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The Great Cities of Eastern Europe: Prague and St. Petersburg

February 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

In collaboration with the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies

Since emerging from Communist control in 1990, Prague and St. Petersburg have regained much of their historic vitality. Although visitors now travel from all parts of the world to see these cities, they are often unaware of the social, cultural, and political forces that have reshaped each of these historic places over the past three decades. Why do these cities have so much influence on the cultural history of Czechs and Russians? How have they evolved and changed in modern times? Join us for this Dialogues seminar about two cities that you may have visited, yearned to see, or simply wanted to understand as they continue to evolve in the post-communist era.


Why Do Travelers Go to Prague and What Cultures Do They Find There?
Chad Bryant, Associate Professor of History

How Did St. Petersburg Become the Cultural Capital of Russia?
Louise McReynolds, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of History

Do the Great Cities of Eastern Europe Have Global Significance in the 21st Century?
A panel discussion with our speakers


9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, February 8, 2019. The tuition is $65. A meal will not be offered with this seminar.

Discounts are available for UNC students, faculty, & staff. See our UNC Student, Staff, & Faculty Discounted Registration Policy here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

Register for this seminar online or call us at 919.962.1544.

Please note: Registered participants will receive an email with all the Dialogues’ seminar information approximately two weeks before the program date.


February 8, 2020
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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