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Focus on Ukrainian topics at annual conference in Illinois


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The 23rd annual Conference on Ukrainian Subjects will be held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on June 16-19. The conference is organized by the Ukrainian Research Program at the University of Illinois and is held within the framework of the Summer Research Laboratory on Russia and Eastern Europe.

This year's conference proceedings will be dedicated to the 130th anniversary of the Shevchenko Scientific Society, and the 100th anniversary of Dmytro Chyzhevsky's birth. The main topic of the conference will be "Contemporary Ukraine and Its Diaspora as Seen by Scholars in Ukraine and Abroad." The particular topics will include:

Special sessions will be devoted to the 130th anniversary of the Shevchenko Scientific Society, Dmytro Chyzhevsky's 100th anniversary and the newest wave of Ukrainian émigrés.

Suggested topics for roundtable discussions include recent changes in the Constitution of Ukraine and the presidential election; and Ukrainian studies textbooks used in North America.

The official languages of the conference are English and Ukrainian. The conference is open to the public.

Dmytro Shtohryn is chairperson of the Ukrainian Research Program at the University of Illinois; Assya Humesky is chairperson of the Organizing Committee of the Conference on Ukrainian Subjects.

For more information readers may contact Prof. Shtohryn at (217) 356-9195 or shtohryn@uiuc.edu.


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Copyright © The Ukrainian Weekly, May 2, 2004, No. 18, Vol. LXXII


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