head of the Urban Media Archive project at the Center for Urban History (2022 – present). A coordinator of "Cafe philosophique Lviv", a co-founder of the Kontur media, an editor of the MediaLab. Research focus covers the theory of design, the theory of art, current art practices.
PhD, Associate Professor of History at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, the Frank and Mary Padzieski Endowed Professor in Polish/Polish American/Eastern European Studies, Director, Women in Learning & Leadership. Author of the books: If the Walls Could Speak. Inside a Women's Prison in Communist Poland (2017) and An Ordinary Life? The Journeys of Tonia Lechtman, 1918–1996) (2023).
a film expert from the Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Center, culturologist, journalist, co-curator of exhibitions about the 1920s film and art. Co-director of films “Atomograd. Editing the Utopia,” “Intervision. Lviv,” a program coordinator of retrospect film programs. Co-author of the online-cource "Amateur Film-Making: History of Visual Modes and Creative Practices".
historian and art historian, researcher at the Center of Urban History. He has received a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence (2020). The main focus of his work is media history in East Central Europe and the Soviet Union, as well as media arts, visual studies, urban spatial practices, and urban creativity. Author of the online-cource "How to understand and read visual media?"
professor of Jewish History at The Jewish Theological Seminary, teaching courses in modern Jewish history. Dr. Fishman also serves as director of Project Judaica, JTS’s program in Ukraine, which is based at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy University. He directs its Jewish Archival Survey, which publishes guides to Jewish archival materials in Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine.
professor of History at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center. Elissa Bemporad' research interests are Jews of Russia and Eastern Europe in modern times, mass violence, gender, and trauma, antisemitism and Jewish responses to (and involvement in) violence under the Soviet regime.
Eugene M. Avrutin
professor of Modern European Jewish History at the University of Illinois. He is the author and co-editor of several award-winning books, including Jews and the Imperial State: Identification Politics in Tsarist Russia and The Velizh Affair: Blood Libel in a Russian Town. His most recent book is Racism in Modern Russia: From the Romanovs to Putin.
historian, PhD, Associate Professor at the Hrushevskyi Department of Recent History at the Ivan Franko Lviv National University, author of a book about Lviv. Everyday life of the city through the eyes of migrants from villages (1950/80s) (Lviv: Publishing House of Ivan Franko Lviv National University, 2010).
historian, a researcher at the Center for Urban History. She has participated in several collective international projects on historical memory and cultural heritage. At the Center for Urban History Iryna Sklokina’s research focus is on historical heritage, in particular, industrial and Soviet heritage of Kharkiv and Lviv.
a literature scholar, translator and faculty member of the Department of Jewish Studies, University of Wrocław, where she teaches Jewish literature and culture as well as the Yiddish language. Her research interests focus mainly on Jewish poetry and the role of women in Yiddish culture.
John Paul Himka
is a professor emeritus in the Department of History and Classics at the University of Alberta (Edmonton). He is author of four monographs on “Ukrainian history: Socialism in Galicia” (1983), “Galician Villagers and the Ukrainian National Movement in the Nineteenth Century” (1988), “Religion and Nationality in Western Ukraine” (1999), “Last Judgment Iconography in the Carpathians” (2009).
Professor of Jewish Studies; Director, Arnold Center for Israel Studies. Joshua Shanes' research interests focus on Central and East European Jewry in the 19th and 20th centuries, specifically turn-of-the-century Galicia and the rise of Zionism as a countermovement to the traditional Jewish establishment. His first book, Diaspora Nationalism and Jewish Identity in Habsburg Galicia appeared with Cambridge in 2012.
PhD, Historian, project researcher at the Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden. Dr. Malitska studies entangled histories of nutrition, biopolitics and environment in Eastern Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries. Since 2017, she has been a lecturer at the Institute of History and Contemporary Studies, where she is teaching a number of courses in the subject of history.
professor at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, researcher, editor, translator. Her research focus lies at the intersection of modern Jewish literature and culture, Polish-Jewish literary and cultural relations, memory policy, theory of modernism and Avant Garde, women’s literature and Translation Studies.
sociologist and lecturer at the Faculty of Sociology, University of Warsaw, editor of ‘View. Theories and Practices of Visual Culture’. In 2018 he published a book: Teorie ideologii na przecięciu Marxizmu i psychoanalizy (Theories of ideology at the junction of Marxism and psychoanalysis).
PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Audio Visual Arts at the University of Krakow. Her research interests and publications focus on gender representation in film and media as well as on much wider category of cultural identity. In her last book: "Faces of queer cinema" (2014) she analysis selected films dealing with the issue of queer, but also sexuality and gender.
historian, head of the Department of Jewish Studies, Wrocław University. His special fields of interest are Jewish material culture and the social history of Jews in nineteenth-century Eastern Europe, especially history of Hasidism and Haskalah. His publications include more than 100 articles in Polish, English, Hebrew, French, and Czech; ten books (one of them co-authored) and six volumes co-edited.
historian, research fellow at the Social Anthropology Department, at the Institute of Ethnography of the NAS of Ukraine, member of the Ukrainian Association of Female Researchers of Women’s History, author of the book “War as a Challenge and an Opportunity: Ukrainians in the First World War” (2021).
historian, Research fellow of the Krypyakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies of the NAS of Ukraine. Her research interests include the history of sexual violence in war, the history of gender and of women, the history of nationalism and feminism, the history of the Second World War and the Holocaust, oral history, and memory studies.
Historian, Associate Professor in the Department of History at Stetson University. She holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University (2011). Author of a book Beau Monde on Empire's Edge: State and Stage in Soviet Ukraine (2017). Author of the online course Money and the Muse: An Introduction to Cultural History. Dr. Fowler research interests are: theater history, cultural history, Jewish history, gender history, borderlands, transnational teaching.
professor of Modern Jewish History at Touro College, Graduate School of Jewish Studies, New York. She specializes in the social, political, and cultural history of modern East European Jewry and have written extensively on the history of the Jewish intelligentsia in East Central Europe, Polish-Jewish relations, modern Jewish historiography, the history of medicine, and of the Holocaust.
sociologist, researcher, leads the Urban Media Archive's "Urban Stories". Her areas of academic interests include methodology and methods of sociological research, oral history, projective methods, urban sociology, spatial and social transformations after the state socialism. The author of the online-course "Neighbours and Strangers: Introduction to the Sociology of the City".
historian, researcher at the Ivan Krypyakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Dr. Kis research interests include: History of Galicia at the end of the 19th - beginning of the 20th century, mass politics, political mobilization, public history, politics of memory.
historian, coordinator of the Lviv Interactive project (2011-2016), researcher at the Center for Urban History (2016-2021). Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellow in Ukrainian Studies at University of Saskatchewan. Research interests: history of violence, history of the Great War and the Revolution, history of theatre, cultural history, theatre and exhibition curatorship.
historian, senior researcher at the Department of Social Anthropology, Ethnology Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, senior lecturer at the Department of History, Museum Studies and Cultural Heritage at the Lviv Polytechnic National University. Research interests: history of Ukrainian migration, everyday history, local history, protection of cultural heritage.
historian and anthropologist, head of the Department of Social Anthropology at the Institute of Ethnology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. President of the Ukrainian Association for Research in Women’s History, a co-founder and a vice-president of the Ukrainian Oral History Association. Prof. Kis' research interests include Ukrainian women’s history, feminist anthropology, oral history, gender transformations in post-socialist countries.
folklorist, doctor of sciences in philology, leading researcher at the Ethnology Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Research interests: historical poetics of folklore, dynamics of folklore tradition, methodology of conceptual analysis of verbal folklore texts, integral interdisciplinary study of folklore, oral history, ethnolinguistics.
director, screenwriter, media artist. Member of the National Union of Cinematographers of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Film Academy and the Nomadic University for Art, Philosophy and Enterprise in Europe. Co-author of the online-cource "Amateur Film-Making: History of Visual Modes and Creative Practices".
historian, researcher at the Center for Urban History. The research interests include media history, digital archives, photography, cinema, amateur film practices, digital humanities, social history, and visual studies. Oleksandr is the one of the authors of the online-course "Amateur Film-Making: History of Visual Modes and Creative Practices".
