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“The Ethnology Notebooks” is bimonthly periodical issued by National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the Ethnology Institute of NAS of Ukraine. It had been founded in January 1995 at Lviv as published voice of a widely-known in Ukraine centre of studies in ethnology, folklore, art history and museology.

The appearance of specialized academic periodical had been entailed by intensive development of ethnographic knowledge under conditions of regained Ukrainian statehood, in the circumstances of sophisticated transformations in the whole sociocultural space and re-establishing of institutional ties with other ethnological centres in Ukraine and abroad.

The appearance of a new periodical had been quite important fact of public life as in then-a-day academic as well as university communities there was no intellectual platform for probing of scientific achievements and discussions concerning key problems of ethnos and nation, sphere of customs, dynamic changes in traditional ritualism, people’s knowledge and crafts, spiritual, material and aesthetical culture, world schools of ethnology, cultural anthropology, folklore studies, ethnical psychology, art history, museology, history and philosophy of culture etc.

In relatively short term “The Ethnology Notebooks” had exceeded its basal level of institutional medium of the Ethnology Institute of NAS of Ukraine and become all-national bank of data and a place for discussions in various aspects of Ukrainian ethnical traditionalism as well as in professional analytics concerned with sociocultural dynamics in the development of Ukrainian nation.

Now with “The Ethnology Notebooks” co-operate eminent scholars working in Ukraine and abroad, representatives of a number of research (academic and university) centres, scientists of middle and younger generations, incl. post-graduates and aspirants. The Editorial Board is looking forward for co-operation with everybody interested in publication of own elaborations in contemporary Humanities.

“The Ethnology Notebooks” is included in the List of scientific professional editions of Ukraine, in which the results of dissertations for the scientific degrees of the doctor and the candidate of sciences can be published.
Approved by orders of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

  • Historical – (order of MESU of 09.02.2021, #157)
  • Philological – (order of MESU of 26.11.2020, #1471)
  • Art studies – (order of MESU of 26.11.2020, #1471)

Thematics: problems of ethnology, history of culture, folklore research, art studies and other aspects of ethnological knowledge

Founders: National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, The Ethnology Institute of NAS of Ukraine

Year of Foundation: 1995

Certificate of State Registration: КВ № 15191-3763 ПР of 2009.02.27

Directions after Higher Attesting Commission Classification: History and theory of art, art criticism

ISSN 1028-5091 (print)


Periodicity and Circulation : 6 times per year, 90 copies.

Thematic focus of scientific specialized edition:

032. History and Archeology
035. Philology
023. Fine art, decorative art, restoration

Language: Ukrainian, English

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ERIH PLUS – This journal was approved on 2020-03-17.



(032. History and Archeology)

Kis Oksana, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Modern Ethnology at the Institute of Ethnology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Chairman of the editorial board, Ukraine.

Scopus ID: 26653528400

Web of Science Researcher ID: H-4849-2016


Alberto Baldi (Альберто Бальді), PhD, Professor, Researcher of Demoetnoanthropological disciplines (M-DEA/01), Department of Social Sciences of the University of Naples Federico II (Naples, Italy).


Jelka Vince–Pallua (Єлка Вінце-Паула), PhD, Professor, Institute of Social Sciences of Ivo Pilar, (Zagreb, Croatia).

Scopus ID: 55427390900


Worobec, Christine (Воробець Христина), Doctor of Philosophy, Department of History, University of North Illinois (USA).

Scopus ID: 39764021500

Ghezzi Simone (Геззі Сімоне), PhD, Professor (associate professor), Department of Sociology and Social Sciences, The University of Milano-Bicocca (Italian:Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, UNIMIB) (Milan, Italy).

Scopus ID: 13002869900


Eugenio Zito (Еудженіо Зіто), PhD, Professor, Researcher of Demoetnoanthropological disciplines (M-DEA/01), Department of Social Sciences of the University of Naples Federico II (Naples, Italy).

Scopus ID: 55338975900


Condratikova Liliana, PhD in Art Sciences, Assosiate Professor, Institute of Heritage Sciences of Moldova (Chișinău, Moldova).

Scopus ID: 57190371582


Konopka Volodymyr, PhD in History, Institute of Ethnology, The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU), (Lviv,Ukraine).


Web of Science ResearcherID: B-9050-2018

Krasivsky Orest, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department, Lviv Regional Institute of Public Administration of the National Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine, (Lviv, Ukraine).

Web of Science Researcher ID: ABC-3661-2020


Mayerchyk Maria, PhD in History, Senior Research Assosiate at the Institute of Ethnology, The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU), (Lviv, Ukraine).

Scopus ID: 26653731000


Mykhaylyak Tamara (Михайляк Тамара), PhD in Philosofy (Sociology and Social Sciences), Contract Professor, High School of Social and Humanitarian Sciences of the University of Naples Federico II ( Naples, Italy).


Stepan Pavlyuk, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Academician of NAS of Ukraine, Institute of Ethnology, The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU), Ukraine. – Deputy Chairman of the editorial board, editor.


