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The Friends of Czech Heritage

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December 2019

From the Village to the City: Urbanisation in Slovakia 1896-1972

December 3 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Embassy of the Czech Republic,
26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, W8 4QY United Kingdom

In his talk, Dr Lorman will explore how Slovak culture was initially characterised by its rural quality and alienation from the beginnings of mass industrialisation and urbanisation in Hungary (exemplified by the 1896 millennial celebrations in Budapest). He will examine how Slovak national identity was then substantially (but not entirely) transformed by similar processes of industrialisation and urbanisation in Czechoslovakia, symbolised by the post-war rebuilding of Bratislava and the opening of the new SNP Bridge in 1972. Dr Thomas Lorman…

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