Andrii Portnov

Andrii Portnov is a long-term Fellow at the Forum Transregionale Studien Berlin and director of the Berlin-Brandenburg Ukrainian Initiative. Graduated from Dnipropetrovsk (M.A. in History) and Warsaw (M.A. in Cultural Studies) Universities he is guest Lecturer at the Humboldt University in Berlin (since 2012). In the years 2006-2010 he worked as “Ukraina Moderna” journal in humanities Editor-in-chief. In 2012 co-created and since that co-edits the Ukrainian intellectual web portal historians.in.ua In the years 2007-2011 he has lectured or conducted research at the Universities of Cambridge, Helsinki, and Vilnius as well as at the Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam and the Centre d’études des mondes russe, caucasien et centre-européen (CERCEC) in Paris. In 2012-2014 Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, in 2014-2015 Alexander von Humboldt Fellow. In 2015 he was awarded Baron Velge Prize and conducted a series of lectures as International Chair for the History of the Second World War at the Free University of Brussels. The majority of his publications are devoted to the intellectual history, historiography, genocide and memory studies in Eastern and Central Europe. His publications include the books: Histories for Home Use. The Polish-Russian-Ukrainian Triangle of Memory (in Ukrainian, 2013; Yuri Shevelov Prize); Historians and their Histories. The Faces and Images of Ukrainian Historiography in the 20th century (in Ukrainian, 2011); Ukrainian Exercises with History (in Russian, 2010); Between “Central Europe” and the “Russian World” (in Ukrainian, 2009); Scholarship in Exile. The Scholarly Activity of Ukrainian Emigration in inter-war Poland 1919-1939 (in Ukrainian, 2008; Jerzy Giedroyc Prize). Currently works on the biography of the city of Dnipropetrovsk.


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