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Dr Markian Prokopovych

Assistant Professor (Modern European Cultural History)

Habil., FRHistS


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Assistant Professor (Modern European Cultural History) in the Department of History +44 (0) 191 33 41075

Biography

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), In the Public Eye: The Budapest Opera House, the Audience and the Press, 1884-1918 (2014) and a co-author of Liberalism, Nationalism and Design Reform in the Habsburg Empire: Museums of Design, Industry and the Applied Arts (2020) and The Museum Age in Austria-Hungary: Art and Empire in the Long Nineteenth Century (2021). 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 is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and organises the annual conferences of the Urban History Group.

Research interests

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

Research groups

Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Modern History: Europe:
  • Politicial, cultural, social history:
  • Art:
  • Museums:
  • Music:
  • Visual culture:

Publications

Authored book

  • Rampley, Matthew, Prokopovych, Markian & Veszpremi, Nora (2021). The Museum Age in Austria-Hungary: Art and Empire in the Long Nineteenth Century. Penn State University Press.
  • 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.
  • Prokopovych, Markian (2008). Habsburg Lemberg: Architecture, Public Space, and Politics in the Galician Capital, 1772-1914. Purdue University Press.

Book review

  • Prokopovych, Markian (2017). The Ukrainian West: Culture and the Fate of the Empire in Soviet Lviv by William Jay Risch. Harvard Ukrainian Studies 34(1/4): 532-536.
  • Prokopovych, Markian (2014). I. Lihaciu: Czernowitz 1848–1918. H-Soz-Kult
  • Prokopovych, Markian (2013). S. Zimmermann: Divide, Provide and Rule. H-Soz-Kult
  • Prokopovych, Markian (2011). Troubled Times: Writing Fin-de-siècle Petersburg. H-Urban
  • Prokopovych, Markian (2003). Review of Balus, Wojciech, Krakau zwischen Traditionen und Wegen in die Moderne: Zur Geschichte der Architektur und der Öffentlichen Grünanlagen im 19. Jahrhundert. HABSBURG

Chapter in book

  • Prokopovych, Markian (2021). Museums and Their Publics: Visitors, Societies, and the Press. In The Museum Age in Austria-Hungary: Art and Empire in the Long Nineteenth Century. Penn State University Press. 180-212.
  • Prokopovych, Markian (2021). The Museum and the City: Art, Municipal Programs, and Urban Agendas. In The Museum Age in Austria-Hungary: Art and Empire in the Long Nineteenth Century. Penn State University Press. 51-81.
  • Prokopovych, Markian (2020). Semperian Trajectories: Architectural Development of Design Museums. In Liberalism, Nationalism and Design Reform in the Habsburg Empire. Routledge. 91-123.
  • Prokopovych, Markian (2020). Governing Taste: Fin-de-siècle Cracow, Its Art Museums and the Urban Elite in the Shaping of the Modern Metropolis. In Powers of the City: New Approaches to Governance and Rule in Urban Europe since 1500. de Munck, Bert, Gunn, Simon & Hulme, Tom Routledge.
  • Prokopovych, Markian (2020). Educating the Public: Schools of Design and Applied Arts as Educational and Reform Institutions. In Liberalism, Nationalism and Design Reform in the Habsburg Empire. Rampley, Matthew, Prokopovych, Markian & Veszprémi, Nóra Routledge. 124-150.
  • 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, Bethke, Carl & Scheer, Tamara (2019). Language Diversity in the Late Habsburg Empire: Foreword from the Editors. In Language Diversity in the Late Habsburg Empire. Prokopovych, Markian, Bethke, Carl & Scheer, Tamara Brill. 1-11.
  • 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 Budapest in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. In Trafficking in Women (1924-1926). Chaumont, Jean-Michel, Rodriguez Garcia, Magaly & Servais, Paul. United Nations. 38-43.
  • Prokopovych, Markian (2017). Prostitution in Prague in the nineteenth and the early twentieth century. In Trafficking in Women (1924-1926). Chaumont, Jean-Michel, Rodriguez Garcia, Magaly & Servais, Paul. United Nations. 185-190.
  • 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 (2012). Az Opera, a tömeg és a sajtó. Botrány a megnyitón: Budapest 1884. In A város és társadalma: Tanulmányok Bácskai Vera tiszteletére. Németh, István H. Szívós, Erika & Toth, Árpád. Hajnal István Kör. 258-267.
  • 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 (2010). From Gypsy Music to Wagner without a Transition? The Musical Taste of the Budapest Urban Public in the Late Nineteenth Century. In Oper im Wandel der Gesellschaft: Kulturtransfers und Netzwerke des Musiktheaters im modernen Europa. Müller, Sven Oliver Ther, Philipp, Toelle, Jutta & zur Nieden, Gesa. Böhlau Verlag Wien. 5: 69-88.
  • Prokopovych, Markian (2009). 'Instead, I saw a little man'. The reception of Verdi in the late nineteenth-century Hungary. In Wie europäisch ist die Oper? Das Musiktheater als Zugang zu einer kulturellen Topographie Europas. Stachel, Peter & Ther, Philipp. Vienna: Böhlau Verlag Wien. 3: 161-174.
  • Prokopovych, Markian (2007). Staging Empires and Nations: Politics in the Public Space of Habsburg Lemberg. In Die Besetzung des öffentlichen Raumes. Politische Plätze, Denkmäler und Straßennamen im europäischen Vergleich. Jaworski, Rudolf & Stachel, Peter. Frank & Timme. 427-453.
  • Prokopovych, Markian (2004). New Monumentality and Capital Cities. A Discursive Analysis of Berlin, Vienna, Budapest and Prague Around 1900. In Urbane Kulturen in Zentraleuropa um 1900. Stachel, Peter & Szabo-Knotik, Cornelia Passagen. 37-54.

Edited book

Edited Journal

  • Prokopovych, Markian (2016). Special Issue: Cities and Overseas Migration in the Long Nineteenth Century. Journal of Migration History, 2 (2): Brill.
  • Prokopovych, Markian (2013). Thematic Block: East European Cities. Urban History, 40 (1): Cambridge University Press.
  • Prokopovych, Markian (2013). Special issue: Music and the City. Urban History, 40 (4): 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.

Journal Article

  • 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 (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 & 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 (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 (2013). Diadalmas birodalom: Johann Strauss és A cigánybáró a budapesti Operaházban 1905-ben. Korall (51): 41-60.
  • Prokopovych, Markian (2013). Introduction: music, the city and the modern experience. Urban History 40(04): 597-605.
  • 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 (2006). The Lemberg Garden: Political Representation in Public Greenery Under the Habsburg Rule. East Central Europe 33(1): 71-98.
  • 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.
  • Prokopovych, Markian (2000). The Trap of Western Periphery Reading. Discursive Analysis of Berlin, Vienna, Budapest and Prague around 1900. Urbanistyka 5(special issue ‘Peripheries or Crossroads of Cultures? Towns of East-Central and South-Eastern Europe’): 27-30.

Other (Digital/Visual Media)

  • Prokopovych, Markian & Sweet, Rosemary H. (2017). Metropolen der Literatur und Kunst.
  • Prokopovych, Markian & Sweet, Rosemary H. (2015). Literary and Artistic Metropolises.
  • Prokopovych, Markian (2008). Kopiec Unii Lubelskiej: Imperial Politics and National Celebration in Habsburg Lemberg.