Vienna’s hosting of Ukrainian artists and writers recalls the days of the fin de siècle, when the city was a magnet for intellectuals seeking freedom from Tsarism. But despite strong historical affinities, subtle barriers to solidarity with the Ukrainian exiles remain.
Associate Professor in Ukrainian and East European Culture at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London. His most recent book is Memory, the City and the Legacy of World War II in East Central Europe (Routledge 2019). He is a former fellow of the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna (01.04.2022 – 30.06.2022), where he worked on the forthcoming translation of Tamara Hundorova’s monograph Lesya Ukrainka: The Book of the Sybil.