The Shevchenko Scientific Society

The Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences in the U.S.

The Ukrainian Institute of America

announce an international conference in commemoration of
The 100th Anniversary of the Ukrainian Revolution and
the Proclamation of Ukraine’s Independence


Saturday, January 20, at 4:00 p.m.

at the Shevchenko Scientific Society, 63 Fourth Avenue, New York, NY

The Ukrainian Revolution in Historical Perspective

Chair: Anna Procyk, Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York

Vladyslav Verstiuk, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine: “Вплив революційних подій 1917-1921 рр. на історію України ХХ ст.”

Alexander Lushnycky, University of Minnesota: “Українська революція і українська діяспора Америки”

Zenon Wasyliw, Ithaca College: “Iuliian Bachynskyi: Ukrainian Independence, the United States, and Transnational Discourse”

Discussant: Serhy Yekelchyk, University of Victoria

Reception at the Shevchenko Scientific Society

Sunday, January 21, at 12:30 p.m.

at the Ukrainian Institute of America, 2 East 79th Street, New York, NY

 Please RSVP for complimentary admission

Political Aspects of the Ukrainian Revolution

Chair: Martha Bohachevsky-Chomiak, Fulbright Program

Anna Procyk, Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York: “Policies and Tactics of ‘White Russia’ toward the Ukrainian Central Rada and Its Successors”

Serhy Yekelchyk, University of Victoria: “A Soldier of Three Armies: Yurko Tiutiunnyk as a Symbol of the Ukrainian Revolution”

Alexander Motyl, Rutgers University: “Ukrainian State-building in Comparative Perspective”

Henry Abramson, Touro College: “Should We Tear Down Statues of Khmelnytskyi and Petliura? Contemporary Reflections on Conflicting Visions of National Heroism and Villainy”

Discussant: Lubomyr Hajda, Harvard University

2:30 – 3:30 pm: Luncheon at the Ukrainian Institute

Cultural Aspects of the Ukrainian Revolution

Chair: Myroslava Znayenko, Rutgers University

Tamara Hundorova, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine: “The Nation as Aesthetics: Modernism and Nationalism of ‘Ukrains'ka khata’”

George Grabowicz, Harvard University: “Pavlo Tychyna, the Revolution, and Modernism: the Case of Instead of Sonnets and Octaves

Valentyna Kharkhun, Mykola Gogol State University: “Between Two Powers: Nationalist vs. Bolshevik in Volodymyr Vynnychenko’s Works about the Ukrainian Revolution”

Discussant: Halyna Hryn, Harvard University

7:00 p.m. Recital in collaboration with the Ukrainian Institute of America Music at the Institute (MATI) Concert Series

Vira Slywotzky, soprano and David Sytkowski, piano

Reception to follow