Oleksii Rudenko

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I completed my Bachelor degree with Honours in History at the Kyiv National Shevchenko University with training at the University of Regensburg (Germany) with the EVZ grant and Erasmus scholarship at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), where I studied Greek language and Classical history. Later on, I was accepted for Erasmus Mundus Joint Degree in Central & Eastern European Studies at three Universities: Glasgow, Tartu and Jagiellonian in Kraków. There I worked on the thesis devoted to the last Jagiellonian King of Poland, Sigismund II Augustus (1520-1572) and represenation of his royal image via the classical figures and motifs.
My doctoral dissertation at CEU focuses on the classical tradition and the emergence of the myths of 'national' origins in Central-Eastern Europe in the 15th-17th centuries which became one of the pillars of future nation-formation in the region. My main field of interest comprises of the late medieval and early modern history, the classical reception & the classical tradition and the interplay between the politics and symbolism. However, I also published articles on the Late Roman Republic, Reformation and the classical reception in the early Soviet era. I head an NGO-project of the night theatrical tours devoted to the cultural heritage and history of Ukraine called 'Night at the University' in Kyiv since 2016.


MA, European Studies, Jagiellonian University in Kraków (2020)
International Master in Central & Eastern European Studies, University of Glasgow (2020)
MA in Social Sciences (Central and Eastern European studies), University of Tartu (2020)
BA (with Honours) in Ancient and Medieval History, Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University (2018)