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Institute for Historical Research of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv  was founded in October, 1992 with the aim to speed reforms and system changes in researching and teaching history at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Institute’s activity is focused on modern and contemporary history of Ukraine and East Central Europe. Since 1996 the Institute has been publishing its own academic journal Ukraïna Moderna. The research projects of the Institute develop in collaboration with such university research centers as the University of Michigan Center for Russian and East European Studies, Harriman Institute (Columbia University), Kennan Institute, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. They include longitudinal studies on group identities and social loyalties in Lviv and Donetsk, interethnic and inter-confessional relations on Ukrainian-Polish border, oral history of social life in 20th-century Ukraine. The Institute was the key organizer of the IRF-sponsored project on gender education in Ukraine, and Megaproject in history .   
 
Research Centre “Borderland Society: Past and Present” (Lviv, Ukraine) was established in 2004, in the immediate aftermath of the Orange Revolution in Ukraine, as a non-profit NGO aiming at the  development of public and academic dialogue on the historical, sociological and political aspects of the borderland society in Eastern and Central Europe, especially on its public culture and historical identity. The Research Center acts through the collaborative efforts of around a dozen of young scholars mostly based in Lviv, Ukraine. It organizes monthly research seminars and facilitates a research project on the political role of urban public culture in East Central Europe from 1848 till 2004. The Research Centre also aims at promoting international intellectual collaboration of Lviv-based scholars. In August 2005 the Research Centre served as the hosting institution for the summer seminar of the ReSET project “History of the Russian Empire: Beyond National and Regional Narratives”.