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Digital HIRA Book Launch in the field of East Central European History

Interurban Knowledge Exchange in Southern and Eastern Europe, 1870-1950

Herder Institute Research Academy (HIRA) & History of Science in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (HPS.CESEE)


Digital Book Launch

January 21, 2021, 6 –7 pm (CET) Cisco Webex Meetings

Interurban Knowledge Exchange in Southern and Eastern Europe, 1870–1950

Edited by Eszter Gantner, Heidi Hein-Kircher and Oliver Hochadel (Routledge, 2020)

Introduction by Heidi Hein-Kircher (Herder Institute) and Oliver Hochadel (Institució Milà i Fontanals, CSIC Barcelona)

Commentaries by Harald Stühlinger (Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz) and Jan Surman (Independent Researcher)

Moderation: Tatsiana Astrouskaya (Herder Institute)

Around 1900 cities in Southern and Eastern Europe were persistently labeled "backward" and "delayed." Allegedly, they had no alternative but to follow the role model of the metropolises, of London, Paris or Vienna. This edited volume fundamentally questions this assumption. It shows that cities as diverse as Barcelona, Berdyansk, Budapest, Lviv, Milan, Moscow, Prague, Warsaw and Zagreb pursued their own agendas of modernization. 

This interurban perspective helps to overcome nationalist perspectives in historiography as well as outdated notions of "center and periphery." This volume appeals to scholars from a large number of disciplines, including urban historians, historians of Eastern and Southern Europe, historians of science and medicine, and scholars interested in transnational connections.

More on the book: https://www.routledge.com/Interurban-Knowledge-Exchange-in-Southern-and-Eastern-Europe-18701950/Gantner-Hein-Kircher-Hochadel/p/book/9780367333294

Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeMAfe6aVoMQhv5DeqTK_ml7l7OYv9t01ugn_3TQD38uQyrIg/viewform

Digital HIRA Book Launch is a new event series launched by the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe, the Institute of the Leibniz Association. We have developed the series to support a vivid academic exchange and discussion at a time when personal contacts remain restricted. The Digital HIRA Book Launch brings together alumni, current HIRA fellows, and interested colleagues offering the newest results of our research to the broader public.

HPS.CESEE is an online platform about the history of science in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe.



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