Mgr. Veronika Čapská, Ph.D.

Veronika ČAPSKÁ, assistant professor

Veronika ČAPSKÁ, associate professor

Department of General Anthropology

My first intensive contact with Cultural Anthropology dates back to my Open Society Institute scholarship in the United States (1998-1999). There I fully realized it was not possible to do research in pre-modern history, to which I was attracted, without taking into account the native populations, their cultural concepts and practices. For this Cultural Anthropology offered different methodologies than History. Upon my return, the predilection for Cultural Anthropology stayed with me and I became interested in interconnecting History and Cultural Anthropology in Central European contexts. I regard as highly inspirational the British historical anthropology represented by Peter Burke and the German tradition of Historische Anthropologie (around the journal with the same name).

Among other things I have conducted research into early modern gift exchange and patronage relations, print culture, processes of cultural transmission and early modern textual practices (such as translation), religious nonconformity and piety or gender history. I also serve as the editor-in-chief of the scholarly journal Dějiny – teorie – kritika (History – Theory – Cristicism).

Research Areas

  • Historical Anthropology of Early Modern Period

  • Theory and Methodology of Historical Sciences

  • History of Asceticism

  • History of Piety

  • Anthropology of Giving

  • History of Translation

  • Gender History

  • Memory Studies


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