The Centre for Governance and Culture in Europe is organizing on 13 April at 16.30 a book presentation of “Dnipro. An Entangled History of a European City” and a discussion with the author Andrii Portnov.
About the book:
This first English-language synthesis of the history of Dnipro (until 2016 Dnipropetrovsk, until 1926 Katerynoslav) locates the city in a broader regional, national, and transnational context and explores the interaction between global processes and everyday routines of urban life. The history of a place (throughout its history called new Athens', Ukrainian Manchester', the Brezhnev`s capital' and the heart of Ukraine') is seen through the prism of key threads in the modern history of Europe: the imperial colonization and industrialization, the war and the revolution in the borderlands, the everyday life and mythology of a Soviet closed city, and the transformations of post-Soviet Ukraine. Designed as a critical entangled history of the multicultural space, the book looks for a new analytical language to overcome the traps of both national and imperial history-writing.
About the author:
Andrii Portnov is a Ukrainian historian, essayist, and editor. He is the Chair Professor of Entangled History of Ukraine at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) and a Director of the PRISMA UKRAЇNA Research Network Eastern Europe. He specializes in Polish-Russian-Ukrainian history and memory studies.
Date: 13 April 2023 at 16.30
Place: SQUARE, University St.Gallen