ARCHIVES Danyliw Seminar 2018
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (US)
Dr. Oleh Wolowyna is a Research Fellow at the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and Eastern European Studies at Univ. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta, full member of the Shevchenko Scientific Society in the US, and founding Director of the Center for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research of Ukrainians in the US, at the Shevchenko Scientific Society in the US.
A General Framework for Holodomor Research
Dr. Oleh Wolowyna
According to the Ukrainian historian Kulchytskyj, there are at least 20,000 entries in the Holodomor historiography. In spite of this massive effort, there are still many contentious issues (the number of Holodomor losses is a prime example), many unanswered questions, contradictory and unverified statements and a lack of a comprehensive integrated framework of this historical event. Many problems exist in the Holomodor research and the recent surge in Holodomor research by different disciplines further complicates the situation. It is time to make a critical evaluation of the work done so far, start a process of synthesis and attempt to formulate a general framework. In this piece, Dr. Wolowyna proposes such a framework based on quantitative and comparative research. The goal of this framework is help clarify key concepts, synthesize current research results, detect gaps and problems with current knowledge of the Holodomor and provide guidelines for future research.