According to the website of the Academy of Rusyn culture of the Slovak Republic (Kvetoslava Koporova’s article from the Institute of Rusyn language and culture, the University in Presov), a further collection of the Studium Carpato-Ruthenorum 2016 8 was published. It is published annually as an introductory document for the seminaries of Carpathorusyn studies. The studies have been run in the Rusyn institute since 2008.
The edition, which documents the 8th year of the seminaries that took place in 2006, presents some interesting authors and their articles.
The first two articles from the first seminary in 2016 were written by two contemporary Rusyn female authors. Mgr Ivana Slivkova, PhD, a Belarussian studies graduate from the Institute of Ukrainian and Middle European studies at the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Presov. She has been dealing with Rusyn literature in Slovakia for several years now, mainly with literature by female authors. For the seminary she prepared a topic that is a reflection regarding a book of stories by the oldest female author Melania Hermanova: „Дїтём про радость і поучіня“ (For children – for joy and teaching). The second speaker at the seminary was an internal postgraduate of the Rusyn institute, mgr Michal Pavlich, who presented the youngest contemporary Rusyn author, Petra Semanciova, and her debute entitled: “„Россыпаны рядкы“ (Spilled rows).
A topic regarding the history of Rusyns was prepared by a young historician from Ukraine – PhD Igor Shnicer from the Faculty of History of the Uzhorod National University. The topic was about the beginning of the II WW and limitrophe territory settled mostly by Rusyns, but also other nations. “The author tried to document so called small (local) Ukrainian-Hungarian war from March 1939 and its effects on the local inhabitants,” according to Koporova.
Prof. PhD Josef Sipko from the Institute of Russian studies of the Presovian university gave a speech at the third seminary of the Carpathorusyn studies in 2016, entitled From the lnguistic culture of Rusyns. It constitutes one of the linguistic-cultural studies by him concerning the reflection of Rusyn language in Rusyns’ material and spiritual culture.
The edition includes also an article by Dr Strasimir Mitkov Canov from Sumenska universita (Bulgaria) who gave a speech on a little known personality in the history of Rusyns – Julij Venelin Huca, he presented his publication entitled: „Древние и нынешние Болгаре… “ (“The past time and contemporary Bulgarians). Because of the book, the MMBS entered the history of the Bulgarian nation as a person who had a big influence on strengthening of Bulgarians’ national identity.
On the 70th anniversary of the Alexander Duchnovic Theatre in Presov, the seminary was attended by PhD Miron Pukan, a theatre specialist from the Institute of Esthetics and Umelec culture of Philosophical Faculty, the Presovian university. The collection includes his article entitled Rusyn professional theatre and its dilemmas.
The last person that gave a speech at the seminary in 2016 was a historician prof. PhD Paul Robert Magocsi from the University of Toronto. At the end of the year, a big publication by him was published regarding the history of Rusyns from the oldest times. The article presented in the collection concerns the historician’s attitude to the historical facts (or myths?) which he encounters in his research and their interpretation by different authors.
The edition covers also two additional research works. Mgr Valeriy Padiaka from the Institute of Rusyn language and culture who presented the issue of disaffiliation of the Subcarpathian Rus’ from the Soviet Union in 1945 as a tragedy of Rusyns – as a national minority. Another article was written by Mgr Josef Bilski, a postgraduate from the Institute of Slovak and media studies and it concerns a scientific conference entitled Dynamic processes in the contemporary Slavic studies. The conference was organized by the Institute of Rusyn language and culture at the end of 2016, as the author writes in the conclusion of the article on the academy’s website.
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