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Dr. Muriel Blaive
Charles University in Prague
Link: Dr. Muriel Blaive at the Charles University in Prague

Education / Work Experience

2012-2013: Institute coordinator of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for European History and Public Spheres

Since 2006: Senior Researcher at Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for European History and Public Spheres, Vienna, Austria, Department

Leader of the “Communist and Post-Communist Times” research field;

Since 2006: Head of the “Communist Studies” department at Collegium Minor Pragensis, Prague, Czech Republic;

2001-2005: Assistant Professor, Charles University, Prague, Faculty of Human Studies (FHS);

2001-2003: Post-Doctoral Researcher of CNRS at the Institut d’histoire du temps présent in Paris, detached to the French Center for Research in Social Sciences (CeFReS) in Prague.

November 1999: PhD degree in History and Civilizations (EHESS, Paris). Thesis: L'année 1956 en Tchécoslovaquie (423 p.), supervised by Prof. Krzysztof Pomian, summa cum laude

1993: Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies, EHESS, Paris

1992: Diploma of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris

1987: Baccalauréat D (High-school diploma in Mathematics, Physics and Biology)

Fellowships / Awards

July-August 2008: “Summer Fellowship” of the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam (Germany). Research project: “Communism and post-communism in České Velenice: Alltagsgeschichte of a Czech border town”;

January-July 2004: “Körber Fellowship for History and Memory in Europe”, Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna (Austria).
Research project: “Coming to Terms with a Nation’s Past: The Czechs and their Archives of Communism”;

2001-2003: “Post-Doctorate Scholarship”, granted by CNRS (French Central Research Institute), at Centre français de recherche en sciences sociales, Prague (Czech Republic).
Research Project: “Le communisme en Europe centrale (1948-1968): écriture e réécriture de l’histoire”;

1998-1999: Research Scholarship “Lavoisier”, granted by the French Foreign Ministry, at the Institute for the History of the 1956 Revolution, Budapest (Hungary).
Research Project: “Les ‘rendez-vous manqués’ de l’histoire: étude des relations entre la Hongrie et la Tchécoslovaquie et des représentations nationales réciproques en 1956 et 1968”;

1998: Fulbright Research Scholarship (three months), at the Center for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (George Washington University), Washington, DC.
Research Project: “The Hungarian Minority in Slovakia, 1945-1956: From Hostility to Loyalty”;

1996-1997: “Junior Fellowship” award (ten months), Collegium Budapest (Hungary)
Research Project: Completion of my PhD.

1993-1996: Three-year PhD scholarship granted by CNRS (French Central Research Institute), Centre français de recherche en sciences sociales, Prague.

Languages: French: native speaker; English, Czech: fluent; Slovak, Hungarian, German: advanced to fluent (Slovak spoken and understood through Czech); Polish: intermediate (understood and read, spoken to some degree)

Other activities linked to research

Since 2011: Expert for the Grant Agency of Charles University, Prague (GAUK)
Since 2009: Expert for the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (GAČR)
Since 2006: Occasional reviewer for peer-reviewed journals (Nationalities Paper, Critique internationale, H-Soz-u-Kult, etc.)
Since 2004: Founding member of the editorial board of the journal Dějiny-Teorie-Kritika, Prague