The Development of Ukrainian Studies in the USA and Canada (1970s-1980s)


  • Iryna Krasnodemska


The article deals with the activities of Ukrainian studies centres and scholars in Canada and the United States of America during the 1970s-1980s. The author analyses organizational and research work of these centres, examines their staff training programs, research papers, conferences, seminars, etc. The author identifies two main directions of HURI scholars regarding Ukrainian studies. The first one is focused on the assimilation processes among Ukrainian immigrants that live in Canada and the US. The second direction is devoted to the study of ethnonational processes on the territories of Eastern Europe and the CIS. The main attention is paid to the analysis of the national identity and national character features.