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March 02, 2010

Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute

Deadline: 3/5/2010

Announcing HUSI 2010 -- Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute, June 21- August 6, 2010

This summer we are offering:

* Courses in Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced Ukrainian
* Courses in History and Literature:
- Jews in Ukraine: Ten Centuries of History and Culture (Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern)
- 20th Century Ukrainian Literature: Rethinking the Canon (George G. Grabowicz)

In particular, let me turn the attention of HABSBURG members to the new history course being offered this summer, which should be of interest to students of Jewish as well as Ukrainian history:

Jews in Ukraine: Ten Centuries of History and Culture Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern, Associate Professor in Jewish History, Northwestern University Who were Ashkenazi Jews and why did they migrate to East Europe? How did they manage to create one of the biggest and diverse Jewish communities in the world? This introductory level survey course of Jewish history and culture in Ukraine seeks to answer these questions.
Using the tension between various national narratives as an intellectual tool, this course explores how Jews in Ukraine perceived historical upheavals such as the 1648 Cossack revolution and the 1881 pogroms, how they built a robust communal autonomy active over 500 years, and how social and cultural developments in Ukraine shaped Jewish identities that guide Jewish mentality to date.

Please let your students know of this opportunity.

Fellowships are available!

Application Deadline for Fellowships: March 5, 2010

Applications are available online at http://www.huri.harvard.edu/husi/husi_admissions.html

For more information, contact

Dr. Patrice M. Dabrowski
Director, Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute (HUSI) Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute
34 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Email: pmd@post.harvard.edu

Posted by tarjav at March 2, 2010 11:05 AM