book launch Wed 1 Feb 2023 | 18:00

„Dnipro: An Entangled History of a European City“ – book launch with Prof. Dr. Andrii Portnov at Viadrina

The European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) invites on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 6:15 p.m., to the first public presentation of the book “Dnipro: An Entangled History of a European City” by Prof. Dr. Andrii Portnov. The historian and holder of the Viadrina Professorship “Entangled History of Ukraine” will present his monograph on the history of the eastern Ukrainian metropolis of Dnipro in the Senate Hall, Room 109, in the Viadrina Main Building, Große Scharrnstraße 59. Interested parties are cordially invited to attend the German-language event on site. A livestream broadcast of the book presentation is planned. Further information will follow.

The event will be moderated by Ukraine expert and Ukrainian translator Claudia Dathe, coordinator of the joint project European Times (EUTIM) at the Viadrina Faculty of Cultural Studies. Following the talk, a Q&A session with the audience is planned.

About the book

“Dnipro: An Entangled History of a European City” is the first synthesis of the history of Dnipro (until 2016 Dnipropetrovsk, until 1926 Katerynoslav) written in English. In it, Andrii Portnov situates one of Ukraine’s most important cities in a broader regional, national, and transnational context and explores the connections between global processes and everyday routines of urban life. Throughout its history, Dnipro has been called “new Athens,” “Ukrainian Manchester,” “Brezhnev’s capital,” and “the heart of Ukraine.” Conceived as a critical, entangled history of multicultural space, the book seeks a new analytical language to overcome the trappings of national and imperial historiography.

More information about the book

Weitere Informationen zum Buch

About the person

Prof. Dr. Andrii Portnov has been a professor of “Entangled History of Ukraine” at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) since 2018. He studied at the Universities of Dnipro and Warsaw and defended his PhD thesis in Lviv. Portnov has researched and taught in Amsterdam, Basel, Berlin, Brussels, Cambridge, Geneva, Lyon, Paris, Potsdam, and Vienna. His publications are devoted to intellectual history, historiography, genocide, and memory studies in Poland, Russia, and Ukraine.





Frankfurt (Oder), Große Scharrnstraße 59, Hauptgebäude, Raum 109 (Senatssaal)