Mykola Obushnyi




Mykola Obushnyi

POSITION
Director of the Center of Ukrainian Studies

WORK EXPERIENCE
1974–1987
Lecturer, Associate Professor
Kyiv technical institute of light industry, Kyiv (Ukraine)

1987–1993
Associate professor in socio-political theories
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

1993–1995
Research Fellow
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

1995–2000
Associate professor in political sciences
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

2000–Present
Professor in political sciences
Taras Shevchenko national University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

2007–Present
Director of the Center of Ukrainian Studies
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

1964–1969
Specialist Degree in History
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

1976
PhD in Philosophy
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, Kyiv (Ukraine)

1999
Doctorate in Political Sciences
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

Ukrainian Studies (Integrative Field of Study on Ukrainianess and Ukraine)

Research Fields:
Social Science & Humanities

Previous and Current Research

  • Complex analysis of the Ukrainianess (joint Ukrainian community in Ukraine and abroad) as civilization phenomena
  • Introduction of civilization researches into Ukrainian Studies, usage of integrative approach by studying of Ukrainianess as an object of civilization researches
  • Investigation of the participation of Ukrainians, their place and role on European and World civilization processes in past and present
  • Systematic study of the mail actual civilization challenges for Ukrainians and their answers on them
  • Analysis of the Revolution of Dignity as an act of European civilization choice of Ukrainians 
 

Future Projects and Goals

  • Elaboration of the concept of Ukrainians’ consolidation as the precondition of overcoming of the actual postcolonial state and of the final transformation of Ukraine into the full-fledged independent state and of the Ukrainian people into modern European nation.
  • Analysis of the “white spots” in modern Ukrainian discourse of social sciences and humanities concerning overcoming of the postcolonial stage of Ukraine – during the period since the proclamation of independence 1991 until now – as well as some historical preconditions of this situation and its consequences.
  • Suggestions of the ways and methods of constructing an effective modern society in Ukraine, revealing of peculiarities of this process under conditions of Russian aggression and limited support from the Western countries.  

Methodological and Technical Expertise

Integrated analysis of changes of postcolonial reality in Ukraine as well as of the processes of civilization development of Ukrainianess in past and present from the point of view of Ukrainian studies, i.e. by usage of complex methodological approach of social sciences and humanities, first of all of philosophical anthropology, social philosophy, history, political and cultural sciences.

Selected Publications


M.I. Obushnyi (editor, co-author).
Ukrainian Studies: textbook for students
Kyiv, 2008, in Ukrainian language

M.I. Obushnyi (editor, co-author).
Origins, Formation and Development of the Ukrainian Nation: Monograph
Kyiv, 2010, in Ukrainian language

M.I. Obushnyi
Specialists in Ukrainian Studies in the Development of Ukrainian Social Sciences and Humanities
Almanac of Ukrainian Studies, 2010, Issue 3, P. 7-13, in Ukrainian language

M.I. Obushnyi
Ukraine in the First Half of the 19th century. The beginning of re-birth of the national self-consciousness
History of Ukraine. Documental chronicle / V.I. Chervinskyi, M.I. Obushnyi (Eds.). 2nd edition, Kyiv 2013, in Ukrainian language

M.I. Obushnyi
Ukrainian Studies in Researches of the Kyiv University’s Scientists
Almanac of Ukrainian Studies, 2011, Issue 5, P. 9-12, in Ukrainian language

M.I. Obushnyi
Mentality of Ukrainians in Civilization Dimension
Almanac of Ukrainian Studies, 2013, Issue 11, P.11 9-122, in Ukrainian language

M.I. Obushnyi
Political Ideas in Poetic Heritage of Taras Shevchenko
Almanac of Ukrainian Studies, 2013, Issue 12, P. 33-37, in Ukrainian language

M.I. Obushnyi (editor, co-author)
History of the Political Ideas in Ukraine: textbook for students
Kyiv, 2013, in Ukrainian language

M.I. Obushnyi
Conceptual basis for Study of the Role of Ukrainianess in the World Civilization Process in Publications of the Scientists from the Center of Ukrainian Studies
Almanac of Ukrainian Studies, 2015, Issue 18, P. 8-13, in Ukrainian language

M.I. Obushnyi
Social and Cultural Advance of Ukrainianess: Civilization Context: Monograph / M.I. Obushnyi - editor, co-author oh the Chapter 1: Self-governance of Ukrainians in the Context of European Democratic tradition
Kyiv, 2015, in Ukrainian language

M.I. Obushnyi
Modern Ukrainianess: Civilization Challenges and Answers: Monograph / M.I. Obushnyi - editor, author oh the Chapter 10: International Image as a factor of Civilization development of Ukrainians
Kyiv, 2015, in Ukrainian language

Contacts

Homepage: http://uaznavstvo.univ.kiev.ua/ua/index.html


mobushnyy@gmail.com

uaznav-conference@ukr.net