JUNE • 13-14 • 2024

MAY • 12 • 2024
Rewriting the History:
Changing the Reading of the Past

About conference
The international PhD students conference Rewriting the History: Changing the Reading of the Past focuses on a number of issues related to the reinterpretation of history and the renewal of memory during the last decades due to new political and social concerns.

In the last decade, the focus on research on the rewriting of history in the humanities has fostered new angles for studying and reading the past. This interdisciplinary conference provides a common critical platform for a complex investigation of the rewriting of history and the ways in which changing pasts are interpreted. The space of critical thinking and reevaluation will develop new approaches to address current issues related to the rewriting of history in the context of contemporary changes and developments. In response to the current challenges facing our disciplines, we aim to explore how the new generation of scholars will address these changes both from methodological and thematic perspectives.

The conference will be held online & in-person on June 13ht-14th, 2024. The event is organized by the Department of Historical Studies at the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.

The main research areas are:

  • The ideologisation of history and myth-making
  • Militarized patriotism and national-patriotic version of history
  • The socio-political contemporary history of Ukraine
  • Active remembering and selective forgetting
  • Memory as a soft-power: a malleable resource
  • Historical policy and instrumentalisation of the past
  • Romanticisation of crime and reimagining violence
  • Reinterpretation history as a “revanchist programme”
  • Visual culture in the politics of reproduction
  • Reclaiming silenced historical narratives
  • Historical traces of the present: the uses of commemorative practices
  • Transformations of the public sphere from past to future

To submit an abstract (max. 200 words) please complete the online form on the website or via email no later than the 12th of May, 2024. Please also provide your academic degree and affiliation.

Participation is intended for doctoral students who are engaged in the study of history, sociology, anthropology, political science, literature and other humanities.

There is no participation fee.

For any questions relating to the conference, please email:

Department of Historical Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Charles university

13th-14th June 2024, online & in-person at the Department of Historical Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Prague, Czech Republic

MAY • 12 • 2024


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Charles University
Department of Historical Studies,
Faculty of Humanities

Mgr. Alena Marková, Ph.D., the main grantee

Mgr. Mariia Kuznetcova, the main coordinator

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Charles University

Department of Historical Studies,

Faculty of Humanities

Campus Location

Pátkova 2137/5
182 00 Praha 8 - Libeň
Czech Republic

Public transport (find a connection):

bus No. 187 (stop Pelc-Tyrolka is 100 m away)
bus No. 112 (stop Povltavská/Trojská is 700-800 m away) bus No. 201 (stop Kuchyňka is 600-700 m away)
tram No. 17 (stop Trojská is 800 m away)

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