Viktoriia Ivashchenko

Visiting Scholar (Okt 2022-Mar 2023)


Viktoriia Ivashchenko studied history at V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, obtaining her PhD in 2004 with a dissertation on nineteenth-century university memoirs. Since 2005, she has been an associate professor at the Department of Historiography, Source Studies, and Archeology at V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. In addition, she took on the role of director at the V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University History Museum in 2017.

Her research interests center around the peculiarities of the representation of the scientific community in ego-documents. Viktoriia’s current oral history research project at the MPIWG (together with Yulia Kiseleva) deals with the study of the forced migration of historians from areas of military conflict in Ukraine from 2014 to 2022. She is currently working on the following research projects: “Aberration of Memory in the Autobiographies of University Professors of the Russian Empire from the Late-Eighteenth to the Early-Twentieth Century” and “M. Drinov’s Epistolary Heritage” in collaboration with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

She was an editor of the series Kharkiv University in the Memory of Its Faculty and Alumni: Collection of Documents (Kharkiv, 2004–2016, in Ukrainian). She has also participated in the international research project “Transfer and Adaptation of University Education in the Russian Empire from the Eighteenth to the Nineteenth Century” (2008–2010) at DHI Moscow and which is supported by the Gerda Henkel Foundation, as well as the project “University Culture in the Ukrainian Intellectual Space” (2004–2013), supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

Selected Publications

Ivashchenko, Viktoriia (2020). “Между наукой и религией? Рефлексии о религиозной идентичности в автобиографиях историков ХІХ – начала ХХ вв [Between Science and Religion? Reflexions on Religious Identity in the Autobiographies of Historians of the…

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Ivashchenko, Viktoriia (2018). “Конструювання ‘життєвого шляху’ в автобіографіях українських істориків ХІХ — початку ХХ ст. [Constructing ‘the life course’ in autobiographies of Ukrainian historians in the 19th — early 20th centuries].”…

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Ivashchenko, Viktoriia (2018). “Пошуки національної ідентичності в університетському середовищі (на матеріалах спогадів про Харківський та Київський університети першої половини ХІХ ст.) [The search for national identity in the university…

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Ivashchenko, Viktoriia (2018). “‘Събитията от живота’ в епистоларното наследство на Марин Дринов (Харковският период) ["Events of Life" in the Epistolary Heritage of Marin Drinov (Kharkiv period)].” Списание на Българската академия на науките …

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Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities

From Ukraine to Poland: Ukrainian Academics in Conditions of Forced Migration (together wih Y. Kiselova)

Erasmus+ Staff Training Program

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University History Museum: Tradition and Innovation

International Scientific Conference – Dziedzictwo akademickie dla przyszłości nauki (Academic Heritage for the Future of Science)

University of Warsaw

Women in the Autobiographies of Scientists of the Second Half of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

International Conference – Women's Dimensions of the Past: Perceptions, Experiences, Representations

Center for Urban History, Lviv

Between Science and Religion: Reflection on Religious Identity in the Autobiographies of Historians of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries

11th Annual Juri Lotman Days. Time, History, Biography: Lotman in Context

Tallinn University

Contructing "The Life Course" in Autobiographies

International MAG Convention – The Image of the Self