Dr. Iryna Sklokina

Historian, Ph.D. (2014). Dissertation about the official Soviet policy of memory of the Nazi occupation of Ukraine using the example of Kharkiv. Graduated from V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (major in history of Ukraine). Holds a master’s degree in History (2008). Worked at Kharkiv National University and the Kovalsky Eastern Institute of Ukrainian Studies (Kharkiv). A member of the Kharkiv Historical and Philological Society. Participant of several international projects about historical memory and oral history, including "Region, Nation and Beyond: An Interdisciplinary and Transcultural Reconceptualization of Ukraine" (research sub-topic "Political Death Cult of the Fallen Soldiers in Ukraine in the Past 20 years "). Internship at the University of Toronto (Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies). At the Center for Urban History Iryna Sklokina researches historical heritage, in particular industrial and Soviet heritage in Kharkiv and Lviv. Iryna also edits the Ece urban web page.

Research interests: Soviet and post-Soviet politics of memory, historical heritage, museum studies, oral history.

Contact: i.sklokina@lvivcenter.org

[Curriculum Vitae]

Selected publications:

  • The Politics of Remembering the Nazi Occupation in Soviet Museums. The Case of the Kharkiv Historical Museum (1943-1985) // Between History and Politics: The Second World War in Museums in Western and Eastern Europe (to be published in June 2015).
  • Lastouski A., Khandozhko R., Sklokina I. Rethinking the Soviet Memory of the "Great Patriotic War" from the Local Perspective: Stalinism and the Thaw, 1943-1965. - Kharkiv: Kharkivske istoryko-filologichne tovarystvo, 2013. - 65 p., can be downloaded at: http://www.geschichtswerkstatt-europa.org/project-details/items/Stalinism_and_Thaw.html
  • Радянська політика пам’яті про колаборацію періоду нацистської окупації як інструмент національної політики: регіональний аспект // Національна та історична пам’ять: збірник наукових праць. - 2013. - №3. – с. 118-141.
  • Пам’ять про Другу світову війну та нацистську окупацію України в повсякденних практиках радянського суспільства (1953-1985) //Вісник Харківського університету. Спецвипуск: Історія повсякдення: «наукова територія», методи дослідження, здобутки та перспективи в Україні. - Серія: Історія. - Харків, 2011. – C. 199-219. http://www-history.univer.kharkov.ua/filez/Vestnik_44.pdf

Selected presentations at the conferences:

  • "Public History of the World War II in the Civic Education in the Post-Soviet Ukraine". Conference "New Research on Memory in Eastern Europe (Ukraine and Belarus)". Instytut Filozofii i Socjologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk, Warszawa, 10-11 czerwca 2014.
  • "Soviet Politics of the Memory of Collaboration under Nazi Occupation as a Tool of National Policy: Regional Aspects", conference "Collaboration in Eastern Europe during World War II and the Holocaust", organized by the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Vienna, Austria, 5.–7.12.2013.
  • Iryna Sklokina. The Politics of Memory of Nazi Occupation in Soviet Museums. Paper presented to the Sixth Annual Danyliw Research Seminar on Contemporary Ukrainian Studies, Ottawa, Canada, 28-30 October 2010.