exchange about Ukraine around the world.
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Cambridge Ukrainian Studies Exhibitions


Cambridge Ukrainian Studies regularly organises prominent exhibitions of art and artifacts from and about Ukraine. Highlights include the exhibition of the diaries of Gareth Jones , which garnered international recognition, and of the art of Taras Shevchenko and Feodosii Humeniuk .
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London Events

Cambridge Ukrainian Studies also organises a series of lectures at the Ukrainian Institute in London's Holland Park. The presentations feature renowned guest speakers who are invited to Cambridge from Ukraine, Europe and North America as well as young scholars from the University of Cambridge who research Ukraine.
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Crimea: Centre of Gravity in the Black Sea

5 April 2017

In 2014 Ukraine’s Autonomous Republic of Crimea dominated headlines around the world. Since then it has largely receded from view – despite an ongoing Russian military build-up on the peninsula and crackdowns on Crimean Tatar civil society. On 21 April 2017 the international workshop ‘Crimea: Centre of Gravity in the Black Sea’ returns the peninsula and its environs to the centre of attention.

Fresh Approaches to the Study of Ukraine's Multilingualism

16 March 2017

The fascinating complexity of Ukraine’s linguistic landscape is a subject of study in the new landmark AHRC-funded project Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies (MEITS) . Its dynamic public outreach programme continues on Friday, 24 March 2017 with the interdisciplinary workshop ‘Multilingual (Con)figurations: Catalan and Ukrainian in Dialogue’.