kucera@mua.cas.cz

doc. Dr. phil. Rudolf Kučera, Ph.D.

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Curriculum Vitae

Education:

2017: Doc., Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague
2008: Ph.D., Joint "co-tutelle", Berliner Kolleg für Vergleichende Geschichte Europas, Freie Universität Berlin and Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague
2004: Mgr., Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Charles University, Prague

Research Interests:

Comparative social and cultural history of Central Europe in 19th and 20th Centuries; History of the World War I; History of historiography

Research Projects since 2010:

  • Head of the Czech part of the research team: World War I Veterans in Austria and Czechoslovakia 1918-1938, Bilateral Austrian-Czech Research Project, Austrian Science Fund - Czech Research Foundation, 2017–2019.
  • Principal investigator: Violence in Central Europe During and in the Aftermath of the World War I. Austrian and Czech Lands in Comparison, Czech Science Foundation, 2014–2016.
  • Team member: Jenseits des Schützengrabens. Kriegserfahrungen der österreichisch-ungarischen Soldaten an der Ostfront des Ersten Weltkrieges, Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Kriegsfolgen-Forschung, FWF – der Österreichische Wissenschaftsfonds, 2012–2013.
  • Principal investigator: Work, Nation, Gender. Bohemian Labour 1914–1918, Czech Science Foundation, 2010–2012.

Teaching Practice since 2010:

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague.
Fakulty of Arts, Charles University, Prague.

Membership in Editorial Boards, University Bodies and Scholarly Societies since 2010:

Since 2014: Member of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies
Since 2012: Member of the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies
Since 2011: Member of the International Society for First World War Studies
Since 2010: Editorial Board Member of the journal "Člověk. Časopis pro humanitní a společenské vědy"
Since 2009: Managing Editor of the journal "Střed/Centre"

Foreign Scholarships, Fellowships and Research Stays since 2010:

10/2013-9/2014: Fellow, Imre kertész Kolleg, Universität Jena, Germany.
10/2009–9/2010: Junior Fellow, School of History, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

 

Most Important Publications since 2010:

(Publication list at MIA CAS: here)

Books

  • Kučera, Rudolf. Rationed Life. Science, Everyday Life, and Working Class Politics in the Bohemian Lands, 1914–1918. Oxford - New York: Berghahn Books, 2016. 196 pp. ISBN 978-1-78533-128-2.
  • Kučera, Rudolf. Život na příděl. Válečná každodennost a politiky dělnické třídy v českých zemích 1914–1918. Praha : Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2013. 213 pp. (Knižnice Dějin a současnosti : 49). ISBN 978-80-7422-232-0.
  • Kučera, Rudolf. Staat, Adel und Elitenwandel. Die Adelsverleihungen in Schlesien und Böhmen 1806–1871 im Vergleich. Göttingen : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2012. 320 pp. (Kritische Studien zur Geschichtswissenschaft : 205). ISBN 978-3-525-37026-1. 

Editorships

  • Kučera, Rudolf (ed.). Identity v českých zemích 19. a 20. století: Hledání a proměny. Praha : Masarykův ústav a Archiv AV ČR, 2012. 263 pp. ISBN 978-80-86495-98-9.
  • Kučera, Rudolf (ed.). Muži října 1918. Osudy aktérů vzniku republiky československé. Praha : Masarykův ústav a Archiv AV ČR, 2011. 203 pp. ISBN 978-80-86495-80-4.

Articles in Impacted Journals

  • Kučera, Rudolf. Exploting Victory, Bewailing Defeat: Uniformed Violence in the Creation of the New Order in Czechoslovakia and Austria 1918–1922. Journal of Modern History. 2016, Vol. 88, Iss. 4, pp. 827-855. ISSN 0022-2801
  • Kučera, Rudolf. Facing Marxist Orthodoxy: Western Marxism, The Making, and the Communist Historiographies of Czechoslovakia and Poland, 1948–1990. International Review of Social History. 2016, Vol. 61, Iss. 1, pp. 35–50. ISSN 0020-8590.
  • Kučera, Rudolf. Marginalizing Josefina. Work, Gender and Protest in Bohemia 1820–1844. Journal of Social History. 2012, Vol. 46, Iss. 2, pp. 430–448. ISSN 0022-4529. 

Articles in other Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Kučera, Rudolf. Wobec dogmatizmu. Zachodni marksizm, The Making of the English Working Class i komunistyczne historiografie w NRD, Czechoslowacji i Polsce 1948-1990. Stan Rzeczy. 2016, Vol. 10, Iss. 1, pp. 144-166. ISSN 2083-3059.
  • Kučera, Rudolf. Making Standards Work. Semantics of Economic Reform in Czechoslovakia 1985–1992. Zeithistorische, Forschungen / Studies in Contemporary History. 2015, Vol. 12, Iss. 3, pp. 427–447. ISSN 1612–6033.
  • Kučera, Rudolf. Muži ve válce, válka v mužích. Maskulinity a světové války 20. století v současné kulturní historiografii. Soudobé dějiny. 2011, Vol. 19, Iss. 4, pp. 549–562. ISSN 1210-7050.
  • Kučera, Rudolf. Středovýchodní, střední, centrální. Střední Evropa v německojazyčné historiografii 1950–2010. Slovo a smysl. 2011, Vol. 10, Iss. 2, pp. 32–46. ISSN 1214-7915. 

Book Chapters 

  • Kučera, Rudolf. Losing Manliness: Bohemian Workers and the Experience of the Home Front. In Bürgschwentner, J.; Egger, M.; Barth-Scalman, G. (ed.). Other Fronts, Other Wars? First World War Studies on the Eve of the Centennial. Boston : Brill, 2014. pp. 331–348. ISBN 978-90-04-24365-1.
  • Kučera, Rudolf. Politika. In Storchová, L. (ed.). Koncepty a dějiny. Proměny pojmů v současné historické vědě. Praha : Scriptorium, 2014. pp. 133–145. ISBN 978-80-87271-87-2.
  • Kučera, Rudolf. Entbehrung und Nationalismus. Die Erfahrung der tschechischer Soldaten der österreichisch-ungarischen Armee 1914–1918. In Bachinger, B.; Dornik, W. (ed.). Jenseits des Schützengrabens. Der Erste Weltkrieg im Osten: Erfahrung – Wahrnehmung – Kontext. Wien : Studienverlag, 2013. pp. 121–137. ISBN 978-3-7065-5249-3.
  • Power, M. ; Kučera, Rudolf. Úvod: Kategorie identity v současné historiografii. In Kučera, R. (ed.). Identity v českých zemích 19. a 20. století: Hledání a proměny. Praha : Masarykův ústav a Archiv AV ČR, 2012. pp. 8-23. ISBN 978-80-86495-98-9.
  • Kučera, Rudolf. Philanthropy and Public Donation Striving for the State Recognition. The Bohemian Ennoblements 1806–1871. In Hlavačka, M. (ed.). Collective and Individual Patronage and the Culture of Public Donation in Civil Society in the 19th and 20th Centuries in Central Europe. Praha : Institute of History, 2010. pp. 194–209. ISBN 978-80-7286-163-7.