The Mapa: Digital Atlas of Ukraine program is undertaken by the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute together with partners in Ukraine. It brings the latest innovations of information technology to studies of modern Ukrainian history and contemporary political geography. We conduct our own studies and encourage scholars and students within Harvard community and beyond to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for illustrating and explaining economic, historical, political, and social transformations within Ukraine.
Founded in June 1973, the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute (HURI) serves as a focal point for graduate and undergraduate students, fellows, and associates pursuing research in Ukrainian language, literature, and history as well as in anthropology, archaeology, art history, economics, political science, sociology, theology, and other disciplines. Since 1970, the Institute has held a weekly seminar in Ukrainian Studies and, since 2001, the Ukraine Study Group, both meeting during the academic year. It also organizes symposia and conferences on a variety of related topics.