A joint Czech-Austrian history book. Lecture and discussion series

Date: 1 March 2016, 16:00 - 18:00

On the initiative of the Permanent Czech-Austrian Conference on Common Cultural Heritage (CCAH), a team of Czech and Austrian historians is preparing a popular educational book and didactic material for school lessons on the modern history of both countries and their societies in the 19th and 20th centuries. In a four-part discussion series, the public is given the opportunity to get acquainted with the results of the work on the book so far, to ask the authors questions and to raise their own topics that should be taken into account in the book.

On the Czech side, the project is financially supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic, the South Moravian Region and the Vysočina Region, and on the Austrian side by the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, the Federal Ministry for Education and Women, the Future Fund of the Republic of Austria and the Länder of Vienna, Lower Austria and Upper Austria.

Prague, Tuesday 1 March 2016, 16:00

Austrian Cultural Forum in Prague, Jungmannovo nám. 18, 110 00 Prague 1

Hanns Haas - Lukáš Fasora - Luboš Velek - Richard Hufschmied - Rudolf Kučera - Stefan Eminger - Ota

Konrád - Jaroslav Šebek

"Long" 19th century

World War I

First Czechoslovak and Austrian Republic

Brno, Thursday, 31 March 2016, 18.00

Moravian Library in Brno - Austrian Library, Kounicova 65a, 601 87 Brno

Arnold Suppan - Petr Koura - Tomáš Dvořák - David Schriffl - Václav Šmidrkal

World War II and the post-war order (1938-1948/55)

In the Enemy Blocs of the Cold War (1948/55-1968)

Znojmo, Thursday 7 April 2016, 19:00

South Moravian Museum in Znojmo - House of Art, Masarykovo nám. 11, 669 02 Znojmo

Walter Reichel - Václav Petrbok - Niklas Perzi - David Kovařík - Sandra Kreisslová

Stereotypes and Narratives

Life on the border

Jihlava, Tuesday 12 April 2016, 18:00

Regional Gallery of Highlands in Jihlava, Komenského 10, 586 01 Jihlava

Niklas Perzi - Václav Šmidrkal - Hildegard Schmoller - Miroslav Kunštát

Reform, Stagnation and Crisis (1968-1985)

Revolution, neoliberal turn and European integration (1986-2004)


Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v. v. i.

Project coordinator on the Czech side:

doc. PhDr. Ota Konrád, Ph.D.

Contact person:

PhDr. Václav Šmidrkal, Ph.D.

More detailed information on the project can be found at Joint Czech-Austrian History Book