prof. PhDr. Ota Konrád, Ph.D.

prof. PhDr. Ota Konrád, Ph.D.


  • Department of German and Austrian Studies


Telephone: +420 267 224 267


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Rooms: No. C414, Jinonice, building C

ResearcherID: E-9749-2018

Scopus Author ID: 57196281013

ORCID ID: 0000-0001-6142-8711

I am a full professor of modern history and director of the Ph.D. program in modern history at Charles University in Prague. From 2012 to 2019, I was head of the Department of German and Austrian Studies at Charles University. I was also a visiting professor at the University of Regensburg and the Centre d'histoire de Sciences Po, and a visiting researcher at L'École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris.  In 2021, I was a research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the University of Munich.
I have worked on topics in the history of the humanities, the history of foreign policy, the history of the First World War in Central Europe, a cultural history of violence, and contemporary Austrian history. I co-authored (with Rudolf Kučera) "Paths Out of the Apocalypse: Physical Violence in the Fall and Renewal of Central Europe, 1914-1922 (Oxford University Press: 2022). I have also published a monograph on the history of the humanities at the German University in Prague, 1918-1945 ("Geisteswissenschaften im Umbruch: Die Fächer Geschichte, Germanistik und Slawistik an der Deutschen Universität in Prag 1918-1945". Berlin, 2020) and co-edited two volumes on post-war violence ("In the Shadow of the Great War. Physical Violence in East-Central Europe, 1917-1923". Berghahn 2021, and "Collective Identities and Post-War Violence in Europe, 1944-48. Reshaping the Nation. Palgrave Macmillan, 2022).
In my current research project, I focus on domestic violence and its contexts in post-1945 Czechoslovakia and West Germany as a tool for analyzing complex postwar social and political reconstruction.

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Chapters in monographs


Contributions in the conference proceedings

Topics dealing with European history in the 19th, 20th and 21st century

Research Center of Excellence"The Center for the Transdisciplinary Research of Violence, Trauma and Justice" Charles University, (team member in charge of the work package "Violence from a Historical Perspective"), 2018-2022.
Research Association (Forschungsverbund) "Grenze/n in nationalen undtransnationalen Erinnerungskulturen zwischen Tschechien und Bayern", Czech-Bavarian University Agency, (coordinator at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague), 2017–2020.
German-speaking degree programs in central and Eastern Europe ("Deutschsprachige Studiengänge in MOE"), Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (head of the project at Charles University), since 2012.
Czech-Austrian History Book, financed by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, South Moravian Region and Vysočina Region (coordinator of the Czech part of the project), 2014-2018.
Violence in Central Europe During and in the aftermath of World War I. Austrian and Czech Lands in Comparison. Czech Science Foundation, 2014-2016 (investigator)
Edvard Beneš, Germans and Germany, Czech Science Foundation, 2010-2014 (team member)
Czechoslovak-Austrian Relationship in 1918-1938. Czech Science Foundation, 2009-2011 (principal investigator)

Modern and contemporary history, the cultural history of violence; the history of WWI and WWII in central Europe; the history of Czechoslovakia; contemporary Austrian history; the history of the humanities; the history of international relations