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PETROV, Victor



Email: [email protected]
Tel: (+39)-055-4685-841 (ext: 2841)
Office: BF234

European University Institute
Max Weber Programme
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Departmental affiliation: History and Civilization

Mentor: Federico Romero
Thematic Group:  n/a


Victor Petrov is defending his PhD at Columbia University in September 2017, where he is working on the dissertation 'A Cyber-Socialism at Home and Abroad: Bulgarian Modernisation, Computers, and the World 1967-1989'.

His work examines the creation of the communist world's largest electronic industry, its impact on domestic social and economic thinking, and its global links across both the Iron Curtain and the Global South. Based on Bulgarian, Indian, and Russian archives and interviews, this work links a small country to the global history of the information age. Stemming from this, he is interested in the international history of the Cold War, the modern Balkans, histories of technology, international development, and political economy.

At the EUI he will be developing this work further, while also working closely with the PanEur1970s project on the competing models of European integration.

He has taught undergraduate courses in Russian, Soviet and post-1945 European history. 

Page last updated on 19 August 2017

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