47/5. Viktor Tkachenko

Viktor Tkachenko

Doctor of Historical Sciences, Senior Research Fellow, Leading Research Fellow of the National Historical and Ethnographic Reserve «Pereyaslav»

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6741-3430

DОІ: 10.17721/2522-4611.2023.47.5



The article reviews the sources that can provide information about ethnographic research in Pereiaslav region during the nineteenth – early twenty-first centuries. Mostly these are monographic works.

It was found that systematic ethnographic, statistical and other studies of the region were conducted since the nineteenth century. In the 20s of the twentieth century, a significant contribution to such research was made by members of the Ethnographic Commission of the VUAN and its respondents from different villages and cities of Ukraine, as evidenced by archival materials. A certain break took place during the Second World War. It is emphasized that in the second half of the twentieth century the employees of the National Historical and Ethnographic Reserve «Pereiaslav» were engaged in the direct study of Pereiaslav region. This made possible the formation of various ethnographic collections, which became the basis for other studies, such as art history. The ethnographic research of the region by the scientists of the Institute of Art History, Folklore and Ethnology named after M. T. Rylsky of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, whose expedition materials became part of a multi-volume publication on the study of the material and spiritual culture of modern Ukraine, is also presented.

It was established that ethnographic materials from Pereiaslav region were used by such famous researchers of folk culture as M. Maksymovych, P. Chubynskyi, T. Kara-Vasylieva, O. Kurochkin and others in their works. Various information about the material and spiritual culture of the region is stored in the archives of scientific institutions and stock collections of museums and reserves of Ukraine. The illustrative materials are one of the interesting sources for the study of ethnographic features.

Key words: Pereiaslav region, ethnographic research, ethnographic collection, M. Maksymovych, P. Chubynsky, O. Kurochkin.

Received by the editorial board: 23.12.2022 



Chubinskii, P. (1872–1878). Trudi etnografichesko-statisticheskoi ekspeditsii v Zapadno-Russkii krai [Proceedings of an ethnographic-statistical expedition to the Western Russian Territory]. Sankt-Peterburg, 1–7, [in Russian].