doc. PhDr. Blanka Soukupová, CSc.

Blanka SOUKUPOVÁ, associate professor

Research Areas

  • Collective Identity

  • Central European City

  • Anti-Semitism


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Work Experience

  • 2000–present: researcher-teacher, Charles University, Faculty of Humanities. Specialization: collective identity, the Central European city, anti-Semitism.

  • 1993–2000: researcher-teacher, Institute of the Fundamentals of Education, Charles University.

  • 1988–1993: Institute for Ethnography and Folklore of ČSAV (AV ČR). Specialization: urban ethnology, the problematics of form, relations, forms of inter-ethnic, social and generally group coexistence, questions of expression of national, ethnic and group identity, ethnology of women and children.


  • 2008: associate professor (Philosophical Faculty, Charles University, Department of Economics and Social Studies).

  • 1988: PhDr., 1994: CSc. (Ethnological Institute of AV ČR, Department of Ethnology.

  • 1984–1988: Philosophical Faculty of Charles University in Prague, Dept. of Ethnology and Folklore. Graduated with distinction. On the basis of results of studies, received the Rector’s Prize of Charles University. 



  • Czech Society a Hundred Years Ago: Identity, Stereotype, Myth. Praha: Sofis, 2000. ISBN 80-902785-3-1. 166 p.

  • Great and petty Czech-Jewish stories: from the days of an intense hope. Bratislava: Zing print, 2005. ISBN 80-88997-24-0. 284 a 4 p.

  • Jews in the Czech Lands following the Shoah: The Identity of Injured Memories. Bratislava: PT Marenčin, 2016. ISBN 978-80-8114-842-2. 568 p.

Collective Monographs

  • Prague in the Jewish Landscape of Recollection after the Shoah (On the Importance of Commemorative Places and Places of Memory): Years 1945 to 1989), p. 9-56, résumé p. 187-188.

  • Myth – “reality” –identity: The national metropolis at a time of expropriation, collaboration and resistance. Praha: Fakulta humanitních studií Univerzity Karlovy, 2013. ISBN 978-80-87398-42-5. 180 p.

  • Society of the Czech lands in European contexts: Czech Europeenness in comparative perspectives. Praha: Fakulta humanitních studií, 2012. ISBN 978-80-87398-20-3. 254 p.

  • Europe in the opinions and attitudes of assimilated Czech-Jews: self-confident dream and reality of the time), p. 19-33, résumé p. 245-246.

  • Roads of urban anthropology: Tradition – new directions – identity. Praha: Fakulta humanitních studií Univerzity Karlovy v Praze, 2013. ISBN 978-80-87398-34-0. 111 p.

  • Myth – „reality“ – identity: The state and national metropolis after First World War. Praha: Fakulta humanitních studií Univerzity Karlovy v Praze, 2012. ISBN 978-80-87398-27-2. 216 p.

  • Prague – traditional Czech and new state metropolis: Myth and identity: The role of myths as part of the ideology of new czechness and czechoslovakness), p. 9-31, Résumé, p. 191-193.

  • Myth – “Reality” – Identity: The Socialist Metropolis in Struggles for a New Present and Visions of a Happy Future). Praha: Fakulta humanitních studií Univerzity Karlovy v Praze, 2014. ISBN 978-80-87398-69-2. 207 p.

  • Blank Spots in Holocaust Research. Praha: Spolek akademiků Židů, 2014. ISBN 978-80-260-7335-2. 376 p.

  • General and Particular Czech Anti-Semitism during the First Republic: A Perspective Ideology?), p. 23-49.

  • Minority - Construct or Reality? On Reflection and Self-realization in History. Bratislava: Zing Print, 2007. ISBN 978-80-88997-34-4. 190 p.

  • Myths and “Reality” of Central European Cities during the Creation of National and Multinational Identities (1918 – 1926). Praha: Fakulta humanitních studií Univerzity Karlovy, 2017. ISBN 978-80-7571-000-0. 215 p.

  • Memory – Nation – Minorities – Marginalization – Identities I. Praha: Fakulta humanitních studií Univerzity Karlovy v Praze, 2013. ISBN 978-80-87398-43-2. 261 p.

  • Memory – Nation – Minorities – Marginalization – Identities II. Praha: Fakulta humanitních studií Univerzity Karlovy v Praze, 2013. ISBN 978-80-87398-50-0. 173 p.

  • The City – Identity – Memory. Bratislava: Zing Print, 2007. ISBN 978-80-88997-40-5. 239 p.

  • Modernization, identity, stereotype, conflict: Society afther the Hilsneris affair. Etnické studie, sešit 1. Bratislava: Zing print, 2004, ISBN 80-88997-17-8. 112 p.

  • Myth – „Reality“ – Identity: The National Metropolis at a Time of a „Return to Europe“. Praha: Fakulta humanitních studií Univerzity Karlovy v Praze, 2015. ISBN 978-80-87398-85-2. 183 p.

  • The central European City as a Space for Dialogue? (Examples: Prague and Warsaw). Etnické studie, sešit 3. Bratislava: Zing Print, 2006. ISBN 80-88997-26-7.

Memberships in Editorial Boards

  • Urban People (Prague)

  • Journal of Urban Ethnology (Krakow)

  • Etnologické rozpravy (Banska Bystrica)

  • Łódzkie Studia Etnograficzne (Lodz)

  • Mesto a dejiny (Košice, Univerzita P. J. Šafárika)

Latest Scientific Projects

  • Myth and “reality” of Central-European metropolises during the formation of (trans)national identities (GA CR P410/12/2390, 2012-2016).

  • Religiöse Kulturen in Europa des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts (Ludwigs-Maxmilians-Universität, München, Faculty of Humanities, Prague, 2010).

  • Židovská komunita po roku 1945: Židovská komunita a komunistická spoločnost´ (1948-1968) (project of Institute for Ethnology of SAV, Bratislava, 2009).

  • Flüchtlinge, Vertriebene und die “Ankunftgesellschaft” (project of Erfurt University, Erfurt, 2008).

  • Tschechen und Deutsche – Nachbarn im gemeinsamen Staat 1918-1938 (project of the Technical University in Liberec and the Institute of European Ethnology/Cultural History, Philips University in Marburg, 2006-2007).

  • Miasto i Kultura: Dialog, Dziedzictwo, Tozsamość (research project of the Central European city of Polskiego Towarzystwa Etnologii Miasta, 2004-2008, participant for the Czech Republic).

Stays Abroad

  • 2016: Banska Bystrica, Warsaw, Krakow, Vienna

  • 2015: Yekaterinburg, Košice, Warsaw

  • 2014: Lodz, Bratislava

  • 2013: Banska Bystrica, Krakow, Moscow, St. Petersburg

  • 2012: Wetzlar, Vienna

  • Czech and German Historical Society

  • Slovak Academy of Sciences

  • Lomonosov University; Russian Philosophical Society; Philosophical Society in St. Petersburg; Russian Academy of Sciences

  • Polish Academy of Sciences; Lodz University

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