Banner Viadrina



Since 2018        European University Viadrina, Professor of Entangled History of Ukraine

2016–2017        University of Geneva, Research Fellow

2017                  Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) Vienna, Short-Term Fellow                    

2015–2016        Forum Transregionale Studien Berlin, Long-Term Fellow

2014–2015        Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellow (at the Institute for Slavic Studies, Humboldt University Berlin                              and Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam)

2012–2014        Institute for Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin), Fellow

2010–2012        Ivan Krypiakevych Institute for Ukrainian Studies, Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv, Senior                            Research Fellow

2010                  Centre d’études des mondes russe, caucasien et centre-européen (CERCEC), Paris, Guest                                  Researcher

2008–2010        Institute for Strategic Studies, Kyiv, Senior Research Fellow

2007–2008        Institute for European Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Senior                                            Research Fellow

2007                  Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam, Guest Researcher

2004–2006        Trier University, Research Fellow

2005                  PhD (Kandydat istorychnych nauk) in History at the Ivan Krypiakevych Institute for Ukrainian                                  Studies, Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv.
                          PhD Thesis „Scholarship in Exile. Scientific and Educational Activities of Ukrainian Emigration in                            inter-war Poland, 1919–1939

2003–2005        Ivan Krypiakevych Institute for Ukrainian Studies, Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv,                                        Doctoral student

2001–2003        M.A. Student in the Cultural Studies of Eastern- and Central Europe at the University of Warsaw

                          (M. A. in Cultural Studies with high honours)

                          M.A. Thesis „Polish travelogues of the Balkans in the 19th century“.

1996–2001        Student of History at the Dnipropetrovsk University

                          (M.A. in History with high honours)

                          M.A. Thesis „Volodymyr Parkhomenko (1880–1942) and his historical works

University teaching / Guest professorships

From 2017         European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder

From 2018         University Potsdam

Spring 2017       SciencesPo Lyon

Spring 2016       SciencesPo Paris

2015–2017         Free University Berlin, Osteuropa Institut

2015–2016         University Basel, Department of History

Spring 2015       International Chair for the History of the Second World War,

                           Free University of Brussels

2012–2016         Humboldt-University in Berlin, Institut for Slavic Studies

Spring 2011       Institute for International Relations, Vilnius University

Spring 2010       University of Helsinki, Aleksanteri Institute

Academic awards

2015                      Baron Velge Prize, Free University of Brussels

2013                      Yuri Shevelov Prize (for the book “The Histories for Home Use. The Polish-Russian-Ukrainian                                Triangle of Memory”)

2008                      Jerzy Giedroyc Prize (for the book “Scholarship in Exile: The Scholarly and Educational                                          Activity of the Ukrainian Emigration in interwar Poland (1919–1939)”

Academic management

Since 2017             PRISMA UKRAЇNA Research Network Eastern Europe, Director

2015–2016             Berlin-Brandenburg Ukraine Initiative, Director

2012–2017             Co-founder and co-editor of the intellectual web-portal „“

2007–2008              Institute for European Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Deputy                                          Director

2006–2010              International Renaissance Foundation, Program „Academic translations and social capital“,                                    Head of the expert group

Member of the Editorial Board of „Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society“ and „Problemy istorii Holokostu [The Problems of the History of the Holocaust]“ (Dnipro, Ukraine).

Summer schools, academies, conferences, and lecture series organisation

June 2019                  Transregional Academy After Violence. The (Im-)possibility of Understanding and                                            Remembering in Dnipro.

                                    Organised by the Forum Transregionale Studien in cooperation with Center for                                                        Governance and Culture in Europe (University of St. Gallen), Centre for Applied                                                      Anthropology (Kiew) and Tkuma Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies.

                                    Initiator and academic coordinator.

May 2019                    International Conference Rethinking Ukrainian Studies: Locally, Regionally,                                                      Transnationally.

                                    European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder.

December 2018          International Conference Divided Memories, Shared Memories. Poland, Russia,                                                Ukraine: History Mirrored in Literature and Cinema. With Korine Amacher and Eric                                            Anouble (Geneva).

                                     Geneva University

June 2018                    International Conference Official History in Eastern Europe. Transregional                                                         PerspectivesWith Korine Amacher (Geneva) and Miloš Režnik (Warsaw).

                                     German Historical Institute Warsaw.

May 2018                     Ukrainian-Russian Historians Meeting Dialogue-Reconciliation-Mutual                                                                 Understanding. With Carmen Scheide (University Bern).

