Krytyka invites scholars and experts to add their voice to the discussion of the so-called “anti-communist” laws (also known as “decommunization laws”) that were...

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Volodymyr Kravchenko. Kharkov/Kharkiv: The Borderland Capital

Vladyslav Yatsenko ・ March 2014
Vilnius: European Humanities University , 2010.
In this elucidation of the history of Slobozhanshchyna (Slobidska Ukraine) and Kharkiv, Volodymyr Kravchenko offers Ukrainian historians new perspectives on regional history writing. The book is comparative and employs the notions of borderland and the great frontier, as well as regional and national identity, with methodologies from urban studies and cultural geography, backed by substantial theoretical explanations. Many of its passages are inherently controversial, however this is likely what makes the monograph such a compelling read, bound to attract public interest and discussion.
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George G. Grabowicz’s advancement to the 2nd round of the competition for the Taras Shevchenko Award provoked a series of attacks on the scholar’s persona and...

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During the last 30-40 years, the concept of the public intellectual has become the subject of a heated debate in Western Europe and North America. Revived...

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Here everyone knows about rampant plagiarism, even in the books and dissertations of very high-ranking government officials, but whose career did it ruin, or...

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