European Ukraine or Eurasian Little Russia

A Talk and Book Presentation by Professor PAUL R. MAGOCSI, PhD. University of Toronto, Canada
Organized by Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences/ NY with Carpatho –Rusyn Society/ New York Chapter
Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 5pm

Professor Magocsi, scholar and a major force behind the modern Carpatho-Rusyn revival, discussed present-day instability in Eastern Europe made worse by the interest of Putin’s Russia and Orban’s Hungary in Ukraine’s Transcarpathian region (historic Subcarpathian Oblast), territory of former Czechoslovakia until 1939. He also introduced his latest book “With Their Backs to the Mountains: A History of the Carpathian Rus’ and Carpatho-Rusyns”.


Paul Robert Magocsi, PhD. holds degrees from Princeton University (Ph.D. 1972) and Harvard University (Society of Fellows 1976). Since 1980 he is a professor history and political science at the University of Toronto, where he also holds the professorial chair of Ukrainian Studies. He has published 30 books including The Shaping of a National Identity: Subcarpathian Rus’, 1848-1948 (1978); Galicia: A Historical Survey and Bibliographic Guide (1983); Historical Atlas of East Central/Central Europe (1993/2002); The Roots of Ukrainian Nationalism (2002); and Ukraine: An Illustrated History (2007). He is also co-editor and main author of the Encyclopedia of Rusyn History and Culture (University of Toronto Press (2002).

From the right: Martin Dvořák, Consul General of the Czech Republic, Andrea Kaufman, President of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society, New York Chapter and Helena Fišera, Board Member SVU-NY
andrea a martin, audience