Professor em. of Ukrainian History, Harvard University; Professor em. of History, University of Michigan; foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences in Kiev, Ukraine
Sheptyts’kyi Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
(May – June 2017)
Poland and the Polish Question in Ukrainian-Russian Relations before 1914
While scholars have written on Ukrainian-Russian, Ukrainian-Polish, and Polish-Russian relations as distinct themes, this project treats them as interconnected elements of a broader, tri-national process. Thus, for example, it considers how events on the Polish-Russian “frontier” within the Russian Empire affected Polish views of Ukraine and how Ukrainians evaluated these same events. By taking this “triangular” approach, what initially appear to be surprising constellations of shifting affinities and antagonisms become much more comprehensible.