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Taras Hunczak

15 School Avenue

Chatham, New Jersey 07928

(973) 635-5993

thunczak@andromeda.rutgers.edu

EDUCATION

University of Vienna, Austria - Ph.D. 1960

Fordham University, New York - M.A. 1958

Fordham University, New York - B.A. 1955

Canisius College, Buffalo, N.Y. 19511953

 

EMPLOYMENT

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Professor of History and Political Science. Primary fields of interest include Russia, Ukraine, Poland, and other national minorities in the 19th and 20th centuries.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS

Rutgers Research Council Grant - 1970

American Philosophical Society Grants - 1972, 1973

Fulbright Scholarship (Kyiv State University) 1993-1994 and 1997-1998

 

PUBLICATIONS

Books

1. Russian Imperialism from Ivan the Great to the Revolution, Editor and contributor. Rutgers University Press, 1974.

2. Ukraine 1917-1922: A Study in Revolution, Editor and contributor. Harvard University Press, 1977.

3.                  Petliura: Lysty, Dokumenty, Co-editor. Ukrainian Academy in USA, 1979.

4. Pidhajetska Zemlia. Editor and contributor, 1980.

5. UPA in the Light of German Documents, Book one : 1942 --June 1944. Toronto 1983.( Vol.6)

6. UPA in the Light of German Documents. Book two: June 1944 -April 1945. Toronto 1983 ( Vol. 7 )

7. Ukrainian Social and Political Thought in Materials and Documents, New York, 1983, Vol. I.

8. (Inter-War Period ) -------------------------------------------------Vol. 2.

9. (World War II and the Post War Period)------------------------Vol. 3.

10. Ukraine and Poland in Documents: 1918-1923, Schevchenko Scientific Society, 1984. Vol.I

11. (January 1920 to October 1922)-----------------------------------Vol.II.

12.  The Ukrainian Revolution 1918 1921: Documents, Ukrainian Academy in USA, New York, 1984.

13.  Symon Petliura and the Jews: A Reappraisal. Ukrainian Historical Association. Toronto 1985.

14. Symon Petlura et les Juifs. Paris, 1987. A translation from English. It also appeared in Ukrainian, published by Lybid (Kyiv) 1992 entitled Symon Petliura ta Evrei.

15. RUKH, Editor. Suchasnist, 1989.

16. Ukraine During WWII, Co-editor and contributor. To be published by University of Illinois Press.

17. In Enemy Uniforms. (Published in Ukrainian translation, V mundyrakh voroha, Lybid Press, Kyiv 1993.

18. Ukraine of the 1990s: A History, Editor. Suchasnist, 1991.

19. The Worlds of Taras Shevchenko, Co-editor. New York, 1991.

20. Ukraine During the First Half of the 20th Century, Lybid Press, Kyiv, 1993.

21. On the Horns of a Dilemma: The Story of the Ukrainian Division Halychyna
University Press of America, 2000

22. Russian Imperialism (2nd edition) Univ. Press of America, 2000

23 Tysiacha Rokiv Ukrainskoi Suspilno-Politychnoi Dumky (9 tomiv v 14ox knyhax-- Naukovyj redactor (Editor-in-Chief), Dnipro 2001.(Thousand Years of Ukrainian Social and Political Thought--9 volumes in 14 books).

24 Ukraine: The Challenges of World War II, Co-Ed. with Dmytro Shtohryn, Univ. Press of America, 2003

25 My Memoirs Paths of Life. Publisher Dnipro, Kyiv 2006

26 Ukraine: Twentieth Century. Dnipro, Kyiv 2006

 

 

 

 

 

Articles and chapters:

 

1.                  "Ukrainska politychna dumka 1920-ykh rokiv: Monarkhizm, natsionalism, natsional-komunizm." Suchasnist, January 1966.

 

2.                  "Polish Colonial Ambitions in the Inter-War Period." Slavic Review, December 1967.

