UWC academic conference on the 200th anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko to be held in New York 24 October 2014

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October 17,2014 119

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) academic conference titled “Father Taras and the Ukrainian Weltanschauung” marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko will take place on 24 October 2014 at the Ukrainian Museum in New York, U.S.A. and will be part of a series of initiatives commemorating Taras Shevchenko.


The conference will focus on the influence of Taras Shevchenko on the Ukrainian language and literature, national and social thought in Ukraine and beyond its borders, and his relevance to contemporary Ukraine and its future.


Participating in the conference, part of the Zenowia & George Jurkiw Ukrainian Historical Encounters Series, will be leading scholars, socio-political activists and the Ukrainian community. The working languages of the conference will be Ukrainian and English.


The conference coordinator is Dr. Walter Zaryckyj, Chair of the UWC International Scholarly Council and member of the UWC International Committee for the Commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Taras Shevchenko.


The conference program is available on the UWC web site. 

Contact information:

Dr. Walter Zaryckyj

Chair, UWC International Scholarly Council

Tel: +1 917 476 1221

[email protected]


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