Lysiak-Rudnytsky Ukrainian Studies Programme
The Lysiak-Rudnytsky Ukrainian Studies Programme is a long-term programme of the Ukrainian Institute that supports projects in educational and cultural institutions
About the programme
For: Ukrainian Studies abroad
The Programme aims to:
deepen the knowledge and understanding of Ukraine and its cultural heritage among different foreign audiences
promote the growth of expert knowledge about Ukraine
promote new research in the field of Ukrainian Studies and increase the visibility of existing ones
strengthen intercultural and scholarly communication
expand the use of digital technologies in humanities
The country’s reputation, among other things, depends on its representation in the academic and intellectual sphere, which is defined by the level of research, quantity, and quality of translations, the number of educational courses at foreign universities devoted to the country. So, in order to gain subjectivity in the
The Programme is named after Ivan Lysiak-Rudnytsky (1919-1984), an American/Canadian historian of Ukrainian descent. A public intellectual, Lysiak-Rudnytsky made a significant contribution to the development of Ukrainian Studies abroad. As early as the 1950s, he pointed to the shortcomings of the Russian-centric approach to Eastern European history that prevailed in North America. Emphasizing the multiethnic nature of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, he singled out Ukrainian context and the Ukrainian perspective regarding the events of the past. His numerous essays on Ukrainian political and intellectual history have had a significant impact on the formation of modern Ukrainian historiography.
The applicant Larysa Dovha. The project will become the first educational platform in Ukraine to present a holistic view of the history of Ukrainian culture in Polish. UCulture is a platform developed by leading Ukrainian and international researchers to spread knowledge of Ukrainian culture. The website features academic lectures and interviews with leading cultural critics, historians, art historians, practitioners, and experts in cultural space development.
The project was initiated by the Kharkiv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre named after Mykola Lysenko. The Conference aims to highlight the current state of the culture and art scene, rethink gained experience, find opportunities and methods to transform the industry through horizontal connections and address the challenges Ukraine faces today.
This is an initiative of the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe. The team will translate into English and make more accessible sources related to Euromaidan and the Revolution of Dignity, collected from December 2013 to February 2014. The translation of the database “Personal Chronologies of Euromaidan” will help to respond to the growing interest in the history of Ukraine and will facilitate the integration of the Ukrainian experience into educational courses and comparative studies of protest movements, activism, and solidarity. In addition, the anniversary of the Euromaidan, which falls in November 2023, will provoke a burst of interest in the topic in the academic environment and beyond.
Results of the 2020 competition
A collection of essays from leading foreign and Ukrainian historians, intellectuals, publicists about the important events in the history of Ukraine, in particularly, in the common history of Ukraine and Germany. The publication is distributed in print and will soon be publicly available. The project was implemented by the Zentrum Liberale Moderne think tank devoted to the democracy, individual liberty and cosmopolitanism, including defence and renewal of open society. The Centre also deals with international, socio-political, historical and cultural issues.
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