Ukraine in the U.S.: Nanovic student interns at the Ukrainian Museum-Archives

Author: Gráinne McEvoy

Alexis Kelly Uma Internship
Alexis Kelly '23 working with Alexander Archipenko's sculpture of Ukrainian poet and activist Ivan Franko (1856-1916).

For more than a year, Notre Dame students have had to think creatively about how to redesign their research and learning experiences to take account of restrictions imposed by a global pandemic. This has been especially challenging for those who had planned to undertake research or study abroad in Europe or elsewhere around the world. While many students have conducted fruitful research virtually and online, a number of others have found ways to engage directly and in person with European archives, artifacts, and architecture within the U.S.

In the first of two “Europe in the U.S.” articles on European research conducted in the U.S. with the support of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, Emma Ackerley ’23, Alexis Kelly ’23, and Anastasia Matuszak ’23 share how they experienced a new and enriching encounter with Ukrainian culture, history, and heritage here in the Midwest.

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Ukraine in the U.S.