Department of Archaeology and Ethnology of Ukraine

Department of Archaeology and Ethnology of Ukraine

Head of the department – Doctor of Historical Sciences, Full Professor OLENA V. SMYNTYNA

Department of archaeology and ethnology of Ukraine was founded in 1993. Since that time over 600 full-time and correspondence students, professionals in the field of archaeology and ethnology of Ukraine and neighboring territories were successfully graduated on its base.
Nowadays the Department provides education and training of Baccalaureates, Master of Arts and PhD students in 3 basic fields of studies: archaeology, ethnology and history.

Teaching staff

Currently education and training in the department is realized by 9 academic staff full members, among which there are 5 doctors of sciences (Habilitated), professors and 4 candidates of sciences (PhD), associate professors:

Educational and training activity

All academic disciplines delivered by the department of archaeology and ethnology of Ukraine staff members is designed in frames of ECTS and is guaranteed by the full set of educational materials and deliverables, including academic and work programs, manuals and textbooks, packages of individual tasks, modular control tasks and tests. Over 80 unique lecture courses on acute problems of archaeology and ethnology of Ukraine had been developed and successfully performed by the Department academic staff members at the Faculty of History as well as at other branches of Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University. All these courses are based on the actual field work and reflect main directions of scientific research of the Department staff members.

Scientific and research work

The main directions of research work of the department of archaeology and ethnology of Ukraine are:

  • theory of environmental history and archaeology (Full Professor Olena V. Smyntyna);
  • archaeological investigations of Late Palaeolithic and Mesolithic sites (Full Professor Olena V. Smyntyna, Associate Professor Dmytro V. Kiosak);
  • Scythian and Sarmatian and Ancient archaeology (Full Professor Oleksandr M. Dzyhovskyi);
  • archaeology of paleometal epoch and social reconstructions in archaeology (Professor Svitlana V. Ivanova);
  • history of archaeological science (Full Professor Olena V. Smyntyna);
  • the study of material culture and way of life of Ukrainians of Southeastern Podolia and Dobrogea (Professor Viacheslav H. Kushnir, Associate Professor Nataliia O. Petrova, Associate Professor Halyna M. Stoianova);
  • study of ethnic and confessional identity of Russian Old Believers of Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria (Associate Professor Oleksandr A. Priharin);
  • study of ethnic culture of the Balkan ethnic communities (Associate Professor Andrii V. Shabashov);
  • study of traditional ritual of varied ethnic population of South-Western Ukraine.

Scientific topics

  • «The study of ancient history of the North-Western Black Sea: a multidisciplinary approach» (2012-2016). Project leader – Doctor of Historical Sciences, Full Professor Olena V. Smyntyna.
  • «Ethnic history and traditional culture of the population of the South of Ukraine» (2014-2018). Project leader – Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Viacheslav H. Kushnir.
  • «Displays of ethnicity in cross-cultural relations of Odessa region population» (2014-2018). Project leader – Doctor of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor Oleksandr A. Priharin.

More detailed information about Department, its academic activity and scientific research can be found at the official website of the Department of Archaeology and Ethnology of Ukraine: http://ae.onu.edu.ua

Adress

Dvoryanskaya str., 2,Odessa, 65082
Reception (38-048)723-52-54
Phone/fax (38-048)723-35-15
Email: rector@onu.edu.ua

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