New Issue Published by East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies

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East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies (EWJUS) has just published its latest issue, and I would like to invite you to review the Table of Contents at

Vol. 7, no. 2, 2020 opens with a special thematic section titled “Trauma in Social and Cultural Contexts,” which features three articles that collectively and comparatively tackle the traumatic events of the Holodomor (the 1932-33 Famine in Ukraine), An Gorta Mór (the Irish Famine of 1845-52), and the 1986 Chornobyl nuclear disaster. 

Four regular articles that follow address a variety of topics: (i) a study of the Kyivan myth of the “Rus' Land” and its absence from the Bohdan Khmel'nyts'kyi-era documents, (ii) the development of Ukrainian popular science in Habsburg Galicia in 1900-14, (iii) reforms in Ukrainian higher education between 1996 and 2014 due to the adoption of the Bologna Process, and (iv) a study of the way young Ukrainians conceptualize their national community in the post-Euromaidan era. 

The issue also features a report from the field about language use in the Ukrainian town of Ripky and introduces a new section “Reflections on the Past.” The book review section at the end offers reviews of recent publications in the field of Ukrainian studies.

EWJUS is an Open Access Journal, so all visitors to the site have immediate, free access. While at our site, I encourage you to explore the books we have for review. New book reviewers are welcome!

Happy reading, 

Svitlana (Lana) Krys

Editor-in-Chief, EWJUS