Les Kurbas (1887-1937)

Born in Sambir (Lviv oblast). Outstanding organizer and director of Ukrainian avant-garde theater, filmmaker, actor, and teacher. He developed his own expressionist style of intellectual theater to challenge traditional Ukrainian ethnographic and realist psychological theater repertoires….

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(Pt. 1) Jewish communities on the territory of Ukraine in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: An interview with the researcher Natalya Starchenko

What do we know about the life of Jewish communities on the territory of Ukraine in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries? How did people of different cultures and religions coexist? How did they communicate? Did…

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“Besides its presence in biblical texts, classical Hebrew appears on stelae, plaques, and even on cave walls”— Dmytro Tsolin

Our guest on the show is Dmytro Tsolin, Doctor of Philology, professor, director of the Center for Jewish Studies at the National University of Ostroh, associate professor at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, and the author…

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“It is important to re-evaluate Ukraine as a territory of freedom and patronage, a defender of minorities”— Oles Kulchynsky

We are talking about the South of Ukraine, the intersection of cultures and civilizations. Our guest on today’s show is the Orientalist and translator Oles Kulchynsky. Oles Kulchynsky: The Black Sea Lowland [Prychornomoria] is an…

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