Visn. Nac. Akad. Nauk Ukr. 2018. (11): 5-17
  https://doi.org/10.15407/visn2018.11.005

О.V. Yas’
Institute of History of Ukraine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5816-2876

THE BIRTH OF THE ACADEMY. A BRIEF CHRONICLE OF 1918, OR THE WAY IT WAS…

The preconditions and circumstances of the foundation of Ukrainian Academy of Sciences are covered. Major chronological milestones in the construction of the Academy during 1918 are examined. Creation of the Committee for Preparation of the Law for Foundation of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences and the main problems in its activity are analyzed. Distinct concepts of academic community design of V. Vernadsky and M. Hrushevsky are compared. The special role of Minister M. Vasylenko who was the initiator of creation of the Committee and provided government support is noted. It is argued that the success of the project of the Academy foundation was made possible by a difficult understanding between the founding scientists and by the assistance of Hetman P. Skoropadsky.
Keywords: Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, V. Vernadsky, M. Vasylenko, M. Hrushevsky, P. Skoropadsky.

Language of article: ukrainian

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