ANN: HIRA & hps.cesee online book Launch: Ukrainian Science between Empires, with Fabian Baumann, Iwona Dadej & Martin Rohde

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HIRA&hps.cesee Book Launch: Ukrainian Science between Empires, with Fabian Baumann, Iwona Dadej & Martin Rohde. Thursday, April 28, 18:00-19:00 Vienna / 19:00-20:00 Kyiv / 12:00-13:00 New York


The virtual platform HPS.CESEE and HIRA: Herder Institute Research Academy are proud to present the global book talk "Ukrainian Science Between Two Empires". Iwona Dadej (Berlin) and Fabian Baumann (Chicago) will join with the author of "Nationale Wissenschaft zwischen zwei Imperien: Die Ševčenko-Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften, 1892–1918" (Göttingen 2022), Martin Rohde (Prague), to discuss his recently published book, in a discussion moderated by Tatsiana Astrouskaya (Marburg) and Jan Surman (Prague). It is part of a series of open zoom events aiming to foster the discussion of new books and approaches within the history of science and scholarship (broadly understood) in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe.

The meeting is free and open to the public. To receive the link, please register here: or write to

Fabian Baumann is a visiting postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago and holder of a Postdoc.Mobility grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation. He is currently preparing his first book manuscript, provisionally titled Diverging Paths: An Intimate History of Russian and Ukrainian Nationalisms in Late Imperial Kiev.

Iwona Dadej is historian at the CBH PAN in Berlin. She studied in Cracow and Freiburgm and received her PhD at FU Berlin in 2015 with a dissertation on German and Polish women academics, which appeared 2019 as Beruf und Berufung transnational. Deutsche und polnische Akademikerinnen in der Zwischenkriegszeit (fibre Verlag, Osnabrück).

Martin Rohde is Schrödinger Fellow of the FWF at the Institute of History, Czech Academy of Sciences. with a project entitled Transregional Region-Making in the Eastern Carpathians. Ukrainian Knowledge Production and its Challenges, 1921–1939. His research interests include Imperial history, transnational and transregional entanglements, history of knowledge and science, spatial perception, history of eugenics and racism, historical memory Regional focus: Habsburg Empire, Ukraine, Russian Empire, Soviet Union, Poland, ČSR.