Area Studies Research Seminar

Area Studies Research Seminar

The area studies research seminar offers a platform for an internal debate on the on-going and planned research at the Institute of International Studies. The presenters are IMS researchers as well as guests from Czech and foreign research institutions. The seminar is intended for all IMS staff and Ph.D. students.

The program for the 2023/2024 winter semester can be found below on this page. The seminars are held in person in the meeting room (No. C423) in the C building of Jinonice Campus (U Kříže 8, Prague 5) and also online via Zoom, at 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., unless noted otherwise.

From 2019 to 2022 the seminar was organized with the support of the Jean Monnet Chair TeDEUSS - Teaching and Debating EU Small States' Security.

Future Lectures

Date Speaker Topic

29.4.2024, 11:00

Oksana Vynnyk (Irish Research Council) Healing War Wounds and Building the State: Disabled Veteran in the Interwar Polish Cities

Past Lectures

Date Speaker Topic
15.4.2024, 11:00 Jun Fujisawa (Kobe University) The End of the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance
18.3.2024, 9:00 GAČR Seminar Debate over project proposals
19.12.2023, 11:00 (room B 329) Veronika Homolová Territorial Autonomy in the Early 20th Century: Bridging Nationalism and Peace
  Ladislav Beneš Zahraniční vztahy a hospodářská pomoc pro Českobratrskou církev evangelickou v 70. a 80. letech 20. století
11.12.2023, 11:00 Lamiya Panahova Seeking Greatness in the Past: Domestic Narratives of a Great Nation in Contemporary Azerbaijan
4.12.2023, 11:00 Jiří Pondělíček For the Bomb, Against the Bomb: Analysis of the Letters to Truman regarding the Use of Atomic Bomb in Korea
27.11.2023, 11:00 Olga Oleinikova (University of Technology Sydney) The ghosts of “internal colonisation”: Anthropogenic impacts of Russian imperial ambitions in Ukraine
23.10.2023, 11:00 Paolo Pizzolo (CISAD, Jagiellonian University) Does Size Really Matter? Small Powers’ Behaviour in the Indo-Pacific: The Cases of Cambodia, Singapore, and New Zealand
9.10.2023, 11:00 Jitka Králová (UCL) Between Debt and Democracy’ Indebtedness and Resistance in the Deindustrializing region of the Czech Republic
22.5.2023, 11:00 Thomas Chopard (National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations) Jewish migrations and the Soviet border regime around World War II
15.5.2023, 11:00 Tess Megginson (UNC Chapel Hill) The Czechoslovak Geographical Imagination on Maps during WWI
27.4.2023, 11:00 Dennie Oude Nijhuis (Leiden University) Long-term Strategic Thinking, Cost Considerations, and the Partisan Politics of Ghent
11.4.2023, 14:00 Ebru Turhan (Turkish-German University) Transnational Drivers of Domestic Politicization: A Post-Functionalist Analysis of German-Turkish Relations
27.3.2023, 11:00 Nuripa Mukanova Interdisciplinary and multilevel perspectives of corruption
20.3.2023, 9:30 GAČR project proposal seminar  
6.3.2023, 11:00 Valentýna Drtinová a Dagmar Hanzlíková (Ústřední knihovna Univerzity Karlovy) Open Science na Univerzitě Karlově - co je publikování open access a jak na to?
27.2.2023, 9:00 - 12:30 JUDr. Mgr. Michal Urban, Ph.D. Jak dále zlepšit své pedagogické dovednosti (kurz pro pokročilé učitele) informace o kurzu zde
20.2.2023, 11:00 Roman Kolodii Soft(ware) Underbelly: Unpacking Russia’s Cyber-Incident Response through Securitization Theory of Cyberattack Attribution
28.11.2022, 11:00 Rosamund Johnston (University of Vienna) Arms Dealing in Normalization-era Czechoslovakia in Three Biographies
2.11.2022, 15:00 (online only) Zora Piskačová (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) A “Common Enterprise”? The Role of Utility Infrastructures in the Divided City of Teschen, 1920-1938
17.10.2022, 11:00 ​Ioannis Stylianidis (University of Heidelberg) The representation of the Jews in the Greek media: focusing on the vandalism of the Jewish cultural heritage
3.10.2022, 11:00 Aniruddha Kar (University of Heidelberg) Indian Memory Project: Postmemories by Post-Generations
16.5.2022,11:00 Oszkar Roginer Traces of memory and identity politics in literature of Hungarians from Yugoslavia
9.5.2022, 11:00 Patrick Kupper (University of Innsbruck) On writing a European History of Environmental Protection
2.5.2022, 11:00 Paolo Graziano (University of Padua) Neopopulism. Towards a Theoretical Research Framework
26.4.2022, 13:00 Irena Kalhousová (FSV UK), Michal Onderčo (Erasmus University Rotterdam) Dissident past and divergent present: How dissident culture influences diplomacy with Israel
11.4.2022, 11:00 Alena Drieschová (University of Cambridge) Liberal Governance and its Contestation in the European Union
4.4.2022, 11:00 Adam Hudek (Slovak Academy of Sciences) The afterlife of the Slovak national communism in the 1990s
28.3.2022, 11:00 Lamiya Panahova Internal perceptions of the European Union’s role in the peace process of the Karabakh conflict in Azerbaijan
28.2.2022, 11:00 Barbora Menclová Global socialist development in practice: Czechoslovak experts in independent Angola
21.2.2022, 11:00 Erik Davtyan (Yerevan State University) To escalate or not to escalate? Lessons of the past, foreign policy learning and the 2020 war in Nagorno Karabakh
13.12.2021, 11:00 Ondřej Klípa How Polish Comrades Modernized Husák’s Czechoslovakia
6.12.2021, 11:00 Johana Kłusek The role of Anglophilia in the process of Czechoslovak turning to the East: Conciliation of conservatism with socialism
22.11.2021, 11:00 Jakub Šindelář Remembering the Great War in a more European way? WW1 in the video game Valiant Hearts
8.11.2021, 10:00 Marcin Kosman (University of Warsaw) Past Dangers as Current Threats. The Discourse of Confederation Liberty and Independence in Poland
18.10.2021, 11:00 Anna Lukešová Multi-level governance of immigrant integration policies: the case of Austria and Czechia
4.10.2021, 11:30 Tomáš Weiss Institutional inertia and change: Explaining the Czech and Portuguese engagement in PESCO and EDF
4.5.2021, 11:30 Václav Šmidrkal Resistance Fighters, Volunteers, and the Rest. Czech Legal Ordering of War Heroism in the 20th Century
19.4.2021, 11:00 Jaromír Mrňka (IPS FSV UK) Experience and Trauma of Sexual Violence and Rape in the Testimonies of German Expellees from the Bohemian Lands after WWII
12.4.2021, 11:00 Jan Hornát and Eliška Tomalová Status-seeking and International Organisations
22.3.2021, 11:00 Mikuláš Pešta (FF UK) Cognitive dissonance of Czechoslovak Revolutionary Practice
9.3.2021, 11:00 Karin Hofmeisterová Position of the Serbian Orthodox Church in memory production of post-Milošević's Serbia
22.2.2021, 11:00 Oscar Sanchez
(University of Hong Kong)
In the Shadow of Capitalism: How to Write a History of Socialism beyond Teleology and Ideological Determinism
8.2.2021, 11:00

