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Position: Lecturer/ProfessorInstitute for Contemporary History, Akademie ved Ceské republiky (Czech Academy of Sciencies)
Ustav pro soudobe dejiny (Institute for Contemporary History)
Teaches (T) and/or researches (R) in:
2. History of the Jewish People: TR
Regional and National (i.e. in North Africa, Greece, Eastern Europe, Germany, Middle East, Spain, India, South America, United States, etc): TR
20: Historiography: R
3. Religion and Religious Movements: R
28: Reform Judaism: R
7. Languages: TR
9. Contemporary Studies: TR
Jewish identity and assimilation: TR
Holocaust Studies: TR
Kateřina Čapková is research fellow at the Institute for Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences. She also teaches courses at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University.
Capkova studied History and German Studies at Charles University in Prague and at the University of Vienna and in Münster (Germany). In 1998/1999, she was a visiting student at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies and she spent a semester at INALCO (Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilization) in Paris in 2000. Further research stays abroad include the University in Basel (2005) and Free University in Berlin (2010/2011).
She is the author of Czechs, Germans, Jews? National Identity and the Jews of Bohemia (Berghahn Books 2012, pb 2014), which was awarded the Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2012. Her second book, Unsichere Zuflucht (co-authored with Michal Frankl) focuses on Czechoslovak refugee politics in the interwar period and the situation of German and Austrian refugees in Czechoslovakia in the 1930s (published in Czech and in German).
Capkova is currently working on a comparative study about Jewish settlements in the Czechoslovak and Polish border regions after the Second World War.