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TEMA staff in Prague

Luďa Klusáková 

TEMA Scientific Manager in Prague, Head of the Seminar of General and Comparative History

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Luďa Klusáková is full Professor of History (2009) from the Palacký University at Olomouc. Since 2000, she has been chairing the Seminar of General and Comparative History at the Faculty of Arts at Charles University in Prague.

  • Scientific degree from the Charles University in Prague in 1981 for her comparative research on the modernization of European urban networks
  • Later she researched formation of images Balkan Ottoman cities as images of other and stereotypes: The Road to Constantinople: The Sixteenth- Century Ottoman Towns through Christian Eyex
  • Published, edited and co-edited twelve international collective books mostly in English on problems of perception of space, urban innovations, collective identities, modernity and backwardness
  • For five years Leader of the Thematic Work Group 5 Frontiers and Identities within CLIOHRES research network of excellence
  • Co-ordinator of research projects of the Seminar of General and Comparative history
  • President of the European Association for Urban History (for the period 2010 – 2012), member of International Committee of EAUH 2004 - 2014
  • Her current interest is in the role of history in the creation of regional and urban identities
  • Departmental Erasmus coordinator 1999 – 2009, lecturing in English and in French since the beginning of Erasmus exchanges.  

Luda Klusáková 

Markéta Křížová

Associate Professor

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Markéta Křížová is Associate Professor at the Centre for Ibero-American

  • Studies at the Charles University in Prague
  • MA in History and Anthropology, PhD and habilitation in Ibero-American studies at the Charles University in Prague
  • Doctoral fellowship at Universidad Autónoma de México
  • Doctoral dissertation, La ciudad ideal en el desierto: Proyectos misionales de la Compaňía de Jesús y la Iglesia Morava en la América colonial [Ideal city in the wilderness: missionary projects of the Society of Jesus and Moravian Church in colonial America], was published in Prague in 2004
  • Habilitation is The strength and sinews of this western world...: African slavery, American colonies and the effort for reform of European society in the Early Modern Era, Prague 2008
  • Research focuses on European overseas expansion, colonial history of America and cultural encounters and competitions
  • Regularly offering courses for international students in English  
Martkéta Křížová -

Marie Hankova

Administrative coordinator in Prague 

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 Marie Hanková - administrative coordinator in Prague

Marie Hankova holds an MA degree in Ethnology at Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts

  • BA degree in Social policy and Social Work from Masaryk University, Faculty of Social Studies
  • Previously, she worked for two years in the social sector in different NGOs, still cooperates with the Burma Center Prague
  • Since October 2011 employee of the Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts, International Relations Office (IRO) as an Assistant of IRO
  • She is also in charge of bilateral agreements (outgoing students, incoming and outgoing academic staff)  

Michal Pullmann

Associate Professor

Since 2003 Professor Assistant, since 2010 a director of the Institute of Economic and Social History, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague where he took also his PhD and defended habilitation in 2013.

  • Research and study stipends at the University of Vienna (1999), at the Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (1999/2000, 2005 and 2014),
  • Visiting professor at the University of Munich (2009), Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki (2015)
  • Historian and sociologist, his research interests and teaching areas implicate approaches of both disciplines as he concentrates on history of socialist dictatorships in East-Central Europe, history of social movements and social protest in 20th century, theory and methodology of social history, and critical theory.
  • His book on Czechoslovak perestroika and the dissolution of social consensus in Czechoslovakia 1985-1989 was broadly discussed, since it challenged some of the dominant patterns in interpreting the communist past.
  • His current research focuses on new individualism both in East and West of Europe in the “long 1970s”.

 Michal Pullman - Associate Professor

Jaroslav Ira

Contractual lecturer

 Jaroslav Ira

Contractual lecturer at the Seminar of General and Comparative History, Institute of the World History at the Faculty of Arts.

  • MA in History and Political Science at Charles University in Prague (2005), there he also defended his PhD. (2013) with a thesis Local and National Identity in Historical Monographs on Bohemian, Moravian, and Galician Towns (1860 – 1900).
  • At present, he is a lecturer at the Faculty of Arts and at CEVRO Institute.
  • He specializes in the modern history of East-Central Europe, concentrating in particular on the formation of territorial, urban, and political identities, and on theoretical and methodological problems of historiography, urban studies, and textual contents analysis.

