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Committee’s Composition 2018-2019

Statutory Members

  • Pavel Baran, Vice President in charge of Research Area III. Humanities and Social Sciences of AV ČR
  • Lenka Rovná, Vice-Rector for European Affairs of UK
  • Jérôme Heurtaux, director of CEFRES

UK Representatives

AV ČR Representatives

Pascal Schneider : Research & CV

NSDAP members’ sociology : the Germans’ workers national-socialist party in the annexed territories of the IIIrd Reich (Alsace, Moselle, Eupen-Malmédy, Sudètes), from 1938 to 1944.

Research area 2: Norms and Transgressions.

My research deals with the NSDAP members in the annexed territories of the IIIrd Reich. It takes place in a comparative study of four European territories and focuses on the biography of the NSDAP members. This deliberate act, because the NSDAP adhesion was not mandatory, was indeed the result of a long-process procedure, often individual, sometimes familial. The individual decisions could be opportunistic, thus, badly thought, if not unconscious, in order to get a better position. Whereas the collective adhesion, like the familial one, was rather linked with strong traditions – religious, cultural, social – submitting, at one moment, to the dominant speech.

This study is a sociography with an interdisciplinary approach (sociology, psychology, anthropology and history), which focuses on the practices and social facts, in this case, those of engagement, and even those of marginality of involvement. Thus, it also deals with the management of this transgression, which is the involvement of inhabitants from those annexed territories, alongside German National Socialists, as an integration in the new order established at the local, regional and European level. The scale change let us see if those social practices are the same or different in those four different annexed territories of the IIIrd Reich between 1938 and 1944.


Education and diplomas

Since 2017: Member of the Trinational Doctoral College (Paris, Saarbrücken, Luxembourg) : The International History by Interdisciplinarity. European and Franco-German Perspectives at the XXth Century.

Since 2016: PhD studies in Contemporary History, at Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV), ED 2 SIRICE (UMR 8138), under the supervision of Johann Chapoutot.

2013-2014: 2nd year of MA in Germanic worlds history, Strasbourg University. Topic of dissertation : Saverne 1940-1944 : Germanisation et Nazification d’une ville d’arrondissement durant l’annexion allemande.

2013: Certification in History of Art.

2012: 1st year of MA in History and Civilization in Europe, Strasbourg University.

2012: BA in History of Art, Strasbourg University.

2010: BA in Archeology, Strasbourg University.

2010: Certificate of History and Geography in German language, and certificate of Alsatian language.

2001: Teaching diploma in History and Geography.

Stays abroad

2019: Invitations by Prof. Dr. Michael Wildt at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and from Prof. Dr. Dietmar Hüser at the Universität of Saarlandes.

2017: Seminar at Weimar in Germany about « Gedenkstättenpädagogische Erkundungen – Konzepte und Methoden zur Erschliessung von Orten zur NS-Geschichte ».

2016-2017: Attachment to the March Bloch Center of Berlin.

2010: Internship about Shoah in Israëm at Beith Lohamei Haghetot et at Yad Vashem.

2007: Pestalozzi internship at the European Council in Calw, Germany, about « Europa im Geschichtunterricht ».


Since 2017: History and Geography Teacher in the XVth arrondissement of Paris.

2015-2016: German teacher at Alpadia Language Schools in Berlin.

1998-2015: History and Geography teacher at the Yechiva of the Srasbourg Eschel Center.

2013-2015: Teacher of History and Geography, of “Euro-German” class, of facultative option of History of Arts, of Alsatian language and of Regional Alsatian Culture and Language at the Institution of Christian Doctrine in Strasbourg.

1998-2013: Teacher of History and Geography and of Regional Alsatian Culture and Language at the Episcopal College of Zillisheim (1998-2001), and then at the Seminar of the Youngs from Walbourg (2001-2008), and finally at the Institution of the Christian Doctrine in Strasbourg (2008-2013).

Grants and awards

2017: Mobility grant for researches led under the frame of the Doctoral Franco-German College “L’histoire internationale par l’interdisciplinarité. Perspectives franco-allemandes et européennes au XXe siècle”.

