Institute for Historical Research, of the

Ivan Franko National University

of Lviv.

 

Lviv, 1, Universytetska Str., room 318, tel./fax +38 0322 964-585, +38 0322 40-35-70, hrytsak@franko.lviv.ua

 

Institute for Historical Research was founded in October, 1992 with the aim to speed reforms and system changes in researching and teaching history at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. It was developed as an university-based research institute whose affiliates are involved in both teaching and research. Institute’s activity is focused on Modern and Contemporary History of Ukraine and East Central Europe. New for Ukraine methods of historical research have been successfully introduced at the Institute.

The Institute has developed contacts with University research centers both in Western Europe and Northern America, such as the University of Michigan Center for Russian and East European Studies, Harriman Institute (Columbia University), Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (University of Alberta), Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute (Harvard University), Kennan Institute, Sodertorns hogskola University in Stockholm (Sweden).

From 1996 Institute started to publish its own academic journal “Modern Ukraine”. (the last issue #6, year, 2001). The great part of the articles and reviews published in “Modern Ukraine” is dealing with Modern and Contemporary History of Ukraine and East Central Europe.

 

Institute has own Academic Board. Institute’s activity is organized around several chairs:

Center for Advanced Research and Teaching in History (director – prof. Leonid Zashkilniak);

Chair of the Historical Reference Literature (chief– Ihor Pidkova );

Chair of History of Catholic Church (chief – Liliana Hentosh);

Chair of Regional Studies (chief – Victor Susak);

Chair of Historical Polish Studies (chief  - prof. Leonid Zashkilniak);

Institute’s Library and Archive (chief – Oleh Pavlyshyn).

 

Institute’s staff:

Prof. Yaroslav Hrytsak – Institute’s director

Prof. Leonid Zashkilniak

Dr. Liliana Hentosh, research associate

Dr. Oleh Pavlyshyn, research associate

ma. Victor Susak, junior research associate

Ihor Pidkova, research associate

Oksana Dmyterko, office manager

 

 

 

 

Main research projects of the Institute (1992-2001):

 

1992-1994 – institutional project “Institute for Historical Research” – supported by International Renaissance foundation (Soros foundation in Ukraine);

1993-1994 – “Ukrainian National Revival in Galicia in XIX-beg.XX cent.: Comparative analysis of the social composition of national elites” – supported by State Committee for Science and Technology.

 

 

1993-1994 – “Lviv-Donetsk: comparative analysis of group identities and social loyalties’ hierarchies” (together with the University of Michigan) – supported by International Renaissance foundation (Soros foundation in Ukraine);

1993-1995 – “Social and cultural life of Ukraine in XX cent. through oral history” – supported by State Committee for Science and Technology;

1995-1996 – “Seminar on Democracy” (two Ukrainian-Polish seminars) – supported by New School for Social Research, New York;

1996-1998 – “Identities’ formation and social realities in Estonia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan” – international project headed by Center for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Michigan – supported by Ford Foundation;

1997-1998 – “Lviv-Premysl: tale of two cities – interethnic and interconfessional relations on Ukrainian-Polish border” – supported by Research Support Scheme, Open Society Institute;

1997-2000 – “Nationalism and problem of modernization: national and social identities in modern Ukraine” – supported by State Foundation for Research;

1997-1998 – “Institutionalizing Democracy. Poland and Ukraine in comparative prospect” – supported by of Sodertorns hogskola University in Stockholm (Sweden);

1997 – “Center of Historical Polish Studies” – supported by International Renaissance foundation (Soros foundation in Ukraine);

1999 – “Center for study of Public opinion” supported by International Renaissance foundation (Soros foundation in Ukraine);

2000-2001 – “Gender education and building of open society in  Ukraine” – supported by International Renaissance foundation (Soros foundation in Ukraine);

2000 – “Historical memory and formation of regional and national identities: case Lviv” – Supported by Central European University, Junior Faculty Research Support Scheme;

2001-2003 – “Formation of national and social identities in modern Ukraine” – supported by Ukrainian Ministry of Education. 

2001-2003 –  “Higher education leadership for progress”- Megaproject of the International Renaissance foundation for establishing of the Center for Advanced Research and Teaching in History at Lviv National University.

 

 

 

Institute organized serious number of conferences, seminars and academic workshops:

 

International seminar “Church, culture and politics in early modern and modern Ukraine” (during the Second Council of International Association for Ukrainian Studies) – August, 1993;

International seminar “Ukrainian nation building: history and interpretations” (during the Second Council of International Association for Ukrainian Studies) – August, 1993;

International conference “Biography methods in social studies” – September 5-7, 1994;

International workshop “History of Nationalism: research and teaching” - April 24-25, 1995:

International conference “Democracy in Belorus, Poland, Russian and Ukraine after elections” – January 11, 1996;

International conference “Concept of Eastern Europe and 100 years of M. Hrushevskyi’s chair of Ukrainian History at Lviv University” – August 27, 1996;

International workshop “Velvet counterrevolution: Left politics coming to power in East Central Europe”(sponsored by New School for Social Research, New York) – December 14-15, 1996;

International workshop “New approaches to teaching History of Western Civilization” – April 8, 1998;

International conference “National discourse: post-modern or post-mortem” – January 4-5, 1999;

International conference “Contemporary Historiography: Facing new Challenges in the world and Ukrainian Context” – November 9-11, 2001.

 

Some books, textbooks, collections published at the Institute (1992-2001):

 

“Kovcheh” (collection of articles on Church History). / Ed. Y. Hrytsak. B. Gudziak. Lviv, 1993;

Encyclopedia of History of Ukraine. / Ed. Shust R., Pidkova I. In 3 volumes. Vol.1., Kyiv, 1993. 239p.; Vol.2., Kyiv, 1995. 436p.; Vol.3., Kyiv, 1999. 439p.;

Lysiak-Rudnytskyi I. Historical essays. In 2 volumes. Vol.1., Kyiv, 1994. 530p.; Vol.2, Kyiv, 1994. 574p.

“Modern Ukraine” (academic journal) #1., Lviv, 1996. 212p.

Mappa Mundi (festschrift to 70th anniversary of Yaroslav Dashkevych). Lviv-Kyiv-New York, 1996. 912p.

Hrytsak Y. Making of Modern Ukraine: History and Interpretations. Kyiv, 1996. 360p.

Milena Rudnytska. Articles, letters, documents./ Ed. Diadiuk M. Lviv, 1998. 844p.

“Modern Ukraine” (academic journal) #2-3., Lviv, 1999. 448p.

Myhailo Hrushevskyi and modern historical thought. (collection of articles). Lviv, 1999, 375p.

Dzedzora O. History of European Civilization. Lviv, 1999. 432p.

Pidkova I., Dzedzora O. World History, XIX-XX cent. Dictionary. Lviv, 2000. 368 p.

“Modern Ukraine” (academic journal) #4-5., Lviv, 2000. 520p.

Hrycak J. Historia Ukrainy. 1772-1999. Narodziny nowoczesnego narodu. Lublin, 2000. 360s.

“Modern Ukraine” (academic journal) #6., Lviv, 2001. 210p.

Encyclopedia of History of Ukraine. / Ed. Shust R., Pidkova. 2-nd edition in one volume. Kyiv, 2001. 1135p.

Dupont-Melnyczenko J-B., Adadurov V. French historiography of XX-th cent. Lviv, 2001. 160p.