Ukraine: Terra Malecognita? A Roundtable with the leading Ukrainian Studies' experts in the West held in London

The Ukrainian Institute in London hosted a star studded line-up of international Ukrainian Studies’ experts on March 6th, 2013, featuring presentations from leading scholars from Harvard, Cambridge, Alberta and Humboldt Universities.

(left to right) Frank Sysyn, Univeristy of Alberta, Serhii Plokhii, Harvard University, Andriy Portnov, Humboldt University and Rory Finnin, Cambridge University, at the Ukrainian Institute in London

Serhii Plokhii from Harvard University, Frank Sysyn from the Univeristy of Alberta, Rory Finnin, Chair of Ukrainian Studies at Cambridge University and Andriy Portnov, editor of Historians.in.ua, visiting lecturer at Humboldt University all spoke at he roundtable. This talk was part of a lecture series organised by Cambridge Ukrainian Studies and the Ukrainian Institute.

A day earlier Cambridge University hosted a symposium on Mykhailo Hrushevsky, a historian of genius, a man who irrevocably changed our understanding of Eastern Europe. The symposium featured a group of international scholars who addressed questions in free, informal conversation, and divided the discussion into two parts, each exploring different aspects of Hrushevsky’s role in ‘unmaking’ Imperial Russia and ‘unmaking’ the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The event culminated in a presentation to mark the launch of the English-language History of Ukraine-Rus’, Volume 6: Economic, Cultural, and National Life in the 14th to 17th Centuries, published by the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press.

To view photos of the London talk click here