Jiří Kocián

office
156
office hours
Monday 9:00-16:00
Tuesday 9:00-15:30
Wednesday 9:00-14:30
Thursday 9:00-16:00
email
kocian@knih.mff.cuni.cz
phone
+420 221 914 xxx
fax
+420 221 914 309
address
Malostranské náměstí 25
118 00 Praha 1
Czech Republic

Main Research Interests

Modern History of Southeastern, Eastern and Central Europe, Minority Studies, Identities, Jewish History, Oral History, Discourse Analysis

Projects

Malach Centre for Visual History at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University in Prague provides local access to the extensive digital archives of the USC Shoah Foundation - the Institute for Visual history and Education, the Refugee Voices archive of the Association of Jewish Refugees, and the testimony collection of the Museum of Romani Culture in Brno.

The Visual History Archive of USC Shoah Foundation contains over 54 000 witness testimonies covering the history of entire 20th century. Filmed interviews are fully accessible through an on-line interface in Malach CVH. Users can search for and view testimonies of interest by using more than 62 000 keywords or a database of 1.1 million names. The testimonies available in Malach Centre were recorded in 56 countries and in 32 languages. The Refugee Voices archive complements this collection with additional 150 interviews, while the testimonies of the Museum of Romani Culture in Brno provide the much needed record of genocide and persecution of the Roma (in Czech and Slovak language). For further details about the archives please see below.

Curriculum Vitae

Born 1985 in Prague

Education

  • 2012–now Ph.D. Candidate, Area Studies, Department of Russian and East European Studies, Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, Dissertation Title: Transylvanian regional identity and its political reflection after 1989
  • 2012–2013 PhDr. Doctorate, Russian and East European Studies, Department of Russian and East European Studies, Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, Dissertation Title: Ion Iliescu and his role in the forming of modern Romanian democracy
  • 2009–2012 Masters Degree (Mgr.), Russian and East European Studies, Department of Russian and East European Studies, Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, Suma cum Laude Diploma, Thesis: Ion Iliescu and his role in the forming of modern Romanian democracy, Dean´s award of excellence
  • 2005-2009 Bachelors degree (Bc.), Area Studies, Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, Thesis: Transition of political regime in Romania: from Communism to Democracy

Professional experience

  • 2016–now  Malach Centre for Visual History Coordinator, Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague
  • 2016–now  Research Associate, Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague
  • 2015–2016 member of Centre for Doctoral Studies, Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague
  • 2015  research assistant and editor (Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas, Südost-Forschungen), Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung Regensburg, Germany
  • 2013–now  Program Coordinator and Manager, Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion and Violence in Europe, organized by international consortium, Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague
  • 2013–2015  coordinator of English language MA degrees Prague Area Studies, Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague
  • 2012–2014  analyst, Association for International Affairs, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2012–2014 consultant, MeetFactory Prague
  • 2011  coordinator for post-gradual education, Department of Education, Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague

Selected Bibliography

KUBÁT, Michal, MEJSTŘÍK, Martin, a KOCIAN, Jiří (eds.). Populismus v časech krize. Praha: Karolinum, 2016. (Populism in the Times of Crisis, in print)

KOCIAN, Jiří. „Rumunsko.“ In Návraty: Povalečná rekonstrukce židovských komunit v zemích středovýchodní, jihovýchodní a východní Evropy, ed. Hana Kubátová a Kateřina Králová. Praha: Karolinum, 2016. (Coming Back. The Post-war Reconstruction of Jewish Communities in the Central-Eastern, South-Eastern and Eastern Europe)

KRÁLOVÁ, Kateřina, KOCIAN, Jiří, a PIKAL, Kamil (eds.). Nationale Minderheiten im sozialistichen Jugoslawien: Brüderlichkeit und Eigenheit. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Verlag, 2015. (National Minorities in Socialist Yugoslavia: Brotherhood and Particularity)

KOCIAN, Jiří, KRÁLOVÁ, Kateřina, a PIKAL, Kamil (eds.). Národnostní menšiny v socialistické Jugoslávii, Sokolov: Flavia Viera, 2015. (National Minorities in Socialist Yugoslavia)

KOCIAN, Jiří. „Western Balkans and the Czech Foreign Policy.“ In Agenda for Czech Foreign Policy in 2014, ed. Jakub Eberle, Tomáš Karásek and Vít Dostál. Praha: Asociace pro mezinárodní otázky, 2014.

KOCIAN, Jiří. „Česká zahraniční politika a integrace zemí západního Balkánu“. In Agenda české zahraniční politiky pro rok 2013, ed. Vít Dostál,  Jakub Eberle a Tomáš Karásek. Praha: Asociace pro mezinárodní otázky, 2013. (Agenda for czech foreign policy in 2013, chapter about Western Balkans‘ EU integration).

KOCIAN, Jiří.  „Rumunsko”. In Energie spojující či rozdělující? Perspektivy rozvoje energetiky zemí Střední a Východní Evropy. Karel Svoboda et al. Sokolov: Flavia Viera, 2011. Connected or divided by energy? Perspectives of development of energetics in countries of Central and Eastern Europe, chapter about Romania)