Dr. James Koranyi is Associate Professor in Modern European Cultural at Durham University. His work encompasses German minorities in east-central Europe, memory cultures, and transnational history. His book, Migrating Memories: Romanian Germans in Modern Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2021), is the first of its kind in English to trace the making of the Romanian German community. He is currently completing a co-authored book – Modern Europe: A Transnational History – with colleagues from St Andrews and Prague. His new project explores ‘New Europeans in the Carpathians, 1860s-1920s’ in which he explores what modernity meant seen from a rural, mountainous region.