Letter from the President

October 28, 2021

To: Full and Corresponding Members of the Shevchenko Scientific Society in the US Dear Colleagues, It was with great disappointment that I read the letter circulated privately by Shevchenko Scientific Society member Bohdan Vitvitsky, full of accusations leveled against me personally and innuendo about academic projects central to our Society’s ... Continue reading

Archival Research on Ukrainian Artists in Germany and the USA

October 26, 2021

As a doctoral student at the Faculty of Culture and Arts of the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, I am preparing a comparative study on post-war Ukrainian diasporan art in Germany and North America, based on examples of the works of three artists – Sviatoslav Hordynsky (1906-1993), Edward Kozak (EKO) ... Continue reading

Member of the Month: Katya Vasilaky

October 15, 2021

Hometown: San Luis Obispo, CA Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Orfalea College of Business, California Polytechnic State University; Research Affiliate at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society at Columbia University Professional Interests: experimental and development economics, regularization methods (ridge regression/tikhanov) and the inverse problem that address ... Continue reading

30 Years of Independence: Our Members Reflect

August 24, 2021

On behalf of the Board of the Shevchenko Scientific Society in the U.S., I extend my sincere greetings on the occasion of Ukrainian Independence Day—year 30 of this latest iteration of Ukrainian statehood, conferred on August 24, 1991. As we know, these have been difficult times for Ukraine. It is ... Continue reading

Letter from the President

Halyna Hryn photo

July 16, 2021

In every crisis lies an opportunity, the saying goes, and as we leave behind the dark days of the COVID pandemic, we can take measure of our Society’s accomplishments and look with confidence to the future. Ever since I first joined the Society, I have understood its potential as a ... Continue reading

The Society Welcomes New Members to Its Team

June 27, 2021

We are delighted to welcome new members to the Shevchenko Scientific Society team. Dr. Markian Dobczansky has accepted the position of administrative associate of the Society. Among his many responsibilities, he will provide English-language administrative, editorial, membership, and communications support. This position, a first for the Society, is long overdue, ... Continue reading

The Library and Archives Are Moving Forward!

June 14, 2021

When Michael Palij organized the Library Committee of the Shevchenko Scientific Society (U.S.) in 1958 he expressed the following idea: knowledge of Ukraine is proportionate to the number of objectively written books–so the main objective of diaspora Ukrainians is to ensure their presence in American libraries. He eventually built an ... Continue reading

Member of the Month: Katja Pylyshenko Kolcio

June 14, 2021

Hometown: Higganum, CT Current Position: Director, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life; Associate Professor of Dance, Environmental Studies, and Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, Wesleyan University Professional Interests: Social change, somatics, dance, civic engagement, environment     Why did you decide to join the Shevchenko Scientific Society? ... Continue reading

Panteleimon Kulish’s Translations of Shakespeare

June 13, 2021

Through the support of the Shevchenko Scientific Society in the US, Panteleimon Kulish’s translations of three Shakespeare plays have just been published by Krytyka in Kyiv, Ukraine. As the first volume in the subseries “Translations and Paraphrases,” the publication is part of The Complete Edition of Panteleimon Kulish’s Works that ... Continue reading