Monash University conducts teaching and research in Ukrainian language, literature, history and culture within the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics.
The Ukrainian Studies program introduces students to the second largest Slavic country, its language, culture and history. Since its emergence as an independent country in 1991 Ukraine has turned into a place attractive to foreign observers, investors, policymakers, tourists and academics.
Undergraduate programs are available for students with little or no previous knowledge of Ukrainian, as well as students already competent in Ukrainian. Students may take Honours in Ukrainian Studies. A Diploma in Languages (Ukrainian) is also available.
The Ukrainian Studies program offers its students opportunities for studying abroad. There is an exchange agreement with Lviv National University in Ukraine allowing Monash students to do part of their studies there.
Ukrainian Studies staff supervise Ph.D. and Masters candidates on topics in Ukrainian Studies. Research and publication in Ukrainian Studies focus on contemporary and modern Ukrainian literature and culture and 19th and 20th century Ukrainian history.
Monash Ukrainian Studies staff co-operate with the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and several Ukrainian universities, as well as international and national associations for Ukrainian Studies and Slavic Studies.
Ukrainian Studies at Monash University have strong links with Ukrainian community organisations and are supported by the Ukrainian Studies Support Fund of the Association of Ukrainians in Victoria as well as the Foundation of Ukrainian Studies in Australia, which contributed generously to the establishment of the Foundation of Ukrainian Studies in Australia Lectureship at Monash University.
- 2014 marks the bicentenary of the birth of the poet and painter Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861), celebrated as the central figure in the shaping of modern Ukraine’s national identity. On 18 September 2014, as part of the celebration of this anniversary, Professor Giovanna Brogi Bercoff of the University of Milan, Italy, will deliver Monash University’s 2014 Louis ... Read more
- Since early 2014, several events at Monash University and at other universities with the involvement of Monash staff and visitors to Monash have sought to clarify the situation in Ukraine on the eve of, and after, the fall of the Yanukovych regime. The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on 18 July focussed unprecedented international attention ... Read more
- The Ukrainian Studies Foundation in Australia Ltd. has granted a sum of $52,000 in 2014 to support the research project “A New History of Modern Ukrainian Literature,” based in the Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies. The grant is the second in a series of three requested over 2013-15. Support commenced in 2013 with an ... Read more
- On 25 June 2014 Victor and Maria Rudewych, sponsors of many community and educational initiatives, announced their donation of $1.52 million to the Ukrainian Studies Support Fund (USSF) of the Association of Ukrainians in Victoria. The USSF is the granting body from which the Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies at Monash University has received ... Read more
- On 19 February the Monash European and EU Centre and the Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies hosted a Round Table titled “What Future for Ukraine.” Attended by an audience of 100, the event was recorded by ABC Radio National for broadcast and podcast on the “Big Ideas” program and will go to air on ... Read more
- The Monash Rudewych Year 12 Ukrainian Language Scholarships received significant new funding for 2014 when Victor and Maria Rudewych boosted their funding for the Scholarships from $20,000 in 2013 to $32,000 in 2014. The Scholarships were first offered in 2008, when Victor and Maria Rudewych, who also sponsor many other educational and youth initiatives, resolved to ... Read more
- Higher education students anywhere in Australia are able to enroll in Monash University’s Ukrainian Studies course. Students have a video link enabling them to participate in classes in real time. Online teaching is available for Ukrainian intermediate units in first and second semester. These units are for students with some previous knowledge of Ukrainian, especially ... Read more
- On Sunday 15 December 2013 Professor Marko Pavlyshyn, director of the Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies at Monash University, and Dr Natalie Doyle, deputy director of the Monash European and EU Centre addressed a rally organised by the Association of Ukrainians in Victoria in support of the EuroMaidans in Ukraine. Since 21 November demonstrations in ... Read more
- At the Monash graduation ceremony held on 10 October 2013 Stephanie Prociw-Charalambous was admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (First Class) in Ukrainian Studies and History. Stephanie began learning Ukrainian at the introductory level in 2009. Then a student at the University of Melbourne, she took Ukrainian by cross-institutional enrolment for three ... Read more
- The Scholarships were established in 2008 by the Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies in the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, Monash University, with funds generously donated by Mr Victor Rudewych and Mrs Maria Rudewych through their company, the Mimivic Group. The Scholarships aim to encourage students in Australia to enrol in Ukrainian language programs ... Read more
- For three Saturdays commencing on 31 August 2013, Professor Marko Pavlyshyn was a guest teacher at the Lesia Ukrainka Ukrainian Community School in Noble Park. Invited by Ms Orysia Stefyn, principal of the School and an alumna of Monash Ukrainian Studies (she was a member of the very first cohort of students when the program opened ... Read more
- David Priest and Aidan Malec, students of Ukrainian intermediate, took part in the Ukrainian Language and Culture Summer School at Lviv’s Ukrainian Catholic University in July this year. The School offers intensive programs over a three-week period, including daily face-to-face tuition, to students at five different competence levels. Cultural excursions around the historical city of Lviv ... Read more
- On 1 June 2013 the Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies at Monash University in collaboration with the Ukrainian Education Council of Australia conducted the Australian sector of the online Petro Jacyk International Ukrainian Language Competition. Sixteen prizes, each of $200, were awarded. In the list below, where two student’s names appear under one age group, ... Read more
- Australia-wide Competition 2014 Міжнародний конкурс з української мови ім. Петра Яцика в Австралії 2014 р. As a result of the AvtoMaidan (car convoy) to Canberra and National Rally to be held on 24-25 May, the Jacyk competition in Australia for 2014 has been postponed. http://ozeukes.com/events/ national-events/call-to- action-a-national-rally/ Further details regarding new date and time will be provided as soon ... Read more
- On 15-16 February 2013 the conference “Ukraine: Language, Culture, Identity” took place at Monash University. The conference was held under the joint auspices of the Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies at Monash University, the Ukrainian Studies Association of Australia and the Shevchenko Scientific Society in Australia. The conference attracted largest contingent of international Ukrainian Studies ... Read more
- On 15-18 November 2012 Director of the Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies Professor Marko Pavlyshyn participated in the 44th Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies in New Orleans, USA. The ASEES convention is one of the largest gatherings of scholars specialising in Slavic Studies, including Ukrainian Studies. Professor Pavlyshyn ... Read more
- Myrna Kostash, the noted Canadian non-fiction author of Ukrainian background, met informally with Monash Ukrainian Studies people during her visit to Australia this November. Ms Kostash is the author, among other books, of Prodigal Daughter: A Journey to Byzantium (2010), The Next Canada (2000) and, of special interest to adepts of Ukrainian Studies, Bloodlines: A Journey ... Read more
- On 15-16 February 2013 the conference “Ukraine: Language, Culture, Identity” will be held at Monash. Details, including forms for offers of papers and registration, are here. Read more