Andrii Kepsha is a Ph.D. candidate at Uzhhorod National University in Transcarpathia, Ukraine, in the Department of Archaeology, Ethnology, and Cultural Studies. He obtained a Master's degree in History at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. During the spring-summer semester of 2020-2021, he was a student of the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. He attended several courses regarding Post-Classical archaeology, the Heritage of Antiquity and Christianity in Central-European Culture, the Sociology of Religion, “Cosmopolitan Medieval Arabic World” (Leiden University). His research interests include real and "imaginary" borders, border identity in Outremer during the 12th-13th centuries from different points of view (Christians, Muslims, Jews, etc.), the Rus-steppe border, travelers and pilgrims, nature, relics as weapons and means of propaganda, physical and spiritual healing performed by Rus monks in the 12-13th centuries. His publications include: "Nature, God and the Crusaders - real, symbolic and psychological weapons during the first crusade (based on the anonymous source 'Deeds of the Francs'), Scientific Journal of Uzhhorod National University. History. 2022 1(46), 98-107 (in Ukrainian) and "Outremer as a region of formation of border identity in the ХІ-ХІІІ centuries". Identities on circumstances of the borders 2022, 100-111 (in Ukrainian).