Tuesday, February 14, 2012

19th Annual Rudnyckyj Speaker

Dr. Serhy Yekelchyj addresses the audience at the
19th Annual J.B. Rudnyckyj Lecture

The 19th Annual J.B. Rudnyckyj Distinguished Lecture took place on Friday, February 10, 2012, in the U of M Archives & Special Collections. The guest lecturer for the event was, Dr. Serhy Yekelchyk, a Professor of History at Victoria University (British Columbia).

Dr. Yekechyk is a scholar of Stalinist culture and political life, in particular in the former Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. He has also written about Soviet nationalities policy and about Ukrainian national identity from the late nineteenth century to the present. Amongst his works are: Ukraine: Birth of a Modern Nation (2007); Europe's last frontier? : Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine between Russia and the European Union (Co-edited, 2008); and Stalin’s Empire of Memory: Russian-Ukrainian Relations in the Soviet Historical Imagination (2004). His lecture was titled, Ukrainian Culture Under Stalin. The talk was well attended, and included both members of the university and external communities.