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Cambridge Brings Work of Mykola Kulish to Life

Mykola Kulish’s play Maklena Grasa is the story of a thirteen year-old girl who dreams of life in the Soviet Union and struggles to distinguish reality from fantasy. In September 1933, under the direction of Les Kurbas, it was performed at gunpoint before a crowd of GPU agents, the Repertoire Committee and Politburo of...
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Crimea: Centre of Gravity in the Black Sea

Crimea: Centre of Gravity in the Black Sea

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.
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1917 Central Rada Note

Fresh Approaches to the Study of Ukraine's Multilingualism

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’.
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N. Jaresko

Natalie A. Jaresko to Deliver 2017 Stasiuk Lecture

Which reforms are key to Ukraine's future? What are the risks to reform, both domestically and internationally? On Friday, 24 February 2017, Natalie A. Jaresko answers all of these questions and more in the Fifteenth Annual Cambridge Stasiuk Lecture in Contemporary Ukrainian Studies.
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Rory Finnin at Chatham House

Ukrainian Identity after EuroMaidan

On 17 January 2017 Rory Finnin (Director, Cambridge Ukrainian Studies; University Senior Lecturer in Ukrainian Studies) joined Ukrainian intellectual Mykola Riabchuk at the Ukraine Forum at Chatham House for a discussion about 'Ukrainian Identity after Euromaidan: Drivers of Change and Impact on Reforms'.
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Post-‘Brexit’, Our Mandate Is More Urgent Than Ever

Now more than ever, it is the study of language and culture that can combat stereotypes and foster the communicative skill and cross-cultural understanding needed to ensure peaceful and prosperous relations between European states. In the Department of Slavonic Studies, we are steadfast in our commitment to our work in the spheres of teaching and research, which is ranked the best in the United Kingdom.
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Maria Montague and Bohdan Tokarskyi

Cambridge Students Produce New Verbatim Play about Revolution and War in Ukraine

An important new verbatim play about (extra)ordinary people living through revolution and war in Ukraine is a featured selection of the 2016 Hotbed Theatre Festival. The Summer before Everything is the work of two students from the Cambridge Ukrainian Studies programme in the Department of Slavonic Studies.
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Crimean Tatar Workshop

Beyond ‘1944': Cambridge Sheds Light on the Language and Culture of the Crimean Tatars

This week, on 19 and 20 May, postgraduate students will be learning to speak the language in an innovative workshop on Crimean Tatar culture at the University of Cambridge.
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Crimean Tatar Workshop Poster

Call for Applications: Introduction to Crimean Tatar Language and Culture Workshop

On 19-20 May, Cambridge Ukrainian Studies is hosting a two-day ‘Introduction to Crimean Tatar Language and Culture’ for qualified postgraduate students, which will consist of ten language lessons and lectures in literature and music.
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Slavonic Manuscript

Postgrads to Discuss 'Images of the Other in Medieval and Early Modern Rus' Sources' at 2016 ASEEES-MAG Summer Convention in L'viv

From 26-28 June, Cambridge's University Lecturer in Pre-Modern East Slavic Culture, Dr Olenka Pevny, and three PhD students in the Department of Slavonic Studies -- Rosie Finlinson, Nick Mayhew, and Katie Sykes -- will travel to L’viv, Ukraine to participate in the 2016 ASEEES-MAG Summer Convention at the University Centre of the Ukrainian Catholic University.
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Cambridge Brings Work of Mykola Kulish to Life

8 June 2017

Mykola Kulish’s play Maklena Grasa is the story of a thirteen year-old girl who dreams of life in the Soviet Union and struggles to distinguish reality from fantasy. In September 1933, under the direction of Les Kurbas, it was performed at gunpoint before a crowd of GPU agents, the Repertoire Committee and Politburo of...

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.