aaus-list @ ukrainianstudies.org -- Re: [aaus-list] Why is there no organized action against Ginzburg?


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i have used several opportunities in public speeaking to raise
concern about comrade Ginzburg, and support the idea of a petition
from MAU presidents, natioal associations of archivists, and
perhaps in national historical associations (AHA).  m
Quoting Roman Serbyn <serbyn.roman@videotron.ca>:

> I am glad things are moving. The comment re ³political
> correctness² was not
> mine, and I, like Roman Senkus, did not understand what was meant
> by it.
>
> I agree with what is written by Robert. In addition, would it not
> be
> possible to get some response from national associations of
> archivists? The
> question is not whether the appointment was legal or not, not
> even that
> Ginzburg is a communist, but that she is professionally
> unqualified for the
> job and that she makes statements and will presumably take
> measures which go
> against the very vocation of national archives. In this sense,
> Ginzburg is
> not only a matter for Ukrainians or those involved in Ukrainian
> studies, but
> it touches on the defence of the very principle of archives and
> the
> profession.
>
> Roman Serbyn
>
>
>
> Le 22/06/07 17:54, « Robert DeLossa » <radelo@earthlink.net> a
> écrit :
>
> > With regard to Roman Senkus' request, sure, we can re-activate
> the procedure
> > that we used six or seven years ago during the political crisis
> then. However,
> > I think we also would want to use the indirect route of posting
> names to the
> > petition (i.e., have them sent to the webmaster rather than
> going right to the
> > list) in order to prevent having it spammed and/or
> intentionally ruined.
> >
> > With regard to Roman Serbyn's comment on "political
> correctness": huh? I hope
> > that isn't the implication that I think it is. If so, that has
> nothing to do
> > with it. When she was installed and Henadii Boriak was demoted,
> some of us
> > contacted archivists here, who in turn talked with high-ups in
> American
> > archival circles. The decision was made by the active
> participants then, with
> > concurrence from at least one high-level Ukrainian archivist,
> to try to work
> > this from within, without open confrontation on the American
> side's part,
> > since the appointment was legal (no matter how distasteful).
> Perhaps that was
> > a mistake, but it would be wrong to think that everyone over
> here was sitting
> > on his or her hands, for whatever reason.
> >
> > I think it is important to have a statement from MAU and all of
> the presidents
> > of the national associations, not just CAUS and AAUS. The
> statement should
> > have all their imprimaturs before it goes on line. Can we get
> everyone on
> > board quickly?
> >
> > Respectfully,
> >
> > Rob DeLossa
> > Chair, Communications Committee, AAUS
> >
> >
> >
> >> Dear Roman and AAUS members:
> >>
> >>   Yesterday I asked two key individuals in Ukraine to draft a
> public
> >> petition, which will, I hope, be posted soon in Ukrainian and
> English
> >> translation on the Web. Anyone will be able to add his or her
> signature to
> >> the petition. Prof. Giovanna Brogi, v-p of MAU, has agreed to
> bring the
> >> petition's existence to the attention of the presidents of
> Nac. asociacija
> >> ukrajinistiv in Ukraine and of the other national associations
> for Ukrainian
> >> studies, and will ask them to forward the link to it to their
> members. I and,
> >> I'm sure, Alexandra Hrycak or Rob De Lossa will inform the
> members of CAUS
> >> and AAUS repectively.
> >>
> >>   Question to the AAUS executive: could AAUS host the petition
> on its Web
> >> site?
> >>
> >> Roman Senkus
> >>> Some time ago, when a group of Ukrainian historians
> (Kulchytsky, Shapoval
> >>> etc.) were attacked by MAUP, there was an outcry of support
> for them by
> >>> fellow scholars in Ukraine and abroad. What I find strange
> and disconcerting
> >>> is that these same people and their defendants do not raise
> the same public
> >>> outcry in defence of the Ukrainian archives and against the
> appointment of
> >>> Ginzburg to the position of Head of National Archives of
> Ukraine?
> >>>
> >>> Roman Serbyn
> >>>
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