The Carpatho-Rusyn Research Center is pleased to invite you to the 2020 Summer Seminars, presented by the John and Helen Timo Foundation. This exciting series features interactive presentations with some of the most prominent Carpatho-Rusyn American scholars working today.
The six seminars are thematically split into two groups:
- Great Carpatho-Rusyn Americans
- Being Carpatho-Rusyn American
The Summer Seminars will take place throughout June, July, and August 2020. These are all live events that will include the opportunity to ask questions to the presenters.
The seminars are free to attend, but registration and a free Zoom account are required. Please share this information with anyone you think may be interested: this is a great opportunity to engage with your friends and family and share Carpatho-Rusyn history and culture!
How to register
Individual registration is required for each presentation by clicking the link following each description. If you want to attend only one seminar, you can register for just one, but we sincerely hope you’ll join us for all of them!
Upon successful registration, you will receive an email with a link unique to you to join the webinar at the designated time.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 – 1PM ET
A conversation with Professor Paul Robert Magocsi (University of Toronto) about his new biography of the Carpatho-Rusyn American politician Gregory Zhatkovych. Moderated by Professor Nick Kupensky (United States Air Force Academy). Watch here.
Thursday, July 2, 2020 – 3PM ET
A lecture and discussion by Professor Nick Kupensky (United States Air Force Academy) about the Carpatho-Rusyn American writer Emil Kubek. Moderated by Maria Silvestri (Timo Foundation). Watch here.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 – 7PM ET
A lecture and discussion by Professor Elaine Rusinko (University of Maryland — Baltimore County) about the Carpatho-Rusyn American artists Andy Warhol and Julia Warhola. Moderated by Maria Silvestri (Timo Foundation). Watch here.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 – 1PM ET
A lecture and discussion by Professor Pat Krafcik (The Evergreen State College) about the Carpatho-Rusyn children’s book “In the Seventy-Seventh Kingdom”: Carpatho-Rusyn Folktales.” Moderated by Professor Nick Kupensky (United States Air Force Academy). Watch here.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 – 10am ET
A roundtable discussion with Michael Bolds, Ifetayo Bolds-Jacob, Bethany Sromoski, and Maria Silvestri about growing up as a Carpatho-Rusyn American. Moderated by Professor Nick Kupensky (United States Air Force Academy). Watch here.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 – 11am ET
A conversation with Bogdan Horbal (New York Public Library) about his professional successes as a Lemko Rusyn in the United States. Moderated by Professor Nick Kupensky (United States Air Force Academy). Watch here.