Category Archives: politics and history

Taras Kuzio’s Alternative Reality or How Not to Write about a Workshop (and Colleagues) –At Columbia or Anywhere Else

Tarik Cyril Amar, Per Anders Rudling, and Andreas Umland As organizers of the workshop “Russian and Ukrainian Nationalism: Entangled Histories” (Columbia University, April 22-23), we wish to respond to Taras Kuzio’s allegations in The Ukrainian Weekly (May 19, 2013), which

Taras Kuzio’s Alternative Reality or How Not to Write about a Workshop (and Colleagues) –At Columbia or Anywhere Else

Tarik Cyril Amar, Per Anders Rudling, and Andreas Umland As organizers of the workshop “Russian and Ukrainian Nationalism: Entangled Histories” (Columbia University, April 22-23), we wish to respond to Taras Kuzio’s allegations in The Ukrainian Weekly (May 19, 2013), which

On Context, Comparison, and Dialogue

Dominique Arel Taras Kuzio’s Op/Ed in The Ukrainian Weekly is both a moral indictment and an invitation for scholars to broaden their methods of inquiry. The normative argument is that the Columbia workshop was mostly devoted to “Nazi collaboration,” equated

On Context, Comparison, and Dialogue

Dominique Arel Taras Kuzio’s Op/Ed in The Ukrainian Weekly is both a moral indictment and an invitation for scholars to broaden their methods of inquiry. The normative argument is that the Columbia workshop was mostly devoted to “Nazi collaboration,” equated

Supporting the Colonial Norm

Mykola Riabchuk I have finally found a time-span to read all the articles, which largely confirmed everything I knew about Dr. Kuzio’s inaccuracy and Mr. Viatrovych’s partisanship but did not dissuade me from my impression that the conference was something like a Nuremberg

Supporting the Colonial Norm

Mykola Riabchuk I have finally found a time-span to read all the articles, which largely confirmed everything I knew about Dr. Kuzio’s inaccuracy and Mr. Viatrovych’s partisanship but did not dissuade me from my impression that the conference was something like a Nuremberg

On Pluralism, Free Expression, and Intellectual Honesty

Johan Dietsch In his review of the workshop “Russian and Ukrainian Nationalism: Entangled Histories,” Taras Kuzio concludes that “the workshop failed in its objective of becoming a scholarly discussion of Ukrainian and Russian nationalisms” and that ”some of the workshop

On Pluralism, Free Expression, and Intellectual Honesty

Johan Dietsch In his review of the workshop “Russian and Ukrainian Nationalism: Entangled Histories,” Taras Kuzio concludes that “the workshop failed in its objective of becoming a scholarly discussion of Ukrainian and Russian nationalisms” and that ”some of the workshop

On the Columbia Symposium

Jared McBride I had the privilege of participating in the symposium on Ukrainian and Russian nationalism held at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University this past April. The comments that follow are not a direct response to either the initial salvo

On the Columbia Symposium

Jared McBride I had the privilege of participating in the symposium on Ukrainian and Russian nationalism held at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University this past April. The comments that follow are not a direct response to either the initial salvo

The Prison on Lonts’kyi Street: Memory Dialogue or Memory Monologue?

Uilleam Blacker L’viv’s wartime history is complex, and demands sensitivity and an understanding that victimhood and guilt are not always exclusive categories. The history of the site of the prison on Lonts’kyi Street speaks to this complexity. It speaks of

The Prison on Lonts’kyi Street: Memory Dialogue or Memory Monologue?

Uilleam Blacker L’viv’s wartime history is complex, and demands sensitivity and an understanding that victimhood and guilt are not always exclusive categories. The history of the site of the prison on Lonts’kyi Street speaks to this complexity. It speaks of

The 2012 Holodomor Anniversary

David Marples November 24 is the commemorative date for the famine in Ukraine, which devastated its agricultural regions in 1932-33. For some time now it has been known as the Holodomor (death by hunger) and referred to as a Genocide

The 2012 Holodomor Anniversary

David Marples November 24 is the commemorative date for the famine in Ukraine, which devastated its agricultural regions in 1932-33. For some time now it has been known as the Holodomor (death by hunger) and referred to as a Genocide

Myths of National Consolidation, the Holodomor, and the Holocaust: A Response to Roman Serbyn

John-Paul Himka First off, I would like to thank Roman Serbyn for his critique of my positions as enunciated in my text “Interventions” in its abridged version. I am glad to see the arguments of the other side presented in

Myths of National Consolidation, the Holodomor, and the Holocaust: A Response to Roman Serbyn

John-Paul Himka First off, I would like to thank Roman Serbyn for his critique of my positions as enunciated in my text “Interventions” in its abridged version. I am glad to see the arguments of the other side presented in

The V-Day Spectacle and Beyond

Mykola Riabchuk “Show,” “spectacle,” “theater,” and “performance” seem to be the most popular metaphors employed by Ukrainian observers to describe the May 9 clashes in L’viv between local nationalists and Russian barnstormers who came with red flags from Odesa and

The V-Day Spectacle and Beyond

Mykola Riabchuk “Show,” “spectacle,” “theater,” and “performance” seem to be the most popular metaphors employed by Ukrainian observers to describe the May 9 clashes in L’viv between local nationalists and Russian barnstormers who came with red flags from Odesa and

Does Ukraine Have a Future?

David Marples Ukraine is currently undergoing a crisis, according to several of its leading intellectuals. It is not an economic quandary, but rather one of self-perception and future path. Six years after the Orange Revolution had appeared to put an

Does Ukraine Have a Future?

David Marples Ukraine is currently undergoing a crisis, according to several of its leading intellectuals. It is not an economic quandary, but rather one of self-perception and future path. Six years after the Orange Revolution had appeared to put an

WE PROTEST AGAINST THE HARASSMENT OF A HISTORIAN BY THE UKRAINIAN SECRET SERVICE, OR SBU

On 9 September 2010 the SBU detained the historian Ruslan Zabilyi and confiscated his research material. Now the SBU is seeking to launch a criminal case against him. Whether we share Ruslan Zabilyi’s views or not, we consider it absolutely

WE PROTEST AGAINST THE HARASSMENT OF A HISTORIAN BY THE UKRAINIAN SECRET SERVICE, OR SBU

On 9 September 2010 the SBU detained the historian Ruslan Zabilyi and confiscated his research material. Now the SBU is seeking to launch a criminal case against him. Whether we share Ruslan Zabilyi’s views or not, we consider it absolutely

Russian Duma’s Discussion of Second World War Revisionism in the Near Abroad States

By Ilya Khineiko In Russia as well in other post-Soviet states, history, particularly the history of the Second World War, is not merely a matter of academic debate. Politicians from the highest echelons of power often find it instrumental to

Russian Duma’s Discussion of Second World War Revisionism in the Near Abroad States

By Ilya Khineiko In Russia as well in other post-Soviet states, history, particularly the history of the Second World War, is not merely a matter of academic debate. Politicians from the highest echelons of power often find it instrumental to