2015: Nomination for the grade « Chevalier dans l’ordre des palmes académiques ».

2007: Bronze medal of Youth and Sports for 20 years of involvement in dance and animations.


  • Alsatian: Mother tongue.
  • French: Mother tongue.
  • German: C1 level.
  • English: Intermediate level.

Other activities

Since 2018: Member of the Scientific Council -Memorial Monument to the Second World War victims from Alsace and Moselle.

Since 2007: Member of the Administration Council of the Société d’Histoire et d’Archéologie de Saverne et des Environs (SHASE).

Since 2000: Member of the Pedagogical Commission of the Alsace-Lorraine Memorial.

Since 1996: Vice-President et founder President (1989-1996) of the the Association d’Histoire militaire Le Fantassin de Saverne and initiator of various exhibitions.

From November 2016 to July 2017: Representative of PhD Students at March Bloch Center in Berlin (participation to the Laboratory Councils, representation, mediation, offices management…).

2008-2015: Responsible for the scholar exchange between the Rathenow Gymnasium, Germany, and the Strasbourg Christian Doctrine Institution, France.

1994-2015: Commissioner of four great exhibitions about the First and the Second World Wars, and of smaller ones.

2008-2014: Initiator and responsible of the project about the duty of memory with some study trip in Auschwitz (2008-2014), Brussels and Amsterdam (2010), Dresden, Theresienstadt, Lidice and Prague (2011), Nuremberg and Salzbourg (2012), Belfort and Clerval (2013), Treblinka, Warsaw and Krakow (2014) with the help of the Foundation for Shoah Memory.

2004-2009: Initiator and responsible of the Resistance and Deportation National Contest at the Seminar of the Youngs form Walbourg (5 laureates) and at the Christian Doctrine Institution.

Publications and collaborations


“L’étude sociologique des membres du NSDAP dans les territoires annexés au IIIe Reich de 1938 à 1944 (Alsace, Moselle, Eupen-Malmédy, Sudètes). Exemple d’une prosopographie à l’échelle européenne”, acts from the study day of PhD students from the Ecole doctorale d’histoire moderne et contemporaine (ED 188) “Construire et maintenir un réseau. Biographie et prosopographie : individus et groupes sociaux en histoire”, Lettres Sorbonne Université.
Link to article


Francia-Recensio 2018 2 ISSN: 2425-3510
Dirk Thomaschke, Abseits der Geschichte. Nationalsozialismus und Zweiter Weltkrieg in Ortschroniken, Göttingen, 356 S.
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Research Value

Filed of research at Sorbonne Université: PhD students from Faculté des Lettres Sorbonne Université introduce with pictures their field of research.
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Les années 40 ou la vie quotidienne sous des régimes d’exception, exhibition catalogue for the temporary exhibition, presented at La Maison du Kochersberg à Truchtersheim in 2005, designed and constructed by Henri-Pascal Jung, Albert Lorentz, Louis Ludes, Lise Pommois and Pascal Schneider.

PhD Fellows Team 2018-2019

Pavel Baloun

is a PhD student at the Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Humanities, under the supervision of Pavel Himl. His PhD dissertation entitled “The Gypsy Scourge!” The Creation and Implementation of Anti-Gypsy Measures in Interwar Czechoslovakia and After, 1918-1942, contributes to CEFRES research area 2.

Martin Pjecha

is a PhD student at the Central European University (Budapest) under the supervision of Matthias Riedl. His dissertation is entitled Discourses of Violence within the Hussite Movement, and contributes to CEFRES research area 2.

Florence Vychytil-Baudoux

is a PhD student at the EHESS (Paris) under the supervision of Nancy L. Green. Her dissertation in history is entitled Between Citizenship, Ethnicity and the Politics of Exile: The Logics of Polonia‘s Political Integration in France, the United States and Canada, 1945-1980 and contributes to CEFRES research area 1.

