Our Team

Our team brings together representatives of different disciplines. This reflects the main objective of the Center – to combine the research of cities and their histories with projects designed for a wide audience, especially projects in public history. This diversity helps to create an environment opened to new ideas and approaches for implementing interdisciplinary research and educational programs. 

Historians, sociologists, architects, art historians, and cultural studies experts work at the Center for Urban History. Another important direction of our work is to develop an urban media archive and digital history, so it is important to cooperate with IT professionals and designers. The daily operation and work of the office is ensured by the Center's administration. We also work with researchers and guest lecturers from other institutions and different countries who carry out their own research as well as joint projects with the Center and who give lectures and teach seminar courses.


Dr. Harald Binder, President of the Foundation Board
Dr. Sofia Dyak, Director, Head of the Representative Office of the Foundation
Dr. Iryna Matsevko, Deputy Director




Jeffrey Burds, Northeastern University (Boston, USA)
Amir Weiner, Stanford University (Palo Alto, USA)
Anna Veronika Wendland, Herder Institute (Marburg, Germany)
Nathaniel D. Wood, University of Kansas (Lawrence, USA)
Guido Hausmann, Ludwig Maximilians University (Munich, Germany)
Yaroslav Hrytsak, Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv, Ukraine)
Andreas Kappeler, University of Vienna (Vienna, Austria)
Stephen Kotkin, Princeton University (Princeton, NJ, USA)
Christoph Mick, University of Warwick (Coventry, United Kingdom)
Andriy Portnov, Historians.in.ua, Editor (Kyiv, Ukraine)
Jacek Purchla, Polish National Commission for UNESCO, Vice-President (Krakow, Poland)
William Risch, Georgia College and State University (Milledgeville, Georgia)
Richard Rodger, Center for Urban History, University of Leicester (Leicester, United Kingdom)
Vasyl Rasevych, Ivan Krypiakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Lviv, Ukraine)
Ostap Sereda, Ivan Krypiakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Lviv, Ukraine)
Erika Szivos, Eötvös Lorand University (Budapest, Hungary)
Steven Seegel, University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, USA)
Philipp Ther, University of Vienna (Vienna, Austria)
Daniel Unowsky, University of Memphis (Memphis, USA)
Mayhill Fowler, Stetson University (USA)
John-Paul Himka, University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada)
John Czaplicka, Center for European Studies, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, USA)
Bohdan Cherkes, National University "Lviv Polytechnic" (Lviv, Ukraine)
Alexander Shevyrev, Lomonosov Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia)
Maciej Janowski, Institute of History, Polish Academy of Science (Warsaw, Poland)