Memory and Politics in Transformations of (Post-)Conflict Societies

Memory in Transformations of (Post-)Conflict Societies


Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University


Leading representatives of the research team: doc. Mgr. Tomáš Weiss, M.A., Ph.D., PhDr. Kateřina Králová, Ph.D.


Contacts : Tomáš Weiss ( ), Kateřina Králová ( )


The research focuses on the political and socio‑cultural context of conflicts and post-conflict transformations during the 20th and 21st centuries in connection with memory culture in North America, Europe and Eurasia. Within this field, the research aims at the analysis of the interdependence of transformations following various sorts of conflicts and the ways of how they have been remembered and commemorated at the national as well as at the transnational level. Being multidisciplinary by definition, the research integrates traditional disciplinary perspectives of area studies, economics, geography, history, IR, political science and sociology and the ones of culture and memory studies to grasp and conceptualise the conflict and its aftermath concerning its changing dynamics, post-interpretations, and remembrance.


Over the past years a number of research activities with a substantial international impact have addressed these themes at the institute from the Centre on Research of Collective Memory (UK UNCE, 2012-2017) to The Role of Collective Memory in Post-Cold War Transatlantic Relations (GAČR, 2016-2018) to the projects like New Ideas for Europeanisation from Central Europe (Jean Monnet, 2017-2020), Beyond Hegemonic Narratives and Myths (UK PRIMUS, 2017-2019), Delayed Transformational Fatigue in Central and Eastern Europe (Horizon 2020, 2018-2021), and Populist rebellion against modernity in 21st-century Eastern Europe: neo-traditionalism and neo-feudalism (Horizon 2020, 2019-2022).



Selected outputs

  • ASAVEI, Maria Alina - KOCIÁN, Jiří. Gendered Histories/Memories of Labour in (Post-) Communist Romania and Former Czechoslovakia Illuminated through Artistic Production. Analize, Journal of Gender and Feminist Studies [online], 2017, 8 (22), 9-37. ISSN 2344-2352.

  • BAUER, Paul. Migration forcées d'après-guerre et héritage culturel: les musées des Allemands sudètes. In: BECHTEL, Delphine - JURGENSON, Luba. Muséographie des violences en Europe centrale et ex-URSS. 1 vyd. Paris: Éditions Kimé, 2016, Mémoire en jeu, s. 191-210. ISBN 978-2-84174-767-2.

  • FILIPOVÁ, Lucie. Erfüllte Hoffnung: Städtepartnerschaften als Instrument der deutsch-französischen Aussöhnung, 1950-2000. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2015. ISBN 978-3-525-10139-1.

  • GRABOWSKI, Marcin - KOZÁK, Kryštof - TÓTH, György, eds. The United States as a Divided Nation: Past and Present. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2014. ISBN 978-3-63165-108-7.

  • KRÁLOVÁ, Kateřina. 'Being traitors': post-war Greece in the experience of Jewish partisans. Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 2017, 17 (2), 263-280. ISSN 1468-3857. DOI 10.1080/14683857.2017.1324277.

  • KRÁLOVÁ, Kateřina. Being a Holocaust Survivor in Greece: Narratives of the Post-War Period, 1944-1953. In: ANTONIOU, Giorgos - MOSES, A. Dirk. The Holocaust in Greece. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018, s. 304-26. ISBN 978-1-10856-577-6.

  • KRÁLOVÁ, Kateřina. In the Shadow of the Nazi Past: Post-War Reconstruction and the Claims of the Jewish Community in Salonika. European History Quarterly, 2016, 46 (2), 262-290. ISSN 0265-6914. DOI 10.1177/0265691416630930.

  • KUNŠTÁT, Miroslav - KAISEROVÁ, Kristina. The Collegium Bohemicum in Ústí nad Labem, the Sudeten German Museum in Munich. Which Collective Memories should be Preserved, Promoted, and Passed On?, Revue d'Etudes Comparatives Est-Ouest, 2016, 47 (1-2), 91-111. ISSN 0338-0599. DOI 10.4074/S0338059916001042.

  • ŠMIDRKAL, Václav. They shall-or shall not-pass?: Communist state borders in the Czech culture of remembrance after 1989. East European Politics and Societies, 2017, 31 (2), 251-268. ISSN 0888-3254. DOI 10.1177/0888325416679693.

  • WEISS, Tomáš. Building leverage at the EU level? Specialization and coherence in Czech policy towards Eastern European transition. Journal of International Relations & Development, 2018, 21 (1), 172-193. ISSN 1408-6980. DOI 10.1057/jird.2015.29.


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