Department of Local History

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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.).

Research areas:

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”.

Teaching materials:

The Department of Local History was founded by the decision of the University Academic Council in 1998. Since 2008 the Department has been headed by Professor Victor Golubko. The department provides the teaching of the course “History of Ukraine” at the faculties of non-historical profile. The teachers of the Department are actively working on research and educational literature. In 2006 the textbook “Local History” (Part 1) was published; it covers the local history movement in Ukraine, the main directions of regional studies. In 2011 the staff of the Department prepared a course of lectures “Local History”. The Directions and methods of Local History Research”. The department regularly holds historical and local lore conferences “Historical Monuments of Galicia”. Seven conferences were held between 2001 and 2020, and their results were published in collections of materials. During their practice, students majoring in “Local History” acquire the profession of a guide in the city of Lviv, as well as perform research in the field of Lviv history. The teaching staff of the department conducts and participates in field trips.


ChairpersonViktor HolubkoChairperson
ProfessorVasyl ChuraProfessor
Associate Professor (by-worker)Ivan FedykAssociate Professor (by-worker)
Associate ProfessorRoman HenehaAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorLev KalyniakAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorTaras MaryskevychAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorRoman MasykAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorIhor MrakaAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorAlla SerediakAssociate Professor
Senior Department SecretaryLarysa ShelestakSenior Department Secretary

Lecturers' schedule

FREE German language courses online for LNU students

11.05.2022 | 09:03

Deadline – 30.05.2022

Greifswald University are able to offer FREE German language courses online for LNU students as part of our summer school Greifswald Summer. We aim to offer two courses during the month of August:
Course 1: Level A1/A2 from 01 until 12 August 2022
Course 2: Level B1/B2 from 15 until 26 August 2022
The programme will include of 25 hours of German lessons per week and workshops, where the students can use and extend their language skills according to their language...

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The Petro Jacyk Non-Resident Scholars Program

10.05.2022 | 09:10

The Petro Jacyk Non-Resident Scholars Program will bring together Ukrainian scholars, public officials, advanced PhD students and public intellectuals to participate in regular virtual seminars moderated by a member of the University of Toronto faculty on a common theme related to the war and the rebuilding of Ukraine. Under “Ukrainian” we understand individuals who lived/worked in Ukraine and/or had a primary affiliation with a Ukrainian institution at the time the war started. The goal of the seminar will be for...

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The Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) – Two-Month Fellowships for Scholars from Ukraine (Vienna, Austria)

10.05.2022 | 09:07

Deadline – May 22, 2022

The IWM is offering 18 new two-month fellowships for outstanding Ukrainian scholars, funded by the City of Vienna.
Fellowships are open to doctoral students as well as established scholars in the humanities and social sciences. Candidates must currently be affiliated with a Ukrainian university or research institution or have received at least one of their academic credentials from one.
Strong preference will be given to candidates who are able to take up the fellowship in July and August...

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Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship Open Application Call

13.04.2022 | 12:46

Are you a recent PhD graduate with interest in Ukraine/ Ukrainian Canadiana ? Are you interested in advancing understanding of Ukrainian politics, history, and society? Apply for the Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship  offered by the CUCS at the UM (September 2022-August 2023). Representatives from various interdisciplinary fields are welcome to apply:
 About the Centre: 
The mission statement of the Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies (CUCS) is to create, preserve and communicate knowledge dealing with Ukrainian Canadian culture and scholarship. This mission is derived from...

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