Call for Papers: Workshop Incorporating sexual violence into Czech WWII history and its aftermath

Workshop Incorporating Sexual Violence into Czech WWII History and its Aftermath

Date: 29 March 2019
Venue: Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 February 2019 to


Dr. Jaromír Mrňka, Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, Prague
Dr. Anna Hájková, University of Warwick, UK

While over the past forty years, historiography has addressed sexual violence, in Czech historiography,
the topic remains largely a lacuna. This workshop seeks to amend it. Building on Susan Brownmiller’s
maxim in which rape is a statement of power rather than lust, our workshop offers a methodological
primer combined with networking. The one-day event, featuring leading experts Regina Mühlhäuser
and Anna Hájková, will combine an introductory lecture, two panels of talks, and close work with
primary sources.

We are seeking submissions for participation with abstract (up to 300 words, including discussion
of sources, and a short bio, up to 100 words). We are interested in the history of Second World War
defined widely, that is people working on Czech and Slovak 1930s and 1940s, ethnic minorities,
Holocaust, expulsion etc.

Selected participants (three to four) will present their work in one of the panels. Participants can apply
for reimbursement of travel and accommodation costs. Following this event, we aim to continue the
workshop in further, more research oriented, seminars. We expect participants to read background
literature in English. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

The workshop will be held in English.

Please send your abstracts no later than 1 February 2019 to

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