2021 Huttenbach Prize awarded for the paper on the Holodomor

Nataliia Levchuk and her colleagues from the Ptoukha Institute for Demography and Social Studies (Kyiv, Ukraine) and Oleh Wolowyna from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (North Carolina, USA) and the director of the Center for Demographic and Socio-Economic Research of Ukrainians in the US at the Shevchenko Scientific Society received the 2021 Huttenbach Prize at the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) 25th Annual World Convention.

This prize is annually awarded for the best article published in Nationalities Papers, the flagship journal of the ASN, in the course of the previous year.

The 1932–1933 Famine, known as the Holodomor, affected both Ukraine (UkrSSR) and Russia (RSFSR). The article focused on a comparative assessment of the 1932–1934 direct losses within and between the UkrSSR and the RSFSR. The key question was whether the major grain-producing areas of both republics suffered from the Famine to the same extent and whether the intensity of regional losses was determined exclusively by the grain specialization of the region. The results showed that the regions seriously affected by the Famine comprised a much larger proportion (in terms of territory and population) of UkrSSR than of the RSFSR. The highest excess deaths in UkrSSR was found in the regions that did not play a major role in grain procurement, while in the RSFSSR four grain-producing regions suffered the most.

For details, see: Levchuk, Nataliia, Oleh Wolowyna, Omelian Rudnytskyi, Alla Kovbasiuk, and Natalia Kulyk. 2020. “Regional 1932–1933 Famine Losses: A Comparative Analysis of Ukraine and Russia.” Nationalities Papers 48(3): 492–512

You might also find useful the ‘Famine Web Map’ of the The MAPA: Digital Atlas of Ukraine program, undertaken by the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University and its partners.

The DUAG member Oleksandra Keudel (FU Berlin, Germany) was distinguished by the ASN 25thAnnual World Convention 2021 Doctoral Paper Award for her doctoral research paper entitled “Citizen Participation in Ukrainian Regional Centers: The Role of Local Patronal Networks”.