School of Historical Studies Page on the War in Ukraine

In light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the School of Historical Studies has compiled the following resource page with a variety of links regarding the ongoing conflict.

The links and information on this page are meant for informational purposes only. Participation is voluntary and at the sole discretion of the reader.

The Uses and Abuses of History: Responding to the War in Ukraine," Thursday 21 April 2022, Wolfensohn Hall, The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ

Featuring panelists Patrick Geary (IAS), Kim Lane Scheppele (Princeton University), Alice Isabella Sullivan (Tufts University), and Angelos Chaniotis (IAS), with moderator Suzanne Conklin Akbari (IAS)

Authoritative and popular voices have called upon the lessons of history to justify military actions in Ukraine, as well as to argue against them. What is the role of history—and the role of historians—in this political conversation whose painful, human impact continues to increase day by day? IAS’s School of Historical Studies hosts a panel of experts on the history of the region, from antiquity to the present day, asking how the study of the past can inform our understanding of current events as well as point the way toward possible futures.

View the recording of the event here

David Nirenberg, Director and Leon Levy Professor
E-mail Regarding Support for Scholars Facing Violence and Repression” (Mar. 15, 2022)

Angelos Chaniotis, Professor of Ancient History and Classics, School of Historical Studies
A European doctrine for the 21st century” (eKathimerini, Mar. 15, 2022)
The winner of the war: European identity based on values" (eKathimerini, Apr. 7, 2022)

Patrick J. Geary, Professor Emeritus, School of Historical Studies
"Le origini del nazionalismo etnico in Europa" (Nuova Atlantide, May 2022) [English Translation]

Jonathan Haslam, George F. Kennan Professor (2015–21)
Through Russian Eyes” (Blog)
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – an event from the Centre for Geopolitics” (University of Cambridge, Feb. 28, 2022)
A wary China keeps its distance from Putin the gambler" (Financial Times, Apr. 5, 2022)

Jack Matlock, George F. Kennan Professor (1996–2001)
Here & Now” (Blog)

Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Member (2019–20), School of Historical Studies; Professor of History and Italian Studies at NYU
MSNBC Opinion Columns by Ruth Ben-Ghiat

Michael Walzer, Professor Emeritus, School of Social Science
Our Ukraine” (Dissent Magazine, Mar. 2, 2022)
"The Just War of the Ukrainians" (Wall Street Journal, Mar. 25, 2022)

Barbara Walker, Member (2013–14), School of Historical Studies; Professor of History, University of Nevada – Reno
Face The State: Dr. Barbara Walker, UNR Professor of History (Part 1)” (2 News, Mar. 16, 2022)

Adriana Petryna, Member (2003–04) and Visitor (2006), School of Social Science.
What Russia Is Stirring Up at Chernobyl” (The Atlantic, Mar. 2, 2022)

Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online (SUCHO)
SUCHO is a group of more than 1,300 cultural heritage professionals—librarians, archivists, researchers, and programmers—working together to identify and archive at-risk sites, digital content, and data in Ukrainian cultural heritage institutions while the country is under attack.

German National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI)
The war in Ukraine is causing terrible destruction. Every day, digital data treasures of Ukrainian scientists and cultural workers are lost forever. NFDI wants to help preserve these data.

Worldwide Reading of Ukrainian Literature
The International Literature Festival, Berlin, in cooperation with the Frankfurt Book Fair and the German PEN Centre, calls on cinemas, schools, universities, media, cultural institutions and individuals to participate in a worldwide reading of Ukrainian literature on September 7, 2022.

News Coverage

Unesco Sounds the Alarm Over Threats to Ukrainian Cultural Heritage” (Smithsonian Magazine, Mar. 8, 2022)

Scholars at Risk Network (Please note that the IAS participates in this program)
Scholars at Risk protects scholars suffering grave threats to their lives, liberty and well-being by arranging temporary research and teaching positions at institutions in our network as well as by providing advisory and referral services.

The Academy of Sciences and Literature in Mainz
Accepting applications for a six-month internship for students or young scientists with Ukrainian citizenship

Gerda Henkel Foundation
Gerda Henkel Foundation provides funds for scholarships abroad and for humanitarian aid

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
The Philipp Schwartz Initiative, of the Humboldt Foundation, enables universities and research institutions in Germany to host researchers at risk on the basis of a full fellowship.

Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Established in 1948, the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) - a nonprofit, non-political, scholarly society - is the leading international organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about Central Asia, the Caucasus, Russia, and Eastern Europe in regional and global contexts. 

IIE Scholar Rescue Fund
IIE-SRF selects outstanding professors, researchers, and public intellectuals for fellowship support and arranges visiting academic positions with partnering institutions of higher learning and research.

