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dr. M. (Mykola) Makhortykh

Oost-Europese studies
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
CW : Political Communication & Journalism

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
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Postal address
  • Postbus 15791
    1001 NG Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Publications


    • Kaprāns, M., & Makhortykh, M. (2018). Discussing Wartime Collaboration in a Transnational Digital Space: The Framing of the UPA and the Latvian Legion in Wikipedia. In G. Grinchenko, & E. Narvselius (Eds.), Traitors, Collaborators and Deserters in Contemporary European Politics of Memory (pp. 169-195). (Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. [details]
    • Lyebyedyev, E., & Makhortykh, M. (2018). #Euromaidan: Quantitative analysis of multilingual framing 2013–2014 Ukrainian protests on Twitter . In Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE Second International Conference on Data Stream Mining and Processing (pp. 276-280). IEEE Xplore.
    • Makhortykh, M. (2018). #NoKievNazi: Social Media, Historical Memory and Securitization in the Ukraine Crisis. In V. Strukov, & V. Apryshchenko (Eds.), Memory and Securitization in Contemporary Europe (pp. 219-247). London: Palgrave Macmillan. [details]
    • Makhortykh, M. (2018). Framing the holocaust online: Memory of the Babi Yar Massacres on Wikipedia. Digital Icons, 18, 67–94.
    • Makhortykh, M. (2018). Nurturing the pain: audiovisual tributes to the Holocaust on YouTube. Holocaust Studies.



    • Makhortykh, M. (2015). Everything for the Lulz: Historical Memes and World War II Memory on Lurkomor’e. Digital Icons, 13, 63-90. [details]
    • Makhortykh, M., & Lyebyedyev, E. (2015). #SaveDonbassPeople: Twitter, Propaganda, and Conflict in Eastern Ukraine. The Communication Review, 18(4), 239-270. [details]


    • Fredheim, R., Howanitz, G., & Makhortykh, M. (2014). Scraping the Monumental: Stepan Bandera through the Lens of Quantitative Memory Studies. Digital Icons, 12, 25-53. [details]


    • Makhortykh, M. (2015). Identity, memory and new media: Inventing the history of Ukraine in Wikipedia. In R. van der Laarse, M. N. Cherenkov, T. Mykhalchuk, & V. V. Proshak (Eds.), Religion, state, society and identity in transition: Ukraine (pp. 241-260). Oisterwijk: Wolf Legal Publishers. [details]


    • Makhortykh, M., Bastian, M. B., & Dobber, T. (2019). News personalization for peace: How algorithmic content distribution can impact conflict coverage. Abstract from Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Nijmegen, .


    • Bastian, M. B., & Makhortykh, M. (2018). Personalized conflict coverage as a major challenge for a democratic public sphere: the case of the war in Eastern Ukraine.. Abstract from AMIRetreat Conference 2018, Greece.
    • Bastian, M. B., Harambam, J., & Makhortykh, M. (2018). Personalizing the news: How media outlets communicate their algorithmic recommendation practices online. Paper presented at Amsterdam Privacy Conference 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • Bastian, M. B., Makhortykh, M., & Dobber, T. (2018). Algorithms for peace: How news recommender systems can facilitate constructive conflict reporting. Abstract from European Symposium Series on Societal Challenges
      in Computational Social Science, Cologne, Germany.
    • Harambam, J., & Makhortykh, M. (2018). All the news you want to read: Personalization as the future imaginary of the news industry. Abstract from We are on a mission, Berlin, Germany.
    • Makhortykh, M. (2018). Charting the conflicted borders: Narrating the conflict in Eastern Ukraine through digital maps. Abstract from The Power of Borderland(s), Greifswald, Germany.
    • Makhortykh, M. (2018). Historical memory and securitisation of the Russian intervention in Syria. Abstract from 12th Pan-European Conference on International Relations, Prague, Czech Republic.
    • Makhortykh, M. (2018). Yura, we are sorry: Internet memes as a means of remediating post-Soviet nostalgia. Abstract from Communicative Forms and Practices of Nostalgia, Stokholm, Sweden.
    • Makhortykh, M., & Bastian, M. B. (2018). Personalising the conflict: Perspectives for the adoption of algorithms in media coverage of the war in Eastern Ukraine. Abstract from Conference "Media Systems under Pressure: Recent
      Developments in Media Freedom in Central and Eastern Europe", Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • Makhortykh, M., & Bastian, M. B. (2018). Recommended memories: Collective remembrance and algorithmic news personalization. Abstract from ECREA preconference “Towards a Polyphony of Memory? Media, Communication and Memory in the Digital Age”, Lugano, Switzerland.
    • Makhortykh, M., & Harambam, J. (2018). Decoding the cryptic: How news media communicate personalization practices. Abstract from 7th European Communication Conference (ECREA), Lugano, Switzerland.
    • Makhortykh, M., & Harambam, J. (2018). Who controls the algorithm? Conceptualizing agenda-setting in the context of a personalized news media ecosystem. Abstract from ECPR General Conference, Hamburg, Germany.
    • Makhortykh, M., & Sydorova, M. (2018). Daemon ex Machina: Arcane algorithmization as a narrative device and immersion technique. Abstract from Techniques of the Fantastic, Freiburg, Switzerland.
    • Makhortykh, M., Bastian, M. B., & Möller, J. E. (2018). Hi, I am your bot: The role of chatbots in a changing news environment. Abstract from SciCar Conference, Dortmund, Germany.
    • Urman, A., & Makhortykh, M. (2018). There can be only one truth: Ideological segregation and online news communities in Ukraine. Poster session presented at European Symposium Series on Societal Challenges
      in Computational Social Science, Cologne, Germany.

    Talk / presentation

    • Bastian, M. (speaker) & Makhortykh, M. (speaker) (24-9-2018). Hi, I am your bot: The role of chatbots in a changing news environment, Scicar conference, Dortmund.
    • Makhortykh, M. (speaker) (6-7-2017). Digital patriotism: Affective involvement in political blogs on Russian social media, Political Feelings in Participatory Media, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • Makhortykh, M. (speaker) & Sydorova, M. (speaker) (22-6-2017). Victory gif(t)s: Second World War memory and animated E-cards, Animation and Memory, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
    • Makhortykh, M. (speaker) (23-5-2017). #Euromaidan: Framing the Ukrainian protests of 2013-2014 on Twitter, Public Lives/Private Platform: The Politics of Twitter, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • Makhortykh, M. (speaker) (12-5-2017). Encyclopedizing the Holocaust: Memory about the Babi Yar massacres in Wikipedia, Trauma Studies in the Digital Age, Amsterdam, Netherlands.


    • Makhortykh, M. (organiser), Menyhért, A. (organiser) & de Wit, M. (organiser) (10-5-2017 - 12-5-2017). Trauma Studies in the Digital Age, Amsterdam, Netherlands. International workshop "Trauma Studies in the Digital Age" (organising a conference, workshop, ...).


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