Memorial Events

Below are notices of commemorative events and other tributes to Ihor Ševčenko.  Please forward information about additional events to

 3 February 2010: Honorary Doctorate, Ukrainian Free University [Munich]

On Wednesday, February 3, 2010, the Ukrainian Free University in Munich will publicly mark at its Dies Academicus the conferral of its honorary doctorate to Professor Ihor Sevcenko, which he accepted in September, 2009.  Our institution takes pride that this eminent Byzantinist, Slavist, and Ukrainianist began his university studies in Prague at our University.  We are profoundly grateful for his contribution to Ukrainian studies in founding the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University, the journal Harvard Ukrainian Studies, and the Harvard Library in Early Ukrainian Literature.  We invite all colleagues and friends in honoring this great scholar.

Vichna Iomu Pamiat'.

Ivan Myhul

 8 February 2010: Orthodox Memorial Service (Panakhyda) [Lviv, Ukraine]

Monday, February 8, 2010, at 4:30pm
Ukrainian Catholic University
17 vul. Ilariona Sventsitskoho

Speakers: Prof. Frank Sysyn, Prof. Yaroslav Dashkevych, Prof. Yaroslav Isaievych, Prof. Maria Zubrytska, Prof. Yaroslav Hrytsak, Dr. Uliana Holovatch, Dr. Andrii Yasinovskyi

Father Dr. Borys Gudziak presiding.

A summary of the event is posted on the Obituaries page.

25 February 2010: Orthodox Memorial Service (Panakhyda) [Boston]

Thursday, February 25, 2010, at 8:00pm
St. Andrew's Ukrainian Orthodox Church
24 Orchardhill Road
Jamaica Plain [i.e., Boston], Massachusetts

tel: +1 (617) 522-3323

Father Roman Tarnavsky presiding.


The church is just south of the Forest Hills MBTA station (Orange Line subway and multiple bus routes).
When traveling north or south on the Arborway, exit before the overpass and take the exit road to the lights.
When traveling south, turn left and then an immediate right, follow the road under the overpass Orchardhill Rd is ahead — take a right onto it.
When traveling northbound, take a left onto Washington St and then another left towards Orchardhill Rd.

St. Andrew's Ukrainian Orthodox Church

26 February 2010: Memorial Service at Harvard University

Friday, 26 February, 2010, at 3:00pm
Memorial Church (see map below)

Arranged by Harvard University and Ihor Ševčenko's family.

Following the service, a reception will be held in the nearby Reading Room (first floor) of the Faculty Club at Harvard University, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge (see lower right of map).

The program for the service is available online.

Memorial Church, Harvard University