London becomes first stop in 2018 book tour
Prof. Paul Robert Magocsi, chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto, kicked off the 2018 tour of Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-Existence with an enthusiastic presentation at London’s Ukrainian Institute on 3 May. Moderated by Dr. Brendan McGeever, Acting Associate Director of the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London, a conversation between the two scholars touched on a myriad of topics, including the history of Jews on Ukrainian lands, Ukrainian-Jewish relations both in Ukraine and in the Diasporas and stereotypes.
The London presentation was the first in a series of upcoming events sponsored by the Ukrainian Institute titled “Jews and Ukrainians: Re-Assessing the Past and Looking into the Future”. The program is supported by the UJE.
Future happenings will be available on the UJE and Ukrainian Institute, London websites.
Prof. Magocsi also spoke at Cambridge University, in Stockholm and at Södertörn University in early May. Videos from those presentations are forthcoming. He will continue the book tour in Ukraine in June and will travel to the western United States in November.
Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-Existence is co-authored by Prof. Magocsi and Dr. Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern of Northwestern University and was published with the assistance of the UJE.
Marina Pesenti, Director, Ukrainian Institute, London.
Natalia A. Feduschak, Director of Communications, Ukrainian Jewish Encounter.
Brendan McGeever, Acting Associate Director of the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London.
Paul Robert Magocsi, Chair, Ukrainian Studies, University of Toronto, co-author “Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-Existence”.
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Question and answer.
Text and photos: Natalia A. Feduschak