Dr. Volodymyr Kulikov
Historian, visiting faculty at Central European University in Budapest. He defended his kandydats'ka dissertation on "Peasant Economy in the Kharkiv Province of the Russian Empire (late nineteenth – early twentieth century)" at the Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine where he used to work as an associate professor until 2014. He has held various research fellowships, such as that of The Fulbright Scholar Program at The Kennan Institute in Washington, D.C. (2016–17), The Visby Program Fellowship at Uppsala University, Sweden (2015), and the Research Fellowship of the Black Sea Link Program at New Europe College in Bucharest (2012–13). His has published numerous studies on the history of industrialization and entrepreneurship in Eastern Europe and on the history of company towns in Ukraine. He was the program manager of the Kowalsky Program for the Study of Eastern Ukraine in Kharkiv run by The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies of the University of Alberta (2014-18). He has taught courses on various historical subjects as well as on Digital Humanities at the Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukrainian Catholic University, and at Central European University.
From 2013 to 2016 in cooperation with the Center for Urban History, he was running the project "Industrialization and Urban Landscape of the Industrial South of the Russian Empire." The project aimed at researching how industrialization changed the image of the urban settlements of the Industrial South and how these changes affected the representation and meaning of urban landscape in iconographic sources. The collected materials were incorporated into the Center’s database of visual images available for public viewing on the website.
Research interests: business history, labor history, transfer of knowledge, using information technology in historical research.
- "Foreign Entrepreneurs and Industrialization in South Russia in the Late 19th and early 20th century." New Europe College Black Sea Link Program Yearbook 2012-2013, ed. Irina Vainovski-Mihai, Bucharest: New Europe College, 2014, 83-107.
- "Escaping Paternalism: Transfer of Managerial Models by Foreign Industrialists to South Russia in the Late 19th – Early 20th Centuries." Journal of the Karazin Kharkiv National University, 2014, Issue 49.
· "Foreign Entrepreneurs as Importers of Capital, Innovation, and Management in the Ukrainian Provinces of the Russian Empire in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries." Ukrainian Historical Journal, 2014. Vol. 3 (No. 516), 152-167.
- "Digital History: Development, Current Status, and Perspectives." Special Historical Subjects, 2013, No. 21, 27-44.
- "Model of a Dynamic Database of Industrial Enterprises of Ukrainian Provinces of the Russian Empire in the Early Twentieth Century." Terms of ideas: Database in Historical Studies, ed. VN Vladimirov, IM Harskovoy. Barnaul, 2013, 156-171.
Presentations of Interim Reports of Project:
- "Borders within borders": Foreign Industrialists and the Transformation of the Landscape in the Donbass (late 19th – early 20th century).
- The international conference "Negotiating Borders: Comparing the Experience of Canada, Europe, and Ukraine", University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 16-18 October 2014.
- International Mobility of Industrialists and the Transformation of the Urban Landscape in the Industrial South of the Russian Empire.
- The international conference "Migration and Landscape Change", Munich, Germany, 23-25 May 2014.
- Escaping paternalism: transfer of managerial models by foreign industrialists to South Russia in the late 19th – early 20th century.
- The World Business History Conference. Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 16-17 March 2014.