Scholars in Exile: The Ukrainian Intellectual World in Interwar Czechoslovakia

By Nadia Zavorotna

© 2020

In the interwar years, émigré scholars in Czechoslovakia provided continuity and a bridge for Ukrainian scholarship from its inception at the end of the nineteenth century to the development of Ukrainian studies in the twenty-first century. These scholars forged a legacy that spread beyond Czechoslovakia. Without their work in the postwar era, the development of Ukrainian émigré scholarship would not have flourished.

Narrated from a Ukrainian perspective, Scholars in Exile concentrates on the astounding efforts by Ukrainians to establish institutions of higher learning in the unique democratic spirit of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk. The book also explores Ukrainian scholarly and professional societies, museum and archival collections, scholarly publishing, and little-known intellectual connections between Ukrainian émigré scholars and their colleagues in Czechoslovakia and various other European countries. Scholars in Exile brings to light an interesting facet of modern Ukrainian history, allowing for a better understanding of the general intellectual and institutional history of Ukraine.

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This book provides a comprehensive account of the Ukrainian émigré scholarly life in Czechoslovakia between the world wars.

Scholars in Exile: The Ukrainian Intellectual World in Interwar Czechoslovakia

By Nadia Zavorotna

© 2020

In the interwar years, émigré scholars in Czechoslovakia provided continuity and a bridge for Ukrainian scholarship from its inception at the end of the nineteenth century to the development of Ukrainian studies in the twenty-first century. These scholars forged a legacy that spread beyond Czechoslovakia. Without their work in the postwar era, the development of Ukrainian émigré scholarship would not have flourished.

Narrated from a Ukrainian perspective, Scholars in Exile concentrates on the astounding efforts by Ukrainians to establish institutions of higher learning in the unique democratic spirit of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk. The book also explores Ukrainian scholarly and professional societies, museum and archival collections, scholarly publishing, and little-known intellectual connections between Ukrainian émigré scholars and their colleagues in Czechoslovakia and various other European countries. Scholars in Exile brings to light an interesting facet of modern Ukrainian history, allowing for a better understanding of the general intellectual and institutional history of Ukraine.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 280 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.5in x 1.0in x 9.3in
  • Reviews

    "Scholars in Exile focuses on the Ukrainian academic and scholarly world, examining various Ukrainian educational institutions, as well as libraries, archives, museums, and scholarly publishing. Based on archival research, the book provides a great deal of interesting detail on the activities of émigré Ukrainians and their achievements."


    Catherine Andreyev, Department of History, University of Oxford

    "Scholars in Exile fills the vacuum created by the sparse and sporadic literature on Ukrainian institutional history in the period between World War I and II. Its specific relevance to the immigrant experience of Ukrainians living in Czechoslovakia in the interwar period is invaluable, and brings to the surface the tenor and pure resolve of immigrants intent on creating a rich and productive intellectual community outside their homeland."


    Myroslava Mudrak, Department of History of Art, The Ohio State University
  • Author Information

    Nadia Zavorotna is a research fellow at the Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto.
  • Table of contents

    Preface and Acknowledgments

    Introduction

    1. Czechoslovak Émigré Policy and Characteristics of the Ukrainian Emigration

    The Assistance Program
    Financing
    Policies Concerning Ukraine and Ukrainians
    Personalities
    Characteristics of the Ukrainian Émigré Community

    2. The Ukrainian Free University in Prague

    Establishment of the University in Vienna
    Transfer to Prague
    Goals and Structure
    Finance
    Faculty
    Students at the Ukrainian Free University and the Charles University
    Women and the University
    The Ukrainian Scholarly Conferences in Prague and Outline of Scholarly Activities

    3. The Ukrainian Economic Academy in Poděbrady

    Establishment
    Goals
    Structure and Study Programs
    Finance
    Faculty
    Students
    Scholarly Activities
    Outreach
    Reorganization of the Academy

    4. The Ukrainian Higher Pedagogical Institute

    Establishment
    Structure and Study Programs
    Goals
    Finance
    Faculty
    Students
    Scholarly Activities
    The Ukrainian Gymnasium in Czechoslovakia and Other Organizations

    5. The Ukrainian School of Plastic Arts in Prague

    Establishment and Structure
    Goals
    Finance
    Faculty
    Students
    Exhibitions

    6. Ukrainian Scholarly and Professional Societies and Organizations

    The Ukrainian Academic Committee
    The Ukrainian Historical-Philological Society
    Scholarly Meetings
    Publications
    The Ukrainian Bibliophile Society
    The Ukrainian Law Society
    The Union of Ukrainian Doctors in Czechoslovakia
    Other Organizations and Groups

    7. Libraries, Archives, and Museums

    The Slavonic Library
    The Ukrainian Free University Library
    The Ukrainian Economic Academy Library
    The Ukrainian Higher Pedagogical Institute Library
    The Museum of the Struggle for the Liberation of Ukraine
    The Ukrainian National Museum and Archive
    The Ukrainian Historical Institute

    8. Ukrainian-Language Scholarly Publishing in Czechoslovakia

    Overview
    The Ukrainian Civic Publishing Fund
    The Ukrainian Free University’s Publishing Activities
    The Ukrainian Economic Academy’s Publishing Activities
    The Ukrainian Publishing Society Siiach
    “The Czech–Ukrainian Book” Publishing House
    The Tyshchenko Publishing House

    9. The Ukrainian Scholarly Community and the Outside World

    Collaboration with the Committee on Intellectual Cooperation at the League of Nations
    Prague as the Centre of Slavic Scholarship and Cooperation between Czech and Ukrainian Scholars
    Contact with the Ukrainian Scholarly Worlds in Galicia and Soviet Ukraine
    Participation in Conferences
    Contributions to Encyclopedias
    Émigré Scholarly Publications Elsewhere

    Conclusions

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