Ukrainian Archives during the War: Preservation of Documentary Heritage and Access to Resources

Join us for a special presentation by Maryna Paliienko, professor of archival studies in Kyiv, Ukraine, who will provide an overview of the current state Ukrainian archives and how to access their resources.

This presentation will describe the system of archival institutions of Ukraine, how they continue to preserve historical documents and cultural heritage under the current conditions of Russia’s full-scale war, and ongoing efforts in digitization and access to the information resources of Ukrainian archives. She will also speak on how records are organized in Ukrainian archival repositories, possibilities for remote access, the retrieval of genealogical information, and how to use those documents in research.

About our presenter: Maryna Paliienko

Maryna is a Doctor of Historical Sciences and head of the Department of Archival Science and Special Branches of History at Taras Shevchenko National University. She is also editor-in-chief of the journal Archives of Ukraine and is the author of several monographs and numerous scholarly articles on archival theory, history, and practice; the role of the Ukrainian diaspora in the preservation of cultural heritage; and the digital transformation of Ukrainian archives and their visibility in the modern information space. Thanks to a grant from the Fulbright Program, she is currently conducting research in the United States at New York University on the topic “Archives in the Time of War and Emergency: Problems of the Cultural Heritage Preservation and Usage (from the Experience of the USA and Ukraine)”.


This is a free event; donations are gratefully accepted.  Please register to get a Zoom link.

March 12th, 2024 from  7:00 PM to  8:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
Voluntary donation $1.00