Julien Wacquez

is a PhD student at the EHESS (Paris) under the supervision of Jean-Louis Fabiani. His dissertation in sociology is entitled The Grammar of Likelihood: The Attachement to Reality of Sci-Fi Practitioners, and contributes to CEFRES research area 1.

Associated PhD students 2018-2019

Mihai-Dan Cîrjan

is a PhD student at the Central European University in Budapest under the supervision of Balázs Trencsényi. His PhD dissertation in comparative history on Indebtedness and Credit Relations in Times of Crisis: Reinventing the State by Governing Economic Life in Post-liberal Romania (1929-1944) contributes to CEFRES research area 1.

Felipe Kaiser Fernandes

is a PhD student at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) in Paris, affiliated with the Interdisciplinary Institute of Anthropology of the Contemporary (IIAC), under the guidance of Sophie Wahnich. His dissertation entitled Popular Market Spaces: Migrant Women in Informal Work. A Multi-Site Ethnography, contributes to CEFRES research area 1.

Adéla Klinerová

is a PhD student in cotutelle between the Charles University (Prague) and the École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris), under the supervision of Richard Biegel and Sabine Frommel. Her dissertation is entitled Modern French Architecture in the Context of Czech and East-Central European Nineteenth-Century Architecture, contributes to CEFRES research area 1.

Yuliya Moskvina

is a PhD student at Charles University (Prague) under the supervision of Paul Blokker. Her dissertation in sociology is entitled Squat, State, Society, and contributes to CEFRES research area 2.

Raluca Muresan

is a PhD student at the Sorbonne-Universités, Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities, under the guidance of Jean-Yves Andrieux. Her dissertation is entitled Culture, Urban Society, and Representation of Territories. The Architecture of Public Theaters in the Eastern Lands of the Habsburg Monarchy (1770-1812) and contributes to CEFRES research area 1.

Olga Słowik

is a PhD student at Faculty of Arts, Charles University, under the supervision of Libuše Heczková. Her dissertation is entitled Food, Gender, Identity, and their Entanglements in Contemporary Czech Prose and contributes to CEFRES research area 2.

Ekaterina Zheltova

is a PhD student at the Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, under the supervision of Kateřina Králová. Her dissertation is entitled National belonging, transnational localities and ideologies of language: Discursive practices at the Greek-Albanian borderlands and contributes to CEFRES research area 3.

Claire Madl – CV & research

 Deputy director and librarian at CEFRES


  • 2007: PhD in History, École pratique des hautes études, Paris, under the supervision of Pr. Frédéric Barbier, with the degree “très honorable avec les félicitations du jury” (summa cum laude).
  • 2000: D.E.A. (i.e. Master degree) in History and book culture, École pratique des hautes études, Paris.
  • 1993: Higher Degree in Information Sciences and Technologies (i.e. Master degree), Institut National des Techniques de la Documentation (INTD), Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), Paris.
  • 1991: Maîtrise (i.e. 1st year of Master degree) in History, University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, Departement of History


French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences (CEFRES), Prague

Research administration
From 2018 – coordination, with the director, of the Center’s scientific activities and development of a platform for French-Czech scientific cooperation: “CEFRES Platform”.

Edition and communication
From 2006 – Editorial manager: Managing paper and digital scientific publications (series and monographs, HAL SHS series, web site, online videos and blog). Communication: manager of CEFRES’s accounts on social networks; publishing on institutional trilingual website

Librarianship and scientific information management
From 1994 – Chief Librarian: Supervising scientific information inputs of all types (books, journals, on-line resources), scientific information monitoring, public events around book reviews.


Since 2018 – „Reading Europe Advanced Data Investigation Tool“ (READ IT) in the frame of H2020 project « JPI Cultural Heritage ». Leader Investigator: Brigitte Ouvry-Vial, University of Le Mans ; PI for the Czech Republic: Michael Wögerbauer, Institute of Czech Literature ; Czech Academy of Sciences.

