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The Center’s research focuses on themes connected with the history and historical experiences in the cities in Eastern and Central Europe, including their spatial, social, and cultural transformations and everyday practices. Our research projects look at the history of Lviv, but also include the history of other cities and towns of the region in order to bring a comparative perspective and contextualize historically contemporary discussions and developments. The Center’s first research projects were developed within the framework of its digital projects, Lviv Interactive in particular. Gradually the range of topics and approaches has expanded, particularly through inter-institutional cooperation. Our research projects are developed and realized by the team of historians, sociologists, and historians of architecture working at the Center for Urban History or those affiliated as research fellows and guest researchers. This interdisciplinary quality allows for a fruitful framework and capacity for innovative work in urban history.

We are truly interdisciplinary, aiming to foster communication between history, sociology, urban studies, history of architecture, visual studies, and digital humanities. The chronology for the research projects covers broadly the period from the 19th century until today.  Our research focuses includes the following topics: urban heritage; planned urbanity; cities, wars and recoveries in the 20th century; cultural infrastructures and audiences in cities; professionalization and urban developments; urban mediascapes; public history and urban spaces, digital history and archiving. Research projects are closely communicated and connected with our academic formats, such as conferences, lectures, seminars and teaching courses, as well as public history and digital history formats.

For questions or proposals, please contact the Center's program manager, Maryana Mazurak at m.mazurak@lvivcenter.org or researchers working at the Center.

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