Holodomor Research and Education Consortium


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2018 HREC Research Grants Competition

Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2018 The Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC) announces its 2018 Research Grants Competition. Applications will be considered that focus on Holodomor research, publishing of research results, preservation of materials,... read more

Conquest Prize for Contribution to Holodomor Studies

The Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC), a project of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, is pleased to announce the establishment of the Conquest Prize for Contribution to Holodomor Studies. The $2,500 CAD prize will be... read more



Contextualizing the Holodomor: The Impact of Thirty Years of Ukrainian Famine Studies

Andrij Makuch, Frank Sysyn

It was in the 1980s that the Famine of 1932–1933 in Ukraine became the subject of serious academic study. The publication of Robert Conquest’s ground-breaking The Harvest of Sorrow in 1986 in particular focused attention on what has come to be known as the Holodomor. The pace of research accelerated in the wake of the disintegration of the Soviet Union, when archives that had been off limits became accessible. Issues that had once raised controversy such as whether the Ukrainian borders had been closed were…

The Holodomor Reader: A Sourcebook on the Famine of 1932–33 in Ukraine

Alexander J. Motyl, Bohdan Klid

The Holodomor Reader is a wide-ranging collection of key texts and source materials, many of which have never before appeared in English, on the genocidal famine (Holodomor) of 1932–33 in Soviet Ukraine. The subject is introduced in an extensive interpretive essay, and the material is presented in six sections: scholarship; legal assessments, findings, and resolutions; eyewitness accounts and memoirs; survivor testimonies, memoirs, diaries, and letters; Soviet, Ukrainian, British, German, Italian, and Polish documents; and works of…

Communism and Hunger: The Ukrainian, Chinese, Kazakh, and Soviet Famines in Comparative Perspective

Frank Sysyn, Andrea Graziosi

In this volume, leading specialists examine the affinities and differences between the pan-Soviet famine of 1931–1933, theUkrainian Holodomor, the Kazakh great hunger, and the famine in China in1959–1961. The contributors presented papers at a conference organized by the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium in 2014.The first three articles deal with famine within a single state or Soviet republic and the remaining three offer comparative perspectives. Nicholas Werth examines the dynamics of the economicsand politics that…