|First issue||August 1997|
Krytyka (Ukrainian : Критика; "Critique") is a Ukrainian intellectual monthly/bi-monthly magazine and publishing house dedicated to in-depth analysis of current affairs, culture and book reviews in Ukraine and the region. Krytyka was founded in 1997 by the Harvard professor of Ukrainian literature George Grabowicz. The magazine is a partner of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, University of St. Gallen (Center for Governance and Culture in Europe), and an exclusive partner of The New York Review of Books in Ukraine. Krytyka receives support from Western and Ukrainian foundations for its various projects (National Endowment for Democracy, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Open Society Foundations) [ citation needed ]. Krytyka is a member of Eurozine, a network of European cultural magazines, and sees its role in mediating between Ukrainian and global intellectual elites. Since 2014, it is also available in English.
Krytyka follows the model of The New York Review of Books , The Times Literary Supplement and Polish journal Kultura . The magazine offers detailed and research-based analysis of historical, political, and cultural developments in Ukraine, Russia, and Eastern Europe. Krytyka's main audience consists of liberal intellectuals, faculty members, and graduate students. Krytyka is an avant-garde journal for discussions on issues otherwise less discussed in the Ukrainian context: historical memory, xenophobia, gender and sexual discrimination, revisions of literary canon, problems of Ukrainian scholarship and education, etc. Contributors to Krytyka include Ukrainian writers (Yuri Andrukhovych, Serhiy Zhadan, Taras Prokhasko), academics and intellectuals (Natalya Yakovenko, Mykola Riabchuk, Yaroslav Hrytsak, Yevhen Minko) as well as numerous international authors like Timothy D. Snyder, Umberto Eco and Richard Pipes etc. Krytyka received wide recognition in Ukraine and internationally for the high quality of its publications.
Editorial Board of Krytyka consists of prominent public intellectuals and scholars Yuri Andrukhovych, Bogumiła Berdychowska, Yaroslav Hrytsak, Volodymyr Kulyk, Mykhailo Minakov, Alexander J. Motyl, Serhii Plokhii, Yurko Prokhasko, Mykola Riabchuk, Oleksandr Savchenko, Yuriy Shapoval, Oleksiy Tolochko.
Since 2000, Krytyka (as Krytyka Press) publishes books on history, political science, literary studies, art as well as belles lettres and memoirs. Among the large projects are the Chronicle of Collectivization and Holodomor in Ukraine. 1927 - 1933 and complete works of Panteleymon Kulish. Krytyka Press is the publisher of a number of magazines in Ukrainian studies including Mediaevalia Ukrainica: Mentality and History of Ideas, Ukrainian Review of Humanities, Ukrayina Moderna, East-West: Historical-Cultural Collection and Sentencia.
The Krytyka Institute was founded in 2003 as a not-for-profit institution to focus Krytyka's research and academic goals. The Institute organized two major international conferences in Kyiv, and a number of academic and cultural symposia and events, and published a number of books. The Krytyka Institute is engaged in a partnership with the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University, which supports the Institutes publishing program. Mykhailo Minakov, Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy is Director of the Krytyka Institute.
In 2013, the Krytyka Institute launched the first English-language scholarly journal on Ukrainian politics and society, Journal of Ukrainian Politics and Society (JUPS). Co-editors-in-chief are Dr. Nadiya Kravets (Harvard University) and Dr. Olha Onuch (University of Oxford).
Editorial Board of The Krytyka Institute: Michael S. Flier (Harvard University), Tamara Hundorova (Institute of Literature, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine), Mykhailo Minakov (Kyiv-Mohyla Academy), Alexander J. Motyl (Rutgers University - Newark), Serhii Plokhii (Harvard University), Oleksii Tolochko (Institute of History, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine), Natalya Yakovenko (Kyiv-Mohyla Academy).
Krytyka's s web platform was relaunched in the fall of 2013, shortly before the events of the Euromaidan protest movement . It has since become a relevant forum for Ukrainian intellectuals voicing their opinion on the events in Ukraine following the ousting of the Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, Russian annexation of the Crimea, and Russian military involvement in Ukraine.
The platform works with a wide network of experts, journalists, and international faculty members to provide in-depth analysis and substantial historical, political, and cultural context for the current situation in Ukraine. It emphasizes its interest in analysis that is grounded in extensive research and study and focuses on alternative solutions for Ukraine (project “Critical Solutions”). The platform seeks to participate in the global debate around key issues concerning the world today, while also articulating Ukrainian emphases and perspectives. It defines its goal as establishing high standards of cultural and political debate in Ukraine, especially with regard to freedom of speech and tolerance for differences of opinion.
