Collection Area

Most of the material on this web site was collected in Central Ukraine. Mainly in Cherkas’ka, Chernihivs’ka, Poltavs’ka, and Kyiivs’ka oblasts. Collecting started as soon as it was possible for United States scholars to work outside of the large cities. Most of the collecting of sound and photographs started in 1998.  In 2001 and 2005, videos and photographs to generate Virtual Reality Movies were obtained.

Yanina Vihovska visited Western Ukraine in 2008 and 2009. She made videos of baptisms, weddings, and healing practices near her home in Pidhaitsi, Lutsk region.
Natalie Kononenko visited Ukraine last in August 2013. Photos from this trip are included to show the remarkable changes which have occurred in the villages in the last few years.