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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.

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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

Exhibitions and Performances

Cambridge Ukrainian Studies regularly organises prominent exhibitions of art and artifacts from and about Ukraine as well as performances of Ukrainian cultural material. Highlights include The 1932-33 Diaries of Gareth Jones , which garnered wide international recognition, and the translation and production of Maklena by Night Train Theatre Company, which resurrected Mykola Kulish's play Maklena Grasa (1933) and adapted it for English-language audiences.

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Cambridge Ukrainian Studies in 2018-19: Exciting Transitions

2 October 2018

Dr Olenka Pevny is succeeding Dr Rory Finnin as Director of the Cambridge Ukrainian Studies programme from 2 October 2018. Finnin, who will be on sabbatical leave from 2018-20 to complete a series of research projects, is the Founding Director of Cambridge Ukrainian Studies, an academic centre launched in 2008 to advance new approaches to the study of Ukraine.

'Brilliantly original': Night Train Theatre and Cambridge Revive the Work of Mykola Kulish

19 July 2018

A brilliantly original and powerfully acted revival of Mykola Kulish’s controversial 1933 play Maklena Grasa is playing to packed houses in London. It is a product of work in the Cambridge Ukrainian Studies programme.