Ondřej Vojtěchovský

PhDr. Ondřej Vojtěchovský, Ph.D.

Post

  • Head of the Institute of World History
  • Member of the Seminar for Contemporary History

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Field of Interest

  • Modern and Contemporary History of South Eastern Europe
  • History of Yugoslavia
  • Czech-South Slav relations in the 19th and 20th Century
  • International Politics of Czechoslovakia in the Cold War Era
  • Immigrant and Foreginer´s Communities in Czechoslovakia under State Socialism

Academic Posts

  • Since 2020: Head of the Institute of World History, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague
  • Since 2020: member of the Editorial board of the journal Tokovi istorije/Currents of History, Belgrade, Institute for Recent History of Serbia, Belgrade
  • Since 2020: Co-editor in chief (with Adéla Rádková), Securitas Imperii. Journal for the Study of Modern Dictatorships, Prague
  • 2019–2020: Deputy of the head of the Institute of World History, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague
  • 2018–2020: Head of the Department of the Research Section 1945–1989 II, Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes (ÚSTR), Prague
  • Since 2018: Member of the Ethics Committe of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague
  • 2007–2019: Erasmus+ Departmental Coordinator, Institute of World History, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague

Occupation

  • Since 2016: Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes (ÚSTR), Prague
  • Since 2006: Assistant Professor, Institute of World History, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague
  • 2004–2007: Researcher, The Office for the Documentation and Investigation of the Crimes of Communism (ÚDV), Prague
  • 2004: Teacher of History, Gymnasium (Secondary school) Litoměřice

Education

  • 2003–2010: Ph.D. study in General History, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague, Dissertation: Yugoslav Cominformist Exile in Czechoslovakia
  • 1997–2003: Master Study in History, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague
  • 1996–1997: One Academic Year of Master Study in History – Civic Education, Faculty of Education, Charles University, Prague
  • 1992–1996 Gymnázium (Secondary school) “Na Pražačce”, Prague 3 – Žižkov

Fellowships, Research and Study Visits

  • 2020/10–2021/03: Visiting Fellow, Imre Kertész Kolleg, Jena, Germany
  • 2015/03: Visiting Fellow, Institut for East and Southeastern European Studies, Regensburg, Germany
  • Since 2005: Annually Two or Three Weeks Research Trips to Belgrade, Zagreb or other places of Former Yugoslavia
  • 2003/04: CEEPUS, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
  • 2001/03-06: Erasmus, University of Vienna, Austria
  • 2000/10–2001/02: Philipps University of Marburg, Germany

International Conferences and Invited Lectures

  • 51st Annual ASEEES Convention,  San Francisco, USA, 23 – 26 November 2019. Paper: “Czechoslovakia Is Starting to Be for Us the Country of Labour Emigration“. The Yugoslav Workers in the Socialist Czechoslovakia in the 1970s and 1980s.
  • Labour History of Socialist Globalisation: The View from the Shop-floor. Workshop, University of Konstanz, Germany, 10 – 11 October 2019. Paper: Czechoslovak Recruiting of Labour Force from Yugoslavia in the 1970s and 1980s.
  • International Conference “Socialism on The Bench”, Pula, Croatia, 26 – 28 September 2019. Paper: Yugoslavia as a Window and as a Door to the West. Czechoslovak Tourism to the Yugoslav Coast and the Illegal Emmigration of Czechoslovak Citizens through Yugoslavija to the Capitalist Countries.
  • Serbian Academy of Sciences (SANU), Belgrade, 27 March 2019. Invited Lecture: Yugoslav Cominformist Emmigration.
  • 50th Annual ASEEES Convention,  Boston, USA, 6 – 9 December 2019. Paper: Yugoslav smugglers of Western goods into the socialist Czechoslovakia from the 1960s to 1980s.
  • The Tito-Stalin Split. 70 Years after. International Conference, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia, 28 – 30 June 2018. Paper: Narratives on the Titoist Repressions in the Circles of Yugoslav Cominformist Exile (in Czechoslovakia).
  • Labour Migration between East and West. Guest Workers in Europe from the 1960s to the 1980s. Workshop, Institute for Study of Totalitarian Regimes, Prague, 27 – 28 February 2018. Organizer. Paper: Yugoslav Constructing Companies and Their Workers in Czechoslovakia.
  • 3rd International Conference “Socialism on the Bench”. Communists and Communist Parties: Policies. Actions. Debates. Pula, Croatia. 28 – 30 September 2017. Paper: Working Temporary Abroad in a Socialist Country. Yugoslav Workers in Czechoslovakia in 1970s and 1980s.
  • International Conference “Spaces of Experience and Horizons of Expectation: Eastern European Diasporas During the Cold War”, 24 – 25 November 2016, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Aleksander Brückner Center for Polish Studies/Institute of History, Halle, Germany, Paper: On the Other Side of the Iron Curtain. Political Exiles from Yugoslavia and Italy to Czechoslovakia in the 1950s
  • International Conference “International and Transnational Aspects of the Yugoslav Crisis and the Establishment of Successor States, 1980–1992”, 9 – 10 November 2016, Koper, Slovenia. Paper: How to Understand the Yugoslav Crisis: The Attitudes of Czechoslovak Politicians toward the Beginning of the Dissolution of Yugoslavia in 1991.
  • Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), Regensburg, Germany,  25 March 2015. Invited Lecture: Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia in the 1970s and 1980s. Political, Social and Cultural Interactions and Mutual Reflexions in the Period of Late Socialism. A Project Introduction.

