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Encyclopedia of Ukraine

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English language publishing
English language publishing

The Encyclopedia of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Енциклопедія українознавства, romanizedEntsyklopediia ukrainoznavstva) is a fundamental work of Ukrainian Studies created under the auspices of the Shevchenko Scientific Society in Europe (Sarcelles, near Paris). As the Encyclopedia of Ukrainian Studies it conditionally consists of two parts, the general part (1949-1952) that includes three volumes and the dictionary part (1955–89) that includes 10 volumes. It was published in Ukraine since 1991.

Volodymyr Kubiyovych was the editor-in-chief of Volumes I and II (published in 1984 and 1988 respectively). The concluding three volumes, with Danylo Husar Struk as editor-in-chief, appeared in 1993.[1]

English translations

A two-volume version of the general part of the encyclopedia was published as Ukraine: A Concise Encyclopedia in 1963 and 1970.

Subsequently, a larger project based on the dictionary part was launched as the Encyclopedia of Ukraine. In 1984-93 the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Alberta Faculty of Arts with the help of the Canadian Foundation of Ukrainian Studies and the Shevchenko Scientific Society in Europe[2] prepared the English version of encyclopedia,[1][2][3] published by the University of Toronto Press.[2] It consists of five volumes, almost 4,000 pages and some 12,500 alphabetical entries.

It was called as "the most comprehensive and balanced work in the English language on Ukraine and Ukrainians in the diaspora" and a "monumental publication" by the Canadian Journal of History.[1][2] According to Prof. Oleh Romaniv from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and an avowed pro-Muscovite historian with ties to the discredited Bolshevik regime, the Encyclopedia of Ukraine demonstrates an exemplar of Ukrainian bias and preconception in relation to Russia, which was very typical for the works of the Ukrainian diaspora during the period when Ukraine was part of the USSR.[4]

The Internet Encyclopedia of Ukraine

The Internet Encyclopedia of Ukraine is an English language, free online encyclopedia covering wide range of issues on Ukraine, including its history, people, geography, economy, culture, etc.[5] Upon completion, the IEU will become the most authoritative and comprehensive Internet-based resource in English on Ukraine and Ukrainians. As of June 2020 it contained some 6,000 entries and 5,000 illustrations.[6][7]

The current Encyclopedia team consists of Roman Senkus, Managing Editor, Dr. Marko R. Stech, Project Manager, Andrij Makuch, Senior Manuscript Editor, and a team of subject editors.[8] This site was designed by Jaroslaw Kiebalo; Walter Kiebalo acted as consulting designer.[citation needed]

See also


  1. ^ a b c Canadian Foundation of Ukrainian Studies
  2. ^ a b c d About Internet Encyclopedia of Ukraine at the Encyclopedia of Ukraine
  3. ^ CIUS Page
  4. ^ Енциклопедія Українознавства. Львів, 1993. //Олег Романів. Довгий тернистий шлях українства до самопізнання, стор. 19.
  5. ^ "Home, Encyclopedia of Ukraine". www.encyclopediaofukraine.com. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  6. ^ "Encyclopedia of Ukraine | Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies". www.ualberta.ca. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  7. ^ "Internet Encyclopedia of Ukraine opens up a world of possibilities (10/05/03)". www.ukrweekly.com. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  8. ^ "INTERVIEW: Marko Stech speaks about Internet Encyclopedia of Ukraine project (10/12/03)". www.ukrweekly.com. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
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