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, Historian
Tetyana Fedoruk, Financial Director

Public History

Dr. Iryna Matsevko, Head of Public History Projects
Khrystyna Boyko, Coordinator of Educational Programs
Marta Peresada, Exhibition Projects Assistant

Cooperation and Consulting


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