                                     Kloster Kappel am Albis in Switzerland.

March 2018                  Winter Academy Revisiting the Nation. Transcultural Contact Zones in Eastern                                             Europe in Bucharest

                                     Steering committee: Pascal Bonnard (Jean Monet University in St. Etienne), Rory                                                   Finnin (University of Cambridge), Susi K. Frank (HU Berlin), Olena Haleta (Ivan Franko                                         University, Lviv), Ulrich Schmid (University of St. Gallen), Annette Werberger                                                           (Viadrina).                                                        

                                     Supported by the University of St. Gallen.

                                     Initiator and academic coordinator.

June 2017                    International Conference Reading War Through History: (Central) European                                                      Perspectives on the “Ukraine Crisis” at the German Historical Institute Warsaw (with                                          Miloš Reznik).

March 2017                   International Conference A Disputable Past. The Soviet Heritage through the Prism                                         of Modernization? at the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (with Volodymyr                                                           Masliychuk, Kharkiv, and Ihor Serdiuk, Poltava). Supported by the Heinrich Böll                                                       Foundation.

March 2017                   International Conference Constructing Academic History in Soviet and Post-Soviet                                        Countries at the University of Geneva (with Korine Amacher).

Winter semester 2016/17    Berlin-Brandenburg Ukraine Initiative: Lecture Series „Revolutions and their          – Summer semester 2017   Impact on Modern Eastern and Central Europe“ (in Berlin, Potsdam and                                                            Frankfurt/Oder) with talks by Sabine Dullin (Paris), Ola Hnatiuk (Warsaw-Kyiv),                                                      Anna Novikov (Jerusalem), Wilfried Jilge (Berlin), Yulia Buyskykh (Kyiv), Susanne                                                  Schattenberg (Bremen), Korine Amacher (Geneva) and Olena Haleta (Lviv).                                                          Supported by Marga und Kurt Möllgaard-Stiftung and Senat of Berlin.

Summer semester 2016   Berlin-Brandenburg Ukraine Initiative: Lecture Series „Constructing Eastern                                                       Europe. Geographies of Power in the 20th and 21st Centuries“ (in Berlin and                                                   Frankfurt/Oder) with talks by Nataliya Gumenyuk (Kyiv), Ilia Kalinin (St. Petersburg),                                               Olesya Khromeychuk (London), Catherine Gouseff (Paris-Berlin) and Jan C.                                                           Behrends (Potsdam). Supported by Marga und Kurt Möllgaard-Stiftung.

Winter semester 2015/16  Winter Academy Beyond History and Identity: New Perspectives on                                                               Aesthetics, Politics, and Society in Eastern Europe in Berlin.  

                                           Steering committee: Rory Finnin (University of Cambridge), Susi K. Frank (HU                                                       Berlin), Ilia Gerasimov (Ab Imperio), Magdalena Marszalek (University Potsdam),                                                   Annette Werberger (Viadrina).                                                         

                                           Supported by the Max Weber Foundation.

                                           Initiator and academic coordinator.

October 2012                     International Conference Heroes and Anti-Heroes in European and Ukrainian                                                    Historiographic Tradition at the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (with Volodymyr                                               Masliychuk, Kharkiv). Supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation.                                  

July 2010                            International Summer School Approaches to the Post-Communist                                                                       Transformations in Dnipropetrovsk (with Dominique Arel (Ottawa), Anna Colin                                                       Lebedev (Paris), Ioulia Shukan (Paris), Mychajlo Wynnyckyj (Kyiv). Supported by                                                   the French Embassy in Ukraine and the Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of                                                     Ottawa.                                                   

November 2009                  International Conference National Memories and Historical Memory. Views from                                               Russia Ukraine and France at the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (with Anna                                                     Colin Lebedev (Paris), Yuri Shapoval (Kyiv). Supported by the Institut Français                                                       Moscow.                                                      

October 2009                      Workshop 1989–2009: Eastern Europe on the Road From Communism to                                                         Democracy at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (with Volodymyr Masliychuk, Kharkiv).                                                     Supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation.                                                   

July 2009                            International Summer School Studying Memories of Central and Eastern Europe                                              at the Uman` Pedagogical Institute (with Guillaume Collin (Paris-Kyiv), Ola Hnatiuk                                                (Warsaw-Kyiv), Mychajlo Wynnyckyj (Kyiv). Supported by the French Embassy in                                                  Ukraine.