Department of Ancient History of Ukraine and Archival Studies

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Lviv university was the first in Ukraine to begin teaching special and auxiliary historical disciplines. Here, in 1784, at the first special chair professors Gottfried Ulich, Ludwig Tsenmark and Foma Vucic gave lectures and published the first textbooks and manuals on heraldry, genealogy, sphragistics, paleography, diplomacy, and numismatics. In 1894, Mykhaylo Hrushevskyi was invited to give lectures on the history of Ukraine at Lviv University. A second Department of General History with a Special Overview of Eastern Europe was created for him, and in fact it was the Department of History of Ukraine. One of his students was Academician Ivan Krypyakevych, who worked at the history of the Galician-Volhynian state, the Cossacks, the History of Lviv, and special history disciplines. In 1939 he headed the Department of History of Ukraine, where his student, the famous medieval historian, Academician Yaroslav Isayevich majored. The modern period in the development of the tradition of studying the ancient history of Ukraine at Lviv University began in 1995, when the Department of Ancient History of Ukraine and Special History Disciplines was established at the History Faculty. The Department was headed by Professor Roman Shust. In 2009, the department was renamed into the Department of Ancient History of Ukraine and Archival Studies. Since January 2015, the department has been headed by Associate Professor Olha Shchodra. The department cooperates with the Cabinet of Special Historical Disciplines. Its rich numismatic and sphragistic funds (more than 12 000 coins and medals and about 6 000 copies of seals) are used by employees of the department and students in the preparation of scientific and educational works. The department maintains scientific contacts with Ukrainian universities, as well as with the International School of Humanities of Eastern and Central Europe (Warsaw, Poland), the Institute of Central and Eastern Europe (Lublin, Poland), the Pedagogical University of the National Education Commission (Krakow, Poland), Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (Lublin, Poland), Center for the Study of Ancient Tradition (University of Warsaw, Poland), Rzeszów and Wrocław Universities (Poland).

Lviv university was the first in Ukraine to begin teaching special and auxiliary historical disciplines. Here, in 1784, at the first special chair professors Gottfried Ulich, Ludwig Tsenmark and Foma Vucic gave lectures and published the first textbooks and manuals on heraldry, genealogy, sphragistics, paleography, diplomacy, and numismatics. In 1894, Mykhaylo Hrushevskyi was invited to give lectures on the history of Ukraine at Lviv University. A second Department of General History with a Special Overview of Eastern Europe was created for him, and in fact it was the Department of History of Ukraine. One of his students was Academician Ivan Krypyakevych, who worked at the history of the Galician-Volhynian state, the Cossacks, the History of Lviv, and special history disciplines. In 1939 he headed the Department of History of Ukraine, where his student, the famous medieval historian, Academician Yaroslav Isayevich majored. The modern period in the development of the tradition of studying the ancient history of Ukraine at Lviv University began in 1995, when the Department of Ancient History of Ukraine and Special History Disciplines was established at the History Faculty. The Department was headed by Professor Roman Shust. In 2009, the department was renamed into the Department of Ancient History of Ukraine and Archival Studies. Since January 2015, the department has been headed by Associate Professor Olha Shchodra. The department cooperates with the Cabinet of Special Historical Disciplines. Its rich numismatic and sphragistic funds (more than 12 000 coins and medals and about 6 000 copies of seals) are used by employees of the department and students in the preparation of scientific and educational works. The department maintains scientific contacts with Ukrainian universities, as well as with the International School of Humanities of Eastern and Central Europe (Warsaw, Poland), the Institute of Central and Eastern Europe (Lublin, Poland), the Pedagogical University of the National Education Commission (Krakow, Poland), Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (Lublin, Poland), Center for the Study of Ancient Tradition (University of Warsaw, Poland), Rzeszów and Wrocław Universities (Poland).

Employees

ChairpersonOlha ShchodraChairperson
ProfessorRoman ShustProfessor
ProfessorAndriy ZayatsProfessor
Associate ProfessorStepan BilostotskyiAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorOleh DudiakAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorOleh DukhAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorOleksandr TseluikoAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorOleksiy VinnychenkoAssociate Professor
Department SecretaryNadiya SydorkoDepartment Secretary

Lecturers' schedule



Research

The main orientation of the research is the archaeology of the western region of Ukraine (the department researches such projects as “Material and spiritual culture of inhabitants in Subcarpathia, Volyn and Transcarpathia in the Stone and Early Medieval Periods”, as well as Ancient History, the methodology of history, present-day historiography. The staff of the department performed archeological excavations in the sites of ancient settlements like Krylos (Halych), Plisnesko, Pidhorodyshche, Nemyriv, Rokytne, Modrychi (Teptiuzh), sites and villages of Yezupil, Hlybochok, Neslukhiv, Koshylivtsi, Buchach, Tadani, Zymne, Kostianets, Holyshiv, Vynnyky, Nezvysko, Dudyn, Cherchyk, Khrinnyky, Bovshiv, Demianiv, Nakvasha, ancient burial grounds of Gats, Chekhy, Vysotsko, monastic complexes of Univ, Stradch, Pidkamin, Staryi Zbarazh, Pidhirtsi.

JYU Visiting Fellow Programme

22.11.2022 | 16:51

The University of Jyväskylä (JYU), Finland, invites applications for the JYU Visiting Fellow Programme, which supports researchers with a doctoral degree, who are from outside Finland, to visit the JYU for one (30 days) to three months (90 days) in 2023.

The aim of the JYU Visiting Fellow Programme is to strengthen University’s global engagement and strategic collaboration with international partners. The main emphasis of the programme is in research collaboration, but the Visiting Fellows are also invited to participate in...

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Global Undergraduate Exchange Program

10.11.2022 | 13:31

Calling all first and second year students of Ukrainian Universities Bachelor’s degree programs! We are happy to announce the open competition for studying at U.S. universities – the Global Undergraduate Exchange (Global UGRAD) 2023-24!

Start your application now – the competition closes on December 15, 2022!
Program participants will study for one academic semester at accredited four-year U.S. institutions of higher education, and engage in community service, and cultural enrichment activities.

Global UGRAD is an international educational and cultural exchange that brings future...

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Vilnius University. Information for citizens of Ukraine wishing to study

09.08.2022 | 13:21

Application deadlines for the autumn semester
Admission of Ukrainians to undergraduate study programs is suspended. Ukrainians applying for master’s degree programs (places not funded by the state) still can apply. More information about admission to these studies here
 
Bachelor’s and integral studies

All students from Ukraine invited to study at Vilnius University from the academic year 2022/2023 will be exempted from paying the tuition fee for the entire period of study.

 
Master’s degree

Applicants for master’s studies can only apply for study places not financed by the state (VNF). 

https://www.vu.lt/en/support-to-ukraine/applicants-from-ukraine?fbclid=IwAR2j8lVkIG8qe0qr0s4MlLjBIMZhe7B7ZZSrMg6AluPyyz1BzkSyFzrveB8

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Testimonies About the War In Ukraine: How to Conduct Interview-Based Research

22.07.2022 | 11:12

The sixth online seminar of the series ?????????? ??? ??? ???: ?????????? ??? ?????? will take place on 28 July at 18:00 CET / 12:00 ET / 10:00 MDT.
Responding to the ever-expanding social trauma of Russia’s war on Ukraine, oral history researchers, ethnographers, and cultural anthropologists have begun to actively collect witness testimonies. This seminar will allow experts to exchange ideas on the following questions:
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