Scientific Research Institute of the History of Ukrainian Culture
Scientific Research Institute of the History of Ukrainian Culture (Науково-дослідний інститут історії української культури ім. Д. Багалія; Naukovo-doslidnyi instytut istorii ukrainskoi kultury im. D. Bahaliia). An institution of higher learning, established in 1922 in Kharkiv. It was founded by Dmytro Bahalii as the Scientific Research Chair of the History of Ukrainian Culture, with departments of Ukrainian history, ethnography, literature, and art, as well as a graduate department. Members of the institute included a majority of Kharkiv historians, students, and Bahalii’s associates, and historians from Kyiv (Oleksander Ohloblyn, Nataliia Polonska-Vasylenko, Viktor Romanovsky), Odesa (Mykhailo Slabchenko), Poltava (M. Hnip), Nizhyn (Mykola Petrovsky, Anatolii Yershov), and other Ukrainian cities. The scientific research institute’s associates worked on subjects of general Ukrainian interest and on problems of the history of Slobidska Ukraine. The institute (and earlier the chair) published the collection Zbirnyk and its scientific proceedings, Naukovi zapysky (10 vols, 1924–30). During the Stalinist terror the institute was liquidated in 1934 and many of its members were either repressed or transferred to the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR or to the All-Ukrainian Association of Marxist-Leninist Scientific Research Institutes.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]