Centrum Historii Zajezdnia in Wrocław

Hosted by an iconic building in Wrocław (the ex bus-depot of the city, where the local Solidarity movement was established, in August 1980), this Center is a hub of contemporary history. The space fulfills the role of  a museum,  publishing house, and not the least, platform for debates.  The pictures below are part of the…

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THE ROMANTICISM OF PERIPHERY AND THE PERIPHERY OF ROMANTICISM: CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPEAN DISCOURSES OF SELF IN THE AGE OF NINETEENTH CENTURY REVOLUTIONS (1848 AND 1890)

Abstract: This text deals with the manners in which Romanian and Polish politicians and writers imagined their countries in relation to the West in two important moments of the nineteenth century: the political events of the 1848 and the political radicalism in the context of mass society of the 1890s. These moments are known as…

Historical Cemeteries of the Nineteenth Century: The Evergreen Cemetery of Fayetteville, North Western Arkansas

Located at the corner of West Centre Street and North University Avenue, in Fayetteville, North-Western Arkansas, Evergreen Cemetery is a landmark of the city, and a testimony of the entire region’s history. Tombstones date as early as the `30s of the nineteenth century, and they mark the resting place of prominent local but also federal…

Power Architecture

Modern Romanian culture, past and present, seems to not being able to blend harmoniously the two major civilizational trends that, since the fall of the Roman Empire, became known as Western and Eastern. Starting with the Enlightenment (e.g. which became influential at the end of the 1700s in this area), the public mind have been…

Art-Nouveau Features of Villas in the Southern Part of the Carpathian Mountains

  In another article, we were stating that Western European architectural styles like Gothic, Baroque, Rococo, and even neo-Classicism, seen as expressions of a Western civilisation, were countered at the turn of the twentieth century by local versions aimed at representing the regional and the national specific as expressed by religious and/or folk architecture. These…