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Department of History

Staff Profile

Dr Markian Prokopovych, Habil.

Assistant Professor (Modern European Cultural History) in the Department of History
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 44357

Contact Dr Markian Prokopovych (email at markian.prokopovych@durham.ac.uk)

Markian Prokopovych specialises in the history of Eastern and Central Europe in the long nineteenth century and works on urban cultures, architecture, museums, music, migration and the press. He is the author of Habsburg Lemberg: Architecture, Public Space and Politics in the Galician Capital, 1772-1914 (2008) and In the Public Eye: The Budapest Opera House, the Audience and the Press, 1884-1918 (2014). He has had fellowships, lectureships and guest professorships in Oxford, Berlin, Frankfurt an der Oder, Budapest, Florence, Vienna and Birmingham. He has a working knowledge of most of the languages in the region of Eastern and Central Europe. He also organises the annual conferences of the Urban History Group. He is currently completing two co-authored monographs on the history of museums of fine arts, technology and design in the Habsburg Empire.

Research Interests

  • Architecture, music, opera, celebrations, museums
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • Cultural history
  • Long nineteenth century
  • Migration
  • The Habsburg Empire
  • Urban history

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