Historian, Candidate of History (2004), Associate Professor at the Department of History of the National University "Kyiv Mohyla Academy". Her research focus includes social history of Kyiv during the First World War and the Revolution; discourse practices in the European environment; policy of identities in the context of EU integration processes. She lectures courses on urban studies, on mental maps of European space, and the history of CEE countries of 1989-2007
architect, the architectural editor of Lviv Interactive; author of the architectural description of buildings. She also leads architectural city walks. Academic interests: architecture and city planning in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, architectural heritage, history of architectural conservation and restoration.
art historian, curator, critic, historian of literature and visual culture, museum expert. Associate Professor at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology (New Media Department) and curator at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw. Author of 11 books and over 200 articles on art, information architecture, visual communication and literature.
art historian working at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Słodkowski’s research focuses on Polish and Central European art of the 20th century in relation with contemporary thought in the humanities. He is the author of the book “Modernizm żydowsko-polski. Henryk Streng / Marek Włodarski a historia sztuki” (2019).
historian, history editor of the Lviv Interactive project and researcher at the Center for Urban History, a PhD student in the Ukrainian Catholic University (Faculty of Humanities) and in the University of Wroclaw (Institute of Art History). Her PhD thesis covers urban changes in Halych suburb in Lviv, its sociotopography, and perception of space in the long 19th century.
professor of History and Slavic Studies at the University of Victoria and current president of the Canadian Association for Ukrainian Studies. Professor Yekelchyk is the author of six books on Ukrainian history and Ukrainian-Russian relations, including Ukraine: Birth of a Modern Nation (OUP, 2007), which has been translated into five languages.
historian, researcher, director of the Center and the head of the Foundation in Ukraine. Dr. Dyak’s research interests include post-war urban recovery and transformation in Eastern Europe, heritage infrastructures and practices in socialist cities, and their legacies. She is preparing a manuscript with the preliminary title "New Lives in Old Cities: Postwar Lviv and the Power of Accommodation.
Theodore R. Weeks
Professor of History at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, where teaches courses in modern world, European, and Russian history. He also teaches at the College of Europe, Natolin (Warsaw). His research interests include nationalism, ethnic relations, antisemitism, and, more recently, the history of technology. He is presently working on a history of radio in interwar Poland (1920-1939).
Timothy R. White
teaches urban and modern U.S. history as an Associate Professor at New Jersey City University, in Jersey City, NJ. He has scholarly interests in the dynamics of neighborhood change, post-industrial cities, and theatrical history, which led him write “Blue-Collar Broadway: The Craft and Industry of American Theater” (2015) for the University of Pennsylvania Press.
historian, senior research fellow at the Institute of History of Ukraine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. At the Center for Urban History, Valentyna participates in the project implementation "24.02.22, 5 am.: Testimonies from the War". Her research interests: historical urban planning, socio-economic history of Ukraine of the 19th and early 20th century, Ukrainian context of the First World War.
Doctor of Arts, Associate Professor of graphic design at the Lviv National Academy of Arts. Author of the book “Ukrainian Identity in Graphic Design 1945–1989” (Kyiv: Rodovid, 2019), which won the Grand Prix of the Lviv Book Forum in 2019, as well as the Grand Prix of the Ukrainian national Book of the Year 2019.
PhD, historian, researcher at the Center for Urnan History, senior lecturer at the Department of History of the Ukrainian Catholic University, coordinator of the Jewish Studies program. Research interests: Jewish history of Eastern Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries, history of consumption, women's studies, Yiddish and linguistic diversity.
historian, Associate Professor at Department of Modern Ukrainian History of Ukrainian Catholic University. Most recent book Imperial Identities in the Eighteenth Century Ukrainian History, ed. by Vadyn Adadurov and Volodymyr Sklokin [In Ukrainian] (Lviv, 2020). Research interests: history of Ukraine and the Russian Empire during the long 18 century, intellectual history, theory and history of historiography, public history.