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November 14, 2018

Presentation of Books on the History of Monotowns and Economic History


On November 14, 2018, Karazin University is hosting a presentation of the book “The Space of Opportunities: Ukraine in the Era of Iron and Steam” by the historian, researcher of the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Editor-in-Chief of the magazine “City: History, Culture, Society”, Tetiana Vodotyka, and the book “The Labor, Exhaustion, and Success: Industrial Monotowns of Donbass” by the historian Volodymyr Kulikov.

In the book “The Space of Opportunities: Ukraine in the Era of Iron and Steam”, the author leads the reader from the general trends of economic development in the second half of the XIX — early XX century to the personal stories of entrepreneurs, from the birth of the idea of creating an enterprise to the inheritance remained from the era of iron and steam.

“The Labor, Exhaustion, and Success: Industrial Monotowns of Donbass” presents the history of Donbass of the XIX — XXI centuries through the prism of residents and creators of industrial monotowns. The book tells about who the inhabitants of monotowns were, about their everyday life, work and rest, relations between people and different social groups. The publication is the result of the cooperation of several authors united by the initiative of the Center for Urban History (Lviv) and the Kowalsky Program for the Study of Eastern Ukraine of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (Kharkiv).

Beginning: at 15:00

Venue: room 5-58, 5th floor, University Main Building, 4 Svobody Sq

Everybody is welcome and admission is free.

Translation by Veronika Vetukhova

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