Jerome Heurtaux

From one justice to another. Narratives of injustice by the executives of the former regime in Tunisia
7.12.2020, 11:00 Irena Kalhousová Populist Politics of Memory and Foreign Policy as a Dyad:  Polish-Israeli Relations through a Theoretical Lens
23.11.2020, 11:00 Klára Žaloudková Wealth defence strategies of Bulgarian oligarchs in the 1990s
3.11.2020, 11:00 Patryk Gacka Protection of collective memories against denialism
26.10.2020, 11:00 Eliška Černovská Primary issues in foreign policy agenda-setting
12.10.2020, 11:00 Mitchell Young Knowledge Power Europe
6.10.2020, 11:00 Maria Piekarska Can forest remember? On agency, risk, and possibilities in environmental memorials
19.5.2020, 12:30         Jakub Eberle (ÚMV)    Germany as a dividual power
Postponed due to COVID-19 Paolo Graziano (University of Padova) Comperative Neo-populism
28.4.2020, 12:30    Anna Lukešová (IMS) a Kateřina Koči (VŠE) Promoting State Interests in International Organizations: Emphasis on Personnel Level in the Czech Republic
Postponed due to COVID-19 Stefan Gänzle (University of Agder) Differentiated integration in Europe
Postponed due to COVID-19 Emil Kerenji (USHMM) Geopolitics, Demographics, and Population Projects in Interwar Yugoslavia
17.3.2020, 12:30 Seminar for GAČR proposals Presentation of projects and feedbacks from opponents
Postponed due to illness Farkhad Alimukhamedov (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Toulouse) Ethical Commitments and Raison d’Etat in Rentier States: Asylum-seeker policies in the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Central Asian Republic during the Refugee Crisis.
25.11.2019, 12:30 Eliška Tomalová a Eliška Černovská EU Water Diplomacy.
19.11.2019, 12:30 Andrzej Turkowski (University of Warsaw) The 1989 Transformation and Its Influence on the Polish Space of Opinion on Russia. 
22.10.2019, 12:30 Irena Kalhousová In Search of Central Europe: The Visegrad Group and the Vote on the Israeli-
Palestinian Conflict in the UNGA