Volodymyr Antonovych (1834-1908) was a prominent historian, archeographer, and archeologist. Professor of history at Kyiv University from 1878, editor in chief of the publications of the Kyiv Archeographic Commission, patron and head (from 1881) of the Historical Society of Nestor the Chronicler in Kyiv, and organizer of archeological conferences in Ukraine, Antonovych was one of the most important leaders of the Ukrainiphile movement of the second half of the 19th century. He was a major representative of the populist school in Ukrainian historiography. He founded the so-called Kyivan school of historians, which consisted of his students at Kyiv University (among them, Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Dmytro Bahalii, Petr Golubovsky, Mytrofan Dovnar-Zapolsky, and Ivan Lynnychenko). These historians laid the foundations of modern Ukrainian historiography. Antonovych wrote over 300 scholarly studies.