 

3.                  "Petliura and the Jews: A Reappraisal of the Ukrainian-Jewish Relations, 1917-1921." Jewish Social Studies, July 1969 and a sequel in July 1979. Also translated and published in Ukrainian. In 1987 the article was translated into French and published in Paris.

 

4.                  "Operation Winter and the Struggle for the Baltic." The East European Quarterly, March 1970.

 

5.                  "Istoryk." Zeszyty Historyczny, Paris: 1971.

 

6.                  "The Politics of Religion: The Union of Brest." The Ukrainian Historian, 1974.

 

7.                  "Pan-Slavism or Pan-Russianism" in Russian Imperialism, 1974. This chapter was translated into Russian and appeared in the journal Sovremennik. It was also translated into Ukrainian and published in two journals, in Dzvin, Lviv , February 1991 and in Viche, Kyiv, July 1992.

 

8.                  " Sir Lewis Namier and the Struggle for East Galacia." Harvard Ukrainian Studies, 1977. Also translated into Ukrainian and published in Iehupets, Kyiv, 1995.

 

9.                  "The Ukraine Under Hetman Pavlo Skoropadsky" in The Ukraine, 1917-1921: A Study in Revolution.

 

10.              "Petliura iak Zhurnalist in Suchasnist, May 1979.

 

11.              Symon Petlura Kurzbiographie in Mitteilungen Nr. 16. Muenchen 1979, pp.47 50.

 

12.              "Pidhajtsi: Istorychnyi narys" in Pidhajetska Zemlia, p.113-180.

13.              Ukrainska Povstanska Armia v Zachidnikh Archivakh in Suchasnist, 1983, Nos 1, 2.

 

 

14.              "A Disquieting Book: The Quiet Neighbors." The Ukrainian Weekly, Feb. 1985.

 

15.              "Jewish-Ukrainian Relations During WWII." Ukraine During WWII, University of Toronto Press: 1985.

 

16.              "Dumky z pryvodu statti Ivana Dziuby." Suchasnist, March 1989.

 

17.              "Ukraine in Revolution." Dictionary of the Russian Revolution, edited by George Jackson and Robert Devlin, 1989.

 

18.              "Petliura, Symon." Dictionary of the Russian Revolution.

 

19.              "Petliura, Symon." Entsyklopediia Ukrainoznavstva.

 

20.              "Dekilka dumok do genezy Chetvertoho Universalu." Suchasnist, January 1990.

 

21.              "The Ukrainian Losses During World War II." A Mosaic of Victims: Non-Jews Persecuted and Murdered by the Nazis, edited by Michael Berenbaum, New York: 1990.

 

22.              "Ukrainska Narodna Respublika i Natsionalni Menshosti." Slovo i Chas, Kyiv: 1990.

 

23.              Ukraine: A Quiet Revolution. The World & I: A Chronicle of Our Changing Era.
The Washington Times Corporation, Washington 1990

 

24.              " Na porozi novoi doby ", Suchasnist, January 1991

 

25.              Chy buv Symon Petliura vorohom ievreiv in Dzvin, Kyiv, February 1991

 

26.              U maybutnie z optymizmomI in Suchasnist, June 1991. Interview with Volodymyr Ivashko, chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament.

 

27.              "Between the two Leviathans : Ukraine during World War II " in Ukrainian Past, Ukrainian Present, ed. by Bohdan Krawchenko, St. Martin's Press, 1993.

 

28.              "OUN--German Relations, 1941-1945" in German-Ukrainian Relations in Historical Perspective, University of Alberta 1994

 

29.              "Ukraine: A Quiet Revolution." The World and I, p. 102-110, June 1990.

 

30.              "Ukrainska Problematyka 20-ho stolittia v zakhidnikh arkhivakh." Ukrainskyi Istorychnyi Zhurnal, Kyiv:October 1991.

 

31.              "Symvol svobody ne vbyty." Sobornist, Ukraine: August 1990.

