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Cambridge Ukrainian Studies Exhibitions

Cambridge Ukrainian Studies regularly organises prominent exhibitions of art and artifacts from and about Ukraine as well as performances of Ukrainian cultural material.

Exhibition highlights include The 1932-33 Diaries of Gareth Jones, which garnered wide international recognition, as well as Verse in Vision: The Art of Taras Shevchenko and The Art of Feodosii Humeniuk

Since 2016, Cambridge Ukrainian Studies has also been a moving force behind Night Train Theatre Company's Maklena project, which has resurrected Mykola Kulish's banned play Maklena Grasa (1933) and adapted it for English-language audiences. Praised as 'captivating, heart-wrenching and genuinely funny', the production has received five-star reviews. In this interview, Rory Finnin (Director of CUS) explains the origins of the project:

These wonderful animated short videos from the Night Train Theatre Company (in English and Ukrainian, respectively) explain the extraordinary political controversies surrounding the play:

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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.