Member of the Month: Catherine Wanner

April 15, 2021

Hometown: State College, PA Current Position: Professor of History, Anthropology and Religious Studies at the Pennsylvania State University Professional Interests: Religion, migration, and  Ukrainian cultural, religious and political history Why did you decide to join the Shevchenko Scientific Society? I joined Shevchenko Scientific Society when I started graduate school in ... Continue reading

Kateryna Iakovlenko: Visual Violence in Art and Documentaries

April 14, 2021

Photo Credit: Aliona Lobanova The Shevchenko Scientific Society in the United States will host Kateryna Iakovlenko, a contemporary art researcher and public program curator at the PinchukArtCentre, in the spring of 2021. Over the past several years, she has been researching the transformation of the heroic ... Continue reading

A Brief History of the Washington DC Chapter

April 13, 2021

It is fitting that a society honoring Taras Shevchenko, who looked to George Washington as a model national leader, should have a chapter in a city that not only bears the American founder’s name, but also displays a monument to the Ukrainian poet. The Shevchenko Scientific Society Washington, DC Chapter’s ... Continue reading

Book Talk at HURI: Survival as Victory: Ukrainian Women in the Gulag

April 11, 2021

In March 2021, the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University (HURI) and the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America (UNWLA) co-sponsored a discussion of Oksana Kis’s recent book, Survival as Victory: Ukrainian Women in the Gulag. Originally published in the Ukrainian language as Українки Гулагу: Вижити значить перемогти (Lviv: Institute ... Continue reading

UN Panels on the Status of Women in Ukraine

April 11, 2021

The 65th annual session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) took place in virtual space in 2021.  The parallel sphere of the NGO Forum offered over 700 panel events for over 28,000 attendees who represented a wealth of grassroots initiatives in the world, confirming the expectation ... Continue reading

Winner of the Taras Shevchenko National Prize

March 10, 2021

On the 207th anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko, the Ukrainian government announced the winners of the Taras Shevchenko National Prize, Ukraine’s highest state award for outstanding achievements in culture and arts. Oksana Lutsyshyna, Ukrainian writer, literary scholar and lecturer in the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at the ... Continue reading

Suspension of the Research Grants Program for 2021

January 28, 2021

The Board of Directors of the Shevchenko Scientific Society in the USA voted at their meeting of 5 December 5 2020  to suspend the Research Grants Program for 2021 due to a variety of issues resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. While the Society hopes to renew the Research Grants Program ... Continue reading

Member of the Month: Yuriy Tarnawsky

January 5, 2021

Hometown: White Plains, NY Current Position: Retiree, IBM Corporation, Columbia University Professional Interests: Transformational-Generative Grammar, Natural Language Processing, Literary Theory, Innovative Writing   Why did you decide to join the Shevchenko Scientific Society? Having been active in the Ukrainian Diaspora community in general and as a writer in particular, once ... Continue reading

Member of the Month: Ihor Magun

December 14, 2020

Hometown: East Elmhurst, New York Current Position: Medical Attending Physician, Internal Medicine, Private Practice Professional Interests: Applying cutting edge medicine for patients Ihor Magun, M.D., F.A.C.P. is board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and ... Continue reading