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About

The faculty traces its history from 1944 when the first training of historians began. At that time the faculty of History was created. In 1956 the training of historians was stopped. In 1969 Gomel teachers college was transformed into the Gomel state university, the department of History had been created, and the training of historians had been renewed. In 1988 the department became an independent faculty. On the basis of the faculty, the department of Law was created in 1991. In 1992 the faculty was renamed into the faculty of History and Law, and in July 1998 it was separated into two independent faculties: the faculty of History and the faculty of Law. In 2004 the department of Philosophy was included into the faculty structure. The faculty comprises four departments: the Department of Belarus History, the Department of World History, the Department of Slavs History and Special Historical Disciplines, the Department of Philosophy.

The Department of Belarus History was founded in 1992, employs 12 teachers including 7 associate professors, 2 senior teachers, 3 assistants. Specialization: Modern history of Belarus. Head of the chair: Ph.D., associate professor Aksana Yashchanka.

The Department of World History was founded in 1984. There are 9 teachers including 1 professor, 5 associate professors, 3 assistants. Specialization: Modern history of foreign countries. Head of the chair: Ph.D., associate professor Staniislav Charopka.

The Department of Slavs History and Special Historical Disciplines was founded in 1984. There are 8 teachers including 1 professor, 4 associate professors, 2 senior teachers and 1 assistant. Specialization: The history of the Slavic countries. Head of the chair: Ph.D., associate professor Gennady Alyaksejchanka.

The Department of Philosophy was founded in 1975. There are 8 teachers including 1 professor, 3 associate professors, 1 senior teacher, 3 assistants. Head of the chair: Ph.D., associate professor Valentina Stepaniuk.

Teaching and educational process is conducted by 37 staff teachers, three of them are the doctors of science, 20 are the candidates of science, 307 students and 15 MA students are being trained. The basic education of the teachers corresponds to the discipline being taught. The faculty carries out training in three basic specialities: History (National and World), Museum Studies and Preservation of Historical and Cultural Heritage (areas), History. English language (last admission was in 2012). Graduates of two profiles are trained within the speciality Museum Studies and Preservation of Historical and Cultural Heritage (areas). The first area is Museum Studies and Preservation of Historical and Cultural Heritage (History and Museology) with qualification Historian-Museologist. Teacher. The second is Museum Studies and Preservation of Historical and Cultural Heritage (Cultural Heritage and Tourism) with qualification Manager in Cultural Heritage and Tourism.

3000 students have been trained at the faculty since its existence. Graduates can obtain a job in sphere of education, in museums, archives, high schools, research institutes, public organizations and enterprise structures. Many students carry out research work under the supervision of highly skilled teachers in the fields of archeology, ethnography, history of Gomel region, political parties and movements of Belarus, contemporary history of Germany and Poland, problems of the humanization of social relations, the place of the youth in modern society. Active research work is carried out within students research laboratories, which are four at the faculty. It is no coincidence that every third student of the faculty is an active participant of SRWS. Students research work promotes development of their professional qualities.

A lot of attention is given to practical training of the students. The faculty holds pedagogical, archeological and ethnographic, museum (introductory), museum (sightseeing and archival), heuristic (searching) and managerial practices. They are held at the premises of schools, gymnasiums, libraries, Gomel museums, state archives of the Gomel region, computer labs of the university, tourist enterprises. Archeological practice is held in field conditions.

Since 2005 the faculty provides training for an MA degree in two specialities National History and World History.

Students of the faculty take active part in social, cultural and sport life of the university. They are participants of various artistic circles, sport sections and social organizations.


The Department of Belarus History

Speciality History (National and World)

  • History of Belarus 758 h.
  • Source Studies of the History of Belarus 110 h.
  • Historiography of the History of Belarus 58 h.
  • History of Belarusian Culture 128 h.
  • History of the Great Patriotic War (in the context of European Civilization) 100 h.

Speciality History. English language

  • Historiography of History 100 h.
  • History of Belarus 860 h.

Speciality Museum Studies and Preservation of Historical and Cultural Heritage (Cultural Heritage and Tourism)

  • History of Belarus 416 h.
  • Ethnology and Ethnography of Belarus 206 h.
  • History of Museum Studies 180 h.
  • Preservation of Historical and Cultural Heritage 86 h.
  • History of Belarusian Culture 188 h.

