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Whether it's in Nairobi or in Kyiv, in Bristol or in Cairo: in all the major cities of Africa and Europe, people get together in dedicated spaces to dance to music and party – and create communities, subcultures and public spheres. Club culture is a global phenomenon, but what music are these people dancing to in these cities and what music did they use to dance to in the past? In what sort of spaces do they meet up? What public spheres do they form? What do these club cultures mean to the urbanity of a city? And what happens when the club music from two different continents meet head on? More...


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Kateryna Dysa has obtained her PhD at Central European University (Budapest) in 2004. Currently she is an Associate Professor of History Department of National University of ‘Kyiv-Mohyla Academy’. Her research interests vary from historical anthropology of early modern Europe to modern history of cities and travel. Her ongoing research project concerns 19th-early 20th-century travel literature (tourist guides, travelogs etc.) about Kyiv.

Selected Bibliography:
Dysa, K. (2008): Istoria z vid’mamy. Sudy pro chary v ukrajins’kykh voievodstvakh Rechi Pospolytoji 17-18 stolittia. Kyiv: Krytyka.
Betlii, O.; Dysa, K. (2009): Introduction “Use pro identychnist’” [All about identity] to Mizhkul’turnyj dialoh. T. 1. Identychnist’ [Intercultural dialog. Volume 1. Identity.]. Kyiv: Dukh I litera and Tsentr pol’s’kykh i ievropejs’kykh studij NaUKMA
Dysa, K. (2009): Demonology and the Perception of Witchcraft in Early Modern Ukraine. In: Friars, Nobles and Burghers – Sermons, Images and Prints. Studies of Culture and Society in Early-Modern Europe. Budapest: CEU Press.
Dysa, K. (2012): Pol’s’ki mistsia pam’iati u Kyievi kintsia 19 st. (na prykladi putivnyka Kijów i jego pamiątki Wacława Ciechowskiego). In: Ievropejs’kyj svit 6
Dysa, K. (2012): Prykhovana chastyna ajsberhu: ‘hrikh bestial’nyj’ u Koveli 18 st. v konteksti istorii seksual’nosti [A hidden part of iceberg: ‘the sin of bestiality’ in Kovel of the 18th century in the context of history of sexuality]. In: Povsiakennia ranniomodernoji Ukrajiny. Istorychni studii u 2 tomakh. Tom 1 Praktyky, kazusy ta deviatsii povsiakdennia. Kyiv: Natsionalna Akademia Nauk Ukrainy.

Kateryna Dysa & TEN CITIES
Kateryna Dysa is participating in the TEN CITIES research part. Therefore she works together with Vitalji Bardezkij to write down the history of club music in Kyiv and the history of the public spheres that have been formed around club music for the last 50 years. In April 2013 she took part in the TEN CITIES writers conference in Nairobi.

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