BHMPI #ScienceForUkraine Art History Fellowships
A dedicated call for applications by researchers in the field of art history who are at risk in Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus, independently from their nationality.

Central European University
Details of the initiatives charted and resources committed at CEU to date in support of those impacted by the war

Israeli Universities’ Emergency Fellowships for Ukrainians
List of Israeli Universities/institutions of higher learning that offer emergency fellowships for scholars/students from Ukraine

Warwick Institute of Advanced Study
Welcoming nominations from Warwick colleagues on behalf of academics who are at-risk as a result of the war in Ukraine

#ScienceForUkraine Research Opportunities
#ScienceForUkraine is a community group of volunteer students and research scientists from academic institutions in Europe and around the world. Our mission is to collect and disseminate information about support opportunities at the university, national, and international level for graduate students and researchers directly affiliated to an academic institution in Ukraine.

Resources for Academics and Cultural Workers at Risk
Crowdsourced, regularly updated document (compiled by the University of New Europe)

University of Illinois at Chicago
Information for students displaced by the war in Ukraine

#ChefsForUkraine World Central Kitchen
With bombs still falling day and night, millions of Ukrainians continue to flee the country or relocate west to the city of Lviv. In response, WCK is rapidly expanding our #ChefsForUkraine response to distribute food—including hot, fresh meals—in five countries. We've now opened a kitchen and food supply depot in Poland, right on the border with Ukraine, and have multiple warehouses active in Lviv where trucks are filled with food to head east reaching cities like Odessa and Mykolayiv. We are also supporting more restaurants to serve meals in Ukrainian cities including Kharkiv and Kyiv, which remain under active attack.

The New University in Exile Consortium
The New University in Exile Consortium is an expanding group of universities and colleges publicly committed to the belief that the academic community has both the responsibility and capacity to assist persecuted and endangered scholars, to help protect the intellectual resources that are jeopardized when universities and scholars are under assault, and to advocate for academic freedom around the world.

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States. Each year, we invest in the graduate education of 30 New Americans—immigrants and children of immigrants—who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture or their academic field. Each Fellow receives up to $90,000 in financial support over two years, and they join a lifelong community of New American Fellows.


ERC for Ukraine
Job offers in ERC-funded research teams


The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters
Open call for grants for Ukrainian researchers in Finland


German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Current information for German universities as well as funding recipients, students and scientists.

Nationale Akademische Kontaktstelle Ukraine (DAAD)
Orientation resources for Ukrainian students and researchers in Germany, pertaining especially to the German higher education and research system.

Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative (DAFI)
Scholarship program offering qualified refugee students the possibility to earn an undergraduate degree in their country of asylum

Volkswagen Foundation
Until April 5, 2022, German universities and research institutes can apply for funding to enable researchers who have fled Ukraine to continue their work. Due to the high demand, the foundation has increased the funding budget to 7.5 million euros.


Central European University (Vienna)
Details of the initiatives charted and resources committed at CEU to date in support of those impacted by the war


Center for Urban History of Central and Eastern (Lviv)
List of institutional assistance for researchers and scientists, as well as their relatives who are in danger and forced to leave Ukraine due to the war

The Kyiv Independent
The Kyiv Independent is Ukraine’s English-language media outlet, dedicated to defending editorial independence


Collège de France, PAUSE program
The PAUSE program supports scientists and artists in exile by facilitating their reception in higher education and research institutions or cultural institutions. The PAUSE program also conducts advocacy activities for the defense of academic and artistic freedom and the respect of human rights.


Polish Academy of Sciences
To provide aid and financial support to scientists fleeing Ukraine residing in Poland, providing them with the possibility of continuing their research at a selected institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences 


Swiss National Science Foundation
The SNSF offers financial support for the placement of scholars at threat through Scholars at Risk (SAR), a non-governmental organization based in New York, whose Swiss members are associated.

The United Nations Refugee Agency
This platform helps you to find accredited higher education academic or scholarship program verified by UNHCR to allow you to pursue advanced study, skills and professional development

News Coverage

LGBTQ Ukrainians fight for their country and their lives. Here's how you can help” (GLAAD, Mar. 7, 2022)

Russian Church Leader Appears to Blame Gay Pride Parades for Ukraine War” (The Moscow Times, Mar. 7, 2022)

African students fleeing the Russian invasion say they have been prevented from crossing to Poland due to a ‘Ukrainians first’ policy” (Business Insider, Feb. 27, 2022)

"Music from Ukraine: A Collaborative Portrait Gallery in March 2022" (Musicology Now, Mar. 13, 2022)