The Sippican Historical Society and Elizabeth Taber Library will join together on Thursday, May 7 to co-sponsor Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity: Its History, Progress & Future, a lecture by Myron O. Stachiw. A glance at the TV news or any newspaper will quickly reveal that the past decade in Ukraine has witnessed a series of social and political upheavals – so much so that a half-second internet search including the terms ‘Ukraine’ and ‘upheaval’ will actually garner almost 400,000 results. This timely lecture will explore the long social and cultural history of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia; the nature of the Orange Revolution and the Revolution of Dignity; and the possible future outcomes of the current, frozen conflict facing Ukraine and the world.
Speaker Myron Stachiw is an educator, historian, archaeologist, and architectural historian. Currently a visiting lecturer at UMass Amherst, he is also engaged as an historical consultant to museums and historical agencies, as well as to state and local preservation organizations and agencies. He recently completed a project as guest associate curator with the Ukrainian Museum in New York City. Mr. Stachiw lived in Ukraine from 2004 – 2012, first as a recipient of a Fulbright Scholar Award (2004-2006) and then as the director of the Fulbright Program in Ukraine. The latter position required close collaboration with the Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, and close and frequent interactions with institutions of higher education in Ukraine, the Ukrainian government, and Ministry of Education and Science in Ukraine.
The presentation, to be held at the Marion Music Hall (164 Front Street) at 7:00 pm is offered free to the public, with no reservations required. Ample parking is available across the street at Island Wharf. For more information, contact the Sippican Historical Society at 508-748-1116 or the Elizabeth Taber Library at 508-748-1252.