Speciality Museum Studies and Preservation of Historical and Cultural Heritage (History and Museology)

  • History of Belarus 410 h.
  • Tourist guidance 60 h.
  • Theory and Methodology of Museum Studies 198 h.
  • Preservation of Historical and Cultural Heritage 98 h.
  • History of Belarusian Culture 174 h.
The Department of World History

Speciality History (National and World)

  • Ancient History 282 h.
  • Medieval History 260 h.
  • Modern History 238 h.
  • Contemporary History 372 h.

Speciality History. English language

  • Modern and Contemporary History of Asia and Africa 381 h.
  • Modern and Contemporary History of Europe and America 760 h.
  • Historiography of History 100 h.
  • History of World Culture 64 h.

Speciality Museum Studies and Preservation of Historical and Cultural Heritage (areas)

  • World History 672 h.
  • Tourism Geography 144 h.
  • Theory and History of Culture 570 h.
  • World History of Art 588 h.
  • Modern and Contemporary History of European Culture 240 h.
The Department of Slavs? History and Special Historical Disciplines

Speciality History (National and World)

  • History of Russia and Ukraine 535 h.
  • History of Southern and Western Slavs 195 h.
  • Archeology 114 h.

Speciality History. English language

  • History of Eastern Slavs (Russia and Ukraine) 384 h.
  • History of Southern and Western Slavs 167 h.

Speciality Museum Studies and Preservation of Historical and Cultural Heritage (areas)

  • History of Slavic Nations 372 h.
  • Archeology 50 h.

Research

The main research areas implemented by the History Faculty of Francisk Skorina Gomel State University:

  • Socio-political, cultural and confessional life of the population in Eastern Polesye and the Dnieper region in the 1920s-1930s.
  • Central Europe and Belarus between the First and the Second world wars.
  • The Gomel region history, archeology and ethnography.
  • Post-Soviet man in the context of humanization and democratization of social relations.

The following research projects were worked out according to these areas:

The Department of Belarus History

Belarusization and Ukrainization against the background of the transformation of the Soviet national politics (1920s -1930s) (Scientific advisor - Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor Michael I. Starovoitov)

Ethnocultural processes amidst urban population of the Gomel region: traditions and modernity (Scientific advisor - Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor Oksana G. Jaschenko)

Socio-political and cultural development of Belarusian Eastern Polesye and Podneprovie in the XIX early XXI centuries (Scientific advisor - Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor Oksana G. Jaschenko)

The department staff research the political parties and organizations of the XIX early XXI centuries, the history of confessions and their relations with the state in the interwar period, the history of the regions national diasporas, a wide range of issues on ethnocultural growth in the XX early XXI centuries.

The Department of World History

The problems of the history of interethnic and interstate relations in Central and Eastern Europe in modern and contemporary period (Scientific advisor - Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor of History Grigory G. Lazko)

International contacts in Central Eastern Europe and Belarus (1918-1939 yrs.) (Scientific advisor - Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor Nikolay N. Mezga)

The key research issues of the department are the military history of the XVIII XX centuries, the reflection of geopolitical processes of the XX century in the conscience of the regions population.

The Department of Slavs? History and Special Historical Disciplines

The history and culture of the Russian, Belarusian and Ukrainian frontier (Scientific advisor - Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor Gennady A. Alekseychenko)

The teaching staff study the processes of city formation, the connections between cities and country districts in the Middle Ages, the formation and functioning of municipal government in the XIX early XX centuries.

The Department of Philosophy

Correlation between the dynamics of social being and historical inertia (Scientific advisor - Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, Professor of Philosophy Vladimir N. Kalmykov)

The human role in the realization of innovation process (Scientific advisor - Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, Professor of Philosophy Vladimir N. Kalmykov)

The History Faculty is ready for mutual cooperation on the development of a wide range of sociocultural issues, first and foremost the revealing of the general and the particular on the basis of the regional material, the reflection of geopolitical processes of the XX early XXI centuries in the conscience of the regions multinational and multifaith population.


Deanery of History Department

Dean

Ph.D., associate professor Nickalaj Miazga.

E-mail: nmezga*gsu.by

Tel. +375 232 604060

Vice-Dean

Vice-Dean for Academic Affairs

Ph.D., associate professor Uladzimir Hanchar.

Vice-Dean for pedagogical work

Ph.D., associate professor Andrej Lebyadzeu.

Addres: Gomel 246000, Kirova street, 119.

Telephone: +375 232 604060.

Fax: +375 232 578111.

E-mail: histfac*gsu.by

Veb site: http://history.gsu.by/


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