Mykhaуlo Hrushevskyi Department of Contemporary History of Ukraine

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Lecturers:

Associates of the Ivan Krypiakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences were invited to teach at the Department. Among them there is Doctor of History M. R. Lytvyn, Doctor of History I. H. Pater, Candidate of History B. Z.Yakymovych, Candidate of History O. I. Lutskyi, Candidate of History O. H. Arkusha, Candidate of History V. S. Pashuk, Candidate of History T. D. Hoshko, Candidate of History I. I. Orlevych, Candidate of History O. V. Lukachuk. Presently, several courses are offered here on a part-timer basis by Docents P. V. Kohut, A. Khlopetska, Yu. V. Hudyma. I. A. Hel, a distinguished figure of the Ukrainian national movement, also taught at the Department.

Courses:

The lecturers of the Department teach the following general courses: “History of Ukraine in the late 18th – early 20th centuries,” “History of Ukraine in 1914-1945,” “History of Ukraine from 1945 until the early 21st century,” “Historiography of the History of Ukraine,” “Modern Ukrainian Historiography,” “Didactics of History,” “Philosophy of History” as well as special courses: “National and Political Orientations in the Ukrainian Society of Galicia of the late 18th – the early 20th centuries,” “Political Modernization of Ukrainian Society under the Habsburgs,” “Ukrainians at Lviv University,” “Mykhaylo Hrushevskyi’s School of History,” “State Building in the Western Ukrainian People’s Republic: Social and International Aspects,” “Ukraine in World War II, Oral History: Theory and Methods of Research.”

In accordance with the political agreements within the framework of the Ukrainian-Austrian-Polish agreement of 1890 (called “new era”), the so-called “Second Ordinary Department of General History” (1894) was established at Lviv University. Under the leadership of Mykhaуlo Hrushevskyi, who moved from Kyiv to Lviv under the recommendation of Volodymyr Antonovych, it actually became the Department of History of Ukraine. Mykhaуlo Hrushevskyi worked at Lviv University in 1894–1914. During the interwar period, Ukrainian studies departments at Lviv University were closed. After Western Ukraine was annexed by the USSR in September 1939, the Soviet government began to “Ukrainize” the higher education system for tactical reasons. Already in October 1939, the Department of History of Ukrainian SSR was established within the Faculty of Humanities at Lviv University, and Ivan Krypyakevych was appointed its head. On June 3, 1949, the Department of History of Ukrainian SSR at Lviv University was merged with the Department of History of the USSR by order of the Minister of Higher Education of Ukraine. The situation changed for the better during the Khrushchev “thaw” due to the fact that in 1957 the Department of History of Ukrainian SSR was restored at Lviv University. In early 1990s, the directions of scientific research diversified. Since 2010 the Department has been run by the Prof. Oleksiy Sukhyi. In 2016 the department is named after Mykhaylo Hrushevskyi. The main directions of scientific research are national, political, social cultural and intellectual history of Galicia in the XIX–XX centuries. The employees of the department were co-organizers of international scientific conferences, including “Lviv: City-Society-Culture” (1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018), “Deportations of 1944–1951 (devoted to the 60th anniversary of the Vistula action)” (2007), scientific-practical conference “Golden September 1939: Liberation or Occupation?” (2009; together with the Ukrainian Catholic University and the Memorial Museum of the Victims of Occupation Regimes “Lontsky Prison”), the international scientific conference “Problems of Research of the Ukrainian Liberation Movement 1920-1950s (devoted to the 75th anniversary of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army)” (2017) (together with the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory), and others. The department maintains close scientific ties with scientific institutions of the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Lithuania, and the Slovak Republic.

Employees

ChairpersonOleksiy SukhyiChairperson
ProfessorVolodymyr KachmarProfessor
ProfessorKostiantyn KondratiukProfessor
Associate ProfessorHalyna BodnarAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorMarian MudryiAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorOleh PavlyshynAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorIhor PidkovaAssociate Professor
Senior Department SecretaryMariia BulkaSenior Department Secretary

Lecturers' schedule



Teaching materials

Syllabus “Ukrainian Historiography” (lecturer – Dr., Prof. O.M. Sukhyi)

Curriculum “Ukrainian Historiography” (lecturer – Dr., Prof. O.M. Sukhyi)

Workshop of the Department of History of Ukraine

Syllabus “Contemporary History of Ukraine 1914-1945” (lecturer – Dr., Prof. K. K. Kondratiuk).

