About magazine

Narodoznavchi Zoshyty is bimonthly periodical issued by National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the Ethnology Institute of NAS of Ukraine. It had been founded in January 1995 at Lviv as published voice of a widely-known in Ukraine centre of studies in ethnology, folklore, art history and museology.

The appearance of specialized academic periodical had been entailed by intensive development of ethnographic knowledge under conditions of regained Ukrainian statehood, in the circumstances of sophisticated transformations in the whole sociocultural space and re-establishing of institutional ties with other ethnological centres in Ukraine and abroad.

The appearance of a new periodical had been quite important fact of public life as in then-a-day academic as well as university communities there was no intellectual platform for probing of scientific achievements and discussions concerning key problems of ethnos and nation, sphere of customs, dynamic changes in traditional ritualism, people’s knowledge and crafts, spiritual, material and aesthetical culture, world schools of ethnology, cultural anthropology, folklore studies, ethnical psychology, art history, museology, history and philosophy of culture etc.

In relatively short term Narodoznavchi Zoshyty had exceeded its basal level of institutional medium of the Ethnology Institute of NAS of Ukraine and become all-national bank of data and a place for discussions in various aspects of Ukrainian ethnical traditionalism as well as in professional analytics concerned with sociocultural dynamics in the development of Ukrainian nation.

Now with Narodoznavchi Zoshyty co-operate eminent scholars working in Ukraine and abroad, representatives of a number of research (academic and university) centres, scientists of middle and younger generations, incl. post-graduates and aspirants. The Editorial Board is looking forward for co-operation with everybody interested in publication of own elaborations in contemporary Humanities.

“Narodoznavchi Zoshyty” is included in the List of scientific professional editions of Ukraine, in which the results of dissertations for the scientific degrees of the doctor and the candidate of sciences can be published.
Approved by orders of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

  • Historical – order of MESU of 4.07.2014 р. #793
  • Philological – (Folklore) order of MESU of 29.12.2014 #1528
  • Art studies – order of MESU of 06.03.2015 #261

Thematics: problems of ethnology, history of culture, folklore research, art studies and other aspects of ethnological knowledge

Founders: National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, The Ethnology Institute of NAS of Ukraine

Year of Foundation: 1995

Certificate of State Registration: КВ № 15191-3763 ПР of 2009.02.27

Directions after Higher Attesting Commission Classification: History and theory of art, art criticism

Editor-in-Chief: Stepan Petrovych Pavluk (full member of NAS of Ukraine, H.D., prof.)

Responsible Secretaries: R.M.Yatsiv (Ph.D.F.A., lecturer)

Editorial Board – historical series: S. Pavluk (full member of NAS of Ukraine, H.D., prof.), R. Yatsiv (Ph.D.F.A., lecturer), R. Kyrchiv (academician of Ukrainian Higher School Academy of Sciences, D.A. in Philology, prof.), О. Poshyvailo(H.D., prof.), S. Segeda (H.D., prof.), M.Sopolyha (H.D., prof. (Slovakia)), Y. Taras (H.D., senior researcher), М. Tyvodar (H.D., prof.), R.Chmelyk (Ph.D.in Hist., senior researcher), V. Diakiv (Ph.D.in Philol., senior researcher);

Editorial Board – philology series: S. Pavluk (full member of NAS of Ukraine, H.D., prof.), R. Yatsiv (Ph.D.F.A., lecturer), R. Kyrchiv (academician of Ukrainian Higher School Academy of Sciences, D.A. in Philology, prof.), Y. Harasym (D.A. in Philology, prof.), V. Davydyuk (D.A. in Philology, prof.), V. Sokil (D.A. in Philology, prof.), H. Sokil (D.A. in Philology, lecturer), M. Dmytrenko (D.A. in Philology, prof.), B. Medvidsky (D.A. in Philology, prof. (Canada)), М. Mushynka (full member of NAS of Ukraine, H.D., prof. (Slovakia)), A. Nahachevsky (D.A. in Philology, prof. (Canada)), V. Diakiv (Ph.D.in Philol., senior researcher);

Editorial Board – series of art: S. Pavluk (full member of NAS of Ukraine, H.D., prof.), R. Yatsiv (Ph.D.F.A., lecturer), О. Bodnar (D.A., prof.), H. Vrochynska (Ph.D. in Art Hist., senior researcher), S. Hrytsa (corresp. member of National Ukrainian Academy of Arts, D.A., prof.), R. Zakharchuk-Chuhay (D.A., prof.), T. Kara-Vasylyeva (full member of National Ukrainian Academy of Arts, prof.), L. Milyayeva (corresp. member of National Ukrainian Academy of Arts, D.A., prof.), O. Nykorak (D.A., senior researcher), L. Sokoluk (D.A., prof.), H. Stelmashchuk (corresp. member of National Ukrainian Academy of Arts, D.A., prof.).

Address: The Ethnology Institute of NAS of Ukraine, “Narodoznavchi Zoshyty”, #15 Svobody Avenue, Lviv 79000, Ukraine

e-mail: ethnolog@gmail.com, inst@ethnolog.lviv.ua, ina@mail.lviv.ua

Our authors
On field exploration of russian and belarusian ethnologists and etnolinguists in Ukrainian Polisia 1945—1980s
In the study based on a wide range of literary materials have been comprehensively characterised field research in Polisia of Ukraine, performed by Russian and Belarusian ethnologists during 1945—1980s as well as Moscow ethnolinguists and other researchers from ethnologic centres of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus in the course of realization of Ethnolinguistic Atlas of Polisia program. Particular attention has been paid to geography, methods, themes and research results of scientific projects.
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On bessarabian and moldavian ukrainians in the studies of historical ethnography
The article has thrown some light upon a sum of scientific findings got during XIX to XXI cc. in historio-ethnographic studies of Bessarabia and Moldavian Ukrainians. In the pre­sent paper has been given author’s answer to the problem of lacking progress as for the numerous themes concerning Ukrainians. State and achievements of the research-works in Ukrainians’ material and spiritual culture by the scientists of Moldavia and Ukraine through the years of independence has been exposed.
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Wax candle as ukrainian Christmas and epiphany ritualistic text
For the first time in native ethnology the article has brought some results of special study in sign functionality of a wax candle under the context of Ukrainian Christmas and Epiphany ritualistic text (ritualism of Christmas Eve, New Year, Epiphany Eve and Feast of Epiphany). The study has stated extremely high semiotic position of a wax candle as projection of Sun, mediator between the spheres of sacral and prophane elements, symbolic analogue of human existence, apotropy, cultural symbol re-establishing borders of acculturated space.
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Maternity ritualism by volhynians in publications of the second half XIX to the early XXI cc.
In the article have been considered some basic landmarks for fixing and publication of ethnographic materials on the maternity rites of Volhynia with analytical study in ritual elements, their kinds and territories of origin. The article has also raised a problem of gaps in studies of maternity rites of Ukrainian historio-ethnographic Volhynia.
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