2018-2020 – „Krásný Dvůr in the context of European early landscape parks“, a project supported by the Czech Science Foundation (No 18-07366S 2018-2020) at the Institute Silva Taroucy for Landscape and Gardens (PI Markéta Šantrůčková); member of the teatm for the Faculty of Arts, Charles University.

2015-2019 „The Building of a Nation of Readers: Networks, Firms and protagonists in Bohemia 1749-1848“, a project supported by the Czech Science Foundation (GAČR 15-22253S, 2015-2017) at the Institute of Czech Litterature of the Czech Academy of Sciences. PI in collaboration with M. Wögerbauer and P. Píša. Shortlisted for the 2020 GAČR Award.



  • Buchwesen in Böhmen 1749-1848. Kommentiertes Verzeichnis der Drucker, Buchhändler, Buchbinder, Kupfer- und Steindrucker. Wiesbaden, Harrassowitz (Buchforschung 11), 2019. with Petr Píša et Michael Wögerbauer.
  • Na cestě k výborně zřízenému knihkupectví. Protagonisté, podniky a sítě knižního trhu v Čechách (1749-1848). [Toward a « well functionning book market ». Networks, firms and protagonists in the Bohemian book market. 1749-1848]. Prague, Academia-Ústav pro českou literaturu AV ČR, v.v.i., 2019. with Petr Píša & Michael Wögerbauer.
    –„Úvod“ [Introduction; co-author] p. 9-23
    –„Ekonomické a sociální podmínky knižní kultury“ [Les métiers du livres. Conditions économiques et sociales], p. 69-102
    –„Zahraniční souvislosti knižního trhu v Čechách“ [Les réseaux internationaux du marché du livre de la Bohême], p.  103-126
    –„Topografická a funkční diferenciace knižního trhu“ [La construction d’un réseau de professionels du livre au service de la Bohême] p. 127-142
    –„Tiskárna normální školy v Praze. Vládní nástroj osvícenského despotismu i impuls ke vzniku občanské společnosti“ [L’imprimerie des écoles normales. Un instrument du despotisme éclairé comme préalable à une société de citoyens] p. 179-217
    –„Jak rozšířit a diverzifikovat čtenářskou obec. Reklamní strategie nakladatelů a knihkupců“ [Élargir et différencier le lectorat. Les stratégies publicitaires des éditeurs-libraires] p. 279-300
    –„Čtenářské kabinety, půjčovny knih a proměny způsobů čtení“ [Cabinets de lecture et bibliothèques de prêt. La transformation des pratiques de lecture]. p. 301-320.
  • « Tous les goûts à la fois ». Les engagements d’un aristocrate éclairé de Bohême, Genève, Droz, 2013, 467 p. ISBN 978-2-600-01357-4

Articles & Chapters

  • « Zahrady v četbě Jana Rudolfa Černína » [Les jardins objets de lecture de J. R. Czernin] à paraître dans : Jan Rudolf Černín a jeho Krásný Dvůr.
  • « Le Saint-Empire », in (dir. Éric Suire) Le monde de l’imprimé en Europe occidentale (vers 1480-vers 1680), Paris, Armand Colin (Horizon), 2020, p. 276-294.
  • « L’imprimé, vecteur de diffusion du jardin paysager vers l’est de l’Europe. Modèles, traductions, médiatisations », Revue française d’histoire du livre n° 141, 2020, p. 113-136.
  • « Publishers’ Advertising Strategies to Widen and Diversify Readership. The Example of Bohemia », Dějiny, Teorie, Kritika, 2018-1, p. 69-98.
  • « Organizace tisku učebnic v Čechách. Přizpůsobení jedné tereziánské reformy » [Imprimer les manuels scolaire en Bohême. L’adaptation d’une réforme de Marie-Thérèse] Cornova vol. 7, n° 17, 2017, p. 57-71.
  • « Langue et édition scolaire en Bohême au temps de la réforme de Marie-Thérèse. Retour sur une grande question et de petits livres » in : Ex Oriente Amicitia. Mélangues offerts à Frédéric Barbier à l’occasion de son 65e anniversaire (dir. C. Madl, I. Monok), Budapest, Magyar Tudományos Akadémia Könyvtar és Információs Központ, 2017, p. 235-265.
  • « Strasbourg et l’exportation des livres vers l’Est de l’Europe au XVIIIe siècle » Histoire et civilisation du livre, XI, 2015, p. 109-126.
  • « Perný rok knížete Fürstenberga. Cenzura a proměna veřejnosti na sklonku vlády Marie Terezie“ [La censure et la transformation du public à la fin du règne de Marie-Thérèse, ou comment l’année 1779 fut rude pour le prince de Fürstenberg]. In (M. Wögerbauer, P. Píša, P. Šámal et al.) V obecném zájmu. Cenzura a sociální regulace literatury v moderní české kultuře. 1749–2014 , Praha, Academia – Ústav pro českou literaturu AV ČR, v.v.i., 2015, p. 165-177.

