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Victor Apryshchenko 

Научный руководитель направления

Southern Federal University

Senior researcher

Institute of History and International Relations


Southern Federal University

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Degree: Doctor of Sciences

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Professor Victor Apryshchenko is Academic Supervisor of the Institute of History and International Relations at the Southern Federal University, Rostov-na-Donu,
Russia. His research focuses on political hisotry of Europe, including Russia, historical memory management in Europe and Russia, and theories of nation and nationalism. He is the author of monographs and articles on historical and social memory and European intellectual culture.  

Doing on political history of Europe from 19th to 21st centuries and published monographs such as ‘Scottish Clanship in Early Modern Times’ (Rostov-na-Donu, 2006), ‘The Union and Modernization: the Constructing the Scottish National Identity in 18th and 19th Centuries’ (Rostov-na-Donu, 2008), 'Scottish History in Modern Times: in Search of Identities (St. Petersburgh, 2016) prof. Apryshchenko is an initiator of a number of projects where he serves as academic coordinator and supervisor. Among such recent projects are Jean Monnet Network (2015-2018) and Jean Monnet Chair (2018-2021). Recently he has also been a Fellow in San Diego State University (CA, USA) and London School of Economics and Political Science (UK) where he has an established academic cooperation. In 2022 he is visiting professor of LUISS University, Rome.

As a scholar of European political history he is the author and co-editor of ‘Political Culture of 19th Century: Russia and Europe’ (Moscow, Institute of Universal History of Russian Academy of Science, 2005), ‘Dialogue with Time: Memory and History’ (Moscow, 2008), 'Trans-Border Migration into Russia’ (Moscow, 2008).


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In Rostov, prof. Apryshchenko is also the Head of MA programme in Ethnic and Confessional Processes in Europe and Editor-in-Chief of 'The New Pas't academic journal

He is a member of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (LSE, London) and Russian Society of Intellectual History (Institute of Universal History, Moscow).

His most recent publications include

Memory and Securitization in Contemporary Europe. 2018. Palgrave Macmillan, UK.
    eBook ISBN978-1-349-95269-4 
Memory, Identity, and Nationalism in European Regions. IGI Global. 2019.
    EISBN13: 9781522583936



  • European Political History in Modern Era (BA course, 5 ECTS)
  • Research Seminar (MA course, 7 ECTS)
  • Caucasus in Modern Era: between Russia and Europe (MA course, 5 ECTS)
  • History of Humanities (PhD course, 5 ECTS)

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