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Vitezslav Sommer


Expertise:
Cold War
;
History
;
Communism
;
Czech Republic
;
Hungary
;
Poland
;
Slovakia
;
Soviet Union
Affiliation:
Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Republic

Vitezslav Sommer received his PhD from Charles University, Prague in 2011. His dissertation explored the origins of communist party historiography in Czechoslovakia and its development in the Stalinist, post-Stalinist and reform communist period (1950–1970). He is at present a post-doctoral researcher at the Sciences Po in Paris (ERC project ‘A political history of the future: knowledge production and future governance 1945-2010 - FUTUREPOL’). He is the author of Angažované dějepisectví: Stranická historiografie mezi stalinismem a reformním komunismem, 1950–1970 (Engaged Historiography: Party Historiography between Stalinism and Reform Communism, 1950–1970), Prague 2011.

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