doc. PhDr. Ota Konrád, Ph.D.

doc. PhDr. Ota Konrád, Ph.D.


  • Department of German and Austrian Studies


Telephone: +420 778 700 736


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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

I am an associate professor of modern history and director of the Modern history Ph.D. program at Charles University in Prague. Currently, I am a Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Institute of East and Southeast European History at the Munich University (from February 2021 to February 2022). I was the head of the Department of German and Austrian Studies at Charles University from 2012 until 2019 and a visiting professor (Vertretungsprofessor) at the University in Regensburg in the spring term of 2018. I have worked on topics dealing with the history of the humanities, history of foreign policy, WWI history in central Europe, cultural history of violence, and contemporary Austrian history. I have published in Czech, German, and English in leading international journals such as Nationalities Papers and Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte. My publications also include a monograph about the history of humanities at the German University in Prague, 1918-1945 (“Geisteswissenschaften im Umbruch,” Berlin, 2020). I co-authored (together with Rudolf Kučera) “Out of the Apocalypse “(Prague, 2018), which deals with the cultural history of violence. The book was nominated for the “Magnesia Litera Award – Litera for Non-fiction” (2019). The English translation will be published by Oxford University Press in 2021. My study “Two post-war paths” got an honorable mention within the Huttenbach Prize (prize for the best article published in Nationalities Papers) in 2019. Recently, I co-edited a volume about post-WWI violence in East-Central Europe („In the Shadow of the Great War,“ Berghahn 2021). In my current research project, I focus mainly on domestic violence and its contexts in post-1945 Czechoslovakia as a tool for analyzing the complex postwar societal and political reconstruction.