 

32.              "Istoriia iak vytvir liudskoho dukhu maie prytamannu iomu neposlidovnist" in Kyiv, Moloda Ukraina, April 12, 1992.

 

33.              "Po dorozi do pamiatnyka Shevchenku", Kyiv, Khreshchatyk, September 5, 1993

 

34.              Introduction to David Lincoln's translation of Moses Silberfarb's book The Jewish Minority and Jewish National Autonomy in Ukraine, Aleph Press 1993.

 

35.              Ukrainska Narodna Respublika I Natsionalni Menshosti in Zeszyty Naukowe Universytetu Jagiellonskiego, 1993.

 

36.              Introduction to Ivan Bilas, Represyvno-karalna systema v Ukraini 1917-1953, Lybid Pres 1994.

 

37.              "Istoria nevycherpna krynytsia" Suchasnist, August 1993

 

38.              "Mykola Khvyliovyi" Suchasnist, February 1994

 

39.              "Ukrainian Democratic Republic and the National Minorities" in Ukrainska Mysl Polityczna w XX Wieku, Cracow 1993.

 

40.              "Russian Scare Tactics",The New York Times, Dec. 30, 1993

 

41.              " The Union of Brest and Its Significance ", The Ukrainian Quarterly, Vol. LII, No. 4 Winter 1996.

 

42.              Unia Brzeska 1596: polityka i religia in Warszawskie Zeszyty Ukrainoznawcze 4-5. Warszawa 1997, pp. 66-75.

 

43.              Introduction to Memoirs of Roman Petrenko, _For Ukraine, for Her Freedom, Litopys UPA, vol 27.

 

44.              "Poles and Ukrainians in the First Years of World War II," The Ukrainian Quarterly, Vol..LV, No.1 (Spring 1999)

 

45.              " The Policy of Germany and Austria-Hungary Toward the Hetman State", The Ukrainian Quarterly, Vol. LVI, Number 3, Fall 2000.

 

46.              "Proroka ne Chuiut na Svoii Zemli", in Ukraina Incognita, Kyiv 2002, pp.169--173.

 

47.              Walter Duranty: A Liar for a Cause, in Ukrainian Weekly, N.J. June 2002

 

48.              Ukrainian Polish Relations, in Ij, Lviv, April 2002

 

49.              Zahonovi Chervona Kalyna 75 rokiv, da Svoboda 13/7/2001

 

50.              Pro braterske iednannia movoiu faktiv, The Day, 9/7/02

 

51.              Walter Duranty: liar for a cause, The Ukrainian Weekly , 2/3/03

 

52.              Holodomor32/33bil sercia vsiei Ukrainy, The Day, 7/31/03

 

53.              Bajduzhe suspilstvo ne mozhe tvoryty, The Day, 10/28/03

 

54.              The Famine of 19321933: A Genocide by Other Means, The Ukrainian Weekly, 11/2/03

 

55.              Pereiaslav, Radianskyi Soiuz, IEEP. Shcho na cherzi?, The Day, 11/23/03

 

56.              Pereiaslavska Rada: Mizh istorieiu ta legendoiu. The Day, Feb. 7, 2004

 

57.              Problems of Historiogrphy: History and its Sources, Harvard Ukrainian Studies ,Vol.XXV, Spring 2004

 

58.              Ukrainians. Encyclopedia of New Jersey 2004

 

59.              V richnytsiu trahedii Holodomoru. Svoboda, December 9, 2005

 

60.              Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky -- Savior of Jews during Wold War II The Ukrainian Weekly, January 29, 2006.

 

61.              The Pereyaslav Council: Between History and Myth, The Ukrainian Quarterly, Winter 2005, pp. 399-404.

 

62.              Ukraine: 1750 to the Present to be published by Oxford University Press in the Encyclopedia of Modern World.

