Dr Iryna Matsevko

(Lead Partner, Ukraine)

About me

Deputy Director at the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe.

Ph.D. in History (2001). From 2001-2007 taught at the Department of History of Slavic Countries in the History Faculty at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. At the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe she is responsible for initiating and maintaining contacts and collaborations with Ukrainian and foreign scholars and cultural institutes, organization and administering international conferences and seminars, managing the Center’s grant program and online publication, Ece-Urban. She coordinates the Center’s projects connected with multicultural history and heritage in Galicia. From 2012 she runs the Center’s research seminar “Urban Ukraine.”

Dr. Matsevko’s current academic interests include the social history of Soviet Russia, Ukraine, and the history of the everyday. She is a co-author of the Center’s exhibition entitled “Eros and Sexuality: A Century of Coercion, Control, and Emancipation” (2009), where her work focused on the historical period extending from the Krushchev cultural Thaw through Perestroika (1953-1991). She was involved in the creation of the material included in the exhibition “Home: A Century of Change” (2011-2012). During the autumn semester of the 2012/2013 academic year, she presented the elective “Ideology and Everyday Life in the Soviet Union: Between Revolution and the Great Terror” as a Master’s Level course for the Humanities Department at Ukrainian Catholic University.