Professor of Entangled History of Ukraine, European University Viadrina
Andrii PORTNOV is a historian and a Professor of Entangled History of Ukraine at the European University Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder) and the Director of the PRISMA UKRAЇNA Research Network Eastern Europe in Berlin. He was a Guest Professor at the SciencesPo Paris in Spring 2016 and at the SciencesPo Lyon in Spring 2017. In 2015, he conducted a series of lectures as International Chair for the History of the Second World War at the Free University of Brussels. Additionally, Professor Portnov was a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study Berlin in 2012-2014 and an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in 2014-2015. In 2012, he co-created and until summer 2017, co-edited the Ukrainian intellectual web portal historians.in.ua. In 2007-2011, he 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. Additionally, from 2006 to 2010, he was the Editor-in-Chief of the humanities section in the “Ukraina Moderna” journal. The majority of his publications are devoted to the intellectual history, historiography, genocide, and memory studies in Eastern and Central Europe. Professor Portnov is currently working on the biography of the city of Dnipro(petrovsk). His other 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). In 2015, he received Baron Velge Prize. Professor Portnov graduated from Dnipropetrovsk University with an M.A. in History and Warsaw University with an M.A. in Cultural Studies.