This first special issue of the Newsletter provides a deeper insight into a German-Ukrainian collaborative project dealing with the provenience research related to a unique historical document, to the religious history of Ukraine and echoes of World War II.
Until recently the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen (Germany) had on display a marvelous historic document. Now a German-Ukrainian team of historians from the Institute for Eastern European History & Area Studies, University of Tübingen investigated the provenience of this important document. In this issue of the Newsletter you can find a summary of this interesting research, written by Dr. Natalia Sinkevych (University of Tübingen, follow this link to the original publication “Kriegsbeute in Tübingen. Eine Urkunde Peters des Großen, Seilschaften der Osteuropaforscher und die Restitution”, Katharina Kucher, Corinna Kuhr-Korolev, Tetiana Sebta, Nataliia Sinkevych, Zeitschrift OSTEUROPA 11-12/2016) as well as an insightful historical commentary (in English and in Ukrainian), prepared by Dr. Oleh Turiy (Director of the Institute of Church History, Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv) and Anatoliy Babynskyi (Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv), allowing to place the document, around which this research is centered, into the broader historical context.
Photos: Courtesy of the Institute for Eastern European History & Regional Studies (Institut für Osteuropäische Geschichte und Landeskunde), Tübingen