M.P. KOVALSKYI AS AN ORGANIZER OF SCIENTIFIC EVENTS AND INSTITUTIONS
The article represents the 40-year-old scientific and organizational activity of M.P. Kovalskyi. It was highlighted his direct involvement in organizing and conducting multi-level research forums: on ethnography in Lviv; historiography and source criticism – in Dnipropetrovsk; ostrohoznavstvo, hrushevskoznavstvo, and others – in Ostroh. The intensity of this trend was most prominent in the mid-1980s. When, on his initiative and direct participation, two all-union conferences were held on topical issues of source criticism, historiography and auxiliary sciences of history. The attention was paid to solving problems related to the editing and issue of scientific publications. Moreover, in the article was determined the contribution of
M.P. Kovalskyi in creation and regulation of the activity of structural units of scientific institutions.
It was proved that in the late 1980s the historian was involved in the process of revival of archeographical work in Ukraine. He was standing at the origins of the М. S. Hrushevsky Institute of Ukrainian Archeography and Source Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, helped to establish and headed the Dnipropetrovsk branch of this scientific institution in 1991 – 1992. We know that from the mid-1990s Kovalskyi’s efforts were aimed at transforming Ostroh iat the centre of development of historical science in the Volhynia lands. The result was the establishment some branches of authoritative institutions – the department of the М. S. Hrushevsky Institute of Ukrainian Archeography and Source Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the center of the Ukrainian Historical Society. Due to his active participation, local studies conferences such «Ostroh on the threshold of the 900th anniversary» were held. Also the idea of the revival of «Volyn Athens» in Ostroh was implemented. For years spent at the National University of Ostroh Academy, a historian directed work on important projects, in particular the encyclopedic publication «Ostroh Academy XVI – XVII cent.», «Ostroh educators of the XVI – XX cent.» etc.