WESTERN UKRAINE LANDS OF THE INTERWAR PERIOD IN THE STUDIES OF OSTROH AKADEMY SCIENTISTS
Keywords:history, western Ukraine lands, interwar period, studied developments, the National University of Ostroh Academy, scientists
The article reflects main study directions of scientists from the National University of Ostroh Academy on the issues in history of western Ukraine lands in interwar period. Areas of focus are thematic direction of studies and key results achieved by scientists. Article elaborated the most representative materials of studied developments by history scientists in this institution. Most of the publications are related to the stay of the Volhynia lands as part of interwar Poland, in particular, issues related to socio-economic history: crafts and handicraft production, activities of workshops, trade, banking, smuggling and countering it. A number of publications are devoted to the demographic problems of interwar Volhynia, in particular to issues of the ethnic composition of the population and emigration from overseas. One of the leading topics researched by scientists of the department is focused on issues of the political history of Ukraine in the interwar and pre-war period - Carpathian Ukraine of 1938–1939. A special place in the creative work of the scientists of the Department of History is occupied by the activities of public and political figure Stepan Skrypnyk in the interwar period. His active participation in the national-church movement for the de-Russification of the Orthodox Church in Poland is revealed.