Petra Hudek – Research & CV

Visual Representations, Memorials and Commemorations of the Second World War in Central Europe

Research Area 3 – Objects, Traces, Mapping: Everyday Experience of Spaces

Contact: petra.hudek[@]

Petra Hudek is a historian at the Institute of History of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Department of Contemporary History. In 2022-2023, she carried out her research project “Iconoclasm in the Czechoslovak public space after 1989. The heritage of socialism in historical perspective” as a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Contemporary History of the Czech Academy of Sciences. She is currently preparing a monograph on Soviet war memorials in the Czechoslovak public space after 1989. Her research focuses on the politics of memory, museums, and the processes of museification of public space, as well as the instrumentalization of history.