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Lecturer in History, Durham University

James Koranyi is a historian of east-central Europe with a focus on memory, minorities, and space in the 19th and 20th centuries. He has published on minorities and memory cultures in Romania, Serbia, Hungary and Germany, as well as on landscape and spatial history. He guest edited a special issue in National Identities (with Dr Tricia Cusack) on 'The making of Landscape in Modernity'.

Currently he is completing a book on German minorities in Romania in the twentieth century. He is also researching the discovery of the Carpathian Arc in the second half of the nineteenth century by British travellers and local associations. He is collaborating with Dr Bernhard Struck on a book on Modern Europe, 1760-2000: A Transnational History. He is President Elect of the Society for Romanian Studies.


  • –present
    Lecturer in History, Durham University