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Materials for the Ukrainian-Ruthenian Ethnology – Historical Edition of Shevchenko Scientific Society in Lviv (On the Occasion of the 120th Anniversary of the Publication Beginning)

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The authors of the publication:
Hlushko Mykhaylo
p.:
5-24
UDC:
(062.552)(477.83-25)“1899/2019”
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.15407/nte2019.03.005
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Hlushko, M. (2019) Materials for the Ukrainian-Ruthenian Ethnology – Historical Edition of Shevchenko Scientific Society in Lviv (On the Occasion of the 120th Anniversary of the Publication Beginning). Folk Art and Ethnology, 3 (379), 5–24.

Author

Hlushko Mykhaylo

a Doctor of History, a professor at the Ivan Franko Lviv National University Ethnology Subdepartment

 

Materials for the Ukrainian-Ruthenian Ethnology – Historical Edition of Shevchenko Scientific Society in Lviv (On the Occasion of the 120th Anniversary of the Publication Beginning)

 

Abstract

This year it is the 120th anniversary since the first volume of one of the most important serial editions of Shevchenko Scientific Society – Materials for the Ukrainian-Ruthenian ethnology – has been published. The history of its plan and practical implementation, first of all, with the efforts of Fedir Vovk and Mykhailo Hrushevskyi, as well as the reasons of the long-term preparation of the edition, the main purpose and the change of the collection official title, etc. are ascertained with the attraction of various kinds of sources.

It is established: an issue of a separate ethnological collection for publication of ethnographic, archaeological and anthropological materials is raised by Fedir Vovk in one of his letters to Mykhailo Hrushevskyi (February 21, 1896). Basing himself on the experience of European and American researchers, the scientist believes that independent Ukrainian ethnology can be cherished only in an appropriate way – as a new folk discipline. M. Hrushevskyi has supported readily F. Vovk initiative and promoted the ethnologist in the implementation of his idea in life in every possible way.

During the active correspondence between the scientists during 1896–1898, the basic scientific footholds and principles of the scientific studies publication have been coordinated and the contents of the first volume of the new serial edition is formed. However, its preparation and printing have lasted for almost three years – until January, 1899 inclusively, that is the result of various objective and subjective reasons.

Materials for the Ukrainian-Ruthenian Ethnology is the first Ukrainian ethnographic illustrated edition in general and of the Shevchenko Scientific Society in particular, which, in fact, delayed mostly its timely publication.

Materials for the Ukrainian-Ruthenian Ethnology is the only serial edition of the Shevchenko Scientific Society, which official name has been changed thrice – depending on the level of development of true or descriptive ethnography. During the period, when Fedir Vovk is responsible for the publishing of the ethnological collection, the Society has followed the original publishing project strictly, that is, only ethnographic and archaeological sources have been published.

Before the First World War, the scientific intention of the researcheds has been violated, thus folklore and related ethno-musicological materials start to be published, although there is another special serial edition – The Ethnographic Collection.

 

Keywords

Materials for the Ukrainian-Ruthenian Ethnology, T. Shevchenko Scientific Society in Lviv, Fedir Вовк, Mykhailo Hrushevskyi, Ivan Franko, ethnology, ethnography, anthropology, archaeology.

 

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