The Department of History and Political Science


Yuriy Mykhalsky, Ph.D., assistant professor

The Department of History and Political Science was founded according to the Decree number 200 of 27 August 1992 on the basis of the Department of History, which existed from 1991. The same order approved staff list of the Department. It consisted of 1 professor, 6 associate professors, 2 senior lecturers, 5 assistants and 2 support staff units. Perennial head of the department was Prof. Stepan Heley. During the existence of the Department its qualitative and quantitative potential was permanently updated.

Currently, the department has 5 teachers: 1 professor and 4 associate professors. Since September 2015 the department is headed by assistant prof. Yuriy Mykhalsky.

Research and teaching staff:

Researches of the Department are the integral part of scientific process around Ukrainian history studies, world history and history of cooperation, political science, sociology. Since the creation of the Department, the Scientific School of Historical Research Cooperation functions in the Academy. The Scientific School is directed by Prof. Stepan Heley, the author of 13 books and over 350 scientific publications. In 2013 the collective monograph "The consumer cooperative in Ukraine. From inception to present" (Lviv, 2013) was published.

One of the research areas is the analysis of the political system development process in Ukraine and abroad (Stepan Heley, Stepan Rutar. Political and legal systems of the world" (Kyiv, 2006) Stepan Heley, Stepan Rutar. Politology (Kyiv, 2013)).

The powerful research of prof. Stepan Heley is dedicated to the 190th anniversary of Lviv Academy of Commerce. It is "Essay on the History Commercial Academy" (2008). Great scientific valuation has the fundamental work of Stepan Heley "From the idea to the national state (selected articles on the history of Ukraine, political science, history and theory of cooperation" (2011).

Noteworthy is the monograph of Yuriy Mykhalsky "Polish political parties and Ukrainian question in Galicia in the early twentieth century. (1902-1914)"(2002), which revealed the position of the then leading Polish political forces in Galicia on Ukrainian statehood.

It is necessary to distinguish the monograph of Andriy Prokip "Mykhajlo Haluschynskyy in the struggle for national idea" (2005) and research "History of Ukrainian Culture" (2015) by Olexandra Kendus and Vasyl Klok.

The scientific journal "Bulletin of Lviv University of Trade and Economics. Humanities ", which presents the scientific researches of Ukrainian and foreign scientists, is annually published under the guidance of Prof. Stepan Geley.

The scientists of the department systematically organize scientific conferences nationwide level, where the problems of modern history, political science, cultural studies and more are considered.

Teaching and learning process of the department is conducted in close relationship with the research and educational process among students. Lecturers are reading the following disciplines: History of Ukrainian Statehood, Political Science, Sociology, Theory and History of Cooperation, Political System of the World, World Civilization History, Ukrainian Culture History, Historical and Legal Problems of Ukrainian Statehood, Mass Communication Theory.

According to the requirements of the Bologna Declaration all subjects are provided with necessary teaching materials, work programs, textbooks and manuals. For independent work of students we have all necessary training materials stored in scientific and methodical cabinet department (room 317, Tugan-Baranovky str., 10, Lviv, Ukraine).

 Lecture courses are constantly updated, seminars are held to reflect the latest changes in the legal and social fields, taking into account current research of historical science.
All cources are available online.

Scientific and international cooperation. The department collaborates with Shevchenko Scientific Society (prof. Stepan Heley is the Deputy Chairman of the Shevchenko Scientific Society, editor of the "Bulletin of Shevchenko Scientific Society"), with the Institute of History of Ukraine, Institute of encyclopedic research Institute of Ukrainian Studies. I. Krypyakevych (prof. Stepan Heley is the member of the Specialized Academic Council), the Institute of Archeology and Source Studies. Hrushevsky Institute of Ethnology, Institute for Regional Studies and Lviv National University (prof. Stepan Heley is the member of the Specialized Academic Council, Yuriy Mykhalsky takes part in the opposing at dissertation defenses), National Library of Ukraine. Stefanik and other institutions.

