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Dr Markian Prokopovych

Professor (Modern European Cultural History)

Professor (Modern European Cultural History) in the Department of History+44 (0) 191 33 41075
Associate Fellow in the Institute of Advanced Study


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

  • Cultural history
  • Eastern and Central Europe
  • The Habsburg Empire
  • Ukraine
  • Urban history


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