Department of History of Central and Eastern Europe

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Lecturers:

Professor M. M. Kril, Docents N. O. Leshkovych, T. S. Poleshchuk, R. B. Syrota, I. Ye. Shpyk, senior secretary S. Yu. Shevchuk.

Courses:

The lecturers of the Department teach the following courses: “Formation of the Modern Slovak nation,” “Introduction to Slavonic Studies” (Prof. M. M. Kril), “Russian Civilization till the end of the 18th century” (Docent N.O. Leshkovych), “National movements in the ‘Western borderlands’ of the Russian Empire” (late 18th – early 20th century)”, “Pan-Slavism: Genesis and Evolution” (Docent T. S. Poleshchuk), “Central and Eastern Europe in International Relations” (Docent R. B. Syrota), “Bulgaria and Southwestern Rus: Religious and Cultural Relations in the Last Quarter of the 14 th – the First Half of the 16th century”, “Medieval Serbian State” (Docent I. Ye. Shpyk)

Employees

DocentNatalia LeshkovychDocent
DocentTamara PoleshchukDocent
DocentIhor ShpykDocent
DocentRoman SyrotaDocent
Senior Department SecretarySofiia ShevchukSenior Department Secretary

Lecturers' schedule



Research

In addition to teaching, the lecturers of the Department are actively engaged in research. Their efforts are centered around the Department’s research project “Historical relations of Slavic nations with Ukraine and Ukrainians.”Members of the Department specialize in particular issues: history of Poland and Polish-Ukrainian relations (M.H. Krykun, L.O. Zashkilniak), history of Bulgaria, Bulgarian-Ukrainian relations and history of Slavic Studies (V.P. Chorniy), Bulgarian-Ukrainian relations (I. Ye. Shpyk), history of the Czech Republic and Slovakia, relations between Slavic countries, history of Slavonic Studies (M. M. Kril), the formation of nations in Eastern Europe in the 19th-20th centiries, relations between Slavic countries in the 19th – 20th centuries, history of Russia in the 19-20th centuries, relations between Slavonic countries, history of Russia in the 19th – 20th centuries (T. S. Poleshchuk), Russian-Ukrainian relations in the 19th century, history of Slavic Studies (N. O. Leshkovych),policy of the British government in Central and Eastern Europe in the early 20th century (R. B. Syrota), historical memory and the formation of modern Ukrainian identity within the cultural realm between Poland and Russia in the late 19th – early 20th century (I. I. Matsevko). Other issues of national history of Slavic nations are also being studied. The lecturers of the Department have authored several monographs on the history of Bulgaria, Poland, Slovakia, the Slavonic nations of the Habsburg monarchy, Slavonic and world historiography, as well as methodology of history.

In 2001-2006, Prof. L.O. Zashkilniak served as a co-supervisor of the international research project “The multicultural historical environment of Lviv in the 19th and 20th centuries”. As a result of the project five collections of papers have been published. In 2007-2011, the research project “History – Mentality – Identity. The Role of History and Historians in the Formation of Ukrainian and Polish National Consciousness in the 19th and 20th centuries” (jointly supervised by L.O. Zashkilniak) is to be completed.

 

Together with the Institute for Historical Research of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv the Department conducts a regular (twice a month) workshop “History and Historiography of Central and Eastern Europe.” The Department is an active participant of both editorial and scientific activities.

 

Since 1988, the Institute for Slavonic Studies (headed by Docent V.P. Chorniy) and the Centre for Historical Polish Studies (headed by Prof. L.O. Zashkilniak) have been functioning within the Department. The editorial board of the journal “Проблеми слов’янознавства” has been working at the Department since 1970. In 2005, the 55th issues of the journal appeared. Lecturers of the Department of Slavic History and the Department of Slavic Philology have been jointly organizing annual international colloquia for Slavic Studies since 1992. The Department hosted the all-Union conference for Slavic studies (1973), the international scientific conference dedicated to the 1300th anniversary of Bulgaria (1981), a joint symposium of Ukrainian and Bulgarian historians (1989) and international workshops (1988-1997) dedicated to the memory of Prof. D.L. Pokhylevych (the materials of the last workshop were published asa separate volume), as well as other research forums.

”Baltic Connections: a Conference in Social Science History”

12.12.2019 | 10:10

”Baltic Connections: a Conference in Social Science History” –
Uni­versity of Jyväs­kylä, Fin­land, March 26-27, 2020
Deadline – 16 December 2019
The Baltic Connections 2020 will take place at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, from March 26 to 27, and is hosted by the Department of History and Ethnology. As with the inaugural conference last year in Helsinki, we aim to bring together scholars working on comparative, economic, social, global, and other types of history and related social sciences to address various “East-West” historical...

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Graduate Conference in European History

12.12.2019 | 10:08

22-24 April 2020 | European University Institute | Florence | Italy
Readjustments of scale continuously challenge established narratives in history. Which approaches have historians taken to tackle this issue? In 1967, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie famously divided his colleagues into two categories: truffle hunters and parachutists. More than fifty years later this rigid distinction might seem like a tired cliché.  All parachutists, after all, must safely land on the ground, while even the most talented truffle hunters need to take their eyes off...

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The Study Foundation of the Berlin House of Representatives sponsors a scholarship program for students and young scholars of all fields from France, Great Britain, the USA, and the successor states of the former Soviet Union who want to use research facilities in Berlin

10.10.2019 | 10:35

The Study Foundation of the Berlin House of Representatives sponsors a scholarship program for students and young scholars of all fields from France, Great Britain, the USA, and the successor states of the former Soviet Union who want to use research facilities in Berlin.

The foundation will award fifteen grants for the academic year 2020/21. The grants amount to 1,100 EUR for graduate and doctoral students, and 1,630 EUR for post-doctoral scholars per month including the rent for an apartment in...

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Emile Boutmy Scholarships for Non-EU Students at Sciences Po (France)

09.10.2019 | 09:43

Deadline – December 15, 2019
Sciences Po created the Emile Boutmy Scholarships after the founder of Sciences Po in order to attract the very best international students from outside of the European Union who are first time applicants and who have been admitted to an Master’s programme offered at the University.

The Emile Boutmy Master’s Programme can take different forms – either a grant of €10,000 per year to cover tuition fees for the two years of the Masters or a tuition...

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