Department of Local History

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Courses:

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.

Employees

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

Lecturers' schedule



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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