Resources on Ukraine

Below you will find a collection of links to resources that you can use to learn more about Ukraine, its history, its peoples, and the current war.

The list includes background information, collections of documents and maps, resources for teaching and research, information on ways to help now and how to get reliable information, and a list of research centres and institutes that will be holding events on Ukraine.


Background on Ukraine: History, Culture, Literature

UBC Library Resources on Ukraine page by Milan Simić:

Ukrainica: The Primary Database of Ukrainian Studies (HURI and Ukrainian Institute):

Ukrainian Spaces podcast and Twitter space by Val Voshchevska and Maksym Eristavi:

The Best Books on Russia and Ukraine, recommended by Serhii Plokhy:

Free Access to 10 CEU Press Books on Ukraine (includes links to the texts):

Digital Atlas of Ukraine (HURI), featuring both Historical and Contemporary Resources:

HURI Teaching Resources:

Explaining Ukraine resource from the Kyiv Independent:

Electronic Library of Ukrainian Literature:

Love Ukraine as You Would the Sun: 10 Ukrainian Books Worth Reading in English by Kate Tsurkan:


Research by Speakers in the CES Multicultural Ukraine Series

Emigré, Exile, Diaspora, and Transnational Movements of the Crimean Tatars (Palgrave, 2021) by Filiz Tutku Aydin [UBC library ebook link]

“Crimean Tatar Diaspora: Who They Are and What They Mean for Ukraine” by Filiz Tutku Aydin in Ukrainian Policymaker vol. 8 (2021) [UBC library article link]

Roma Voices in History: A Sourcebook (Brill, 2021) edited by Elena Marushiakova and Vesselin Popov [UBC library ebook link]

RomaInterbellum project, PI Elena Marushiakova:

“History as a Story Without an End” by Vladyslava Moskalets in Ab Imperio no. 2 (2019) [UBC library article link]

“The Importance of Connections: The Rise of Jewish Business Elites in Galicia” by Vladyslava Moskalets in Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte vol. 60, no. 2 (2019) [UBC library article link]


Background and Commentary on the Russian Invasion

Putin’s War in Ukraine: The History of the Conflict, Slavic Connexion podcast episode with David Marples:

“Does Putin’s View of History Explain why he Invaded Ukraine?” BBC radio program featuring historians of Russia and Ukraine:

Ukraine Articles from Nationalities Papers:

Slavic Review Discussion: War Against Ukraine:

Ukraine Crisis Archive, documenting since 2014:

Teaching (Re)Sources on the Ukraine Crisis:

Words for War: New Poems from Ukraine, open access website:

Thread Recommending Contemporary Ukrainian War Literature in English by Uilleam Blacker:


Current Information Sources

Ukraine World, a resource collating info in English from Ukrainian journalism sources:

Kyiv Independent war reporting:

Ukraine War Resource Hub, resource by the EU Disinfo Lab:

How to avoid spreading misinfo, CBC story with commentary by Heidi Tworek:

How to spot fake or misleading footage on social media claiming to be from the Ukraine war:


Ways to Help

Ukrainian Canadian Congress:

Canada-Ukraine Foundation:

Maple Hope Foundation:

Help Ukraine from the Ukrainian Vancouver community platform:

SUCHO, Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online:

24,02 Fund, Journalism Emergency Fund for Ukraine:

Ukraine TrustChain:

forPEACE Ukraine Relief Project:

Razom for Ukraine:

What can you do to support Ukraine and Ukrainians? A list by the Ukrainian Institute:


Research Centres and Institutes

Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, U of A:

CIUS Press:

Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute:

Ukrainian Studies at Cambridge University resource site, The War in Ukraine:


Virtual Events on Ukraine

ASEEES Unified Ukraine Events Calendar (collecting details about virtual Ukraine events from across North America and Europe):


Recorded Events

Recording of the Voices for Ukraine bilingual poetry reading hosted by Words Together Words Apart, March 1 2022:

Recording of “Ukraine: Past, Present, Persistence” moderated, interactive discussion hosted by UBC’s Centre for European Studies, March 7 2022:

Recording coming soon! “Bad Roads Film Screening and Discussion on Ukraine” hosted by UBC’s Department of Film and Theatre, March 5 2022.