Teachers of the department have regular certification trainig at the History Department of Lviv National University.

The Department collaborated with Shevchenko Scientific Society in New York, with such renowned scientists as V. Vynar and V. Nesterovych to study the intellectual heritage of Illy Vytanovych. The department also maintained ties with East European Research Institute in Philadelphia (USA) and its head Ya. Pelenskyy when studying scientific heritage V. Lypynskyy, P. Tomaszewski and V. Kuchabskyy.

Teachers of the department took part in the  international scholarship programs. Yuriy Mykhalsky received the support of the foundation "Mianovsky Foundation" (Warsaw), Vasyl Klok participated at the Eastern Europe Studies at Warsaw University.

Professional orientation meetings with graduates of schools in Lviv and Lviv region

Teachers of the Department of History and Political Science conducted professional-orientation meetings with schoolchildren in Lviv and Lviv Oblast. Associate professor Kendus O. Z. On October 20, 2017 met with graduates of the Lviv private Ukrainian gymnasium. The potential entrants interviewed the associate professor. Mikhalsky Yu.V., who on October 13 visited the "Lyrian School" Oriana "NEC and on November 2, to the secondary school № 90 of the city of Lviv. Art. off Golodak-Gorbachevskaya T.V. visited the secondary school of Sudova-Vyshnya on November 23, and associate professor. Klok V. I. - secondary school № 2 m. Gorodok. Read more.

Origins and formation of the Cossack movement in Ukraine

In 2017 the Ukrainian Registered Cossacks organized the All-Ukrainian competition of scientific student works on the theme: "Origins and formation of the Cossack movement in Ukraine". On October 17, the winners of the competition took part in the final scientific conference held in the assembly hall of the Lviv Polytechnic National University. Among the winners are members of the scientific group of the Department of History and Political Science of the Lviv Trade and Economic University, students of the Faculty of International Economic Relations and Information Technologies Emilia Yakubich and Gabriella Nadia. The jury of the competition acknowledged the originality of the topics of the reports and awarded the authors a "Diploma" winner and memorable gifts. Read more.

The Cossack Kind of Transfiguration

On October 17, 2017, at a 312-member auditorium at Lviv University of Trade and Economics (Tugan-Baranovsky Str., 10), a roundtable on the theme "The Cossack Kind of Transfiguration", dedicated to the 525th Anniversary of the Cossack Movement in Ukraine. The initiator and organizer of this event was the Department of History and Political ScienceDepartment of History and Political Science. Read more.

The Art and Memorial Museum of Ivan Trush

On September 26, 2017, the second year students of a short study course specialty " Jurisprudence " together with the senior lecturer of the Department of History and Political Science O. Z. Kendus visited the Art and Memorial Museum of Ivan Trush. (see Format PDF).

We meet with prospective university entrants

In April 5, 2017 teachers of the Department of Political Science History of Law Faculty  held meetings with vocational students of secondary schools #1,3,4,5 in the city Borislav, Lviv region. Career guidance to potential university entrants was conducted by senior lecturers V.I.  Klok and O.Z. Kendus.

In October 7, 2016 a senior lecturer of History and Political Science department O.Z. Kendus conducted a tour of the city of Lviv for the second and third year students of International Economic Relations department and Marketing department. Students had the opportunity to contribute to the cultural heritage of Ukraine that is also UNESCO cultural heritage. The event was connected with the course "History of Ukrainian Culture" and was related to the period of Galicia-Volyn State Culture.

See the photos. 

Vocational guidance of History and Political Science Department
According to the directive by the principal of Lviv Academy of Commerce # 201/01, 15 October 2015 "On measures of career guidance and student recruitment in 2016" in December 8, 2015 the teachers of the department of history and political science conducted vocational guidance in the secondary schools of the city Borislav. Senior lecturer O.Z. Kendus and V.I. Klok met with the 10th_ 11th form students.

