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Modern Interdisciplinary Studies of Hungarian-Ukrainian Borderland

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Mushketyk Lesia
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Mushketyk, L. (2022) Modern Interdisciplinary Studies of Hungarian-Ukrainian Borderland. Folk Art and Ethnology, 3 (395), 59–69.


Mushketyk Lesia

a Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, a Doctor of Philology, a leding research fellow at the Department of Ukrainian and Foreign Folkloristics of the NAS of Ukraine Maksym Rylskyi Institute of Art Studies, Folkloristics and Ethnology


Modern Interdisciplinary Studies of Hungarian-Ukrainian Borderland



This article is based on a review and analysis of research on various aspects of Ukrainian-Hungarian contacts, especially included in the collective monograph of the Ivan Krypiakevych Academic Institute of Ukrainian Studies, who carries them out within one of the areas of its activity, namely – determining the identity of Ukrainians through their ties with other countries, cultures, national communities. The subject of analysis in the book Hungarian-Ukrainian Borderland: Ethno-Political, Linguistic and Religious Criteria of Self-Identification of the Population (2020) is formed with a number of current both historical and contemporary problems and issues in this field with a fairly wide range of topics – historical, political, linguistic, ethnographic, socio-cultural, religious, educational and etc., mostly in connection with Transcarpathia, where a large Hungarian minority lives. The project has involved specialists from all over Ukraine and partly from Hungary, of course, from the Institute itself, other institutions in Lviv, as well as Ivano-Frankivsk, Budapest, Kyiv, Uzhhorod, Berehove and others.

The book consists of an introduction and four major parts: “Hungarian-Ukrainian Border: Formation, Features, Transformations”, “Hungarian-Ukrainian Borderland in Historical Retrospective Review”, “Self-Identification of the Population of the Hungarian-Ukrainian Frontier” and “Modern Political, Cultural and Educational Problems of the Borderland”. The studies, submitted in each of the chapters are valuable for the latest interpretation of the problems, filling the existing information gaps, use of the latest methods of analysis, outlining new tasks and directions in the mentioned topics, etc.  For her part, the authoress adds other results on these issues, her own thoughts and suggestions, believing that the revival of Ukrainian-Hungarian studies in Ukraine and Hungary is a positive trend in scientific as well as political senses.



Transcarpathia, contacts, research, monograph, articles, language, history, culture, identification.



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