News and Announcements
HREC Announces the First Recipient of the Robert Conquest Prize for Contribution to Holodomor Studies: Dr. Lucien BiancoThe Holodomor Research and Education Consortium has initiated the “Conquest Prize for Contribution to Holodomor Studies” to award an author of an outstanding article published in English that contributes to a fuller understanding of the Famine in Ukraine of 1932-33.... read more
NEW JULY 16 DEADLINE ANNOUNCED: The Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC) and the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies announce the availability of stipends to support attendance by early career scholars at the conference Genocide in Twentieth-Century History: The Power and the Problems of an Interpretive, Ethical-Political, and Legal Concept, to be held at the University of Toronto October 19-20, 2018.read more
Dylynsky Memorial Lecture: Marci Shore presents The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution
Thursday, April 19th, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.
Room 100A | Jackman Humanities Institute
170 St. George Streetread more
NOW AVAILABLE – Holodomor in Ukraine, the Genocidal Famine 1932-1933: Learning Materials for Teachers and Students
Valentina Kuryliw, HREC Director of Education, developed this first-of-its-kind resource for use in a range of courses and grade levels, employing a multidisciplinary approach to integrating the teaching of the Holodomor in social studies, media and religious studies, social justice, the literary and visual arts, history, and genocide. Learn More
Four texts by or about Olgerd Bochkovsky, from the publication Olgerd Ipolyt Bochkovsky: Vybrani pratsi ta dokumenty, Tom 1 (Kyiv: Ukraina Moderna and Dukh I Litera, 2018)].
Oleh Wolowyna: Measuring Mortality in the Holodomor
Prize: Holodomor Lesson Plan Development, marking the 85th anniversary of the Ukrainian genocide known as the Holodomor. This event was denied, covered up, ignored and not taught for many decades. Today it is included in curricula on human rights, genocide and social justice across Canada. The prize is intended to foster the development of innovative, creative and interactive lessons for grades K-12 that develop critical thinking skills while addressing the topic of the Holodomor. Individual prizes will vary up to but not exceeding $1,000.00 CDN and will be awarded per grade level based on the quality of submissions.
by The Ukrainian Weekly
Contextualizing the Holodomor: The Impact of Thirty Years of Ukrainian Famine Studies
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…
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The Holodomor Reader: A Sourcebook on the Famine of 1932–33 in Ukraine
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…
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Communism and Hunger: The Ukrainian, Chinese, Kazakh, and Soviet Famines in Comparative Perspective
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…
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