On November 16-17, 2023, an international conference on “The future and problems of publishing sources for the history of the 20th century” was held in Warsaw. The organizer was the Institute of National Remembrance of the Republic of Poland (INP RP) and the Historical Institute of the University of Warsaw. The speeches of researchers from Poland, Germany, the United States of America, Romania, and Ukraine covered a wide range of issues related to the publication of archival and other sources. First of all, European political history of the 20th century.

Scientists from Ukraine took part in the conference: Chief Researcher of the Department of Theory and History of Political Science of our Institute, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Yuriy Shapoval, Researcher of the Institute of History of Ukraine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Candidate of Historical Sciences Serhiy Kokin, Director of the Branch State Archive of the Security Service of Ukraine , Candidate of Historical Sciences Andrii Kogut.

During the conference (photo by Yu. Shapoval)

Yu. Shapoval gave a speech on the topic “Publication of memoirs, diaries and documents of the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine Petro Shelest “The true judgment of history is yet to come”. Problems, experience, meaning”.

Great attention was paid at the conference to Polish-Ukrainian cooperation in processing and publishing important sources about pages of common history.

In the photo from left to right: Serhiy Kokin, Doctor of History, Yolanta Karbazh-Vilinska, research associate of the INP Department of the Republic of Poland in Gdańsk, Yuriy Shapoval, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Majena Kruk, director of the Archive of the IPN, Andriy Kogut, Doctor of History, Marcyn Majewski, researcher employee of the Archive of the INP of the Republic of Poland