John-Paul Himka

Professor Emeritus

Phone: 780.492.0852
Mailing Address: History and Classics
2-28 Tory Building
Edmonton AB Canada T6G 2H4


Ph.D. Michigan (1977)
B.A. Michigan (1971)

Research & Publications

Most of my publications, and unpublished papers, on twentieth-century Ukrainian history are available at


Co-editor (with Joanna Beata Michlic). Bringing the Dark Past to Light: The Reception of the Holocaust in Post-Communist Europe. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2013.

Last Judgment Iconography in the Carpathians. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009. Color pictures of Last Judgment iconography

Galician Villagers and the Ukrainian National Movement in the Nineteenth Century. Edmonton, London and New York: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, Macmillan, St. Martin's Press, 1988. Out of print. Download


True and False Lessons from the Nachtigall Episode. BRAMA: News and Community Press, 19 March 2008.

How Many Perished in the Famine and Why Does It Matter? BRAMA: News and Community Press, 2 February 2008.

War Criminality: A Blank Spot in the Collective Memory of the Ukrainian Diaspora. Spaces of Identity 5, no. 1 (April 2005).

"Sex, Nationalism, and Academic Freedom: The Controversy at Kyiv-Mohyla." Current Politics in Ukraine.

"Ukrainian Past and Ukrainian Future." The Ukraine List (UKL), no. 442, item 4 (15 March 2010); also in Kyiv Post, 20 September 2010.

Skil'ky liudei zahynulo pid chas holodu i chomu tse vazhlyvo? My - Mankurty.

"'Skazhite, mnogo liudei vy rasstreliali?' 'Net, ne mnogo - chelovek 25-30' ["Tell me, did you shoot many people?" "No, not many - just 25-30 persons"]." Ukraina moderna, 4 July 2012.

"'Ia perezhyv bahato metodolohichnykh mod.'", 2 April 2012.

"Molodomu pokolinniu trudno viryty...." Commons/Spil'ne, 30 June 2010.

Expertise & Research Interests

  • Ukraine
  • Eastern Europe
  • Iconography of the Eastern Church
  • Memory of World War II
  • Holocaust