 

63.              OUN: Between Collaboration and Resistance. The Ukrainian Quarterly, Summer 2006.

 

 

Book Reviews:

 

Reviews have appeared in: Journal of Modern History, The Russian Review, The Canadian Slavic Review, Suchasnist, Ukrainian Historian, The Ukrainian Quarterly, Nationalities Papers, Slavic Review and Jahrbuecher fuer Geschichte Osteuropas.

 

Conferences/Papers Delivered:

 

1. University of Virginia, 1976

2. New York Graduate Center, 1978

3. MacMaster University, Canada, 1980

4. London, Ontario April 1982

5. Hebrew University, Israel. Guest lecturer, May 1982.

6. University of Illinois, International Conference. "Germans and Ukrainians: A Problem of Collaboration," June 1983.

7. University of Illinois, June 1984.

8. University of Alberta, Edmonton, February 1984.

9. University of Montreal, April 1984.

10. University of Toronto, March 1985.

11. Garmisch Partenkirchen. "Ukrainian-German Relations," October 1986.

12. U.S. State Department/Holocaust Memorial Council, Feb. 23-25, 1987'

" Ukrainian Human Losses During World War II ".

13. University of Illinois. "Spilka Vyzvolennia Ukrainy," June 1987.

14. University of Rochester. "Rukh: A Political Rebirth," May 1988.

15.              University of Kyiv. "Historical Research in the West," June 1989.

16.              The 1990 Ivan Frano Memorial Lecture at Carlton University, Canada, The Popular Movement (Rukh) in Contemporaru Soviet - Ukrainian Politics, March 9, 1990.

17. Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences, Kyiv. "The Ukrainian Problem in Western Archives," May 1990. The same lecture was delivered at various other institutions of higher learning in Ukraine.

18. Jagellonian University, Cracow, Poland. "The National Minorities in the Policies of the Ukrainian Democratic Republic," May 26, 1990.

19. Harrowgate, England (World Congress July 22-29, 1990). "Between the Two Leviathans: Ukraine During World War II".

20. International Conference Dedicated to the Tragedy of the Babyn Yar in 1941(October 2-4,1991)." Jewish Ukrainian Relations During World War II".

21. Kyiv, M. Drahomanov University, " Hrushevsky and the Congress of Nations in Kyiv in September 1917" (October 8, 1991)

22. Kyiv, Ukraine, "Jews in Ukrainian History - National Minorities in the Policies of Central Rada," November 1993

23. University of Warsaw ( International Conference, November 12-13th, 1996)--

" The Origins of the Union of Brest in 1596"

24. Columbia University (Jan. 22,1999) "German and Austrian Policy Toward Ukraine in 1918."

25. Harvard University (October 25, 1999) Ukrainians and Jews in Revolution and Civil War: A Critical Assessment of Henry Abramson's A Prayer for the Government: A Symposium.

26 University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, An Annual Lecture, February 23, 2001.

27 Kyiv, Ukraine, The Treaty of Pereyaslav of 1654, Jan. 1516, 2004

28 Columbia University (April 2003)Famine in Ukraine

29 NTSH (2004) Galicia at the turn of thee century (for Zharsky)

30 Columbia Univ. (April 2004) Ukrainian Polish Relations

31 University of Illinois(June2004) 32 Washington, D.C. International Conference on Contemporary Ukraine

33 AAASS National Convention at Salt Lake City, Nov. 3-6, 2005. SheptytskySavior of Jews

34    ASN Annual Convention, March 23-25 2006 At Columbia University. OUNBetween Collaboratioin and Resistance.

35    A lecture at The United Nations on the subject FamineA Genocide by Other Means(Nov.21, 2006)

Interviews

 

1. "Skhyliaius pered istynoiu." Full page in Literaturna Ukraina. June 28, 1990.

2. "Iakshcho Gorbachovu vdastsia tsia reforma." Moloda Halychyna. July 21, 1990.

3. "Ity razom." Slovo i Chas. October, 1990.