Curriculum “Modern Historiography” (lecturer – Dr. Prof. O. M. Sukhyi)

“State Building in Western Ukrainian People’s Republic” (lecturer – Candidate of History, Docent O. Y. Pavlyshyn)

 

Didactics of History (lecturer – Candidate of History, Docent M. M. Mudryi

History of Ukraine of the late 18th – early 20th centuries (lecturer – Candidate of History, Docent M. M. Mudryi)

Oral History (lecturer – Candidate of History, Docent H. A. Bodnar)

Philosophy of History (lecturer – Candidate of History, Docent M. M. Mudryi)

Curriculum “Ukrainians at Lviv University” (lecturer – Candidate of History, Docent V. M. Kachmar)

Plans of workshops in the subject “Political History of Ukraine” for 4th-year students of the Faculty of Journalism (lecturer – Candidate of History, Docent V. M. Kachmar)

Syllabus “History of Ukraine” for 1st-year students of the Faculty of Journalism (lecturer – Candidate of History, Docent V. M. Kachmar)

Research

The lecturers of the Department work on the research project “Socio-political, national and ethnic processes in Western Ukrainian lands in the late 18th – 20th centuries” (supervised by Prof. O.M. Sukhyi). Representatives of the Department take part in conferences, they are also frequent reviewers of dissertations and contribute to the training of historians of the highest qualification. The Department offers full-time and part-time post-graduate programs. During 1995-2014, twenty-three dissertations were defended. V. S. Makarchuk, R. Ya. Berest, I. I. Fedyk, M. M. Mudryi, A. O. Malyk, I. L. Luchakivska, P. Ya. Bilian, V. V. Hulay, V. B. Blahyi, R. V. Popp, N. F. Mysak, V. F. Mandziak, H. A. Bodnar have defended their dissertation under the supervision of Prof. K. K. Kondratiuk; I. V. Kozlovskyi and A. M. Kozytskyi have defended their dissertations under the supervision of Docent Ya. I. Serkiz; V. I. Smoliy, L. I. Matiushko, A. Ya. Baylo, I. H. Lozynska, M. A. Oliynyk, O. Z. Kaminska, D. M. Kravets have defended their dissertations under the supervision of Prof. O. M. Sukhyi. R. Ya. Heneha defended his dissertation supervised by Docent M. M. Mydryi. Two doctoral dissertations have been defended under the supervision of Prof. K.K. Kondratiuk and Prof. O.M. Sukhyi.

Teaching materials published by the lecturers of the Department: “Ukrainian historiography of the late 19th – early 20th centuries” (K. Kondratiuk, Lviv, 2002); “Contemporary History of Ukraine. 1914-1945” (K. Kondratiuk, Lviv, 2007); “Lviv Region at the Time of Western Ukrainian People’s Republic (1918-1919)” (O. Pavlyshyn, Lviv, 2008); “Modern National Historiography of the Contemporary History of Ukraine (1914-2009)” (K. Kondratiuk, O. Sukhyi, Lviv, 2010); “Contemporary History of Ukraine. 1914-2008” (K. Kondratiuk, H. Bodnar, V. Kachmar, V. Holubko, Kyiv, 2011).

Main focus of research: national, political, social, cultural and intellectual history of Galicia in the late 19th – early 20th centuries. Publications: “Galicia between the East and the West. A Brief History of the 19th – early 20th centuries” (O. Sukhyi, Lviv, 1997; 1999); “National Idea in the Programs and Activities of Ukrainian Political Parties in Galicia (late 19th – early 20th centuries)” (O. Sukhyi, Lviv, 1998); “Ukrainian National Movement of the 1940s and 1950s: Ideology and Practice” (Yu. Kyrychuk, Lviv, 2003); “From the Russophiles to the Moscowphiles (the Russian factor in the public opinion and socio-political life of Galician Ukrainians in the 19th century”) (O. Sukhyi, 2003).

“Lviv. Everyday Life of the City Through the Eyes of Migrants from the Countryside (1940-80s)” (H. Bodnar, Lviv, 2010). The Department has published a collection of documents and archival materials: “The Moscowphile Movement: documents and materials” (preface, commentary and selection of documents by O. Sukhyi) (Lviv, 2001), as well as translation from Polish of the book “Democrats in the Political Life of Galicia in 1848-1873” by Zbigniew Fras (translated by Yu. Rodyk, Yu. Sahat, O. Sukhyi, scholarly editing and afterword by O. Sukhyi). The Department offers a post-graduate program in the History of Ukraine.

The lecturers of the Department co-organized several international research conferences “Lviv: City, Society, Culture” (1998, 2002, 2006, 2010), “The year 1939 in the Historical Destiny of Ukraine and the Ukrainians” (1999), “The Deportations of 1944-1951 (dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the Operation ‘Wisla’) (2007), “The Golden September of 1939: Liberation or Occupation?” (2009, jointly with the Ukrainian Catholic University and the Memorial Museum for the Victims of Occupational Regimes “Lącki Street Prison”) etc. The Department fosters cooperation with the Departments of History of Ukraine in other Ukrainian universities (Ivano-Frankivsk, Kyiv, Lutsk, Ostroh, Ternopil, Chernivtsi), as well as research institutions of Poland.

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). 

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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 𝙃𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙖𝙣𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙒𝙖𝙧: 𝙍𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙁𝙪𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚 will take place on 28 July at 18:00 CET / 12:00 ET / 10:00 MDT.
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Dan David Prize

22.07.2022 | 11:11

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