From 2021 The Research College „European Times“ (EUTIMS)
The Research College “European Times” (EUTIM) – a joint project of the European University Viadrina, the University of Potsdam and the Forum Transregionale Studien Berlin – takes a look at narratives of time and space at the edges of Europe. Based on the experiences in the societies of Central and Eastern Europe, concepts of old-new, east-west with their temporal demarcations and localizations are analyzed and examined with regard to dynamics of de-Europeanization and Europeanization. Prof. Dr. Portnov heads subproject 1: "Cultural and Historical Studies".
Since 2015 PRISMA UKRAЇNA – Research Network Eastern Europe
2019–2020 Kleine Fächer – Große Potenziale. East European Studies in Potsdam and Frankfurt (Oder)
Supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education.
With Prof. Annette Werberger, Prof. Susanne Strätling, Prof. Alexander Wöll and Prof. Magdalena Marszalek.
2017–2019 Modernisation of Identity?: Challenges of ‘Europeanisation’, Nationalism and Post- Sovietism for Memory Cultures
Conducted by Prof. Alvydas Nikžentaitis (Litauische Akademie der Wissenschaften). Supported by Research Council of Lithuania.
2016-2018 Divided Memories, Shared Memories, Ukraine / Russia / Poland (20th – 21st centuries): an Entangled History
Chaired by Prof. Korine Amacher (University Geneva). Supported by the Swiss National Foundation.
2013–2014 Forgotten Victims of War
Coordinated by Andrii Portnov and Volodymyr Masliychuk. Supported by the EVZ („Memory – Responsibility – Future“) Foundation.
2012–2015 Dialogues of memory: Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Ukraine
Chaired by Prof. Alvydas Nikžentaitis (Lithuanian Academy of Sciences). Supported by Bronisław Geremek Foundation (Poland) and Jerzy Giedroyc Forum (Lithuania). The materials of the discussions were published in Lithuanian: Alvydas Nikžentaitis (ed), Atminties daugia-sluoksniš-kumas. Miestas valstybė regionas (Vilnius, 2013) and Polish: Nikžentaitis, Michał Kopczyński (ed), Dialog kultur pamięci w regionie ULB (Warszawa, 2014).
2010–2012 Institutions of the Historical Sciences in Post-Soviet Belarus and Ukraine
Coordinated by Andrii Portnov and Volodymyr Masliychuk. Supported by the Carnegie Corporation. http://historians.in.ua/index.php/en/institutsiji-istorichnoji-nauki-v-ukrajini
2008–2010 Why Do We Speak Like That? Cultural Transfer via Translation in post-Soviet Bulgaria, Serbia and Ukraine
Chaired by Volodymyr Yermolenko. Supported by the Next Page Foundation (Bulgaria).
The Ukrainian publication (including my article) appeared as a special issue of the “Ukraїna Moderna” – vol. 5 (16). Perekladajuchy kulturu / Kul`tyvujuchy pereklad (Кyiv, 2010). I edited this publication.
2004–2006 The Partitions of Poland. Experiences and Tradition-building
Chaired by Prof. Helga Schnabel-Schule (Trier), Prof. Andreas Gestrich (Trier) and Prof. Klaus Ziemer (German Historical Institute Warsaw). Supported by the Volkswagen Foundation.
Project results were published in a book: Hans-Jürgen Bömelburg, Andreas Gestrich, Helga Schnabel-Schüle (eds), Teilungen Polen-Litauens. Inklusions- und Exklusionsmechanismen – Traditionsbildung – Vergleichsebenen (Osnabrück, 2013).