National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy is a national, research university located in Kyiv, Ukraine. The Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, the school's predecessor, was established in 1615. The NaUKMA is located on the Academy's grounds in the ancient Podil neighborhood. In 1991, it was re-organized, and teaching began the following year. NaUKMA has the highest level of accreditation as outlined by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, and is one of the thirteen educational institutions in Ukraine having a status of a research and autonomous university. NaUKMA takes part in numerous international university collaborations, such as the European University Association. The university is bilingual in Ukrainian and English. It is one of Ukraine's few universities with internationally recognized diplomas.
Mykhailo Serhiiovych Hrushevsky was a Ukrainian academician, politician, historian and statesman who was one of the most important figures of the Ukrainian national revival of the early 20th century. He is often considered the country's greatest modern historian, the foremost organiser of scholarship, the leader of the pre-revolution Ukrainian national movement, the head of the Central Rada, and a leading cultural figure in the Ukrainian SSR during the 1920s.
Omeljan Yósypovych Pritsak was the first Mykhailo Hrushevsky Professor of Ukrainian History at Harvard University and the founder and first director (1973–1989) of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute.
Yurii Ihorovych Andrukhovych is a Ukrainian prose writer, poet, essayist, and translator.
Serhii Plokhy, or Plokhii is the Mykhailo Hrushevsky professor of Ukrainian history at Harvard University, where he also serves as the director of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute.
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Serhiy Myronovych Kvit, is a Ukrainian literary critic, journalist, educator and social activist. Former champion of Ukraine in fencing (1984). Serhiy Kvit served as Rector (President) of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy from 2007 until 2014. He occupied the position of Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine in 2014-2016 when the progressive Laws on Higher Education (2014) and On Science and Research (2015) were adopted. In 2015 Serhiy Kvit signed an agreement that allowed Ukrainian scientists and businesses to fully participate in Horizon 2020 (H2020), the European Union’s flagship research program.
Taras Prokhasko ukr. Тарас Богданович Прохасько - Ukrainian novelist, essayist and journalist. Together with Yuri Andrukhovych a major representative of the Stanislav phenomenon. Writing of Taras Prokhasko is often associated with magical realism, his novel «The UnSimple» has been compared to One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez. Biologist by education Prokhasko's prose has been called to have features of "philosophy of a plant" for its dense and meditative character.
Yaroslav Hrytsak is a Ukrainian historian, Doctor of Historical Sciences and professor of the Ukrainian Catholic University. Director of the Institute for Historical Studies of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Guest professor (1996-2009) at Central European University in Budapest; First Vice-President (1999-2005) of the International Association of Ukrainians. Chief editor of the scientific journal "Ukraine Modern". Member of the editorial board of the journals Ab Imperio, Critique, Slavic Review, and a member of the supervisory board of Harvard Ukrainian Studies. Honorary Professor of NaUKMA.
Mykola Riabchuk - Ukrainian public intellectual, journalist, political analyst, literary critic, translator and writer. Riabchuk is known for his analytical articles and essays on Ukrainian politics, national identity and analysis of Ukrainian history from postcolonial perspective. Married to Ukrainian poet Natalka Bilotserkivets.
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Natalya Nykolayivna Yakovenko is a Ukrainian historian, specialist in Latin language, and professor of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.
Mikhail Minakov is a philosopher, political scholar and historian, Doctor of Philosophy. His studies focus on human experience, social knowledge, the phenomenon of ideology, political creativity, and the history of modernization.
Judaica Ukrainica is an international interdisciplinary peer-reviewed annual journal in Jewish history and culture. The languages of the journal are Ukrainian, English, and Russian. The journal was established in 2012 as a publication of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Since 2015 it is also a journal of the Ukrainian Association for Jewish Studies.
Maryna Tkachuk is a Ukrainian historian of philosophy, Dean of Faculty of Humanities of National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. She was awarded the state award "Honoured Figure of Science and Technology of Ukraine" in 2015.
The Visual Culture Research Center (VCRC) is an independent cultural institution in Kyiv, founded in 2008 as a platform for interaction between academic, artistic, and activist communities. The VCRC is an independent public organization engaged in publishing and exhibition activities, scientific research, conducting public lectures, discussions, and conferences. From 2008 to 2012, it operated at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.
PEN Ukraine is a Ukrainian non-governmental organization established to protect freedom of speech and authors' rights, promote literature and international cultural cooperation. It is part of the network of national centers of the International PEN.
Tamara Ivanovna Hundorova is a Ukrainian literary critic, culturologist and writer. She is a professor and head of the Theory of Literature Department at the Institute of Literature of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and a professor and dean at the Ukrainian Free University.
Vira Ageyeva is a Ukrainian literary critic and philologist. In 1990, she and other scholars established the first feminist seminars in the country as an initiative of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and she was a co-founder of the Kyiv Institute for Gender Studies in 1998. She was honored as a joint winner of the Shevchenko National Prize in 1996 and the Petro Mohyla Prize, an award given by Academic Council of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, in 2008.