A Project of Zaporizhzhia scientific society named after Yakiv Novytskyi, supported by USAID, launched in three cities

What is your history

Recently, the project “What is your history?” has been launched. It will be implemented during six months by Zaporizhzhia scientific society named after Yakiv Novytskyi with the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The project focuses on promoting the history of three cities (Zaporizhia, Berdyansk and Melitopol).

Zaporizhzhia scientific society named after Yakiv Novytskyi was founded on September 5, 1997, when its charter was approved and the chairman, Anatoliy Boyko, was elected. Namely Anatoliy Boyko was the initiator and “locomotive” of creation of this institution. Igor Lyman has been the head of the Berdyansk branch of the scientific society since then.

Petro Boyko is a project manager of “What is your history?”, Sergiy Bilivnenko, the head of Zaporizhzhia scientific society named after Yakiv Novytskyi, is responcible for scientific expert support. Victoria Konstantinova is the local coordinator in Berdyansk.

The objectives of the project are:

To support a series of participatory historical exhibitions and festivals in Berdyansk, Melitopol and Zaporizhzhia;

To increase appreciation of and engender pride in Zaporizhzhia region among residents through engagement in the reconstruction of shared local history;

To build networks of engaged and innovative citizens.

Some project activities will take place online.

The Research Institute of Urban History hopes to use this project to identify, copy and systematize film and photo documents on urban history, as well to promote this history.