Gábor Czoch was born in 1965 in Budapest. He defended his dissertation in 1999, after completing his doctoral studies in co-tutelle at the University ELTE in Budapest and EHESS of Paris in the field of urban history of Hungary. Director of the Center for Studies of Central Europe from 2000 until its closure in 2006. Teacher at ELTE since 1998 at Atelier – Department for European Historiography and Social Sciences. Since 2008 Editor-in-chief of Korall, a Hungarian social sciences periodical. His research primarily concerns the field of urban history. Most recent book focuses on urbanization and social changes of the bourgeoisie of Hungary in the first half of the 19th century (A városok szíverek. Pozsony, 2009)
Judit Klement is a historian and sociologist, trained at ELTE University Faculty of Humanities, Budapest. She defended her PhD-thesis in 2009 in social and economic history at ELTE Teacher at ELTE since 2002, and joined the Atelier Department of European Social Sciences and Historiography in 2003 Member in the editorial board of the Hungarian social historical journal called Korall since 1999 and the Hungarian Historical Review since 2012 Main research field is economic and social history of the 19th and 20th century, with especial regard to enterprises and entrepreneurs of the Hungarian capitalism and to the history of Budapest both in international comparison Most recent monograph about the entrepreneurship of Budapest’ milling industry in the 19th century was published in 2012.
Ádám Takács joined the Department of Atelier in 2005, where he has become an assistant professor in 2009. Trained in Budapest (ELTE) and in Paris (EHESS – PhD in 2009) as a philosopher. Teacher of courses on theory of history, historiography and methodology. Since 2011, he has been working in the research project „Regime and Society in Eastern Europe (1956-1989), From extended Reproduction to Social and Political Change”. Primarily research focuses on the questions of the mentality, culture and ideology of the socialist era in Hungary, including the phenomenon of the “socialist consciousness”.
Graduated at ELTE University in Budapest and at EHESS de Paris. Excellent language skills in French and English. In 2013 she has defended her PhD at Atelier at Eötvös Loránd University, with a thesis written on the identity-building of a ghetto-district in Budapest, after the democratic turn.
Melinda Benko is graduated as an architect at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in 1994, educated also in the ENSA Marseille-Luminy and the Politecnico di Milano. Associate professor, Head of the Department of Urban Planning and Design and Erasmus coordinator of the Faculty of Architecture in the BME. Teacher of architectural and urban theory and practice, works as urban designer. Research about different urban topics (contemporary urban design theory, urban form, safe cities, public space, large housing estate, context-sensitive architecture, in-between space etc.).
Péter Erdősi, assistant professor of history, Candidate of Sciences of the Hungarian Academy (2000), PhD (2004), started his academic career studying early modern courtly culture. His teaching activity has been marked by an interdisciplinary approach to cultural history at the Department of Central European Literature and Culture of the University of Miskolc and the Atelier Department of European Social Sciences and Historiography of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. Promoting the academic adaption of the cultural heritage concept in Hungary, he edited a reader in cooperation with Gábor Sonkoly, and published numerous articles on the historical and the contemporary uses of memory and heritage. He became a museum expert at the Ferenczy Museum of Szentendre. Since 2012, Erdősi works at the Atelier Department, and contributed to the TEMA Erasmus Mundus Master Program. His research interest includes, along with heritage, urban history and Renaissance/Baroque cultural history.
Didactic Coordinator, Associate Professor
Melania Nucifora is Contract-Professor in Contemporary History at the University of Catania since September 2014 and assistant professor between 2011 and 2014. She is a member of the AISU national steering board (Associazione Italiana di Storia Urbana - Italian Association for Urban History). She graduated in Urban History at the Institute of Architecture of Venice in 1998, than she gained her second-level master course in History and Analysis of Territory in Catania in 2000. At University of Catania she worked as a Contract-professor of History of the City and of the Territory at the Faculty of Engineering (2002/2003, 2003/2004), afterwards as Contract-professor of Urban History at the Faculty of Humanities, where she taught at Degree Course in Cultural Heritage. In 2005 she won a research grant by the CNR (National Council for Research) within the national call on “Cultural Identities”. Selected as Senior Researcher she worked within the EU Programme for Interregional Cooperation across Europe INTERREG IIIA Italia-Malta (Progetto Kasa) as a counsellor on the theme of Landscape and Cultural Heritage Preservation, focusing her research on the topic of the Uses of History in the local development programs.
