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From the village to the city: urbanisation in Slovakia, 1896-1972

February 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

In his talk, Dr Lorman will explore how Slovak culture was initially characterised by its rural quality and alienation from the beginnings of mass industrialisation and urbanisation in Hungary (exemplified by the 1896 millennial celebrations in Budapest). He will examine how Slovak national identity was then substantially (but not entirely) transformed by similar processes of induustrialisation and urbanisation in Czechoslovakia, symbolised by the post-war rebuilding of Bratislava and the opening of the new SNP Bridge in 1972.

Dr Thomas Lorman is a teaching fellow in Central European History at UCL’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies. He has published widely on various aspects of nineteenth and twentieth century Central European history. His most recent book is The Making of the Slovak People’s Party: Religion, Nationalism and the Culture War in Early 20th-Century European History, Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2019

Price £15 including a glass of wine. Online booking see link below.

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February 4
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


The Friends of Czech Heritage


Czech Embassy
26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, W8 4QY
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