May 21 in Zaporizhzhya National University was held a presentation of the site «Historians.in.ua ("Historians in Ukraine").
Before the audience were representatives of the project authors - historians Volodymyr Masliichuk (Kharkiv) and Ihor Serdiuk (Poltava). Guests were told that the site was established to improve communication between researchers in Ukraine and abroad. The site materials relating to topical issues of national humanities, historical memory, the institutions of modern historical scholarship. The portal is to some extent unique for the Ukrainian historiography, because it has become part of the infrastructure of history, around which the whole cohort grouped as eminent scientists and young researchers. Features of its format - benefit substance over form, at least in the formalities. In this it differs from other similar resources, primarily academic. As aptly noted one of the participants, historians.in.ua - site for "historians without ties".
The project provides opportunities for young scientists to express themselves. It is not only the publication of research results, but also a platform for scientific discussion. The advantage over print professional journals is that access to the larger audience is, and discussions are more lively and dynamic. Historians.in.ua not bypassing controversial and hot topics, and produces critical thinking. The ambitious goal of the project - the integration of national historical science in the world's scientific and informational space.
In their speeches, presentations organizer associate professor Yurii Kahanov, professors Fedir Turchenko, Volodymyr Milchev and others emphasized the relevance of the appearance of such a project and outlined areas for future cooperation. The event was attended by teachers of ZNU of the Faculty of History, graduate students and undergraduates. They discussed with the guests as different aspects of the site, and pressing issues of modern Ukrainian history, especially in the regions. By the way, the site has published materials of Zaporizhzhya researchers.
Faculty of History