The Balkan History Association is delighted to announce new members: Alexander Okhrimenko and Stanislav Voloshchenko.

OLEKSANDR OKHRIMENKO, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Ancient and Medieval History, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Currently he is working on a project dedicated to the newly discovered manuscripts from the collection of Vernadskyi National Library of Ukraine and introducing those codices to the scientific and general public. Among other topics of research, he is developing a history of reading, and a history of books (a book as an object of the collection).

STANISLAV VOLOSHCHENKO, MA in History, is the Head of “the Mission Manuscript and the printed heritage of Kyivan Church: the archives, libraries, museum” of the Eparchy of Pereiaslav and Vyshnev of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. He is codicologist, the scholar of Cyrillic manuscript and early printed books, with a special interest in Jerusalem Typikon of the 15th-17th centuries, and the author of several catalogues.

IHOR ROBAK, Prof. Dr. hab. of History and Head of the Department of Social Sciences of Kharkiv National Medical University, Ukraine. His research interests are in the areas of world history, history of Ukraine, history of health care, and local history. Currently he is the President of the Academy of Social Sciences of Ukraine, vice-President of the Ukrainian Academy of History of Medicine, and a member of the National Union of Local Lore Researchers of Ukraine.

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