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Visiting Scholars

HREC established a partnership in 2017 with the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine (Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto) to host a visiting scholar in Holodomor studies annually. The HREC Visiting Scholar has access to the university’s rich library resources and to the archives of the Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre, which include unpublished eyewitness accounts and survivor interviews. HREC also facilitates meetings with colleagues in the genocide studies community.

  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • Visiting Scholar in Holodomor Studies Petro Jacyk Program, CERES, University of Toronto / HREC

    Applications are being accepted for the visiting scholars program through the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine at the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES), the University of Toronto for the 2021-2022 academic year. Successful applicants will conduct research and interact with Canadian scholars during their stay at CERES. They will also be invited to give a presentation on the topic of their research and are expected to take part in relevant scholarly events. As a rule, engagements will be scheduled during the fall and winter sessions, that is, between September and April. Each year the Petro Jacyk Program—in partnership with the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC)—may support one scholar whose research relates to the Holodomor. Successful applicants benefit from interaction with not only scholars in the University of Toronto community but also those involved in HREC projects. They have access to the archives of the Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre, where HREC is located (a ten-minute walk from CERES), including unpublished eyewitness accounts of the Holodomor, as well as the extensive Holodomor microfilm collection from the Central State Archive of Popular Organizations (Kyiv) at the University of Toronto Library.

     

    Deadline: March 15, 2021

     

    For more information, visit the Jacyk Program site here.

  • 2020 Visiting Scholar in Holodomor Studies: Dr. Andrey Shlyakhter

    2020 Visiting Scholar in Holodomor Studies: Dr. Andrey Shlyakhter

     

    Andrey Shlyakhter is a historian of the Soviet Union and its neighbours. His research explores the intersection of economic deviance, borderlands, ideology, and state power. He defended his dissertation, “Smuggler States: Poland, Latvia, Estonia, and Contraband Trade across the Soviet Frontier, 1919–1924” in October 2020 at the Department of History, University of Chicago. The dissertation forms part of his postdoctoral book project, Smuggling across the Soviet Borders: Contraband Trades, Soviet Solutions, and the Shadow Economic Origins of the Interwar Iron Curtain, 1917–1932. 

  • 2019 Visiting Scholar in Holodomor Studies: Dr. Iryna Skubii

    2019 Visiting Scholar in Holodomor Studies: Dr. Iryna Skubii

    The 2018–2019 visiting scholar was Dr. Iryna Skubii, an Associate Professor at the Petro Vasylenko Kharkiv National Technical University of Agriculture. Dr. Skubii’s research aims at broadening and rethinking our understanding of the Holodomor from a material perspective.  

    During her visit, Dr. Skubii delivered two public presentations. The first, titled “The Material World of Ukrainian Children during the Holodomor and What Saved Children’s Lives” was delivered at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto on February 26, 2019. She discussed the importance of material items and commodities in saving children’s lives, both within their families and in orphanages. Focusing on children’s consumer goods, she examined the mechanisms of distribution and allocation of consumer goods as well as the spaces and practices of consumption by children in 1932-1933.

     The second presentation, title “Consumption in Soviet Ukraine in the 1920–1930s: Between Ideology and Survival” was delivered at the Shevchenko Scientific Society of Canada  on February 8, 2019, where Dr. Skubii presented her research on material culture in Ukraine in the 1920–1930s.

  • 2017 Visiting Scholar in Holodomor Studies: Dr. Myroslava Antonovych

    2017 Visiting Scholar in Holodomor Studies: Dr. Myroslava Antonovych

    The first HREC Visiting Scholar was Dr. Myroslava Antonovych, Director of the Centre for International Human Rights, National University of Kyiv Mohyla-Academy (NaUKMA) in May 2017. Her research proposal, “The Specificity and Communality of the Holodomor in the World Context of Genocides,” is a study of the Holodomor as a crime of genocide in the context of the International Criminal Court. The study examines the Holodomor in the broader context of the Holocaust and the Armenian, Cambodian, and Rwandan genocides, as well as genocide in the former Yugoslavia and Darfur. Dr. Antonovych is a Doctor of Law (Magna Cum Laude, Ukrainian Free University, Munich), Director of the Centre for International Human Rights (in Kyiv), a former Judge ad hoc of the European Court of Human Rights, Head of International Law Department (NaUKMA), and has taught a course on Genocide Studies in the Law School of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy for five years.

    On April 19, 2017, Dr. Myroslava Antonovych delivered a lecture titled “Specificities and Commonalities of the Holodomor in the Context of Genocides in the First Half of the Twentieth Century” at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.