Dean’s Greeting

1897811_1532040390372712_4902384390372558937_nWelcome to the online-page of Faculty of History!

Since the establishment of the oldest university in Ukraine – Lviv University, much attention in the educational process has been paid to history, the best traditions of which are carried on by the lecturers, staff and postgraduates of the faculty. Nowadays, the Faculty of History at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv consists of nine departments: the Department of Archaeology and Special Historical Studies (chaired by Professor Leonid Zashkilniak), the Department of Ethnology (chaired by Docent Roman Siletskyi), the Department of Ancient History of Ukraine and Archival Studies (chaired by Professor Roman Shust), the Department of Historical Area Studies (chaired by Professor Roman Holubko), the Department of Central-Eastern European History (chaired by Professor Mykhailo Kril), the Department of Middle Ages History and Byzantine Studies (chaired by Professor Leontiy Voyitovych), the Department of Modern and Contemporary History of Foreign Countries (chaired by Professor Stepan Kacharaba), the Department of Contemporary History of Ukraine (chaired by Professor Oleksiy Sukhyi), the Department of History and Theory of Sociology (chaired by Professor Nataliya Chernysh), as well as the Centre for Auxiliary Historical Sciences, the Archeological Museum and the Teaching Laboratory.

There are 17 professors, Doctors of History, 55 Candidates of History at the faculty. The training of future historians is conducted both full time and part time for two specialties and qualified as Bachelor, Specialist and Master.

The students of the Faculty are members of scholarly societies at the Department of Ancient History of Ukraine and Archival Studies, the Department of History of Middle Ages and Byzantine Studies, the Department of History and Theory of Sociology.

The research is mainly developed in the following directions: the history of social and political processes in Ukraine, the history of Slavonic studies and ethnology; historiography.

The Faculty offers postgraduate and doctoral studies for six specialties. There are two specialized academic councils for defending dissertations in “Ukraininan history”, “World history”, “Historiography, Source Studies and Auxiliary Historical Sciences”, “Military history”.


The staff of the Faculty of History, continuing the best traditions of historical schools, conduct a training of new human resources for Ukrainian historical research, take part in the process of state development by incestigating historical processes.


Roman Shust

Dean of the Faculty of History