Book reviews

  • Veronika Čapská: Mezi texty a textiliemi. (Swéerts)-Šporkové, textové praxe a kulturní výměna na přelomu baroka a osvícenství. Praha, Scriptorium 2016, 326 s. Česká literatura n° 4, 2017, p. 608-611.
  •  « De l’argile au nuage. Une archéologie des catalogues (IIe millénaire av. J.-C. – XXIe siècle). [Paris / Genève] : Bibliothèque Mazarine / Bibliothèque de Genève / Éditions des Cendres, 2015 ». Histoire et civilisation du livre n° 12, 2016, p. 462-469.


  • Klara Benešovská, « Disparition, réouverture et clôture du chantier cathédral de Prague (1419-1933) », in : Le Chantier cathédral en Europe. Diffusion et sauvegarde des savoirs, savoir-faire et matériaux du Moyen Age à nos jours. (dir. Isabelle Chave, Etienne Faisant, Dany Sandron), Paris-New York, Le Passage, 2020, p. 125-135.
  • Daniel Špelda, « Les soleils et leurs observateurs au XVIIe siècle » Revue des Questions Scientifiques, 2018, 189 (4), p. 531-577.
  • Klára Benešovská, « Ce qu’il advint de l’architecture gothique à la cour de Charles IV et de Venceslas IV », in: Qu’est-ce que l’architecture gothique ? essais (dir. Arnaud Timbert), Lille, Presses du Septentrion (Architecture et urbanisme), 2018, p. 181-209. ISBN : 978-2-7574-2384-4
  • Petra Trnková, « Les photographes au service de l’aristocratie. Représentation visuelle du domaine des Buquoy à l’époque du comte Georg Johann Heinrich Longueval de Buquoy (milieu du XIXe siècle) » Austriaca (dir. M. Faber M. Ponstingl), n° 83, 2018, p. 17-46.

See the complete CV and list of publications here.

Deconstruction and Phenomenology

Lecturer: Thomas Mercier (CEFRES / UK)
Inscription: Department of German and French Philosophy, FHS UK
When and where: Thursdays 9:30–12:20, CEFRES, Na Florenci 3, Prague 1 (dates tbc)
Language: French


Starting with Jacques Derrida’s very first publications, the basic tenets of deconstruction were elaborated through a complex dialogue, loving but antagonistic, with phenomenology. In this course, we will examine this tumultuous relationship, and will emphasise deconstruction’s paradoxical indebtedness to phenomenological thought. We will carry out a transversal and selective reading of Derrida’s œuvre by engaging with texts he devoted to mainly five authors, phenomenologists or heirs of the phenomenological tradition: Husserl, Heidegger, Levinas, Merleau-Ponty and Patočka. Each of these readings will be focused around one or two specific notions: speech and writing (Husserl), language and technics (Heidegger), violence and alterity (Levinas), Europe and responsibility (Patočka), body or corporeity, and the world (Merleau-Ponty).

The course will thus deal more particularly with the problematics of inheritance and reading, and will provide a presentation of Derrida as a reader and as a paradoxical heir, both faithful and unfaithful, of phenomenological authors.