On November 18, 2022, Karazin University hosted a round table "The long-standing secret of Maya writing, revealed by a student of Kharkiv University", dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Yurii Valentynovych Knorozov (1922–1999). In 1939–1941, he studied at the history faculty of Kharkiv University and became famous thanks to the fact that he was able to decipher the Mayan script, one of the cultures of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica.
According to the Resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine No. 1982-IX of December 17, 2021 "On the celebration of commemorative dates and anniversaries in 2022-2023", the anniversary of Yuriy Knorozov is included in the list of commemorative dates to be celebrated at the national level.
Representatives of the Department of Historiography, Source Studies and Archeology played a significant role in the organization and conduct of the event, in particular, professor S.M. Kudelko and Associate Professor V.V. Skyrda. The event was moderated by the deputy director of the Center for Ukrainian Studies and Local Studies named after Academician P.T. Tronko, Ph.D. O.I. Vovk.
The program of the round table can be found at the link.