Olga Sukhobokova

Ph.D. (History), Associate Professor

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine

Makar Taran

Ph.D. (History), Associate Professor,

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine

On May 22 of this year Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Oleh Petrovich Mashevskyi , co-founder and deputy chairman of the editorial board of the American History and Politics Journal Head of the Department of Modern and Contemporary History of Foreign Countries at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, member of the board of NGO  «Ukrainian Association for American Studies», «Scientific Society for the History of Diplomacy and International Relations», commemorated his golden anniversary.

In his lecturing practices, which  includes normative and special author’s courses  such as : «New History of Western Europe and North America», «History of International Relations», «History of the British Empire»,  «Western policy towards Ukraine in the XVIII century – the first half of the XX century», «Western countries and Ukraine in the 1990s – early XXI century»  etc.  he successfully combines his profound knowledge of Foreign as well as Ukrainian History.   His current research interests include the issues of international relations in the XIX century – the first quarter of the XX century,  the second half of the XXth – early  XXI century, the policy of Western countries towards Ukraine in 1914 – 1923, Ukrainian-American relations, the history of the Hetman Ukrainian State in 1918 and the British Empire, the history of Napoleonic France and the history of Canada and the United States.

In 2010, Oleh P. Mashevsky defended his doctoral thesis  «Black Sea Straits in the policy of international unions (70’s of the XIX century – 1918)» and became one of the youngest Doctor of History in Ukraine. Obtaining PhD degree preceded the publication of comprehensive monograph by the researcher on the same topic. In sum Oleh Petrovich is one of the most active authors of the Faculty of History of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv: the number of his publications surpassed 200 scientific papers.

Under his supervision post-graduate students and affiliated reserchers of the department (Rina Banti, Victoria Sadykova, Valerii Cherniaiev, Ilona Lukach, Vitalii Liulka, Viacheslav Masnyi) defended their dissertations. He was an doctoral dissertation advisor of the Head of the Department of Art History Petro Kotliarov and Associate Professor of the Department of Modern and Contemporary History of Foreign Countries Taras Hryshchenko.

In 2015, he headed the Department of Modern and Contemporary History of Foreign Countries.  Since then, the new educational programs «American Studies and European Studies» and «Oriental Studies» for bachelor’s and master’s degree were launched. Annually they are listed as one of the top-ranking educational programs in the field of humanities at the university attracting large number of enrolled students. Thanks in large part to his highly apperiated efforts the department publishes two academic journals – «American History and Politics» and «European Historical Studies», which are among the most cited  in Ukraine in its field.

Key words: Professor Oleh Mashevskyi, Faculty of History, «American Studies and European Studies», «Oriental Studies», History of international relations.

Submitted: 11.05.2021

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