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In the Post-soviet archival Ukraine: discommunisation and trends

Sumy Historical and Archival Journal
In the Post-soviet archival Ukraine: discommunisation and trends

The features of post-Soviet archival decommunisation in the context of the restoration of state independence of Ukraine, decentralization, democratization of information and archival systems, creating archival legislation, the formation of the National Archival Fund, overcoming the peripheral and marginality. The author highlights of key trends archival studies on ways of restructuring arhival research education, creation of educational materials, upgrade human resource capacity archivists, increase scientific and theoretical and methodological level of research, deepen their interdisciplinary relations, national traditions in archival research, its transformation into Ukrainian. Analyzes the activities leading arhival research cells, especially Ukrainian Research Institute of Archives and Documentation, Academic Ukrainian Institute of Archeology and Source Studies. M.S. Grushevsky, arhival research departments of national universities, especially the Kyiv Taras Shevchenko University. Theys considered key areas and topics of research, their connection with the theory and practice to isolate bottlenecks and future problems. They pay attention to the research and methodological activities of the central, sectoral and regional state archives, introduction of achievements of science in practice arhival research. Author analyzed the nature and conceptual foundations of contemporary Ukrainian archival his separation from Russian and Soviet, removal of ideological stereotypes associated with the paradigm “Rusko measure” common archive and preserve the environment under the aegis of Moscow. Considerable space is devoted to international cooperation of archivists from Ukrainian, integration into European archival research and archival space, his approach to the standards of the European Union and the world.

Source: Kalakura J. (2016) In the Post-soviet archival Ukraine: discommunisation and trends. Sumy Historical and Archival Journal. №XXVI: 5-15

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