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November 2017

Petrikyvka Painting Demonstration

November 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Florence and James Peacock Atrium, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Local Ukrainian artist, Olena Zintchouk, will give a painting demonstration in Petrykivka, a traditional Ukrainian style of painting. Zintchouk’s paintings are featured in the ‘Image of Ukraine: Exploring Ukrainian Culture through Embroidery and Painting‘ exhibition, currently on display at the FedEx Global Education Center through December 8, 2017. Olena Zintchouk. Photo by Myra Jo ’17. Along with Petrykivka, the exhibition highlights vyshyvka (Ukrainian embroidery) and includes interviews with the Ukrainian community in North Carolina to illustrate how well-known forms of…

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Ukrainian Folk Singing Workshop

November 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This fun and interactive workshop will introduce the participants to the regional differences of Ukrainian vocal folk music and offer singing practice of different genres (lyrical songs, ritual songs, Christmas carols) in a 3-part range. The event will culminate in a group performance. The workshop will be led by Iryna Voloshyna (Folklore Studies, UNC) and her colleagues Brian Dolphin and Vaiva Aglinska, both members of the New York-based ensemble Ukrainian Village Voices (UVV). This event is free and open to…

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Ukrainian Folk Music Performance

November 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Florence and James Peacock Atrium, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Iryna Voloshyna. Photo by Donn Young Join us for a special performance of vocal music from different ethnographic regions and time periods in the history of Ukraine. Iryna Voloshyna, graduate student in the UNC Department of American Studies’ folklore program and a member of the Ukrainian Association of North Carolina, will be joined by Brian Dolphin and Vaiva Aglinskas from the New York-based ensemble Ukrainian Village Voices (UVV). This event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available after 5 p.m.…

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April 2018

Carolina Seminar • Politics of History in the 1980s – 2000s (the ‘New Europe’ and Ukraine)

April 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This presentation will offer an overview of ideas in Dr. Georgiy Kasianov's most recently completed research project on misuse of history and 'historical memory' in ideological debates in East Europe. Dr. Kasianov will also introduce his current work in progress "Image of the Other: the Past and the Present (Ukraine, Poland, Russia)." The paper can be accessed here. Georgiy Kasianov (Visiting Fulbright Scholar) is the chair of the Department of Contemporary History and Politics at the Institute of History of Ukraine (Kyiv) and a professor at…

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October 2018

Conference • New Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Holodomor

October 5, 2018 - October 7, 2018
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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In collaboration with the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, the Ukrainian Association of North Carolina, and with support from the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium and the Ukrainian Studies Fund, the UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies is hosting an international scholarly conference in commemoration of the 85th anniversary of the 1932-33 Holodomor in Ukraine. The conference will spotlight new interdisciplinary research on the Holodomor within the context of other man-made famines. Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer-Prize winning historian and author…

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April 2019

Ukrainian Language Table

April 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Interested in learning Ukrainian? Join us for our first Ukrainian Language Table led by Valentina Bridges, CSEEES Volunteer.   Open to novices; speakers of other Slavic languages are especially encouraged to attend. The seating is limited and RSVP is required. Please register for the event at this link.   Free event parking is available after 5 PM at the GEC/McCauley parking deck underneath the FedEx Global Education Center (entrance on Pharmacy Lane). For more nearby parking options, please see here.

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Ukrainian Language Table

April 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Interested in learning Ukrainian? Join us for a Ukrainian Language Table led by Valentina Bridges, CSEEES Volunteer. Open to novices; speakers of other Slavic languages are especially encouraged to attend.   Free event parking is available after 5 PM at the GEC/McCauley parking deck underneath the FedEx Global Education Center (entrance on Pharmacy Lane). For more nearby parking options, please see here.

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Socially Mediated Visibility and Augmented Witnessing in Ukraine’s Euromaidan Protest

April 12, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Ukraine's Euromaidan protest in 2013-2014 was a spectacular event that attracted significant media and public attention, due in no small part to the extensive use of social media by protesters. In this talk, based on ethnographic research conducted during and after the protest, Dr. Tanya Lokot will focus on how the protest's visibility and the witnessing practices of its participants were mediated by networked technologies such as Facebook and Twitter. Crucially, socially mediated witnessing of protests like Euromaidan provided for a "bottom-up" making…

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Ukrainian Language Table

April 17, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Interested in learning Ukrainian? Join us for a Ukrainian Language Table led by Valentina Bridges, CSEEES Volunteer. Open to novices; speakers of other Slavic languages are especially encouraged to attend.   Free event parking is available after 5 PM at the GEC/McCauley parking deck underneath the FedEx Global Education Center (entrance on Pharmacy Lane). For more nearby parking options, please see here.

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Ukrainian Language Table

April 24, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Interested in learning Ukrainian? Join us for a  Ukrainian Language Table led by Valentina Bridges, CSEEES Volunteer. Open to novices; speakers of other Slavic languages are especially encouraged to attend. Free event parking is available after 5 PM at the GEC/McCauley parking deck underneath the FedEx Global Education Center (entrance on Pharmacy Lane). For more nearby parking options, please see here.

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