Parisi Rosa (Парізі Роза), PhD, Professor of Anthropology, Researcher of Demoetnoanthropological disciplines (M-DEA/01), The University of Foggia, Department of Economics, Management and Territory (Foggia, Italy).

Scopus ID: 56339820400

Ranisio Gianfranca (Ранісіо Джанфранка), PhD, Professor, Researcher of Demoetnoanthropological disciplines (M-DEA/01), Department of Social Sciences of the University of Naples Federico II (Naples, Italy).

Scopus ID: 54966732000


Hahula Lubomyr, PhD in History, Institute of Ukrainian Studies of I.Krypyakevych NAS of Ukraine (Lviv, Ukraine).

ResearcherID: B-9306-2019


Chromaychuk Olesya (Khromeychuk Olesya), Doctor of Philosophy, Director of the Ukrainian Institute in London (The Ukrainian Institute London) (London, Great Britain).

Scopus ID: 4646128440

Šantek, Goran Pavel (Шантек Горан Павєл), PhD in Philosophy (Ethnology), Professor, University of Zagreb, Croatia.

Scopus ID: 57194448185



(035. Philology)

Dyakiv Volodymyr, candidate of philological sciences, senior researcher of the department of ethnology of modernity, Institute of Non of Ukraine (Lviv, Ukraine).


Koval Halyna, Doctor of Philology, Senior Researcher, The Ethnology Institute National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Department of Folklore (Lviv, Ukraine).

ORCID ID: http://orcid. org/0000-0002-2998-2357

Kononenko Natalie (Кононенко Наталя), PhD, Professor of Folklore in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at the Faculty of Humanitarian Studies. University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta).

Scopus ID: 35970616200

Kuzmenko Oksana, PhD in Philology, Senior Research Assosiate at the Institute of Ethnology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine,Ukraine.


Lebovich Viktória (Лебович Вікторія), PhD, Head of the Department  of Ukrainian Philology of the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest (Budapest, Hungary).

Scopus ID: 57209318839


Nabok Maryna, PhD in Philological Sciences, Aassociate Professor. Department of Language Preparation of foreign citizens, Sumy State University (Sumy, Ukraine).

Scopus ID: 57208395811


Sokil Vasyl, PhD in Philology, Professor, The Institute of Ethnology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Lviv, Ukraine).



(023. Fine Arts, Decorative Arts, Restoration)

Condratikova Liliana, PhD in Art Sciences, Assosiate Professor, Institute of Heritage Sciences of Moldova (Chișinău, Moldova).

Scopus ID: 57190371582


Lagoda Oksana, Doctor of Art Studies, Associate Professor, Professor of the Design and Clothes of the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts (Kharkiv, Ukraine).

Scopus ID: 57205248387

Nykorak Olena, PhD in Art Sciences, Professor, Institute of Ethnology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine.


Romanenkova Yulia, PhD in Art Sciences, Professor of the Kyiv Municipal Academy of Variety and Circus Arts (Kyiv, Ukraine).

Web of Science Researcher ID: N-5636-2018

Yatsiv Roman, PhD in Art Sciences, Professor, National Academy of Arts, Ukraine.

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Boikos’ pandemonium: categories of evil deceased
In the article have been presented some research-work on peculiarities of Boikos’ traditional demonological notions as for so-called evil deceased; on the basis of field records and ethnological literary sources quite a number of scum categories have been defined as well as essential habits, modes of behavior and functions of these personages of people’s demonology.
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Traditional folk clothes of velikobychkovsky hutsuly of XIX — the first half of XX century
In the study based upon numerous field materials, literature sources as well as ethnographic, historio-cultural and regional museum collections has been performed complex analysis in traditional folk clothes by Hutzul population of Velyky Bychkiv village in Transcarpathian region. Detailed descriptions of femi­nine and masculine clothing complexes of the mentioned area have been presented. In characterizing of those main attention has been paid to the detail of cut in separate components of dress; cut of feminine shirt has been added as an illustration.
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On field exploration of russian and belarusian ethnologists and etnolinguists in Ukrainian Polisia 1945—1980s
In the study based on a wide range of literary materials have been comprehensively characterised field research in Polisia of Ukraine, performed by Russian and Belarusian ethnologists during 1945—1980s as well as Moscow ethnolinguists and other researchers from ethnologic centres of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus in the course of realization of Ethnolinguistic Atlas of Polisia program. Particular attention has been paid to geography, methods, themes and research results of scientific projects.
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Wax candle as ukrainian Christmas and epiphany ritualistic text
For the first time in native ethnology the article has brought some results of special study in sign functionality of a wax candle under the context of Ukrainian Christmas and Epiphany ritualistic text (ritualism of Christmas Eve, New Year, Epiphany Eve and Feast of Epiphany). The study has stated extremely high semiotic position of a wax candle as projection of Sun, mediator between the spheres of sacral and prophane elements, symbolic analogue of human existence, apotropy, cultural symbol re-establishing borders of acculturated space.
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