Full Professor, President of the Laurea magistrale in “Storia dei paesi mediterranei”
Since 1980, Rosario Mangiameli teaches Contemporary history, History of Political Parties and Methodology of Historical Research at the Department of “Scienze politiche e sociali” of the University of Catania. He is “Professore Ordinario”, Presidente of the Laurea magistrale (Master) in “Storia e cultura dei paesi mediterranei” and member of the Scientific Board of the Ph. D. in Political Sciences.He has been in the Board of the following reviews: “Archivio storico per la Sicilia Orientale”, “Italia contemporanea”, “Meridiana”, “Polis”, “Annali “ (Istituto Cervi). It’s also member of SISSCO (Società italiana per lo studio della Storia contemporanea), AIPH (Associazione Italiana per la Public History) Istituito Gramsci siciliano, and he is President of the Istituto siciliano per la story dell’Italia contemporanea (ISSICO). His research interest focuses on Anglo-American occupation of Sicily during WWII, Sicilian institutions and policy in the post-war period, history of organized crime with a focus about Sicilian Mafia.
Nicolas Verdier is researcher in the NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH. His researches register as part of crossroads between territorialities in time and epistemology of knowledges on areas and territories, both approaches forming both faces of the same question setting. A question orientates this cogitation: How societies negotiate and renegotiate their reports in time in areas and in territories? It is by the draft of two fields: the study of the space reconstructions and the epistemology of knowledges on areas and territories where he offers cogitation on temporalities of unification and town and country planning, on concepts of scale, hierarchy, network, memory, or even from territory.
Alain Musset, former student at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, is an agrégé in geography and an honorary member of the Institut Universitaire de France. He specializes in the study of urban worlds in Mexico and in Latin America, attending his viva on “Water in the Valley of Mexico: the technical and cultural challenges (16th-19th centuries)”. Former lecturer at Université Paris-X Nanterre, he is now director of studies at EHESS, where he was in charge of the History Department from 2000 to 2006. He runs the “Comparative Study of Development” master’s programme Member of GGH-Terres o Recent works: Géopolitique des Amériques and ¿Geohistoria o geoficción ? Ciudades vulnerables y justicia especial
Sandrine Robert is lecturer at Ehess. Archaeologist, she is specialized in archeogeography. Her studies focus on resilience of landscape. She analyzes how landscape’s forms and spatial networks are pass down through long periods. She runs the seminar: Construction, transmission and resilience of the landscape forms: archaeogeography. She is the Founder and Chair of the Theory and method in Landscape archaeology –Archaeogeography Commission in the International Union of the Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences. Publications: Water as a morphogen in the Landscapes (Archaeopress, Oxford, 2016) with Benoit Sittler. Sources et techniques de l’archéogéographie planimétrique (Presses universitaires de Franche-Comté, Besançon, 2011).
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.
Assistant Professor at the Seminar of General and Comparative History (The Institute of World History, Faculty of Arts, CUNI) since 2016 MA in History and Political Science at CUNI (2005); PhD in General History at CUNI (2013) with the thesis "Local and National Identity in Historical Monographs on Bohemian, Moravian, and Galician Towns (1860 – 1900)" Long-term experience as contractual lecturer at the TEMA programme (2012-2016) and the CEVRO Institute (since 2010); participation in several national and international research projects, notably CLIOHRES Network of Excellence (6FP) and REACH (Horizon2020) Published several chapters and articles and co-edited three volumes related to urban history, collective identities, memory and political concepts Specialization in modern comparative history of Europe with focus on urban history and identities in 19th and early 20th century Current research focuses on cities and small towns in modern imaginary, representations and social uses of urban past, and heritage in small towns Departmental Erasmus Coordinator (since 2017); leader of CHIPPC research group
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”.
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.
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.
Assistant professor at the Institute of World History, Faculty of Arts, CUNI
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).
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
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 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.
Directeur, Institut du patrimoine culturel