Aliaksandr Piahanau
 /  Aliaksandr Piahanau

Aliaksandr Piahanau

Post-doctoral Fellow

I am a historian of modern Central and Eastern Europe with a particular interest in Hungary and, to a lesser extent, Czechia and Slovakia. Currently, I am a post-doctoral fellow in the ERC project
‘PREWARAS – The Dark side of the Belle Epoque’ at the Padova University, where I explore political violence and armed associations in Hungary before the First World War.
I hold a PhD in Contemporary History from the University of Toulouse (2018) and an MA in World History from the Belarusian State University (2010). Apart from these two universities, and before moving to Padova, I had conducted research, lectured or studied at Paris 7 University, Charles University of Prague, Slovak Academy of Sciences, as well as the Balassi Institute and the Corvinus University in Budapest.
My academic interests include political movements in Hungary in 1867–1945, Hungary-Czechoslovakia relations as well as energy diplomacy and great power policies in Central Europe between the two
world wars.

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 677199).

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