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

Associate ProfessorNatalia LeshkovychAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorTamara PoleshchukAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorIhor ShpykAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorRoman SyrotaAssociate Professor
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.

The Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine announces a new call to participation in EU Study Days – 2022

20.01.2022 | 10:21

Application deadline: 18:00, 07 March 2022.

Who can participate in the program?
For the first time, students of secondary schools, lyceums, gymnasiums (9-11 grades) can participate in EU Study Days.
Master’s degree students; students, who are enrolled in the last year of the bachelor studies and postgraduate students are eligible to apply.
When will the studies take place?
From the 15th of March 2022 until the 31st of May 2022.
How many modules it will include?
It is planned to carry out 10 online modules that will...

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OPEN Courses Competition: Spring 2022

12.01.2022 | 11:48

Hello, English Language Educators in Ukraine! Are you interested in expanding your knowledge and skill level as a teacher? Interested in taking an online course developed by a U.S. university? Apply to be part of the Online Professional English Network (OPEN) program through the U.S. Embassy’s Regional English Language Office in Kyiv! Applications are open through January 31, 2022 for 8-week courses that begin in Spring 2022. Options for course topics include English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI), Fostering...

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The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce a call for applications to this year’s Study of the United States Institutes for Scholars, Educators and Teachers

06.12.2021 | 21:16

This program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and will cover all participant costs, including program administration, travel, housing and subsistence, as well as book, cultural, and incidental allowances.

The Institutes will be conducted as traditional in-person programs at U.S. host institutions. Should health, safety, and travel conditions continue to pose significant challenges, the programs will pivot to a modified virtual format. Deadline: December 20, 2021

More information: https://go.usa.gov/xeVHA

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