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Zenon E. Kohut

Zenon E. Kohut

Historian specializing in Early Modern Ukrainian History
Zenon E. Kohut
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Quick Facts

Intro Historian specializing in Early Modern Ukrainian History
Is Historian
From Ukraine
Type Social science
Gender male
Birth 18 January 1944, Ivano-Frankove, Ukraine
Age 77 years
Star sign Capricorn
University of Pennsylvania
Order of Merit (Ukraine), 3rd class  
The details (from wikipedia)


Zenon Eugene Kohut (Ukrainian: Зенон Когут; born 18 January 1944) is a Canadian historian specializing in Early Modern Ukrainian History. He retired as professor emeritus, University of Alberta. From 1992 to 2014 Kohut worked at the University of Alberta's Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) where he served as the first head of the Stasiuk Program for the Study of Contemporary Ukraine and acted as editor of the Journal of Ukrainian Studies (1990–92). He was acting director (1993) and director (1994–2012) of the Program.

Personal background

Zenon Kohut was born in Yaniv (Ivano-Frankove), Galicia (Ukraine). After the Second World War Kohut’s parents emigrated with him as political refugees to the United States and settled in Philadelphia.

Educational background

Zenon Kohut attended LaSalle College (BA 1966) and the University of Pennsylvania (MA 1970, PhD 1975).

Professional background

During the years 1973–75 and 1977–78 Kohut was a research associate at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and Harvard University’s Russian Research Center. In between his Harvard stints he taught Russian and Ukrainian history at the University of Pennsylvania (1975–6). He then taught at Michigan State University (1979–80), Yale University (Visiting Professor 1988) and the University of Alberta where he held the rank of Professor of History. Dr. Kohut also worked as editor of the American Bibliography of Soviet and East European Studies (1980–84) and as a senior research analyst at the Library of Congress (1984–89). Government work and a He spemt time at the U.S. Department of Defense as a Soviet political affairs analyst (1990–92).

Published works

  • Kohut, Zenon. Russian Centralism and Ukrainian Autonomy. Imperial Absorption of the Hetmanate, 1760s–1830s, Harvard University Press, 1989. ISBN 9780916458171
  • Kohut, Zenon. Making Ukraine Studies on Political Culture, Historical Narrative, and Identity, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press, 2011. ISBN 978-1894865227
  • Historical Dictionary of Ukraine (with Bohdan Y. Nebesio and Myroslav Yurkevich), Lanham and London, 2005. ISBN 9780810853874
  • Korinnia identychnosti:Studii z rannoomodernoi ta modernoi istorii Ukrainy (Roots of Identity: Studies on Early Modern and Modern Ukraine), Kyiv: Krytyka Press, 2004).ISBN 9789667679484
  • Culture, Nation, and Identity: The Ukrainian-Russian Encounter (1600-1945). Edited by Andreas Kappeler, Zenon E. Kohut, Frank E. Sysyn, and Mark von Hagen. Edmonton: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press, 2003. ISBN 978-1895571462
  • History as a Battleground: Russian-Ukrainian Relations and Historical Consciousness in Contemporary Ukraine Saskatoon: Heritage Press, 2002. ISBN 978-0888804242
  • "The Question of Russo-Ukrainian Unity and Ukrainian Distinctiveness" in Early Modern Ukrainian Thought and Culture, Kennan Institute Occasional Paper #280 (Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson Center, 2001)
  • Rosiis'kyi tsentralizm i ukrains'ka avtonomiia. Likvidatsiia Het'manshchyna. (Russian Centralism and Ukrainian Autonomy: The Abolition of the Hetmanate). Kyiv, Osnovy Press, 1996.ISBN 9781895571103
  • Co-edited Early Modern Ukraine. Special issue of the Journal of Ukrainian Studies, vol. 17, nos.1-2 (Summer–Winter, 1992)


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