Archive

« 2018. #5 (143)

The Ethnology Notebooks, 2018, № 5 (143), 1069—1076

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2018.05.1069

Received  10.07.2018

ETHNIC INVESTIGATIONS OF DOCTOR OF ARTS STUDIES OLENA NYKORAK

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8111-6563

Sapeliak Oksana Adamivna, Candidate of Sciences in History, Senior Researcher

in the department of the modern ethnology

of the Institute of Ethnology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Svobody Avenue 15,  79000, Lviv, Ukraine.

Contacts: e-mail: oksana.sapelyak@gmail.com

Abstrakt. Some aspects of ethnological investigations in the scientific work of the doctor of art studies, Olena Nykorak, are analyzed. In particular, those works of the scientist are analyzed, in which for the first time the important issues of the Ukrainian national culture are touched upon ethnographic peculiarities. It emphasizes the importance of its research, in which the development of cultural elements is presented in synchronous and diachronic sections, the polyfunctionality of objects of folk culture, their semiotic meanings depending on the concrete use is considered.

Keywords: folk art, ethnology, tradition, weaving, museology, expeditions, ritual.

Read»

Our authors
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.
Read »

On bessarabian and moldavian ukrainians in the studies of historical ethnography
The article has thrown some light upon a sum of scientific findings got during XIX to XXI cc. in historio-ethnographic studies of Bessarabia and Moldavian Ukrainians. In the pre­sent paper has been given author’s answer to the problem of lacking progress as for the numerous themes concerning Ukrainians. State and achievements of the research-works in Ukrainians’ material and spiritual culture by the scientists of Moldavia and Ukraine through the years of independence has been exposed.
Read »

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.
Read »

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.
Read »