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Through Foreign Latitudes and Unknown Tomorrows: 300 Years of Ukrainian Émigré Political Culture

Tue, Oct. 12, 2010 to Fri, Jan. 14, 2011

Book cover for Ukranian exhibition

The year 2010 held special significance for Ukrainian studies worldwide and for here at the University. It marked the 300th anniversary of the Constitution of Bendery - the first constitutional document in Ukrainian history, which was adopted in 1710 by émigré followers of Hetman Ivan Mazepa. The year also is the 30th anniversary of the appointment of the first Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto, and 22 October marks the date when the inaugural lecture of the Chair was delivered. Emigres from the territory of present-day Ukraine have made important contributions to Ukrainian political thought and national consciousness for the past three hundred years. The exhibition, curated by Ksenya Kiebuzinski, Head, Petro Jacyk Central and East European Resource Centre, drew upon the Fisher Library's collections of Ucrainica - books, maps, documents, photographs, etc. - to situate Ukraine, to illustrate the diversity of its peoples, and to show the depth of Ukrainian political activity abroad.

ISBN 978-0-7727-6083-8, 104 pages, $20.00 | Ref. #7056