Department of Historical Area Studies

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The department consists of two Doctors Professors V.Ye. Holubko and B.Z. Yakymovych, eight Candidates of History (including Docents A.V. Serediak, T.H. Maryskevych, R.Ya. Heneha, I.I. Fedyk, I.M. Mraka), Senior Secretary, Candidate of History V. Ye. Rutar


In the academic year 2000/2001, the new speciality “Historical regional study” was set up. The department runs the course “History of Ukraine” at all other faculties. Apart from a major course “Historical regional study” lecturers of the department provide such optional courses as “Ivan Franko and the Publishing Process” (conducted by Professor Yakymovych B.Z.); “Armed Defence Problems of the Sovereignty of Ukraine by Governments in the course of 1917-1920” (conducted by Professor Holubko V. Ye.); “Fights and Battles in Halychyna and Transcarpathia in the first half of the 20th century” (conducted by Docent Fedyk I.I.); “Social and Public Life in Lviv in the 1940s-50s ” (conducted by Docent Heneha R.Ya.); “Halychyna in European History” (conducted by Docent Serediak A.V.); “Castles and Fortresses in Western Ukraine” (conducted by Docent Maryskevych T.H.); “Polish Scientific Societies in Lviv at the end of the 19th – the first half of the 20th century” (conducted by Docent Masyk R.V.); “Lviv during Military Conflicts in the 17th to 20th centuries” (conducted by Mraka I.B.); “Ukrainian-Polish Relationships in Western Ukraine in the Inter-war Period” (conducted by Docent Kalyniak L.D.).

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The members of the department are actively involved in research as well as in educational and methodological work. In 2006, the textbook “Historical Area Studies” (Part 1) was published. Here the history of area studies movement in Ukraine as well as trends in current regional study are shown. In 2011, the series of lectures “Historical Study. Trends and Methods of Historical Area Studies” was set up. The department regularly organizes local history conferences “Historical Relics of Halychyna”. During 2001-2010 five conferences were held, and the findings were published in the collections of scholarly papers.

During their internship, students specializing in “Historical Area Studies ” acquire the experience of being Lviv guides.

Lecturers’ articles are regularly published in local and professional journals. A number of methodological works were issued recently. Among them there is “A Syllabus of the Course “Historical Area Studies”, “A Syllabus of the Course “History of Ukraine” for University Students”, “Seminar Plans of the Course “History of Ukraine” for First-year Students”.

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ChairpersonViktor HolubkoChairperson
DocentIvan FedykDocent
Docent (by-worker)Roman HenehaDocent (by-worker)
DocentLev KalyniakDocent
DocentTaras MaryskevychDocent
DocentRoman MasykDocent
DocentIhor MrakaDocent
DocentAlla SerediakDocent

Lecturers' schedule

University of Passau Education for Democracy Scholarship

04.07.2019 | 09:12

Deadline – July 28, 2019
The University of Passau Education for Democracy Scholarship that is addressed to students from Eastern Europe and the Caucasus region.

Scholarship holders are enabled to study two semesters in Passau. They get the chance to improve their academic education, to develop their personality and to acquire leadership skills necessary to become future leaders in their home countries.
The scholarship includes financial support of 720€ per month for two semesters.
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III International Student Conference: “The Phenomenon of Europe: State-building and Integration Processes”

25.06.2019 | 11:17

Dear colleagues of the humanities faculties! We are pleased to invite you to participate in
III International Student Conference: “The Phenomenon of Europe: State-building and Integration Processes”
The conference will be held on the 1st -2nd of November 2019 at the Scientific Library of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (5, Drahomanova str., Lviv)
Working languages: Ukrainian, English, Russian, Polish.
The program of the conference will consist of:
1. Archeology
2. Archival studies, Special Historical Disciplines, Historical methodology
3. Ethnology...

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Conference on the Middle Ages: Provisioning Medieval European Towns – Castelo de Vide, Portugal, 10-12 October 2019

27.05.2019 | 09:14

Deadline – 31 May 2019
This year, from October 10th to the 12th, the Institute for Medieval Studies (IEM | NOVA-FCSH) and the municipality of Castelo de Vide are organizing the IV International Conference on the Middle Ages, under the theme: Provisioning Medieval European Towns.
Medieval towns were large human gatherings, the provision of which was diverse and complex, implying great challenges to their ruling powers. In fact, towns were simultaneously production centres, consumers and distributors, and its range depended on the town’s size, which...

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Academy Robert Bosch Fellowships at Chatham House

08.04.2019 | 11:00

Deadline – April 29, 2019
Fellowship: the fellow will receive a monthly stipend of approximately £2,340. Modest provision is made for the costs of relocation, fieldwork, and possible publication costs.

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