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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.
Empire, Colonialism, and Famine in Comparative Historical Perspective – International Symposium | Kyiv, Ukraine | 5 – 7 June 2017
International specialists on imperial, colonial, and famine studies gathered in Kyiv on 5-7 June 2017 to attend the symposium Empire, Colonialism, and Famine in Comparative Historical Perspective. The symposium was a follow-up conference to an event by the same name held in Toronto in October 2016.
Ten early-career scholars were awarded travel grants by the Holodomor Research and Education
Consortium (HREC) to attend the conference Empire, Colonialism, and Famine in Comparative Historical
Perspective, held in Kyiv on 5-7 June 2017.
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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