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.
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…Read More
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].”…Read More
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…Read More
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 …Read More
Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities
Erasmus+ Staff Training Program
International Scientific Conference – Dziedzictwo akademickie dla przyszłości nauki (Academic Heritage for the Future of Science)
University of Warsaw
International Conference – Women's Dimensions of the Past: Perceptions, Experiences, Representations
Center for Urban History, Lviv
11th Annual Juri Lotman Days. Time, History, Biography: Lotman in Context
International MAG Convention – The Image of the Self