UKRAINIAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION IN THE CONTEXT OF UKRAINIAN HISTORIOGRAPHY OF THE 20th CENTURY (ANNIVERSARY NOTES)
Keywords:Ukrainian Historical Association, The Ukrainian Historian, Lubomyr Wynar, history of Ukraine, socio-cultural environment
The authors attempt to analyze and summarize the scientific contributions of the members of the Ukrainian Historical Association, mostly published in The Ukrainian Historian journal in 1965–1991 and in the book format. At the same time, the main attention is paid not only to research issues but also to research tools of individual members of society, formed both by their professional training and socio-cultural environment of their lives and scientific creativity, which determined the level of research opportunities.
The society was founded in 1965 on the initiative of the eminent researcher and organizer of science Lubomyr Roman Wynar (1932–2017), with the support of other scientists. The Ukrainian Historian journal, around which the unification took place, was founded by the scientist in 1963. The Association brought together researchers from different periods of the Ukrainian historical process, who belonged to several scientific generations, lived on different continents and, due to different life scenarios, did not always belong to the Western university environment, yet created the scientific product in Ukrainian and foreign languages.
Based on correspondence and publications, the authors attempt to trace the reception of approaches to the formulation and elucidation of scientific problems, by members of the Western and Ukrainian Soviet Science. The article draws attention to the possibility of using source materials on the history of Ukraine, approaches to the study of sources, the creation of a source base for the study of events of the twentieth century by the Ukrainian scholars abroad. Particular attention is paid to the importance of the Ukrainian language in publications, and the possibility of interaction with the Western scientific world.