Doc. Mgr. et Mgr. Matěj Spurný, Ph.D.

Doc. Mgr. et Mgr. Matěj Spurný, Ph.D.

II. Humans, identities, environments

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Matěj Spurný is working as an assistant professor at the Institute for Economic and Social History of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University (Prague) and a research fellow at the Institute of Contemporary History of the Czech Academy of Sciences (both since 2012). He is currently (2017/18) staying as a fellow at the Imre Kertész Kolleg in Jena, Germany. He was working as a research fellow at the Institute for Contemporary History (ZZF) in Potsdam and collaborating with the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB). His latest book, “Making of the Most of Tomorrow”, explores a broad range of topics related to urban and environmental history of state socialism. For his dissertation “Nejsou jako my” about ethnic minorities in postwar Czechoslovakia, he was awarded prestigious Czech academic and research prizes. Spurný studied in Prague and Berlin and received his Ph.D. in history at the Charles University in 2010. Since nearly two decades he also has been acting in the field of civil society, especially dealing with the post war forced displacement of Germans from Czechoslovakia and as an actor of the Czech debate about socialist dictatorship.



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