Colloquia in modern Jewish history 2017-2018 & 2018-2019

A joint project of the Institute for Contemporary History (Czech Academy of Sciences), Masaryk Institute (Czech Academy of Sciences) and CEFRES in partnership with the Jewish Museum in Prague.

When & where: the colloquia are held in the library of CEFRES, Na Florenci 3, Prague 1, always at 5 p.m. Check on CEFRES calendar the next sessions.

Language: English

Hosts: Kateřina Čapková & Michal Frankl

The colloquia are intended to provide a platform for academic discussion about the latest research on Jewish history especially of the last three centuries. Though primarily focused on the Jews of central and east central Europe, the colloquia also include topics related to the Jews of other regions. The colloquia will be further enriched by including topics not directly concerned with Jews, but enabling one to see Jewish history from other perspectives (for instance, the perspective of other ʻminoritiesʼ).

Despite our preference for the methods of historical research, the organizers welcome multidisciplinary approaches to the topics, including those of sociology, political science, religious studies, and art history.

Among the people leading the colloquia are scholars from institutions in the Czech Republic and abroad, senior scholars as well as PhD students.

Contacts: Kateřina Čapková ( & Michal Frankl (

French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences – Prague