Professor Victor Apryshchenko is visiting scholar at Bard college. He is a historian by training but has now applied his scholarship to contemporary issues as well. His research focuses on political history of Europe, including Russia, historical memory management in Europe and Russia, and theories of nation and nationalism. In previous years he was a fellow of Carnegie Foundation, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Paulsen Fellowship (LSE, London) and other international foundations. He was head of international network programmes including Jean Monnet Network and Jean Monnet Chair for researching European memory politics. He is the author of monographs and articles on collective memory and European intellectual culture published by Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge and other publishing houses.