Modern Jewish History Seminar 2014

Organized by Institute of Contemporary History (Czech Academy of Sciences), CEFRES and the Prague Center for Jewish Studies at the Charles University

Sessions About

Jewish Community in Postwar Greece: Between Assimilation and Exclusion

5 February 2014 - 5 PM

Kateřina Králová (FSV UK)


History of Hasidism: New Trends

14 May 2014 - 5 PM

Marcin Wodziński (Uniwersytet Wrocławski)


“We Live as Though Entombed”: Jews Hiding in Family Bunkers in Eastern Galicia

14 June 2014 - 5 PM

Natalia Aleksiun (Touro College, New York)


The Jews of Postwar Poland and the Bohemian Lands: The View from the Periphery

1 October 2014 - 5 PM

Kateřina Čapková (Institute of Contemporary History, Prague)


Jewish Communities of Moravia and Silesia in the Age of Emancipation

5 November 2014 - 5 PM

Daniel Baránek (Charles University, Prague)


‚Now or Never‘: Popular Opinion and the Jews of Slovakia, 1945-48

3 December 2014 - 5 PM

Hana Kubátová (Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University)



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The seminar is intended to provide a platform for academic discussion about the latest research on Jewish history especially of the last three centuries. Though primarily focused on the Jews of central and east central Europe, the seminar also includes topics related to the Jews of other regions. The seminar is further enriched by including topics not directly concerned with Jews, but enabling one to see Jewish history from other perspectives (for instance, the perspective of other marginalized communities).

Despite our preference for the methods of historical research, the organizers welcome multidisciplinary approaches to the topics, including those of sociology, political science, religious studies, and art history.

The seminar is held in the library of CEFRES, Na Florenci 3, Prague 1 always at 5:30 p.m. The language of the seminar is English. The seminar is organized by Kateřina Čapková and Michal Frankl. Since 2018/2019 the seminar is included into the MA program of the Prague Center for Jewish Studies at the Charles University. Due to Michal Frankl’s stay abroad this academic year, all the questions and suggestions should be sent to Kateřina Čapková (

The colloquia are held in the library of CEFRES, Na Florenci 3, Prague 1.