Muriel Blaive

 

The research work of Muriel Blaive from 2006 to 2008 was partly sponsored by Österreichische Lotterien, in the context of the "European Research Fellowship".

 

Professional Experience

  • Since 2012: Institute coordinator of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for European History and Public Spheres

  • Since 2006: Researcher at Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for European History and Public Spheres, Vienna, Austria, Leader of the “Communist and Post-Communist Time" research field

  • Since 2006: Head of the Communist Studies Department at Collegium Minor Pragensis, Prague, Czech Republic 

  • 2001-2005: Assistant Professor in History of Communism, Humanities Science Faculty (FSV), Charles University, Prague 

  • 2001-2003: Post-Doctoral Researcher of the French CNRS at the Institut d’histoire du temps présent in Paris, detached to the French Center for Research in Social Sciences (CeFReS) in Prague, scientific advisor to the director (Prof. Georges Mink) and coordinator of the collaboration between the two institutes 

 

Academic Background

  • November 1999: PhD degree in History and Civilizations (EHESS, Paris). Thesis: L'année 1956 en Tchécoslovaquie (423 p.), supervised by Prof. Krzysztof Pomian, summa cum laude

  • 1993: Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies (French diploma between MA and PhD), EHESS, Paris. DEA thesis: “Pour la paix ! Pour la patrie ! Pour une vie heureuse de notre peuple !” Les relations entre le pouvoir communiste et la population en Tchécoslovaquie 1948-1951 (111 p.), supervised by Prof. Krzysztof Pomian

  • 1992: Diploma of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (equivalent to MA), graduating in political science, sociology and history. MA thesis: Ethique et politique chez Václav Havel (132 p.), supervised by Prof. Jacques Rupnik, achieved with highest honors (“mention très bien”)

  • 1987: Baccalauréat D (High-school diploma, majors in Mathematics, Physics and Biology)
     

 Scholarships and Awards

  • April 2011-April 2014: Fellowship in the project "Physical Violence and State Legitimacy in Late Socialism", Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam (Germany), funded by the Leibniz Association

    • Research project: "Birth-giving in communist and post-communist Czech Republic: physical violence and biopolitics"
       
  • May 2009: ERC “Starting Grant” proposal evaluated above quality threshold during the 2nd step but not funded due to insufficient available budget.

    • Research project: “Communism and post-communism in Central Europe: practical and methodological issues of a contemporary history in the making”

  • July-August 2008: “Summer Fellowship” of the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam (Germany)

    • Research project: “Communism and post-communism in České Velenice: Alltagsgeschichte of a Czech border town” 
  • January-July 2004: “Körber Fellowship for History and Memory in Europe”, Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna (Austria)

    • Research project: “Coming to Terms with a Nation’s Past: The Czechs and their Archives of Communism”
       
  • 2001-2003: “Post-doctorate Scholarship”, granted by CNRS (French Central Research Institute), Centre français de recherche en sciences sociales, Prague (Czech Republic).

    • Research Project: “Le communisme en Europe centrale (1948-1968): écriture et réécriture de l’histoire”

  • 1998-1999: Research Scholarship “Lavoisier”, granted by the French Foreign Ministry, Institute for the History of the 1956 Revolution, Budapest (Hungary)

    • Research Project: “Les ‘rendez-vous manqués’ de l’histoire: étude des relations entre la Hongrie et la Tchécoslovaquie et des représentations nationales réciproques en 1956 et 1968”
  • 1998 : Fulbright Research Scholarship (three months), Center for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (George Washington University), Washington, DC (USA)

    • Research Project: “The Hungarian Minority in Slovakia, 1945-1956: From Hostility to Loyalty”

  • 1996-1997: “Junior Fellowship” award (ten months), Collegium Budapest (Hungary).

    • Research Project: Completion of PhD
       
  • 1993-1996: Three-year PhD scholarship granted by CNRS (French Central Research Institute), Centre français de recherche en sciences sociales, Prague (Czech Republic) 

  • 1992-1993: DEA scholarship granted by the Czechoslovak/Czech ministry of Foreign Affairs, Centre français de recherche en sciences sociales, Prague (Czech Republic)
     

  

 Languages

  • French: native speaker

  • English, Czech: fluent

  • Slovak, Hungarian: advanced (Slovak spoken and understood through Czech)

  • German, Polish: intermediate (understanding and reading)

 

Other activities linked to research  

  • Since 2011: Expert for the Grant Agency of Charles University, Prague (GAUK)

  • Since 2009: Expert for the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (GAČR)

  • Since 2004: Founding member of the editorial board of Dějiny-Teorie-Kritika, Prague

     

Last update: 25 September 2012
    

Publications and Conference Participation

 

Links

www.zzf-pdm.de

www.cefres.cz

www.ihtp.cnrs.fr 

Title: 
Dr.
First Name: 
Muriel
Last Name: 
Blaive
Position: 
Institute coordinator
Institute: 

Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for European History and Public Spheres

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