In 1995, Prof. von Hagen wrote a provocative essay in which he asked whether Ukraine has "a written history of its experienced past that commands some widespread acceptance and authority in the international scholarly and political communities." He offered the answer that "it's not so simple," examining Ukraine's place in history and the historiography of Ukraine. Ten years after the publication of this essay (Slavic Review 54, no. 3 (1995): 658–73), and a year after Ukraine's Orange Revolution, Prof. von Hagen revisits this topic. Officially kicking off the Spring 2006 semester at Columbia, food and drink will be served.