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CEFRES granty na podporu mobility doktorandů. Výsledky pro rok 2022–2023

Dne 31. května 2022, vyslechla mezioborová komise 12 kandidátů ucházejících se o CEFRES grant na podporu mobility doktorandů. Komise všem kandidátům blahopřeje k vysoké kvalitě jejich prací a prezentací.

Členové komise rozhodli po poradě následovně:

Grant platformy CEFRES
  1. Jan Kremer (Charles University, PedF): Digital Game as a Representation of History

Seznam čekatelů:

  1. Debraj Banerjee (Charles University, FHS): The Nation and its Aliens: Contentions of Citizenship under a Hindu Nationalist regime
Grant mladých vědců
  1. Vojtěch Pojar (CEU): Experts in Post-imperial Transitions: Entanglements and Diverging Trajectories of Eugenicists between the Habsburg Empire and the Nation States, 1912–1939
  2. Sabrina Rospert (Université Paris 1/LMU Munich): Penser et percevoir la désobéissance contre l’État. Vers une histoire
  3. Emina Zoletic (University of Warsaw): Intergenerational transmission of the memory of the war: The Cases of Families in Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Bosnian diaspora in Europe

Seznam čekatelů:

  1. Adrien Beauduin (CEU): Réarticulations de genre, sexualité, race et classe dans la droite radicale populiste en Tchéquie et en Pologne
Těmto kandidátům nabízíme možnost stát se přidruženými doktorandy v CEFRES pro akademický rok 2022–2023:
  • Laura Brody (Karlova Univerzita, FF/Université Paul Valéry): Imagining Imvros: Past and Present Narratives of Place, Memory and Belonging from Within the Imvriot Diaspora
  • Ciro Porcaro (Karlova Univerzita/ Sapienza Roma): Metonymy: Theoretical Perspectives and Migration Discourse in German Language

The EU Environmental Policy

The EU Environmental Policy under the French and Czech Presidencies of the Council of the European Union

International Workshop

Co-organized by Palacký University, University Clermont Auvergne, and CEFRES, under the framework of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union

When: Friday 20th May, 9:00 15:40
Where: Faculty of Law, Palacký University Olomouc & online
Language: English
Arthur Thevenet
(University Clermont Auvergne)
Valentin Bayeh
(University Clermont Auvergne)

See the program below.

Pokračování textu The EU Environmental Policy

Alice Clabaut: výzkum a CV

The staging and reception of Samuel Beckett’s theatre in France, Germany and the Czech Republic after the fall of the Berlin Wall

Research Area 1 – Displacements, “Dépaysements” and Discrepancies: People, Knowledge and Practices

Contact :

My dissertation focuses on “the staging and reception of Samuel Beckett’s theatre in France, Germany and the Czech Republic after the fall of the Berlin Wall”. I am doing a joint thesis between Charles University and Sorbonne University (cotutelle contract).

My research aims to establish an aesthetic-political inventory of the staging and reception of Samuel Beckett’s plays in France, in Germany and in the Czech Republic since the playwright’s death. Beckett passed away in December 1989, one month after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The international comparison questions the consequences of the Cold War on the production and reception of Beckett’s plays. The three countries I am interested in faced the experience of the Iron Curtain very differently. Whilst Beckett’s work has always been highly praised in France, it was strictly censored in East Germany. While the Czechs used Waiting for Godot as a political argument during the revolution against the USSR, the French and West Germans regarded Beckett’s theatre as a revolutionary, yet philosophically and literarily, work.

Considering these differences, I discuss the extent to which aesthetic choices provide a critical prism through which various aspects of Beckett’s poetics can be emphasised. On the one hand, I point out how Beckett’s theatre highlights, in many ways, not only European traumas, left over from the Second World War and the Cold War, but also contemporary traumas. On the other hand, I observe the changing aesthetic choices in the productions, from the traditional performances inherited from Roger Blin to the most original ones, testifying to the inexhaustible importance of Beckett’s theatre.



2017-2019: Master, Research speciality, Political Philosophy and Ethics, Sorbonne University Paris, with Honours
Thesis under the supervision of
Hélène L’Heuillet: Les hommes face aux féminismes. De l’engagement masculin au masculinisme.

2016-2018: Master, Research speciality,  French and Comparative Literature, Sorbonne University Paris, Charles University Prague (Erasmus), with High Honours
Thesis under the supervision of
Stéphane Desvignes: Réfléchir le temps, réfléchir au temps, avec Le roi se meurt d’Eugène Ionesco.

2012-2015: Preparatory class BL, Lycée Faidherbe Lille
Speciality: English, option: German

Teaching experience

2021-2022: Temporary lecturer for Bachelor’s students at Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris (English seminar for non-specialists – “Duos et couples dans le théâtre anglophone”)

2018-2019: French language assistant, Humboldt Gymnasium, Zwickau, Germany


  • “Beckett avant Beckett. Première réception des œuvres de Beckett en RDA.”, Doctoral seminar, PRITEPS Laboratory, Sorbonne University,  June 18, 2021
  • Krapp’s Last Tape :  Écouter et redécouvrir l’anglais dans toute son étrangeté”  –“Noise” Seminar, OVALE, Sorbonne University Paris, May 11, 2021
  • “To archive the present or the very first Beckett production in East-Germany” – Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Conference, Memory Studies, 4EU+ research program, University of Warsaw, April 14, 2021
  • “La littérature masculiniste aujourd’hui : faire parler plutôt que faire penser” – 6th Gender Masters Transdisciplinary Seminar, Sorbonne University Paris, March 14, 2018 


  • “Beckett & Brecht au Palace de la République. Dialogue politique, polyphonie esthétique”, Beckett aujourd’hui, Beckett Today (in process, publication 2022)
  • “To archive the present or the very first Beckett production in East-Germany” – European Pluralities Series, Memory Studies, 4EU+ research program, University of Warsaw (in process, publication 2022)


  • September 6 – 10, 2021: 4EU+ Summer School “Borderlands of Memory: Nationalism, Religion and Violence in Europe” organised at Charles University by the 4EU+ Alliance “Plurality of Memories in Europe in a Global Perspective” Consortium (series of lectures, workshops, and seminars from various disciplines).

