Oleksiy Tolochko is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute of History, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He received his Kandydat nauk in 1989 from the National Academy of Sciences in Kyiv. He will spend six months at Harvard (January–June 2006) to explore the topic "Fellows and Travelers: Thinking on Ukrainian History in the First Decades of the Nineteenth Century." Tolochko will address different images of Ukrainian history from the first two decades of the nineteenth century, the tensions between them, and their role in forging the standard Ukrainian historical narrative. He will examine the "history-writing" done by Ukrainian gentry in order to confirm their noble status and the Russian "discovery of Ukraine" and the vision of its history created and reaffirmed in travelogues of the time.