4. A whole page interview in the "Kievskie Viedomosti", July 12, 1996.

 

Television Appearances

 

Appearances on television dealt with the changes that have been taking place in Eastern Europe and in the Soviet Union.

1. Appeared on channel 9 in New York, channel 2 in Boston, and channels 2 and 7 in Buffalo in 1989.

2. Participated in the symposium "Democratization of Eastern Europe" on channel 13, May 27, 1990.

3. Made numerous appearances on various TV stations in Ukraine, 1990-1997.

4. Appeared in two documentaries:

a) The Velvet Revolution

b) Cherry Nights

 

Services to the University

 

1965 - 1968 Chairman of Admissions Committee

1968 - 1983 Director of the East European Studies Program

1974 - 1977 Chairman of the History Department

1975 - 1977 Chairman of the Membership Committee of the Graduate School

1976 - 1978 University Senator for NCAS

1981 - 1983 University Senator for the Graduate School of Newark

1983 - 1984 University Senator on the Senate University Governance Committee

 

As a member of the University Senate, served on the Educational Policy Committee, Athletic Policy Committee, University Governance Policy Committee and Committe on Committees.

 

Other Activities:

 

Organized and coached Rutgers University Division I Men's Volleyball Team - 1976-1981

Served as US Commissioner of Volleyball of the GardenEmpire Region (NY, NJ) 1978-1980

Organized Annual Slavic Festivals at Rutgers University - 1981-1983

Editor-in-Chief of Suchasnist from June 1984 --July 1996

Established the Rukh Fund for Democratization of Ukraine - 1989

Established Children of Chornobyl Relief Fund 1989

Editor-in-Chief of The Ukrainian Quarterly from 2004----

 

Served on the editorial boards of:

 

1. Literatuna Ukraina - Kyiv

2. Viisko Ukrainy - Kyiv

3.                  Soniashnyk Kyiv

4.                  Nationalities Papers

5. Ukrainskyi Istoryk - Cleveland, Ohio

6. Polityka i Chas

7. Ukraine in Foreign Relations, a publication of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

8. Member of tne Editorial Council of the Academy of Ukraine "Fontes Historiae Novissimae".

 

 

Member of:

 

1. Shevchenko Scientific Society

2. Ukrainian Free Academy of Sciences, USA

 

Other Activities and Honors

 

On November 18, 1990 received a MAN OF THE YEAR award from the Ukrainian Institute of America.

 

In October 1991 became professor of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University

 

In November 1991 was awarded Degrees of Honorary Doctor and Honorary Professor from Kyiv Polytechnical Institute and invited to become a member of the Learned Coucil of that Institute.

 

On November 5-7, 1993 served as consultant to the CSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities and Preventive Diplomacy in Hague, The Netherlands.

 

Participated in US-Ukraine (from Washington, D.C.) and Ukraine-US tele-conferences, 1992-1993.

Participated in two Ukraine-U.S. tele-conferences from Kyiv in 1993.

 

Translated, edited and narrated two documentaries dealing with Jewish-Ukrainian relations.

The films are entitled " And There Will Be The Dawn Of A New Day"

 

On April 15, 1993 was awarded by President Kravchuk a special recognition for my contibution

to Ukrainian scholarship. "Zasluzhenyi diach nauky i kultury Ukrainy"

 

In January 1996 received in Kyiv the PYLYP ORLYK AWARD for my contribution to the democratization of Ukraine.

 

On December 13, 1997 became an HONORARY MEMBER OF THE ACADEMY OF HIGHER LEARNING OF UKRAINE (Àêàäåì³ÿ Íàóê Âèùî¿ Øêîëè Óêðà¿íè )

 

In May 2004, inducted into the RUTGERS HAll OF FAME.

 

In June 2004 received an Award of Recognition from the Parliament of Ukraine

For Meritorius Service to the Ukrainian People

 

In October 2004 received an Award from the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine

 

In October 2004 was awarded by the President of Rutgers University the status of Professor Emeritus

Projects in progress: