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The Ethnology Notebooks. 2021. № 4 (160), 810—817

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DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2021.04.810

COOPERATION BETWEEN IVAN BOBERSKY AND THE PROSVITA SOCIETY (FIRST THIRD OF THE XX CENTURY)

SOVA Andriy

  • ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0548-4975
  • Doctor of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor,
  • Associate Professor of Olympic Education
  • Lviv State University physical culture named after Ivan Bobersky,
  • 11, Kosciuszko street, 79007, Lviv, Ukraine;
  • senior researcher at the Department of Modern History
  • Institute of Ukrainian Studies I. Krypyakevych
  • of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine,
  • 4, Kozelnytska street, 79026, Lviv, Ukraine,
  • Contacts: e-mail: sovaandrij1980@gmail.com

Abstract. Among the prominent Ukrainian figures of the late ХІХ  — first half of the ХХ century a prominent place is occupied by the ascetic of the Ukrainian national idea Ivan Bobersky (1873—1947) — teacher, organizer, translator, journalist, editor, publisher, public, military, political and statesman, founder of Ukrainian physical education, athlete, philanthropist, photographer, archivist, connoisseur of several European languages. Living in Lviv during 1901—1914 and working as a teacher, and later as a professor (1905) of German language and gymnastics (engines), head of the German-language library of the Academic Gymnasium (1901—1918 (with breaks)) and its branch (1906—1914), the Women’s Teachers’ Seminary (1903—1905) and the Basilian Sisters Gymnasium (1906—1914) in Lviv, he actively immersed himself in social and cultural work. During this period he was a member and collaborated with many societies, including Prosvita.

In 1920—1932, while living in Canada, Ivan Bobersky joined the Ukrainian Institute «Prosvita» in Winnipeg.

This topic is not covered in Ukrainian historiography, which is the novelty of the proposed publication.

The purpose of the study is to comprehensively analyze the cooperation of Ivan Bobersky with the society «Prosvita».

The chronological boundaries of the study cover the years 1901—1932.

Territorial borders cover Galicia (1901—1919) and Canada (1920—1932).

The methodological basis of the article is the principles of historicism and objectivity. The source base for writing the article was the documents of the Prosvita society, including reports, minutes of meetings, appeals and commemorative books; reports and periodicals of the Sokil-Batko organization; notes, articles and memoirs of Ivan Bobersky; memories of contemporaries.

Keywords: Ivan Bobersky, Prosvita, Halychyna, Lviv, Canada, Winnipeg, social and cultural activities.

Received 1.06.2021

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