Monday, July 15, 2013

CENTER FOR URBAN HISTORY OF EAST CENTRAL EUROPE


LVIV: CENTER FOR URBAN HISTORY OF EAST CENTRAL EUROPE


Language buttons are available for English, Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian in the top right corner of pages.

The institute was created in order to:
“…encourage research… into the  history of East Central Europe…into the history of Lviv…enrich Lviv’s cultural life…promote public awareness of Lviv through …gathering and cataloguing information and documentation….”
This site offers a fabulous array of interactive maps, photos, videos/movies, and other forms of information.—A "must see" for anyone with an interest in this area of Eastern Europe.

“Research Projects” (maps, photos, etc.) http://www.lvivcenter.org/en/researchprojects/

__includes a "Survey of Synagogues in Galicia (Ukraine)"--focuses on “…synagogues and other Jewish sacred objects that remained on the territory of Galicia that is now part of Ukraine.”  
__can browse by location: Lviv Region, Ivano-Frankivsk Region, Ternopil Region



“Lviv Interactive”
__Browse by type:
EX. 1. "synagogues and Beth Hamidrash Buildings   http://www.lvivcenter.org/en/lia/map/show=objtype&cat_ci_objecttypeid=24

       2. "Residential Buildings", etc.   
__Browse by Past and Current Projects
EX. "Holocaust in Lviv"


"Digital Urban Maps"
__can be browsed by time period, by location (in addition to Lviv, other locations include Boryslav, Budapest, Chernivtsi, Drohobych, Kyiv, Lublin, Ternopil, Vilius, Brody, Lodz, Warsaw, and many more areas) and by collection.

"Digital Urban Videos"   http://www.lvivcenter.org/en/uvd/
___can be browsed by type of film, chronology, location (Ivano-Fankivsk, Kyiv, Lviv, Moscow, Uzhgorod) 

EX. ---by chronology: 1939-1945--"Five Cities, 1939 Lviv", "Jewish Life in Lemberg 1939, Lviv"


"Lviv Streets"
__ongoing project to, "...collect, systematize and publish information about the streets of Lviv..."