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January 21, 2021 6 pm (CET)

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

Edited by

Eszter Gantner, Heidi Hein-Kircher and Oliver Hochadel

(Routledge, 2020)

Commentaries by Harald Stühlinger (Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz)

and Jan Surman (Independent Researcher)

Chair: 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.

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