1pm EST / 5pm GMT
Book launch: Moscow Monumental and The Palace Complex
UCL SSEES/IAS (via Zoom)
Please join us for a presentation of two recent books about the complex lives of Stalinist skyscrapers: Moscow Monumental: Soviet Skyscrapers and Urban Life in Stalin's Capital, by Katherine Zubovich (Princeton University Press, 2020); and The Palace Complex: A Stalinist Skyscraper, Capitalist Warsaw and a City Transfixed by Michał Murawski (Indiana University Press, 2019). The authors will be joined at the launch event by two distinguished respondents, Professors Caroline Humphrey and Yuri Slezkine. Biographies Katherine Zubovich is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University at Buffalo.
Michal Murawski is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Critical Area Studies at the School of Slavonic Studies, University College London.
Caroline Humphrey is Professor Emerita at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge
. Yuri Slezkine is Professor of the Graduate School, University of California, Berkeley and
Senior Research Fellow, St. Edmund Hall, University of Oxford.
This event is organised by the PPV (Perverting the Power Vertical), a seminar series based at the FRINGE Centre, UCL; by the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, UCL; and by the Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL. It is supported by Princeton University Press, Indiana University Press and the University at Buffalo.
Please register for the event here
Please use the following discount codes when ordering the book from the publishers' websites:
The Palace Complex https://iupress.org/ Code: PALACE
Moscow Monumental https://press.princeton.edu/ Code: ZUB33