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Anastasia Kholyavka

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.

Andrij Bojarov

media artist, researcher of Lviv and Ukrainian Avant-garde, independent curator and architect. Andrij Bojarov is a translator and editor of Piotr Łukaszewicz’s monograph on the Lviv association of artists “artes”.

Anna Muller

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).

Anna Onufrienko

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".

Bohdan Shumylovych

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?"

Christoph Mick

Professor of History at the University of Warwick (UK). The author of Kriegserfahrungen in einer multiethnischen Stadt: Lemberg, 1914-1947 (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2010). He is currently working on a transnational history of the cult of the Unknown Soldier in inter-war Europe.

David Fishman

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.

Elissa Bemporad

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.

Elżbieta Kwiecińska

PhD, Historian, Associate Professor of History at the University of Warsaw. Research interests: methodology and history of historiography, the intellectual, cultural and social history of Poland, Ukraine, Russia and Ashkenazi Jews in the 19th and 20th centuries with a special emphasis on nation-building processes and studies of colonialism. In her research, she adopts the perspective of global and transnational history.

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.

Gregory B. Moynahan

Associate Professor of History at Bard Collеge, USA.  Author of the book Ernst Cassirer and the Critical Science of Germany, 1899-1919 (2013, Anthem Press/London). Prof. Moynahan's research interests include history of the social sciences, systems theory, and computing/cybernetics in the two Germanys

Halyna Bodnar

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).

Ihor Petriy

Historian, Research Secretary of the Scientific Library of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Research interests: history of Lviv and Eastern Galicia in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, diary and memoir literature of Ukraine and Central and Eastern Europe.

Iryna Sklokina

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.

Iryna Skubii

Historian, PhD candidate at the Department of History at Queen's University in Kingston (Canada), where she is developing her doctoral project on the history of consumption, materiality and the environment during Soviet famines in Ukraine. Author of a book: Trade in Kharkiv in the Years of NEP (1921–1929): Economy and Everyday Life (2017).

Iryna Starovoyt

PhD in Philology, an associate professor at Culturology Department of UCU, a member of the Executive Council of Ukrainian PEN.

Ivanna Cherchovych

historian, researcher at the Center for Urban History, where she is implementing education projects and works on her research project about women’s experiences of urban spaces in Galicia in the second half of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Joanna Lisek

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).

Joshua Shanes

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.

Julia Malitska

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.

Karolina Szymaniak

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.

Krzysztof Swirek

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).

Małgorzata Mazurek

Associate Professor of Polish Studies at Columbia University. Prof. Mazurek's recearch interests include history of social sciences, international development, social history of labor and consumption in the twentieth-century Poland and Polish-Jewish studies. She is author of the book Society in Waiting Lines: On Experiences of Shortages in Postwar Poland (Warsaw, 2010).

Małgorzata Radkiewicz

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.

Marcin Wodziński

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.

Maria Mayerchyk

Anthropologist, Editor-in-chief of Feminist Critique: East European Journal of Feminist and Queer Studies. Dr. Mayerchyk's research interests include decolonial option, queer and feminist epistemologies, East European studies, emigration and diaspora studies, and critical folklore studies. She teaches courses on queer, gender, and feminism, also folklore, and Ukrainian culture in Germany, Canada, and Ukraine.

Maria Sonevytsky

Associate Professor of Anthropology and Music at Bard Collеge, USA. Professor Sonevytsky’s research focuses on post-Soviet Ukraine, where she has pursued interests including folklore revivals after state socialism and the effects of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster on the revival of rural musical repertoires. Author of the book  Wild Music: Sound and Sovereignty in Ukraine (2019).

Mariana Baidak

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).

Marta Havryshko

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.

Masha Shpolberg

Film and media scholar specializing in global documentary, Russian, Central, and Eastern European cinema, ecocinema, and women’s cinema. Assistant Professor of Film and Electronic Arts at Bard Collеge.  Author of the book Labor in Late Socialism: The Cinema of Polish Workers’ Unrest.

Mayhill Fowler

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.

Natalia Aleksiun

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.

Natalia Otrishchenko

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".

Nazar Kis

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.

Oksana Dudko

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.

Oksana Hodovanska

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.

Oksana Kis

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.

Oksana Kuzmenko

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.

Oleh Chorny

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".

Oleksandr Cheremisin

Doctor of History, Professor at the Department of History, Archeology and Teaching Methods at Kherson State University, where he is curently working on a monograph on the topic: "The Chronicle of Kherson in the Dimensions of the Russian-Ukrainian War".

Oleksandr Makhanets

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".

Oleksii Chebotarov

Ph.D., historian, postdoctoral researcher at University of St. Gallen and associate doctoral fellow at the University of Vienna. Currently, he is working on the postdoctoral project "The Border River Zbruch: A Socio-Cultural and Environmental History, 1900-1939." His research interests include migration and borderland studies, Jewish, Ukrainian, environmental and digital history.

Olena Betlii

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

Olena Stiazhkina

PhD in History, professor, a research fellow at the Department of the History of Ukraine in the second half of the 20th century, at the NASU Institute of History, member of the Ukrainian Association of Female Researchers of Women’s History.

Olha Zarechnyuk

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.

Piotr Rypson

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.

Piotr Słodkowski

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).

Roksolyana Holovata

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.

Roman Liubavskyi

Historian, Associate Professor at the Department of History of Ukraine at V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, where he is working on the monograph "Socialist Cities in the Ukrainian SSR: Idea, Realization, Heritage."

Serhy Yekelchyk

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.

Siobhán Hearne

Historian of the Russian Empire and Soviet Union and currently based at the University of Manchester in the UK. Dr. Hearne's research broadly focuses on histories of gender, sexuality, and medicine. She is the author of Policing Prostitution: Regulating the Lower Classes in Late Imperial Russia (2021). She is also one of the editors of the collaborative digital history project Peripheral Histories?

Sofia Dyak

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.

Sonya Bilocerkowycz

Professor and Author of On Our Way Home from the Revolution: Reflections on Ukraine (Ohio State University Press, 2019), winner of the Gournay Prize for a debut essay collection. Sonya’s work has appeared in New York Review of Books, Lit Hub, Colorado Review, Guernica, and other journals. Currently, she is the Director of Creative Writing at SUNY Geneseo in upstate New York, and a 2022 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellow.

Tarik Cyril Amar

Assosiate Professor of the Koç University College of Social Sciences and Humanities. His research interest are modern history of Russia, Ukraine, and Eastern Europe, the culture of the Cold War; Russia in global history.

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.

Valentyna Shevchenko

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.

Vasyl Kosiv

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.

Vladyslava Moskalets

Ph.D., 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.

Vlodko Kostyrko

an artist, art critic, curator, art collector, and interior designer. Author of paintings, graphic art, collages, assemblages, installations, environments, and street art.

Volodymyr Sklokin

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.

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

a professor of Jewish Studies and Jewish History at Northwestern university of Chicago. He taught at different schools, including Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Jerusalem University and Harvard. He is author of over a hundred of academic articles and six books.

Yulia Kovalenko

PhD, program coordinator at the International Human Rights Documentaries Festival Docudays UA, member of the Union of Film Critics of Ukraine. Co-author of the online-cource "Amateur Film-Making: History of Visual Modes and Creative Practices".