Indiana University is deeply committed to the study of the language, history, politics, and culture of Ukraine and the Ukrainian diaspora. Ukrainian studies is taught in IU’s Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures with support from the Russian and East European Institute (REEI), a U.S. Department of Education funded Title VI National Resource Center. The program offers a concentration of East European studies specialists, instruction in Ukrainian language, and library resources sufficient to support advanced research in Ukrainian studies.
Indiana University’s Ukrainian collection is among the top five at university libraries in the United States. The overall figure for the Ukrainian collection is unknown, since it has been traditionally counted with the other Soviet materials. However, it has been determined that altogether I.U. has 16,800 volumes in Ukrainian. REEI has area related films and other materials for loan.
IU also regularly sends students to the multiple summer programs in L’viv, Ukraine organized by the University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies.
Guest lecturers in the area of Ukraine include prominent scholars, writers, and political figures. Ukrainian coffee hour convenes every week at a local cafe for students of the language to practice conversation with native speakers. The Ukrainian coffee hour is sponsored by the Ukrainian Studies Organization and IU offers Ukrainian language instruction during the academic year. For more information on upcoming language and content classes, see the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures for academic year opportunities and the Language Workshop for summer opportunities.