Volodymyr Kravchenko, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Arts - History, Classics, & Religion Dept


Professor, Faculty of Arts - History, Classics, & Religion Dept
(780) 492-4487
Pembina Hall
8921 - 116 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H8


Area of Study / Keywords

Ukraine Russia history historiography border studies


Doctor of Sciences in History, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kyiv) (1997)

Candidate of Sciences in History, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kyiv) (1986)

Diploma with distinction of Higher Education, Kharkiv State University, Faculty of History, Department of the History of Ukraine(1980)


Director of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (2012-2017)

Founder and Head of the Department of Ukrainian Studies,V.N.Karazin National 

University (Kharkiv),1991-1996,1999 to 2012

Head of the Department of History and Museum Studies,Kharkiv(State)National Academy of 


Founder and Director of the Kowalsky Eastern Ukrainian Institute, 2002 to 2012

Founding Board Member,President of the International Association for the Humanities, 2007 to 2012

Member of Ukrainian National Historians Committee,1996 to Present 

Member of the Committee of Ukrainian and Bulgarian Historians,2009 to Present

Editorial board member of the following scholarly journals:

- East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies (Edmonton,AB)

- Harvard Ukrainian Studies (Cambridge,MA) 

- Individual and Society (Slovak Academy of Sciences)

- Ukraina Moderna (Lviv)

- Pro-Seminarium: Medieval Studies, History of Church,Science&Culture(Kyiv)

Advisory board member of the "Ukrainian Voices" book series (ibidem Verlag)


2 Doctor’s and 12 Candidate’s dissertations


Solomea Pavlychko Prize of the American Council of Learned Societies, 2010

Petro Mohyla Award of Ukrainian Ministry of Science and Education, 2004

Kharkiv regional government’s Annual Award in a nomination “The Best Lecturer in the Humanities”, 2000.

Information about:

Wikipedia Ukraine

Professors of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. Bio-Bibliography Guide. Kharkiv ,2009 (in Ukrainian); 

Encyclopedia of History of Ukraine, vol.5, Kyiv, 2008 (in Ukrainian);

Ukrainian historians of the 20th century:Bio-bibliographyGuide (series “Ukrainian Historians”),vol.2, part 2, Kyiv, 2004 (in Ukrainian); 

V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. Bio-bibliography Dictionary of Scholars, vol.2, Historians, part 2,1933-2000s. Kharkiv, 2001 (in Ukrainian).


  •  Ukraine
  •  Russian Empire (XIX – beg. XX centuries)
  •  History of Historical Writing (XVIII-XX centuries)
  •  Ukrainian-Russian relations


Modern Europe, 19th-21st centuries

Foundations of East European History 

Russia and the Soviet Union in 20th century

Modern Ukraine

History of historical writing


HIST 210 - Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries

HIST 318 - Modern Ukraine

Ukrainian history from the late eighteenth century to the present. Note: Not open to students with credit in HIST 315, 316, or 317.

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Scholarly Activities

Research - Ukrainian Studies in North America after WWII

20151201 to 20190308


Featured Publications

Kharkov/Kharkiv: A Borderland Capital

Kravchenko, Volodymyr

New York-London . 2023 June;

Ukrainian Historical Writing in North America during the Cold War The Struggle for Recognition

Kravchenko, Volodymyr

New York-London. 2023 January;

The Ukrainian-Russian Borderland: History versus Geography

Kravchenko, Volodymyr

Montreal. 2022 September;