Jiří Janáč

Contractual lecturer

Contractual lecturer at the Seminar of General and Comparative History, Institute of the World History at the Faculty of Arts and researcher at the Centre for the History of Sciences and Humanities of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

  • MA in History and Geography at the Charles University in Prague ( 2005) with thesis: Historic-geographical Interpretation of Land Use Changes in the Kolín District 1850 – 2005.
  • PhD program under double supervision at the Institute for General History, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, and at the Foundation for the History of Technology: „The Hidden Integration in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe“ at the Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, graduated cum Laude in 2012.
  • He was attached to the National Heritage Institute 2005 – 2007. His research interests focus on the social and cultural history of technology and environmental history. He is the author of: „European Coasts of Bohemia Negotiating the Danube-Oder-Elbe Canal in a Troubled Twentieth Century“, Amsterdam 2012, 274 p.

 Jiří Janáč - contractual lecturer

Eva Hajdinová

Contractual lecturer

 Eva Hajdinová - Contractual lecturer

Contractual lecturer at the Seminar of General and Comparative History, Institute of the World History at the Faculty of Arts and researcher of the Masaryk Institute of the Academy of Science of Czech Republic.

  • Graduated from the University of Toulouse with a DEA in History and Civilization of Modern Europe.
  • PhD at the CUNI with a dissertation (2013) in comparative study of the different kinds of resistance lead by Protestant minorities in the late 17th and 18th centuries in Haut-Languedoc and North Eastern Bohemia.
  • Her main research interests are religious, social and cultural history of early modern France and of the Habsburg Monarchy.
  • She specially focuses on ideological control and social discipline and on everyday spiritual and mental life.

Ondřej Vojtěchovský

Assistant professor at the Institute of World History, Faculty of Arts, CUNI

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 Ondřej Vojtěchovský - assistant professor

Ondřej Vojtěchovský graduated from Charles University in Prague where he also took his PhD (2010).

  • His thesis focused on Yugoslav emigration in Czechoslovakia in 1950´ and was published in 2012, translated in Croatian in 2015 (forthcoming in 2016).
  • Specialist in 20th century history, particularly former Yugoslavia, he has extensively lectured, and published on its political and social history in the Czech Republic and abroad.
  • He has contributed to the collective monograph History of Serbia (Prague, 2005, 2013) with chapters on cultural history in 19th and 20th century, as well as to the collective monograph on the Contemporary history of the countries of former Yugoslavia with chapter on Montenegro (forthcoming in 2016).
  • Research and study stipends at the University of Marburg (2000–2001), at the University of Vienna (2001), at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies Regensburg (2015) and since 2003 regularly in post-Yugoslav countries (Belgrade, Zagreb, Koper, Sarajevo).
  • Departmental Erasmus Coordinator (Since 2009).

 

Duncan Mclean

Contractual lecturer

 Duncan Mclean - contractual lecturer

Completed his MA in political science at Stockholm University and doctorat in history at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris (Robert Farquhar et la transformation de l’esclavage : une renaissance du travail non-libre au 19ème siècle).

  • He has periodically lectured in both history and political science in Prague since 2000, with a particular research focus on the history of forced migration and the study of disease and historical change.
  • He has also written extensively on contemporary humanitarian action and its colonial antecedents.
  • Practical and theoretical interest in humanitarianism is the result of twelve years working with Médecins sans Frontières, primarily in the field coordinating emergency response in contexts of conflict and epidemics (Israel/Palestine, Haiti, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Chad, Nepal, Myanmar, Pakistan…)

Kathleen Brenda Geaney

Contractual lecturer

 Kathleen Brenda Geaney - Contractual lecturer

Kathleen Brenda Geaney is completing her doctorate on 20th century world history.

  • She received her MA degree in Area Studies (2010) at the Faculty of Social Sciences, PhDr at the Faculty of Arts, CUNI.
  • She also studied in Ireland and the United States.
  • She is particularly interested in the social and cultural aspects of the Cold War era.
  • Academic writing likewise belongs among the main focus of her scholarly interest.
  • She has published articles and regularly presents the results of her research both in the Czech Republic and abroad.

Aneta Mandysová

Contractual lecturer

 Aneta Mandysová - contractual lecturer

Aneta Mandysová graduated from the University of Vienna, studied her MA also at the University of Geneva and at the University of Ottawa.

  • Contractual lecturer, interpreter and a translator of French and German and a translation studies scholar.
  • Since 2013 she has been a PhD student at the Institute of Translation Studies in Prague where she also lectures.