Advisor to the Director, in Charge of Research and Methodology, Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, Prague
EURIAS Visiting Fellow
(June 2018 – March 2019)
Dealing with the Communist Past or Rewriting the Post-Communist Future? History, Memory and Methodology in the Czech Republic Since 1989
This project deals with history writing, memory and methodology and originated in the discrepancy between the historical narrative derived from primary sources (communist party archives; secret police archives) and that of the historiography on communist Czechoslovakia. Deciphering those agendas and deconstructing how they have affected the construction of a collective memory of communism in the Czech Republic is the topic of this research. Thanks to a historical and epistemological approach, this project will thematize the difference in the Czech public sphere between memory and commemoration, research and activism, history and politics.
Previous stays at the IWM:
2004, Körber Junior Visiting Fellow