Launch of the ECE issue “Historic Jewish Spaces in Central and Eastern European Cities”

Book Launch
Open to the Public
Zrinyi u. 14
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 4:00pm
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Friday, July 22, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Pasts, Inc. Center for Historical Studies and the Summer Course "Cities and Science: Urban History and the History of Science in the Study of Early Modern and Modern Europe" cordially invite you to the launch of the most recent thematic issue of the journal

East Central Europe
"Historic Jewish Spaces in Central and Eastern European Cities"
edited by
Erika Szívós (ELTE BTK, Budapest) and Michael L. Miller (CEU, Budapest)

Today, historic Jewish districts in several European cities are experiencing a revival. The thematic issue is intended to be a contribution to a relatively new research field that focuses on the real role of these urban areas. Its articles represent an array of possible historical approaches and a broad spectrum of geographical locations ranging from Central European cities to Istanbul (or Constantinople, once the capital of the Ottoman Empire). This issue has grown out of a conference session organized in Prague as part of the Eleventh International Conference on Urban History. That context in itself predetermined a multidisciplinary approach; as is often the case with urban history conferences and collective volumes, the contributors of the present thematic issue come from a variety of backgrounds such as social history, architectural history, heritage management, and Jewish studies.

The issue will be presented by
Markian Prokopovych
(University of Birmingham)

 with the participation of
Erika Szívós

Reception to follow