The Carpatho-Rusyn Research Center is pleased to invite you to the 2021 Summer Seminars, presented by the John and Helen Timo Foundation. This year’s exciting series features interactive presentations sharing new work in Carpatho-Rusyn Studies, and important discussions about what it means to be Carpatho-Rusyn today.
The Summer Seminars will take place the week of July 12, 2021, from Monday to Friday, at noon ET every day. These are all live events that will include the opportunity to ask questions to the presenters. All of the presentations will also be recorded and shared later on YouTube.
The seminars are free to attend, but registration is 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 the Carpatho-Rusyns Were Taught to Think Like White People: A Conversation with Dr. Robert Zecker
Monday, July 12, 2021 – noon ET: Drawing upon his monographs Race and America’s Immigrant Press: How the Slovaks were Taught to Think Like White People (2013) and “A Road to Peace and Freedom”: The International Workers Order and the Struggle for Economic Justice and Civil Rights, 1930-1954 (2018), Professor Robert Zecker (Saint Francis Xavier University) will speak about how Carpatho-Rusyns in North America in the early 20th century understood concepts of race, class, and ethnicity.
Stefan M. Pugh’s Вітаєме! Welcome! A Textbook of Rusyn: A Conversation with Dr. E. Wayles Browne
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 – noon ET: The renowned linguist E. Wayles Browne (Cornell University) will speak about how he came to study the Rusyn language and his role in helping finish Stefan M. Pugh’s Вітаєме! Welcome!: A Textbook of Rusyn (2021), the first Rusyn textbook designed specifically for a North American university curriculum.
The Poetics and Politics of Andrii Karabelesh: A Lecture by Dr. Nick Kupensky
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 – noon ET: The vice president of the Carpatho-Rusyn Research Center will speak about the life and legacy of the Carpatho-Rusyn modernist writer Andrii Karabelesh (1906-1964), the bard of Subcarpathian Rus’ during the interwar period, a survivor of the Nazi concentration camps, and target of ideological attacks in Communist Czechoslovakia.
Young Carpatho-Rusyn Professionals in America: A Roundtable with Alexandra Benc, Johna Cook, and Izzy Fernando
Thursday, July 15, 2021 – noon ET: Three young Rusyn professionals in the United States discuss how they learned about their Rusyn roots, how their Rusyn identity has shaped their college years, and how being Rusyn has influenced their professional trajectories.
Young Carpatho-Rusyn Professionals in Europe: A Roundtable with Tomaš Kalynyč, Myhal’ Lyzhechko, Peter Štefaňák, and Marta Watral
Friday, July 16, 2021 – noon ET: Four leading Rusyn activists in Europe speak about how they have contributed to Rusyn culture in their countries, how they have incorporated their Rusyn identities into their professions, and their thoughts on the state of Rusyn culture in Europe today.
You only have to register once to have access to all five events, and there is no cost to attend. We sincerely hope you’ll join us for all of them!