The Newest History Seminar

With the use of both traditional and the newest methods of historical science, the Newest History Seminar focuses on the history of international relations, political history, social and economic history and the history of elites. From a geographical perspective, the main interests of its members lie in the history of Western Europe, the USA, the Euro-Atlantic area and Latin America. Its staff in the last few years published or collaborated on a number of books, journals and other studies about the history of Austro-Hungarian foreign policy, British domestic and foreign policy, US policy during the First World War and the Cold War, the history of Central European elites (especially the aristocracy) and the history of some Latin American countries. Members of the Seminar are also part of research centres (Humanities Research Centres, HRC), specifically, the Research Group for Central European Elites in a Changing Society (16th-20th Century) at the Centre for the Study of Mankind and Society and the Cold War Research Group at the Institute for the Study of Strategic Regions.


Head of the seminar

prof. PhDr. Václav Horčička, Ph.D.  Room 204

Seminar members

PhDr. Jan Koura, Ph.D  Room 204

Mgr. Mikuláš Pešta, Ph.D.    Room 302A

PhDr. Ondřej Vojtěchovský, Ph.D.    Room 302B


PhD students

Mgr. Matyáš Borovský

Mgr. Mihail Ceropita

Mgr. Ondřej Crhák 

  •   Czechoslovak attitude towards the Vietnam war in the context of the policy of USSR and other Eastern Bloc countries, 1956-1975.
Mgr. Jovana Duric
Mgr. Otakar Foltýn

  •   The conception of Four generations of modern warfare as a base for the analysis of changes in European security environment in 19th and 20th century.
PhDr. Jiří Chmelař, Ph.D

  •   Modern History of Tunisia after 1987 focusing on relations with the EU, member states and reflections in Tunisian society.
Mgr. Michal Janíčko

  •   Evolution of Slovenian communists’ attitudes towards Yugoslavia and socialism from 1986 to 1988.
Anna Karapetyan 

  • Czech-Armenian historical and cultural ties, from the end of the 19th century until the present day.
Zdeněk Klíma

  •   Czechoslovak assistance to the Israeli Air Force in the War of Independence.
Mgr. Matěj Křepinský

PhDr. Boris Mosković

  •   Přístup srbské politické elity k národnostní a státoprávní otázce 1980–1987.
PhDr. Mgr. Mihad Mujanović

  • Muslims, not Muhammadans! The Roots of the Bosniak National Movement in 1878–1918.
Ing. Karel Řehka

  •   Information war from the second half of the 20th century to present in comparative perspective.
Mgr. Ondřej Šmigol

  • Margaret Thatcher and Central Europe.
JUDr. Mgr. Mikuláš Touška

  •   From Dominion to the Republic. Unsuccessful attempt to reverse and break up the South African liberal opposition in the 1950s.
PhDr. Ladislav Zemánek

  •   A Wasted Opportunity? The Soviet Leadership and Chinese Reforms, 1978-1991.
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