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ISSN 2043-7633

Mykola Makhortykh

Mykola Makhortykh studied Archaeology and Euroculture in Kyiv, Cracow and Göttingen. He received his MA in Archaeology in 2009 and his MA in Euroculture in 2011. Currently he is a PhD student at the Institute of Culture and History at the University of Amsterdam. His research looks at World-War-II memory in Ukraine and how it is affected by the processes of de-Sovietisation, nationalisation and digitisation that the country is currently undergoing. In his doctoral thesis he unravels the digital discourse surrounding two milestones in Ukrainian war memory—the capture of Lviv and of Kyiv—in a selection of several social media platforms.
Latest Posts | By Mykola Makhortykh
Everything for the Lulz: Historical Memes and World War II Memory on Lurkomor’e

Everything for the Lulz: Historical Memes and World War II Memory on Lurkomor’e

The article explores interactions between digital media and cultural memory in post-Soviet countries by focusing on internet memes related to World War II. It introduces the concept of historical internet …
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Scraping the Monumental: Stepan Bandera through the Lens of Quantitative Memory Studies

In this essay we use the example of Stepan Bandera to demonstrate the effectiveness of web-scraping methods as a tool to explore how people interact with memory content online. Using …
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