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Paul Robert Magocsi

Paul Robert Magocsi (born January 26, 1945 in Englewood, New Jersey) is an American professor of history, political science, and Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto. He has been with the university since 1980, and became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1996.[1] He currently acts as Honorary Chairman of the World Congress of Rusyns, and has authored many books on Rusyn history.[2]

Paul Robert Magocsi
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Paul Robert Magocsi in 2013
Born (1945-01-26) January 26, 1945 (age 74)
NationalityHungarian, Rusyn American
Known forHistory of Ukraine
Scientific career

Born in Englewood, New Jersey, Magocsi (his surname Magocsi is pronounced something like "magótchy", varying in different languages) is of Hungarian and Ruthenian (Rusyn) descent.[3] He completed his undergraduate studies at Rutgers University B.A. in 1966; M.A. 1967, Princeton University in M.A. 1969, Ph.D. 1972.[clarification needed] He then went to Harvard University, where he was a member of the Society of Fellows between 1973 and 1976.[1] In 2013 he was awarded doctor honoris causa by the University of Presov in Slovakia.[4]

Magocsi has taught at Harvard University and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In 1996 he was appointed permanent fellow of the Royal Society of Canada - Canadian Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences.[5][6]

Besides his primary focus on East-Central European history, Magocsi is a scholar of nationality and ethnicity more generally, and edited the collection Aboriginal Peoples of Canada: A Short Introduction (2002).

Selected books and publicationsEdit

Among his over 675 publications are 30 books including:

  • 1978: The Shaping of a National Identity: Subcarpathian Rus’, 1848–1948, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press ISBN 0-674-80579-8
  • 1983: Galicia: A Historical Survey and Bibliographic Guide (Toronto: University of Toronto Press) (about the eastern European territory)
  • 1993: Historic Atlas of East Central/Central Europe (Seattle: University of Washington Press)
  • 1993: Magocsi, Paul Robert (1993). Historical Atlas of Central Europe. A History of East Central Europe. 1 (revised and expanded ed.). Seattle: University of Washington Press. ISBN 0-295-98146-6. OCLC 47097699.
  • 1996: A History of Ukraine (Toronto: University of Toronto Press) ISBN 0-8020-0830-5
  • 1999: Of the Making of Nationalities There is no End (2 vols) (New York: Columbia University Press)
  • 1999: Encyclopedia of Canada's Peoples, Toronto: University of Toronto Press ISBN 0-8020-2938-8
  • 2002: The Roots of Ukrainian Nationalism: Galicia as Ukraine's Piedmont, Toronto: University of Toronto Press ISBN 0-8020-4738-6
  • 2002: Encyclopedia of Rusyn History and Culture, University of Toronto Press ISBN 0-8020-3566-3 (with Ivan I. Pop)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Dr. Paul Robert Magocsi". Carpatho-Rusyn Knowledge Base.
  2. ^ "Carpatho-Rusyn Society homepage". Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  3. ^ Magocsi, Paul R.; Pop, Ivan Ivanovich, eds. Encyclopedia of Rusyn History and Culture, p. 313. University of Toronto Press, 2002. ISBN 0-8020-3566-3
  4. ^ "Prof. Dr. Paul Robert Magocsi – Doctor honoris causa Prešovskej univerzity v Prešove - UNIPO". Unipo.ks. Archived from the original on 13 July 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  5. ^ Les Kelman. "The Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto (JGS Toronto) - Professor Paul Robert Magocsi". Archived from the original on 5 February 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  6. ^ "The Rusyns - Carpatho-Rusyn Academy". Retrieved 28 November 2014.