CFA – “Home beyond species: More-than-human dwelling in the age of crises”

Call for applications twoyear postdoctoral research position at the Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Sociology in an international TANDEM project

Deadline for submission: 27 March 2022, online interview 28 March – 1 April 2022
Duration:  2 years – Starting summer 2022
Salary: up to 600.000 CZK per year (e. ca EUR 1.900 per month gross)

We are looking for an earlycareer postdoc researcher (no longer than two years after obtaining their Ph.D.) who would like to become part of our TANDEM research team for the time of up to 2 years, starting in summer 2022. The TANDEM collaboration is between Dr. Petr Gibas (Czech Academy of Sciences) and Dr. Chloé Mondémé (CNRS/CEFRES) based at CEFRES, Prague, Czech Republic.

Pokračování textu CFA – “Home beyond species: More-than-human dwelling in the age of crises”

The place of absence and the spaces of the absent: the legacies of the 20th century (de)population movements in Europe and beyond

The place of absence and the spaces of the absent:
the legacies of the 20th century (de)population movements in Europe and beyond


Date: Thursday 24th and Friday 25th March 2022
Location: Paris (CERI, 56 rue Jacob, 75006) and online (ask us the link by e-mail at
Language: English

Catherine Perron, FNSP/CERI – Sciences Po Paris
Michèle Baussant, CNRS/ CEFRES
Katja Hrobat Virloget, University of Primorska

Thursday 24th of March

12.30 – 14.30

This panel is organised is the case of the seminar “Mémoires et patrimonialisations des migrations” of the EHESS.

Neža Čebron Lipovec,University of Primorska – Koper/Capodistria, Slovenia – “Intertwined metamorphoses: modern architecture and population change in postwar northern Istria”. 

Petra Kavrečič, Universty of Primorska – Koper/Capodistria, Slovenia – The absence of the “other side” of the territory. The territorial discontinuity with the new Yugoslavian-Italian border.

14.30 – 15.00 : Café

15.00 – 16.30

Maria Kokkinou, CEFRES- Prague – Before and after them: spaces of refuge, spaces of expulsion in Eastern Europe through the example of the refugees of Greek civil war 

Ewa Tartakowsky, CNRS- Institut des sciences sociales du politique – Nanterre, France – Auschwitz: a research in times of pandemic

17.00 – 18.30

Cornelia Eisler, BKGE – Oldenburg, Germany – A present absence. Germans from Eastern Europe and the expellee museums in West Germany.

Olga Sezneva, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands – Lost-And-Found: The Poiesis of Home in a Dispossessed Land. Tales from Königsberg-Kaliningrad.


Friday 25th of March

9.30 – 11.15

Elena Soler, Charles University – Prague, Czech Republic – Long-lasting ethnicized silences and the imagined (national) community: reflections on a new theoretical approach

Nadège Ragaru, CNRS/CERI – Sciences Po Paris, France – Seeking Jewish Survivors from Northern Greece in the 1960s: West German Magistrates and the Transnational Story of a Quest for Traces

Katja Hrobat Virloget, University of Primorska – Koper/Capodistria, Slovenia – The silence as absence in Istria. Memory and forgetting of the Istrian exodus, the past and future

11.15 – 11.30 :  Café

11.30 – 12.45

Michèle Baussant, CNRS/ CEFRES – Prag, Czech Republic – What absences shape memories of the colonial displaced?

Catherine Perron, FNSP/CERI – Sciences Po Paris, France – The place of the loss. Expulsions and lost homelands in the German memorial landscape.

14.30 : Round table

Yael Navaro, University of Cambridge, Cambrigde UK
Antonela Capelle-Pogacean, FNSP/CERI – Sciences Po Paris, France
Evelyne Ribert, CNRS – IIAC, Paris, France

Illustration: ©Michèle Baussant

CFP – PhD Students Workshop | Household, kinship, intimacy

Call for papers for PhD students

PhD Students Workshop organized by EHESS and CEFRES will be held on the theme:

Household, Kinship, Intimacy: The Reconfiguration of Living Together

Date: May 3rd, 2022 (9:30-17:00)
Deadline for submission: April 1st, 2022
Location: Online and at CEFRES, Na Florenci 3 (Prague)
Language: English

The household (or home) is the institution par excellence in western societies, where live alone or together singles, heterosexual or homosexual couples, with or without one or more children, not forgetting neither flatmates, friends or relatives co-housing or homes of elderly. While the Western contemporary imaginary of household is linked to the idea of nuclear family, a shift in both the representations of home and sociological realities of what home/household looks like occurred. These social micro-entities are clearly concrete places that are subject to significant investment by their members; they are both economic units and shared intimacy spaces. Based on these two fundamental characteristics of the home, we propose to link the issue of the relationship between individuals with those relating to the family (relationships with children, relationships with parents outside the nuclear family), the economy (income and expenditure of domestic entities, production, consumption) and intimacy (a notion that covers a wide range of practices, emotions and affects, attitudes, from sexuality to the sharing of spaces, caring for bodies). Pokračování textu CFP – PhD Students Workshop | Household, kinship, intimacy