Contemporary Cultural History 2.0

Nurturing Talents of Central and Central Eastern Europe

16-17 May 2024´

The proposed project aims to make a significant contribution to the field of contemporary cultural history by investigating both material and immaterial cultural practices, and exploring how mean-ings circulate in society. It will use both qualitative and quantitative research methods and draw on concepts and methods from multiple disciplines, including literary science, sociology, anthro-pology, and geography. The project will seek to synthesize knowledge from various fields to ad-dress key disciplinary challenges in the study of contemporary cultural history.

This project brings together a team of cultural historians for three main purposes.

Firstly, it will provide an opportunity to bring in different expertise on contemporary cultural his-tory from partner universities. By setting doctoral candidates in dialogue with each other and ena-bling collaborative work, the project encourages the emergence of new projects, in both teaching and in research, with a transnational scope. Secondly, it will address the implications of cultural turn in history and neighbouring disciplines in the scholarship on and in Central and Central Eastern Europe. Carrying over research results into tertiary education will make actual use of those practices.

Thirdly, it will enable fostering academic publication practices and presentation skills, both crucial ways of dissemination of the scholarly knowledge towards academic peers as well as communica-tion with wider interested public beyond academia.

Contact person:

Assistant professor Ondřej Daniel, PhD
Charles University, Prague

CENTRAL partners: 

Senior Researcher Magdalena Baran-Szołtys,PhD
University of Vienna

Assistant lecturer, Imre Tarafás, PhD
Eötvös Loránd University – ELTE

Dr. hab. Robert Kulmiński
University of Warsaw