Department of History of Central and Eastern Europe and special branches of historical science

The Department of History of Central and Eastern Europe and special branches of historical science conducts active scientific research of the political and socio-economic development of the Slavic countries, especially the history of Belarus, Poland, the Czech Republic, the formation of the imperial idea in the Moscow and Austrian states in the XV – XVII centuries, Polish-Ukrainian relations in the XIX – Twentieth century. The staff of the department are the authors of monographs, scientific articles and manuals on the subject.

An important stage in the research activities were the international scientific conferences held by the department: “Ukrainian-Polish relations in Galicia in the twentieth century.” (1996), “The Hadiach Union in the History of Polish-Ukrainian Relations 1658 – 2008” (2008), “Pilsudski Union – Petliura 1920: Historical Conditions and Modern Interpretations” (2009). The annual Regional Scientific Conference dedicated to the anniversary of the deportation of ethnic Ukrainians in Poland has become traditional for the department: “The Vistula Action in Ukrainian-Polish Relations of the XX-XXI Centuries.” The teachers of the department actively cooperate with the historians of the Warsaw and Jagiellonian universities, as well as the Pomeranian Academy in Slupsk (Republic of Poland).

Academic work remains the most important area of ​​activity of the staff of the Department history of the Slavs, which provides teaching courses in the History of Central and Eastern Europe and special courses at the choice of students: “Source History of Foreign Slavs”, “International Relations and Foreign Policy of the Slavic countries of the XX century – the beginning of the XXI century. “,” State-building processes in the Slavic countries in the XXI – the beginning of the XXI century. “,” Inter-Slavic ethno-political and scientific and cultural relations in the XXI – the beginning of the XXI century. “,”Slavs and European civilization”, “Ukrainian-Polish relations in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries”,”The imperial idea in the Russian state of the end of the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries: ideology, politics, practice”, “Socio-political processes in Slavic countries of the interwar period”, “Socio-economic development of the Slavic peoples in the late eighteenth – early twenty-first centuries.”, “Historical personalities”.

The teaching staff of the department combines professional experience, associate professor’s maturity and a young graduate’s passion. The Department history of the Slavs retains its loyalty to the traditions that made it famous not only in Ukraine but also abroad. In September 2018, the Department history of the Slavs turns 25. The staff of the department approached its anniversary with considerable creative achievements, actively works and plans for the future.

Employees of the department

Volodymyr Komar is the head of the Department of History of Central and Eastern Europe and special branches of historical science, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Specialist in the History of Poland and Ukrainian-Polish Relations.

Vasyl Debenko – Associate Professor of the Department of History of Central and Eastern Europe and special branches of historical science, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor, Specialist in Russian History, Historiography of Slavic History and Ukrainian-Russian Relations.

Yuriy Dovgan – Associate Professor of the Department of History of Central and Eastern Europe and special branches of historical science, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor, a specialist in special historical disciplines, military studies, uniforms, sphragistics, faleristics, and heraldry.

Nadiya Kindrachuk – Associate Professor of the Department of History of Central and Eastern Europe and special branches of historical science, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor,Specialist in Special Historical Disciplines, History of the People’s Movement of Ukraine.

Roman Kobylnyk is a senior lecturer at the Department of History of Central and Eastern Europe and special branches of historical science, a specialist in the history of the Second Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, and in the history of Polish political parties of the interwar period.

Lilia Shologon is a professor at the Department of History of Central and Eastern Europe and special branches of historical science, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, a specialist in special historical disciplines, source studies and historiography of Ukrainian history.

Ihor Pylypiv  – Honored Worker of Education of Ukraine, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor of the Department of History of Central and Eastern Europe and special branches of historical science and Professor of the Department of History of Ukraine and Methods of Teaching History, a specialist in the history of the Second Commonwealth, the history of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

Halyna Stefanyuk – Associate Professor of the Department of History of Central and Eastern Europe and special branches of historical science, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor, specialist in special historical disciplines, source studies and historiography of Ukrainian history, current issues of World War II.

Mykola VitenkoAssociate Professor of the Department of History of Central and Eastern Europe and special branches of historical science, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor, Specialist in the History of Ukrainian-Polish Relations in the XIX century. and the history of Poland.