A History of HURI Publications: Publishing in Ukrainian studies began at Harvard in 1968, with the inception of the Harvard Series in Ukrainian Studies. With the founding of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard, this publishing program was broadened to include the journal Harvard Ukrainian Studies, and a more diverse monograph publishing program. In recognition of the Millennium of Christianity in Rus'-Ukraine, a program was initiated that resulted in the Harvard Library of Early Ukrainian Literature, which publishes both facsimile and translation works from early and middle Ukrainian literature. The overall publications program now includes five monograph series, the journal, booklets and pamphlets, and online resources. Since its inception, Ukrainian studies publishing at Harvard has been made possible by generous donations from private individuals, whom we gratefully acknowledge.
HURI's publications program is conducted at the high standard of scholarship and editing that one would expect from Harvard. Our books are distributed by Harvard University Press and reviewed internationally. In 2000, HURI authors won four international and national prizes, including the Milewski Prize (Poland, to Moshe Rosman with special mention of The Lords' Jews), the PEN America 2000 Poetry-in-Translation Prize and the American Association for Ukrainian Studies Translation Prize (to James Brasfield and Oleh Lysheha for The Selected Poems of Oleh Lysheha), and the American Association for Ukrainian Studies Book Prize (to Borys Gudziak, for Crisis and Reform). Other prizes in past years have included several Halecki Prizes (to Andrzej Kaminski and Timothy Snyder), an AAUS Book Prize (to Oleh Ilnytzkyj), and national prizes for design and manufacture (for overall series design and manufacture design of the mapset for Beauplan's Description of Ukraine). Three HURI Books (Odessa, Crisis and Reform, and Kistiakovsky) appeared in Ukrainian in the past year. The Lords' Jews was published in Polish translation through the Milewski Foundation.
The publications program collaborates with other centers at Harvard University and elsewhere, with partners as diverse as the Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University and the Institute for Oriental Studies in Kyiv. The program has an ongoing collaboration with Krytyka Press, a non-profit scholarly press in Kyiv that publishes the intellectual journal Krytyka and scholarly books for the Ukrainian market. The program also acts as the formal United States representative for the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) Press, which is based in Toronto.
HURI Publications also conducts extensive exchanges with Ukrainian studies institutions around the world. This affords the entry of works on Ukraine from these places into the general library collection of Harvard University, which might otherwise not be possible through commercial distribution avenues. HURI Publications has become the major Ukrainian studies publisher in the U.S., and provides editorial and intellectual standards for the conduct of Ukrainian studies internationally. We welcome inquiries from the general public. Submission information can be found in our style book/submissions guideline, which can be obtained in a PDF file.