Saturday, March 3, 2012

Third Annual Studium Carpato-Ruthenorum

Students and Faculty of the First Studium Carpato-Ruthenorum, 2010
This summer will see an opportunity that no lover of things Rusyn should miss.  From June 10 - July 1, 2012, the Institute for Rusyn Language and Culture at Prešov University, Slovakia, will host its third annual Studium Carpato-Ruthenorum.

In the mornings Carpatho-Rusyn history will be taught in Rusyn and English by internationally-recognized authorities like Prof. Paul Robert Magoci of the University of Toronto.

Rusyn language classes will be held after lunch.  The instructors will be faculty members of Prešov University and  Wright State University.  Classes will be conducted in the Rusyn tongue.

Following these sessions, students will enjoy numerous excursions into Rusyn culture.  They will observe wax-resist egg decorating, learn folk songs and absorb Rusyn folklore. Field trips are planned to the Warhol Museum in Medzilaborce and the Svidnik Open Air Museum.  Class members will visit Stara Lubovna Castle and several wooden churches which are designated UNESCO world heritage sites.  They will even get to float down the Dunajec River on a raft.

Space is limited and time is short.  For further information and an application, please visit our website at

(Written by Maryann Sivak.  Email:

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