The Department of Ukrainian Studies, Cultural Studies and the History of Science was founded in 2018. It consists of 3 sections (former departments): History (1920s), Cultural Studies (1977) and History of Science (2004).
The Department of Ukrainian Studies, Cultural Studies and the History of Science offers for collaborative research with our colleagues from Europe the following projects according to the research area and interests of our academics:
1. Revolutionary Processes in Western, Central and Eastern Europe in the 16th -21st Centuries: Comparative Analysis.
2. Source Criticism. Methods of Scientific Research and Ways of Educational Process Optimization in the Field of History
3. Problems of the State Industry Development in Ukraine in the Period of NEP.
4. East European Jewish History. Crimes Against Humanity and Human Rights in Ukraine in the 20th Century.
5. Memory Studies and Memory Politics in Ukraine and Europe (Comparative Analysis).
6. Chernobyl Disaster as an Object of Oral History.
7. Visual Art as an Evidence of Ukrainian Cultural History.
8. Ukrainian Culture in Educational Activities with Foreign Students.
9. The Role of Ethnographic Museum in the Development of the Students’ Culture.
10. The Representation of Cultural Heritage in Contemporary Museums and on the
11. Ethnolinguistic Processes in Eastern and Central Europe in 20th – early 21st century.
12. The History of Development of Engineering Sciences and Technical Education in Kharkiv and Europe.
Our academics recognize that culture has become an important field of interdisciplinary research that is developing in a variety of different directions. In many humanities disciplines, and later social science disciplines, contact with cultural studies has led to a ‘cultural turn’. Culture is no longer viewed as a variable dependent on the prevailing social structure. We share the UNESCO view on culture as a key factor in social, political and economic processes. The global production, circulation and reception of ideas and values have led to a ‘cultural revolution’.