Grants and Stipends

  • Since 2017: Principal Investigator. Project ‘Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia in the 1970s and 80s. Political, Social and Cultural Interactions and Mutual Reflections in the Period of Late Socialism’. Czech Science Foundation (GAČR)
  • 2010–2015: Collaborator. Project  ̔’Perspectives of the Western Balkans in the Context of its Political, Ethnical and Demographical Development in the last 20 Years’. Czech Science Foundation (GAČR). Principal Investigator: Jan Pelikán
  • 2010–2011: Collaborator. Project ‘The Czechs and the Slovenes in the European transformations of the 20th Century’. Project ‘Kontakt’ within the Slovenia-Czech Republic Cooperation Programme in Science and Technology. Principal Investigators: Jože Pirjevec and Jan Pelikán
  • 2007–2008: Collaborator. Project ‘Between Mediterranean and Central Europe: Cultural, Economic and Political Relations between the Czechs and the Slovenes from the 16th through the 20th Century’. Project ‘Kontakt’ within the Slovenia-Czech Republic Cooperation Programme in Science and Technology. Principal investigators: Jože Pirjevec and Jan Pelikán
  • 2004–2011: Collaborator. Project ‘Czech Lands and the South Slav Space in the 19th and 20th Century. Parallels – Myths – Inspirations’. University Research Grant, Charles University. Principal Investigator: Jan Pelikán

Bibliography (Selection)

Books

  • Ondřej VOJTĚCHOVSKÝ, Iz Praga protiv Tita! Jugoslavenska informbiroovska emigracija u Čehoslovačkoj [From Prague Against Tito! Yugoslav Cominform Emigration to Czechoslovakia], Zagreb: Srednja Europa, 2016, 729 p.
  • Ondřej VOJTĚCHOVSKÝ, Z Prahy proti Titovi! Jugoslávská informbyrovská emigrace v Československu [From Prague Against Tito! Yugoslav Cominform Emigration to Czechoslovakia], Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Filozofická fakulta, 2012, 696 p.
  • Jan PELIKÁN – Tomáš CHROBÁK – Jan RYCHLÍK – Stanislav TUMIS – Ondřej VOJTĚCHOVSKÝ – Ondřej ŽÍLA: Státy západního Balkánu v uplynulém čtvrtstoletí a perspektivy jejich vývoje [The States of Western Balkans in the Last 25 Years and the Perspectives of Their Development], Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Filozofická fakulta, 2016 (Author of the Chapter on Montenegro, pp. 136–230).
  • Jan PELIKÁN – Lubomíra HAVLÍKOVÁ – Tomáš CHROBÁK – Jan RYCHLÍK – Miroslav TEJCHMAN – Ondřej VOJTĚCHOVSKÝ, Dějiny Srbska, [History of Serbia], 3rd Edition, Praha: NLN, 2019, 679 p. (Author of Chapters on the Cultural Development in Serbia in the 19th and 20th Century).

