Kateryna  Dysa
Project PositionParticipant
Current PositionAssistant professor
Birth Date0000-00-00
User GroupParticipants
PhD  Central European University (Budapest, Hungary)  Comparative History  2005
PhD  The National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (Kyiv, Ukraine)  Sciences   2006

Professional Experiense:
start dateend dateinstitutionposition
2005until nowHistory Department, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” Assistant Professor
2008until nowThe Centre for Polish and European Studies, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” Vice-Director


Personal Courses:
History of early modern Europe, History of everyday life in early modern Europe, European Enlightenment, Theory and practice of History, History of  sexuality in early modern Europe

Research Interests and Projects:
Historical anthropology, theory of history, history of medicine, history of witchcraft, history of books and reading, history of travel
Conferences Attended / Presentations Held during 2011-2012 academic year

Comparing the Charm Situation in the Hetmanate and Volhynian

and Podolian Palatinates of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Late 17th and 18th Centuries / Conference of the International Society for Folk Narrative Research’s (ISFNR) Committee on Charms, Charmers and Charming “Oral Charms in Structural and Comparative Light” (Moscow, 27-29 October 2011)


Selected Publication:


A Witch Story: Witchcraft Trials in the Ukrainian Palatinates of Rzeczpospolita in the 17th -18th Centuries. Kyiv: Krytyka, 2008. (in Ukrainian)




  • Диса, К. Himka J.-P. Last Judgement Iconography in the Carpathians. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009 // Україна Модерна. – Число 8, 2011. – С. 298-303.
  • Kateryna Dysa. “A Family Matter: The Case of a Witch Family in the Eighteenth-Century Volhynian Town”. To be published in Russian Review.
  • Kateryna Dysa. Witchcraft trials and beyond. To be published with CEU-Press.
  •   “Different Confessions – Different Attitude Towards Witches,” in History Through the Eyes of Young Researchers, 141-144. Donetsk, 1999. (in Ukrainian)
  • “Attitudes towards Witches in the Multi-confessional Regions of Germany and Ukraine,” in Boundaries of Faith. Edited by Eszter Andor and Istvan G. Toth, 285-289. Budapest: Central European University, European Science Foundation, 2001.
  •  “In the Realm of Gossip: The Role of Everyday Communication and Reputation in Ukrainian Witchcraft Trails of the Eighteenth Century.” Sotsium Vol. 2 (2003): 185-196. (in Ukrainian)
  • “Family Through the Mirror of Witchcraft Trials.” Sotsium Vol. 5 (2005): 185-195. (in Ukrainian)
  • “Medicine and Witchcraft in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Ukraine.” Kyivs’ka Starovyna 4 (2005): 37-47. (in Ukrainian)
  • "Treachery and Loyalty in Master-Servant Relationships in the Context of Ukrainian Witchcraft Trials of the 16th -18th Centuries." Sotsium Vol. 6 (2006): 131-139. (in Ukrainian)