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Anatolii Khromov is Head of the State Archival Service of Ukraine. For almost a decade he worked at the State Archives of Odessa Region managing the processes of restoration and digitization of archival funds and ensuring free access to the archives. His previous positions included Production Director in Archival Information Systems and Deputy Director of the Branch State Archive of the Security Service of Ukraine. His research interests include history of the Cossacks of the XIX century, archival affairs, digitization and access to archives, local history, history of the Odessa city police.

Anna E. Kijas is Head of Lilly Music Library at Tufts University. She is a co-founder of Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online ( Anna is interested in the exploration and application of digital humanities tools and methods in historical (music) research, and in the application of standards, including TEI and MEI, for open access research and publishing, and the use of minimal computing. She also works on nineteenth century music topics with a focus on gender, women, and performance criticism and reception. She recently published a book on The Life and Music of Teresa Carreño (1853-1917): A Guide to Research. Anna’s work has been supported by the Music Library Association with a Walter Gerboth Award and the University of Connecticut with a School of Fine Arts Dean’s Research Grant.

Bohdan Shumylovych is an art historian and Head of Public History Programs at the Center for Urban History, Associate Professor at the Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv). The main focus of his research is media history and the history of television in Central and Eastern Europe and the USSR, as well as urban creativity, media art and visual studies.

Catarina Buchatskiy is the co-founder of the Shadows Project, a Ukrainian cultural organization with the mission of protecting and popularizing Ukrainian history and culture. Since the war began, the Shadows Project has been helping provide museums across Ukraine with critical equipment to store Ukrainian art and artifacts and protect cultural heritage from the Russian attacks. She is a student at Stanford University studying International Relations with a focus on international security.

Oksana Kuzmenko is Leading Research Fellow of the Department of Social Anthropology of The Ethnology Institute National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. She authored three books – an illustrated academic collection ‘Riflemen songs’ (Lviv, 2005 and two monographs ‘Riflemen Songs: Folklorism, Folklorizarion, Folklority’ (Lviv, 2009; ), ‘Dramatic Human Existence in Ukrainian Folklore: Conceptual Forms of Expression (the period of WWI and WWII)’ (Lviv, 2018; ). Last book is Laureate Filaret Kolessa Prize of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (2020)
O. Kuzmenko is a member of the Editorial Board, academic journal ‘Narodoznavchi Zoshyty’ /‘The Ethnology Notebooks’ ( ). Her research is typically fieldwork, which is based on different folk regions of West and Central Ukrainian. Oksana Kuzmenko is a member of the Shevchenko Scientific Society in Ukraine, Chair of the Commission of Folklore Studies, and participant of the Constituent conference of the Ukrainian Oral History Association. Scholarship interests: historical and war folklore, dynamics of folklore tradition, methods of conceptual analysis of verbal folklore texts, integral interdisciplinary folklore studies, fieldwork. Since the war began, she has been collecting folk texts about the current Russian war.


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Anatolii Khromov
Head of the State Archival Service of Ukraine

Anna E. Kijas
Head of Lilly Music Library at Tufts University

Bohdan Shumylovych
Head of Public History Programs at the Center for Urban History and Associate Professor at the Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv)

Catarina Buchatskiy
Co-founder of the Shadows Project

Ksenya Kiebuzinski
Co-Director of the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine, Head of the Petro Jacyk Central and East European Resource Centre, University of Toronto Libraries

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