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Building Cultural Bridges between
Ukraine and Cyprus:


CyI and the V.I. Vernadskyi National Library of Ukraine establish research and educational ties

 

Thursday 17th February 2022, at 12:00 (EET)

The event is available to attend online only.
Live streaming of the event will be available on The Cyprus Institute's YouTube channel

 

The Cyprus Institute (CyI) and the V.I. Vernadskyi National Library of Ukraine (VNLU) will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on joint research and educational activities that highlight the historical and cultural relations between Ukraine and Cyprus.

A pilot collaborative project will concentrate on the travel account of Vasiliy Barskyi who visited Cyprus in the 18th century. With the support of the Embassy of Ukraine in Republic of Cyprus, researchers from Ukraine and Cyprus will study and digitize the manuscript of the famous monk and pilgrim, who travelled across Eastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean in the 18th Century. Among the places he visited was Cyprus, producing wonderful descriptions and drawings of his travels. CyI and the V.I. Vernadskyi National Library of Ukraine will cooperate for supporting further research on the history and culture of Cyprus and Ukraine using Barskyi’s travels to communicate the historical cultural relations between the two countries. The interdisciplinary study of Barskyi’s passage through Cyprus has been a focus of interest and work by researchers from the Andreas Pittas Art Characterization Laboratories / STARC.

 

Programme

Time  Description
12:00 - 12:05 Address by H.E. the Ambassador of Ukraine to Cyprus, Mr. Ruslan Nimchynskyi
12:05 - 12:10 Address by Director of the Department of Antiquities, the Republic of Cyprus, Dr. Marina Solomidou-Ieronymidou
12:10 - 12:15  Address by the President of the Cyprus Institute, Prof. Costas N. Papanicolas
12:15 - 12:20 Address by General Director V.I. Vernadskyi National Library of Ukraine, Prof. Lyubov Dubrovina
12:20 - 12:30 Presentation of the Barskyi Project (Dr. Nikolas Bakirtzis and Dr. Mia Trentin)
12:30 - 12:35 Signing Ceremony & photo session with all participants
12:35 - 12:40 Closing remarks from Moderator (Dr. Nicolas Jarraud, Assistant Vice-President for Institute Affairs, CyI)



The webinar will be in English and the live stream is open to the public.
The event is available to attend online only.  Live streaming of the event will be available on The Cyprus Institute's YouTube channel
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Additional Info

  • Date: Thursday, 17 February 2022
  • Time: Starts: 12:00
  • Speaker: Online event
  • Speaker Position: View the programme here