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    Larysa Levchenko

    Larysa Levchenko
    Deputy Head of the State Archival Service of Ukraine

    She was born on September 24, 1969 in the settlement Domanivka, Mykolaiv region, Ukraine.

    In 1992 she graduated from the Moscow State Historical and Archival Institute with a degree in “scientific and technical information” and obtained a qualification of “documentologist – organizer of scientific and technical information, technology of information processes”.

    In 2003 she submitted her first thesis on the topic “The Mykolaiv and Sevastopol Military Governorship, 1805-1900” and obtained a degree of Candidate of Historical Sciences (specialty 07.00.01 “History of Ukraine”).

    In 2014 she defended her second (doctoral) thesis on the topic “Development of archival affairs in the United States of America (late XVIII – early XXI century)” and received a degree of Doctor of Historical Sciences (specialty 27.00.02 “Documentology, archival science”).

    She has been working as a lector at the South Slavic Institute of the Kyiv Slavic University, the Mykolaiv branch of the Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, the Black Sea National University named after Petro Mohyla.

    She is the author of more than 150 scientific papers, including individual monographs “The history of the Mykolaiv and Sevastopol Military Governorship: 1805-1900” (2006), “Archives and Archival Affaires in the United States of America: History and Organization” (2013), “The Black Sea Central Naval Archives: 1794–1934. Research. Documents. Register of fonds: reconstruction” (2018).  

    In 2014 she studied the problems of Holocaust at the International School of Holocaust (Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel), in 2017 she completed the tree-month scientific and practical training course at the Department of Archival Science of the Institute of History (the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland).

    During 2013–2015 she was taking part in the interdisciplinary, interuniversity project “The Black Sea and its port-cities, 1774-1914. Development, convergence and linkages with the global economy” (Ionian University, Corfu, Greece).

    Since November 1992 she has been working in the State Archives of Mykolaiv Region as an archivist of the 1st category, the head of the Department of automated archival technologies (1995–2000), the Deputy Director (2001–2003). From October 27, 2003 to August, 2020 she was the Director of the State Archives of the Mykolaiv Region.

    Also she was a participant of the International Congress on Archives (Vienna, Austria, 2004; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2008; Brisbane, Australia, 2012), the International Conference of Round Tables of Archives “CITRA” (Quebec, Canada, 2007), the 2nd Conference on Archives of Slavic Countries (Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2011), the 1st International Higher Archival Conference ‘The place of archivists and the role of archives in society today and tomorrow’ (Paris, France, 2012), the International Scientific Conference “Methods and standards of archival documents: reality and needs” (Poznan, Poland, 2017), other international scientific events.

    She is a member of the Editorial Board of the scientific and practical journal “Archives of Ukraine” as well as a member of the National Union of Local Historians of Ukraine, the Deputy Head of the Mykolaiv Regional Organization of the National Union of Local Historians of Ukraine, a member of the Scientific Society of the History of Diplomacy and International Relations, the Mykolaiv Regional Editorial Board of Rehabilitated by History, the Book of Memory of Ukraine and other socially significant editions.

    By the order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated September 2, 2020 № 1069-р she was appointed as the Deputy Head of the State Archival Service of Ukraine.

    Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor.

    Civil servant of the 4th rank.

    She was awarded the Order of Princess Olga III degree, a diploma of the State Committee of Archives of Ukraine, the gratitude of the Memorial Complex of Catastrophe and Heroism of the Jewish People (Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel) and others. Research interests: history of archives and archival affair, history, theory and practice of archival affair abroad including the United States, Poland, Israel and other countries; research of biographies of foreign historians-archivists; history of Mykolaiv Region and South of Ukraine; American studies and Judaica.