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History

Foundation: Faculty of History is one of the oldest in the University. It started as a department of History and Philology in Faculty of Philosophy since the official opening of the University of St. Volodymyra in 1834. From 1850 historical-philological department became a separate faculty. During different periods of existence it changed its name: the historical-philological, historical, philosophical, historical, economic, and finally, in 1965 history.

Departments:Ancient and Modern History of Ukraine, Ukraine’s modern history, Modern and Contemporary History of Foreign Countries, Ancient History and Middle Ages, History of Arts, history of Slavs, archives and special historical subjects, History of Russia, ethnology and regional geography, archaeology and museology, history for Faculty of Humanities, Ukrainian history and ethnopolicy.

Subdivisions:three laboratories, the class of archaeology, the center of oral history, archaeological and ethnographic museums.

Specialities:032 History and Archaeology

Specializations / educational programmes:
“Bachelor programs”: the history of Ukraine, ethnology and source; American and European studies; Orientalism; East European historical studies; History of Art; Archaeology and prehistory.
“Master programs”: the history of Ukraine; World History; history of Art; history of tourism; Archaeology; Ethnology; Archives; military history.

Dean:Patryliak Ivan, doctor of historical sciences, professor.

Dormitory: dormitory No.7 provides 100% settlement of all nonresident students.

Military Department:military training program for reserve officers on contract at the Military Institute of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University.

Delivering lectures in foreign language:students can study some selected subjects only in foreign language.

Famous graduates:
Volodymyr Antonovych (1834 – 1908) – graduate of the Imperial University of St. Volodymyr, honored ordinary professor, researcher of the history of Ukraine.
Myhailo Hrushevsky (1866 – 1934) – graduate of the Imperial University of St. Volodymyr, head of the Ukrainian Central Rada (1917 – 1918), researcher of the history of Ukraine.
Mikhail Drahomanov (1841 – 1895) – graduate of the Imperial University of St. Volodymyr, assistant professor, researcher of the history of Ukraine and World History.
Ivan Ohienko (1882 – 1972) – graduate of the Imperial University of St. Volodymyr, assistant professor, rector of Kamenetz-Podolsk University (1918), metropolitan of the Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church of Canada, researcher of the history of the church, Ukrainian culture linguist.
Natalia Polonska-Vasilenko (1884 – 1973) – graduate of the Imperial University of St. Volodymyr, historian, archaeologist, archivist, one of the leading representatives of Ukrainian statehood school in historiography.