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
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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Boikos’ pandemonium: categories of evil deceased
In the article have been presented some research-work on peculiarities of Boikos’ traditional demonological notions as for so-called evil deceased; on the basis of field records and ethnological literary sources quite a number of scum categories have been defined as well as essential habits, modes of behavior and functions of these personages of people’s demonology.
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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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Daily bread baking of ukrainians in the south-western ethnographical region at the late XIX to early XXI cc.
The paper has dealt with analytic study in prescriptions, signs, customs, methods, ways of selection, procurement and some peculiarities in usage of subsidiary means — water, firewood and leaves in bread baking. The final aim of the mentioned actions had been (and still is) selection of the means and ingredients fit, by their characteristics, for the backing of bread. The paper has demonstrated dependence of bread backing subsi­diary means criteria from the folk nutritional standards and world outlook stereotypes as well as from regional social and economic, natural and geographical factors and peculiarities of material culture.
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