Digital HIRA Book Launch on Securitzing Lemberg's 'Polish Character'. Local Politics in a Multi-Ethnic City of the Habsburg Monarchy between 1861/62 and 1914

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August 27, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Eastern Europe History / Studies, Modern European History / Studies, Nationalism History / Studies, Public Health, Urban History / Studies

Place: Jitsi Meet

Date: August 27, 2020 12 noon — 1 pm (EDT) 6 — 7 pm (CET)

Herder Institute Research Academy in cooperation with the Collaborative Research Center “Dynamics of Security” is pleased to announce a new event series: the Digital HIRA Book Launch in the fi eld of East Central European History.

The series has been developed to support a vivid academic discussion and exchange at a time when personal contacts have been limited. The Digital HIRA Book Launch brings together alumni, current HIRA fellows, and interested colleagues off ering the newest results of our research to the broader public.

The first book launch in the series is LEMBERGS “POLNISCHEN CHARAKTER” SICHERN. Kommunalpolitik in einer multiethnischen Stadt der Habsburgermonarchie zwischen 1861/62 und 1914 [Securitizing Lemberg’s „Polish Character“. Local Government in a Multi-Ethnic City of the Habsburg Monarchy between 1861/62 and 1914] by Heidi Hein-Kircher, freshly released by the Franz Steiner Publishers. Including commentaries by Regina Kreide (Justus Liebig University Giessen and Collaborative Research Center “Dynamics of Security”) and Christoph Mick (University of Warwick) Moderation: Tatsiana Astrouskaya (Herder Institute)

In order to register, please send an e-mail to We will circulate the detailed log in information one day before the event. Heidi Hein-Kircher is the Head of Academic Forum at the Herder Institute for the Historical Research on East Central Europe, the Institute of the Leibniz Association and the Associate Professor at the Philipps University of Marburg. Her research interests include urban history, security and confl ict policies as well as memory politics in East Central Europe. For more information on the book, consult the publisher’s website

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