Nataliia Sinkevych

Dr. Dr. Nataliia Sinkevych

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Nataliia Sinkevych studied history and graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv,Ukraine, in 2004. In 2007, she received her PhD from that same university with a thesis entitled: »The Volyn Dominican monasteries fromthe late 16th to the early 19th centuries: the institutional principles, social environment and main directions of activity«.Between 2007 and 2014 she was a research fellow at the National Historical and Cultural Museum of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. In 2010, she completed an internship at the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University, USA. In 2017, she collaborated on the research project »Funding of research to clarify the provenance of an original Russian-language document issued by Tsar Peter I in 1709« at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen. From January 2016 to December 2018, she worked on the project »The Eastern Slavs in search of supra-regional identities (from the end of the 15th to the middle of the 18th century) in the context of modern nation-building« at the German Historical Institute Moscow. In 2020, she earned a second doctoral degree in theology from the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen. She is the author of four monographs and many articles on the ecclesiastical and cultural history of Ukraine in the premodern era. 

Nataliia Sinkevych has been a researcher at the GWZO since October 2023. 

Work focus

  • Early modern history of Ukraine
  • Confessional history
  • History of historiography and hagiography


Book Prize of the Reformation Research Consortium 2023


  • »Polemics, Politics and Everyday Life. Interconfessional relations in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth« tutorial at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Winter Term 2021-2022
  • »Polish early-modern Chronicles as Sources on Nation-Building in Eastern Europe«, tutorial at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Winter Term 2022-2023

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