In October 28, 2015 a senior lecturer of History and Political Science department in Lviv Academy of Commerce O.Z.  Kendus conducted a tour for the first year students in the central part of the city. The event was connected with the course on "History of Ukrainian Culture", since the best examples of the Renaissance and Baroque buildings can be found in the central part of the city.

The historical excursion into the past. In October 15, 2015 a senior lecturer of history and political science department  A. Prokop conducted a seminar-tour to Lviv museum of weapons "Arsenal" for the first year students of International Economic Relations Department. The historical excursion into the past with a clear perception of historical events and phenomena has enabled the students to learn more about the Ukrainian heroic past.

In October 13, 2015 the meeting on "Will the local elections in 2015 promote the emergence of a democratic and effective policy?" was organised by the Department of History and Political Science. The meeting hosted the candidate for the city mayor Anatoly Krayinskiy and students of International Economic Relations Department, law faculty and the teaching staff of the Academy.

In October 23, 2014, a meeting on the topic "Parliamentary elections 2014: rotation or imitation of political elites" was held for the Academy students and the teaching staff.

In November 20, 2014 the teaching staff of the Academy organised a meeting for the students with the participants of Maidan to commemorate the anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity.

In May 2015 the teaching staff of the department took part in a scientific conference called "Actual problems of economy and trade in modern conditions of European integration" and in the section "Actual problems of Ukrainian history."

In May 29, 2015 the teaching staff of History and Political Science Department participated in the round table "Economic self-organisation through cooperation as the basis for the Ukrainian state, what we have and what we can," organised by the newspaper "Visti", Central Union of Consumer Societies of Ukraine, Lviv Academy of Commerce and Stryjskyj cooperative initiative.

In September 25, 2014 the History and Political Science Department held a scientific seminar, which discussed the "Law on Higher Education" (the discussion was attended by prof. S.D. Gels, senior lecturer S.M. Rutar, senior lecturer U.V. Michalski and others).

In March 2014 the department staff joined a number of activities related to the nationwide celebration of the 200th anniversary of Taras Shevchenko. Student contests were held for the best recitals of  Shevchenko’s poems and better knowledge of his life and work. In March 12, 2014, a round table was held by faculty students on the topic: "We will shatter the chains."

A notable event in the life of the department was the teacher staff’s participation in the organised  Viktor Timchenko’s presentation of the book "Time nationalism. The strategy of survival in the globalised world. " in September 18, 2013.  In his opening remarks Associate Professor  S. Heley noted p that V.Tymchenko, a journalist by profession, who has lived in Germany for more than 20 years, is the author of several books on political analysts,  a member of the Writers of Germany. His book is written in a simple language, based on facts and convincingly arguments that multicultural contemporary designs are false, and the future belongs to nationalism.

In June 2013 the collective monograph on "Consumer cooperation of Ukraine. From formation to the present " was published and issued under the general editorship of Professor S.D. Gels. This book has become a basic research on the history of consumer cooperation. The book explored the historical, political, social, economic, sociological, cultural and educational aspects of the history of consumer cooperatives in Ukraine during XIX - early XXI century.

A notable event in the science department was the National Conference called "Ukrainian cooperation: Past, Present and Prospects". It was dedicated to the 110th anniversary of prominent theorist and historian I. Vytanovych and it was held in December 4, 2009. All the materials from the conference were compiled in the special edition of "Visnyk".

In December 2012 the teaching staff of the department organised the second National Conference "Ukrainian cooperation: Past, Present and Prospects", dedicated to the 120th anniversary of prominent public and military leader, teacher, scientist, researcher Elena Stepaniv Dashkevich. The conference brought together scholars from the city of  Kherson, Poltava, Vinnitsa, Ternopil and Kharkiv (see Format PDF).

In December 17, 2012 in Lviv Academy of Commerce on the initiative of History and Political Science Department there was a meeting on the topic "Parliamentary elections 2012: the trend of political development in Ukraine." The debate showed great interest of students to the functioning of the national electoral system and their deep understanding of the problems associated with the recent election campaigns (see. Format PDF).


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