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PhD Pavel Kolář
European University Institute
Department of History and Civilization,
Villa Schifanoia - Office VS 86
Via Boccaccio 121
50133 Florence - Italy
Telephone: 0039 055 4685 598/541
Link: PhD Pavel Kolář at the European University Institute


Education / Work Experience

Since April 2011 Co-Director of international research project „Physical Violence and State Legitimacy in Late Socialism“ at Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam

Since 2010 Professor of Comparative and Transnational History of 19th-20th century Europe (Central, Eastern, South Eastern Europe), EUI Florenz

2003 – 2010 Researcher at Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam

2007 – 2010 Leader of project „Socialist Dictatorship as a World of meaning“ (Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam – Institute of Contemporary History Prague)

2003-2008 Participant in European Science Foundation´s project „Representation of the Past: The Writing of National Histories in Europe“

2003 PhD in General History, Charles University Prague

1998 MA degree in General and Comparative History, Charles University Prague


Languages: active - Czech/Slovak, Polish, German, English, Italian, Russian; passive - French, Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian

Research Interests

Comparative and Transnational History of 19th and 20th Century Europe

Modern Central, Eastern and South-Eastern European History

Social, Cultural and Everyday Life History of State Socialism

Intellectual and University History of Modern Central Europe

Historiography, Remembrance, Narration

History of Physical Violence