Dr Markian Prokopovych, Habil.
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. His two co-authored monographs on the history of museums of fine arts, technology and design in the Habsburg Empire are forthcoming with The Pennsylvania State University Press and Routledge.
Department of History
- Architecture, music, opera, celebrations, museums
- Central and Eastern Europe
- Cultural history
- Long nineteenth century
- The Habsburg Empire
- Urban history
- Rampley, Matthew, Prokopovych, Markian & Veszpremi, Nora (2020). Liberalism, Nationalism and Design Reform in the Habsburg Empire: Museums of Design, Industry and the Applied Arts. Routledge.
- Prokopovych, Markian (2014). In the Public Eye: The Budapest Opera House, the Audience and the Press, 1884-1918. Böhlau Verlag Wien.
- Prokopovych, Markian (2008). Habsburg Lemberg: Architecture, Public Space, and Politics in the Galician Capital, 1772-1914. Purdue University Press.
Chapter in book
- Prokopovych, Markian (2019). Das Opernnetzwerk: Wiener Operntradition und der habsburgische Kulturraum. In Geschichte der Oper in Wien. Meyer, Dominique Rathkolb, Oliver, Láng, Andreas & Láng, Oliver Molden. 2: 132-153.
- Prokopovych, Markian (2018). Mapping Migration and the Materiality of Identification in Fin-de-siècle Vienna and Budapest. In Migration, Regulation and Materialities of Identification in European cities, 1500-1930s. Winter, Anne & Greefs, Hilde Routledge. 2: 193-216.
- Prokopovych, Markian. (2017). Prostitution in Vienna in the nineteenth century. In Trafficking in Women (1924-1926). Chaumont, Jean-Michel, Rodriguez Garcia, Magaly & Servais, Paul. United Nations. 232-237.
- Prokopovych, Markian (2010). Spectacles of 1809: Napoleonic, Russian and Austrian Troops in Lemberg. In Ballare col nemico? Reazioni all’espansione francese in Europa tra entusiasmo e resistenza (1792-1815) / Mit dem Feind tanzen? Reaktionen auf die französische Expansion in Europa zwischen Begeisterung und Protest (1792-1815). Nubola, Cecilia & Würgler, Andreas. Societa edittrice il Mulino and Duncker / Humbot. 214-254.
- Prokopovych, Markian, Bethke, Carl & Scheer, Tamara (2019). Language Diversity in the Late Habsburg Empire. Central and Eastern Europe. Brill.
- Prokopovych, Markian (2016). Special Issue: Cities and Overseas Migration in the Long Nineteenth Century. Journal of Migration History, 2 (2): Brill.
- Prokopovych, Markian (2013). Special issue: Music and the City. Urban History, 40 (4): Cambridge University Press.
- Prokopovych, Markian (2013). Thematic Block: East European Cities. Urban History, 40 (1): Cambridge University Press.
- Prokopovych, Markian, Janowski, Maciej, Iordachi, Constantin & Trencsenyi, Balázs. (2006). Special Issue on Urban History of East Central Europe. East Central Europe, 33 (1-2): Brill.
- Prokopovych, Markian (2018). The City and the Museum: Cracow's Collections and Their Publics in the Long Nineteenth Century. Austrian History Yearbook 49: 166-186.
- Prokopovych, Markian (2017). Celebrating Hungary? Johann Strauss's Der Zigeunerbaron and the Press in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna and Budapest. Austrian Studies 25: 118-135
- Prokopovych, Markian & Feys, Torsten (2016). Transience, Overseas Migration and the Modern European City. Introduction to the Special Issue ‘Cities and Overseas Migration in the Long Nineteenth Century’. Journal of Migration History 2(2): 209-222.
- Prokopovych, Markian (2016). Urban History of Overseas Migration in Habsburg Central Europe: Vienna and Budapest in the Late Nineteenth Century. Journal of Migration History 2(2): 330-351.
- Prokopovych, Markian (2013). Scandal at the Opera: Politics, the Press, and the Public at the Inauguration of the Budapest Opera House in 1884. Austrian History Yearbook 44: 88-107.
- Prokopovych, Markian (2009). Lemberg (Lwów, L'viv) Architecture, 1772–1918: If Not the Little Vienna of the East, or the National Bastion, What Else?. East Central Europe 36(1): 100-129.
- Prokopovych, Markian, Janowski, Maciej, Iordachi, Constantin & Trencsenyi, Balázs. (2006). Editorial Introduction for the Special issue on Urban History of East Central Europe. East Central Europe 33(1): 1-6.
Other (Digital/Visual Media)
- Prokopovych, Markian & Sweet, Rosemary H. (2015). Literary and Artistic Metropolises.
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