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KURBAS: 1920s Avant-garde Theatre in Ukraine

Virlana Tkacz and Waldemart Klyuzko to deliver the the Ninth Annual Cambridge Vsesvit Evening on Kurbas and 1920s Avant-garde Theatre in Ukraine

We are honoured to welcome Virlana Tkacz and Waldemart Klyuzko to deliver the the Ninth Annual Cambridge Vsesvit Evening on Thursday 9 May 2019 . A lecture with images, entitled KURBAS: 1920s Avant-garde Theatre in Ukraine , will take place in St Catherine’s College Ramsden Room at 5.30pm . It will be followed by a question and answer session and a wine reception.

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Stasiuk Lecture, 1 March 2019, Peterhouse College

Dr Uliana Suprun, the Minister of Health of Ukraine, to deliver 2019 Stasiuk Lecture

Dr Ulana Suprun , the Minister of Health of Ukraine, will deliver the 17th Annual Cambridge Stasiuk Lecture in Contemporary Ukrainian Studies at the University of Cambridge on Friday, 1 March 2019 at 5.30pm . The lecture entitled Inspiring Social Transformation – From Soviet Decay to a National Health Service for Ukraine will take place in the Theatre of Peterhouse College.

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Engaging Multilinguality Composite

Cambridge Explores Ukraine’s ‘Multilinguality’

On 19 October 2018, Cambridge hosted the international conference Engaging Multilinguality: Language, Identity and National Cohesion in Ukraine , which was funded by the AHRC-funded project ‘Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies’ (MEITS) with support from Cambridge Ukrainian Studies. Convened by Rory Finnin and Ivan Kozachenko, the conference sought to examine language diversity in Ukraine from a host of disciplinary perspectives.

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CUS Directors

Cambridge Ukrainian Studies in 2018-19: Exciting Transitions

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.

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Maklena

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

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.

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2018 Stasiuk Lecture

Ukrainian Independence: 100 Years On

One hundred years ago, amid the frost of 1918, the world witnessed the emergence of an independent Ukraine. This winter, the University of Cambridge explores the dynamics and implications of this emergence with prominent public lectures by renowned scholars Mykhailo Minakov (8 February) , Mark von Hagen (23 February) , and...

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Ukraine and the Challenges of International Law

Five Questions about the Upcoming Conference, 'Ukraine and the Challenges of International Law'

On 4 December 2017 Cambridge Ukrainian Studies and the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) host the international conference Ukraine and the Challenges of International Law: Annexation, Aggression, Cyber Warfare . CRASSH asks us five questions about this special event.

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New Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ukrainian Studies

Since its launch in 2008, Cambridge Ukrainian Studies has taught hundreds of undergraduates and cultivated a dynamic, award-winning postgraduate community. This year we are proud to mark another stage in our development and to announce the arrival of a new Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ukrainian Studies: Dr Ivan Kozachenko.

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Maklena

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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Virlana Tkacz and Waldemart Klyuzko to deliver the the Ninth Annual Cambridge Vsesvit Evening on Kurbas and 1920s Avant-garde Theatre in Ukraine

29 April 2019

We are honoured to welcome Virlana Tkacz and Waldemart Klyuzko to deliver the the Ninth Annual Cambridge Vsesvit Evening on Thursday 9 May 2019 . A lecture with images, entitled KURBAS: 1920s Avant-garde Theatre in Ukraine , will take place in St Catherine’s College Ramsden Room at 5.30pm . It will be followed by a question and answer session and a wine reception.

Dr Uliana Suprun, the Minister of Health of Ukraine, to deliver 2019 Stasiuk Lecture

4 February 2019

Dr Ulana Suprun , the Minister of Health of Ukraine, will deliver the 17th Annual Cambridge Stasiuk Lecture in Contemporary Ukrainian Studies at the University of Cambridge on Friday, 1 March 2019 at 5.30pm . The lecture entitled Inspiring Social Transformation – From Soviet Decay to a National Health Service for Ukraine will take place in the Theatre of Peterhouse College.