Announcement of the EWJUS English-Ukrainian Translation Initiative
I am pleased to announce more news for East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies (EWJUS) this year—the launch of the Ukrainian-English translation project, thanks to which EWJUS publications will now be available in Ukrainian. EWJUS’s translation project is made possible thanks to the academic co-operation with the MA translation program at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. This co-operation enables EWJUS to offer senior graduate students in the program internship opportunities for a capstone project in academic translation.
The translation of articles from vol. 7.2 (the most recent issue at the time of the launch of the project) are featured in a separate section on the EWJUS website. These—and all future translations—will also be accessible alongside the original articles in the table of contents of relevant volumes.
The Ukrainian side of the project is headed by Drs. Lada Kolomiyets and Olena Pidhrushna. I am extremely grateful to them for making this project happen and to student translators—Dariia Ivashkevych, Polina Kyryllova, Oleksandra Misiura, Diana Pavlys'ko, Kateryna Pityk, Marta Rybak, Marharyta Skriahina, Evelina Supruniuk, and Denys Tkachivs'kyi—for their diligent work! I was impressed with students’ professionalism, expertise, and meticulousness in translating articles that ranged from early modern to contemporary periods and involved complicated theoretical frameworks.
I hope these Ukrainian translations will make a positive impact on scholarship in Ukraine, strengthen the dialogue between scholars in Ukraine and scholars in Anglophone countries, and increase EWJUS’s international readership and discoverability.