Chapters in Collective Books and Edited Volumes

  • Ondřej VOJTĚCHOVSKÝ, Odvrácená strana „historického ne“ Stalinovi [The Dark Side of the ‘Historic No’ to Stalin], in: Božidar Jezernik. Goli otok: Titův gulag (Praha: Volvox Globátor – Ústav pro studium totalitních režimů, 2020), 389–405.
  • Ondřej VOJTĚCHOVSKÝ – Boris MOSKOVIĆ – Jan PELIKÁN, Hlavní vývojové tendence jugoslávství v průběhu 20. století [The Main Tendencies in the Development of the Yugoslav Idea Throughout the 20th Century], in: Čechoslovakismus, edited by Adam Hudek, Michal Kopeček and Jan Mervart (Praha: NLN, 2019), 394–420.
  • Ondřej VOJTĚCHOVSKÝ, Jugoslavija i Čehoslovačka u doba kasnog socijalizma, 1969–1989 [Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia in the Period of Late Socialism, 1969–1989], in: Istorija odnosa izmedju Čehoslovačke i Jugoslavije, Konferencija čeških, slovačkih i srpskih istoričara. Zbornik stručnih radova, edited by Michal Hrušík (Belgrade: Ambasada Republike Slovačke u Republici Srbiji, 2018), 60–67.
  • Ondřej VOJTĚCHOVSKÝ, Jugoslávští dělníci v normalizačním Československu. Východiska bádání [The Yugoslav Workers in the ‘Normalization’ Czechoslovakia], in: Studia Balkanica Bohemo-Slovaca VII, (Brno: Moravské zemské muzeum – Ústav slavistiky Filozofické fakulty Masarykovy univerzity, 2017), 473-487.
  • Ondřej VOJTĚCHOVSKÝ, Iz diplomatije u IB emigraciju. Dogadjaji u jugoslovenskim diplomatskim predstavništvima u SAD-u povodom Rezolucije Informbiroa 1948. godine [The Events in the Yugoslav Diplomatic Missions in the USA Caused the 1948´s Cominform Resolution], in: Jugoslovenska diplomatija 1945–1961, edited by Slobodan Selinić (Beograd: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije, 2012), 174–204.
  • Ondřej VOJTĚCHOVSKÝ – Borut KLABJAN, Omejena solidarnost. Tržaški komunisti v Pragi na prelomu štiridesetih in pedesetih let 20. stoletja [A Limited Solidarity. The Trieste´s communists in Prague at the turn of 1940s and 1950s], in: Pirjevčev zbornik. Poti zgodovine med severnim Jadranom, srednjo in vzhodno Evropo, edited by Gorazd Bajc and Borut Klabjan (Koper: Založba Annales, 2011), 173–192.
  • Ondřej VOJTĚCHOVSKÝ, Aktiviranje jugoslovenskih informbirovaca u Čehoslovačkoj 1968. godine [The Activisation of Yugoslav Cominformists in Czechoslovakia in 1968], in: Tito – vidjenja i tumačenja (Beograd: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije, 2011), 466–485.
  • Ondřej VOJTĚCHOVSKÝ, Z Prahy proti Titovi. Slovinci v jugoslávské „informbyrovské emigraci“ v Československu [From Prague against Tito. Slovenes in the Group of Yugoslav Cominformist Emigration in Czechoslovakia], in: Češi a Slovinci v době moderny/Slovenci in Čehi v dobi moderne, edited by Jure Gašparič, Eduard Kubů, Žarko Lazarević and Jiří Šouša, (Praha – Ljubljana, 2010), 151–177.

Articles

  • Ondřej VOJTĚCHOVSKÝ  – Jan PELIKÁN, A Bridge to the West: Yugoslavia as a Transit Country for Czechoslovak Emigrants from the 1960s to 1980s. Střed/Centre. Journal for Interdisciplinary Studies of Central Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries, 2019/2, 61–86.
  • Ondřej VOJTĚCHOVSKÝ – Jan PELIKÁN, Z dovolené do emigrace. Jugoslávie jako tranzitní země pro československé emigranty v období normalizace [Through the Vacation to the Emigration. Yugoslavia as a Transit Country for the Czechoslovak emigrants in the ‘Normalization’ Period], Paměť a dějiny, 2019/3, 3–13.
  • Jan PELIKÁN – Ondřej VOJTĚCHOVSKÝ, V předtuše odkvétání. Československo a Jugoslávie v prvních měsících normalizace [In the Premonition of Outblooming. Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia in the First Months of ‘Normalization’], Securitas imperii, 34, 2019/1, 162–196.
  • PELIKÁN, Jan – VOJTĚCHOVSKÝ, Ondřej. Od Titova odchodu k Černěnkově smrti. Československo a Jugoslávie v první polovině 80. let 20. století. Základní obrysy vývoje vzájemných vztahů [From the Tito´s Demise to the Death of Chernenko. Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia in the first half of 1980s], Slovanský přehled, 105, 2019/2, 223–275.
  • Ondřej VOJTĚCHOVSKÝ, Česká historiografie a Balkán: od zkoumání slovanských kořenů k hledání souvislostí [The Czech Historiography and the Balkans: From the Inquiring into the Slavic Roots to the Searching for Contexts]. Dějiny a současnost, 41, 2019/5, 19-22.
  • Jan PELIKÁN – Ondřej VOJTĚCHOVSKÝ, Jugoslávie a československý disent v prvním desetiletí normalizace. Tematická edice dokumentů z bělehradských archivů [Yugoslavia and the Czechoslovak Dissent in the first Decade of ‘Normalization’], Soudobé dějiny, XXV, 2018/3–4, 582–611.
  • Borut KLABJAN, Ondřej VOJTĚCHOVSKÝ: Incorti comunisti. Solidarietà internazionale e interessi nazionali fra Trieste e Praga ai tempi della guerra fredda, Rivista di storia contemporanea, XLV, 2017/1, 101–121.
  • Ondřej VOJTĚCHOVSKÝ, „Soudruzi nebo vetřelci?“ O životě emigrantů do Československa na příkladu jugoslávské emigrace [‘Comrades or Aliens?’ On the Life of Émigrés in Czechoslovakia on the Example of the Yugoslav Exile Group]. Paměť a dějiny, XI, 2017/3, s. 24–32.
  • Ondřej VOJTĚCHOVSKÝ: Dějiny a rozpad Jugoslávie jako předmět historických sporů [Yugoslav History and the Break Up of Yugoslavia as a Subject of Historical Controversies], Soudobé dějiny, XXI, 2014/4, 426–434.
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