“We seek to raise the profile and support the pursuit of academic study related to Ukrainian Politics, Economics, History, Culture and Geography, at the University of Oxford.”
“We support both the interdisciplinary and comparative pursuit of academic study related to Ukraine.”
“We aim to build ties to other academic institutions by fostering cooperation and exchange between Oxford University-based, Ukraine-based and other European HEIs, who share the aim of supporting Ukrainian Studies.”
Oxford University Ukrainian Society (and its predominantly academic, graduate student membership) has been very active since its inception in 2004. The OUUS has focused primarily on providing quality academic events that elevate the position of Ukraine- related study. Furthermore, over the past several years Fellows and graduate students at the University of Oxford (and specifically those at St. Antony’s College) have attempted to raise financial sponsorship for Ukraine-related events and, in the future, for a Senior Research Fellow or university Lecturer in Ukrainian Studies.
To further this goal, in 2010, former President of the Oxford University Ukrainian Society and Academic Affairs Officer, Dr. Olga Onuch, with help of her colleagues, launched a ‘consortium’ of Oxford University members, (specifically Fellows, DPhil Students and Post- Doctoral Fellows) who support the aim of raising the profile of the academic study of Ukraine at the university.
The Consortium is a pre-cursor to attracting formalised future funding for a Fellow/Lecturer in Ukrainian Studies as well as the institutionalisation of academic exchanges between University of Oxford and Ukrainian HEIs. The Consortium provides a framework and foundation for future projects and help us gain attention and momentum to aid in fundraising for Ukrainian Studies at Oxford.
The Consortium is an academic and not a student organisation, but was co-organised by Oxford University Members (initially Dr. Olga Onuch and Ms. Nadiya Kravets – although all DPhil Students with an interest are welcome to join). The consortium consists of a Coordinating Committee of academics representing varying disciplines (Art and Cultural Studies, Literary and Language Studies, Economics, Political Science, IR, History, Sociology, among others).
The Consortium’s Coordinating Committee members organize 1-2 stand-alone events per annum and co-sponsor (at first via academic/expert and administrative support) events that are Ukraine-centered or address particular aspects related to Ukrainian studies.
The Consortium operates on a democratic principle and all involved are able to take part in setting the future agenda, mission and fundraising.
The coordinating committee consists of current members of the university, but we also propose have honorary participants who either are former members of the university or have been very supportive and cooperative of the OUUS and Ukraine-related academic activities.
Dr. Alex Pravda
Dr. Carol Leonard
Dr. Christopher Davis
Dr. Gwendolyn Sasse
Prof. Kalypso Nicolaidis
Dr. Jan Fellerer
Dr. Paul Chaisty
Prof. Robert Service
Prof. Zbigniew Pelczynski
Dr. Galina Miazhevich
Dr. Olga Onuch
Dr. Robert Pyrah
Ms. Eleonora Suhoviy
Dr. Nadiya Kravets
Ms. Nastya Bezverkha
Ms. Anzhela Yevgenyeva
Mr. Oleg Akhtyrskyi
Dr. Roman Zaviyskyy
Ms. Dzvinka Kachur
Dr. Kataryna Wolczuk
Prof. Marta Dyczok
Dr. Andrew Wilson
Dr. Sarah Whitmore
Prof. Tamara Martsyniuk
Prof. Timothy Snyder
Dr. Vlad Mykhnenko
Ms. Olesya Khromeychuk
If you are interested in taking part in the Consortium, contact Olga Onuch at email@example.com.
Ukrainian TV-channel 1+1, in cooperation with the OUUS, filmed a news episode on the life of Margaret Thatcher in Oxford. It was broadcasted on 14 April 2013 in the news program TSN. The text and video are available online at the TSN website (Ukr).
Baroness Thatcher, one of the most prominent prime-ministers in UK history, studied chemistry at Somerville college in Oxford in 1943−1947.
We are delighted to annouce that photos from the talk by Lord Risby are available online: