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PhDr. Jan Zouplna, Ph.D.


 

AREAS OF INTEREST

  • modern Jewish history, Israeli history, modern and contemporary history of the Middle East
  • interwar Zionist movement; Mandatory Palestine; Israeli political history from 1920 to the late 1990s; Jews in Eastern Europe, 1772-1939; Israel’s foreign relations, 1948-1967
 
EDUCATION
  • 2006 Ph.D. in history and cultures of the peoples of Asia and Africa, specialization in history of the Middle East (Charles University, Prague)
  • 2002 M.A. in Hebrew studies, comparative religion (Charles University, Prague)
 
ACADEMIC CAREER
  • 2003-present Research fellow at the Oriental Institute
  • 2005-2011 Executive editor of Archiv orientalni
 
Courses taught
  • Modern history of the Jews in East Central Europe (CET Academic Programs Prague, in English) 
  • History of the Jews in Eastern Europe, Zionism, Jewish Diaspora nationalism (Charles University Prague, in Czech)
  • History of contemporary Israel (Charles University Prague, in Czech)
 
OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
Awards
  • Dr. Zouplna has received two awards for his monograph (in Czech) dealing with the interwar Zionist movement - an award by the Czech Academy of Sciences (2007) and an award at the international book fair in Prague (2008).
 
Membership
  • European Association for Jewish Studies (since 2006)
  • German Middle East Studies Association for Contemporary Research and Documentation (DAVO) since 2015
  • EURAMES Council (since 2015)
  • WOCMES Council (since 2019)
 
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