Nationalism, Religion and Violence in Europe - JTM330
Title: Nationalism, Religion and Violence in Europe
Czech title: Nationalism, Religion and Violence in Europe
Guaranteed by: Department of Russian and East European Studies (23-KRVS)
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Actual: from 2019
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 8
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:6/2, Ex [TS]
Extent per academic year: 2 [weeks]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (35)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: not taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Additional information:
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: prof. PhDr. Kateřina Králová, Ph.D., M.A.
Examination dates   Schedule   Noticeboard   
The course (summer school) provides an interdisciplinary approach and combines multiple learning methods, such as lectures, workshops, round-table discussions and fieldwork applications. The enrolment in the course is possible only after fulfilment of necessary application requirements. For details please visit the website of the summer seminar: (see section "Fees and Registration").
Last update: Vykoukal Jiří, doc. PhDr., CSc. (21.08.2019)
Aim of the course

The objective of the course is firstly to contribute in a substantial way to the study of violence and to catalyze the growth of the study of violence as a field, secondly to provide interdisciplinary approach to the study of nationalism, religion and violence in Europe.

Last update: Vykoukal Jiří, doc. PhDr., CSc. (21.08.2019)
Course completion requirements

Students will get their ECTS for active participation in the programme. They will have to prepare for respective sections (reading materials) and present written output based on fieldwork activities. After fulfilling all requirements, students will get an official transcript of records with 8 ECTS and a grade. We use the ECTS grading scale defined by the European Commission (A to F, where A is the best and F means failed).

Course hours - active participation: 54 hours (1 hour = 60 minutes)

Time supposed for preparation before the course (reading materials): 60 hours

Time supposed for preparation fo workshops during the course: 12 hours

Time supposed for writing the fieldwork output paper: 40 hours


Last update: Vykoukal Jiří, doc. PhDr., CSc. (21.08.2019)

The Summer Seminar will focus on four different but interconnected themes. Every theme will be discussed over two consecutive days, being divided into three subsections (Framework and Theory, Interdisciplinary Approach, Case Study) and a fieldwork. Overall, the Seminar will take place over 10 days, 60 working hours including fieldwork trips. In addition, a Sunday trip to Terezín (Theresienstadt) memorial will be organized. The themes specification and schedule will be following:

June 20, 2016 - Program Opening

  • Introduction to the program
  • Keynote lecture: Pieter Lagrou
  • Welcome evening at Vaclav Havel Library: Round Table on "Past, Present and Future of Global Migration" with Suzanne Brown-FlemingHarry TzimitrasPieter LagrouBasil C. Gounaris, and moderated by Kateřina Králová

 June 21-22, 2016 - Theme 1: Institutions and Politics

  • Sections with Nikos SkoutarisIgor Štiks and Harris Mylonas
  • Fieldwork: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

 June 23-24, 2016 - Theme 2: Violence (incl. Genocide)

  • Sections with Atina GrossmannHana Kubátová and Dirk Moses
  • Fieldwork: Visual History Archive (Malach Center for Visual History) / The Jewish Museum in Prague

June 26, 2016 - Trip to Terezín Ghetto Memorial (Theresienstadt)

June 27-28, 2016 - Theme 3: Nationalism and Borders

  • Sections with Lucia NajšlováIldikó Barna and Nenad Stefanov
  • Fieldwork: The Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes

 July 29-30, 2016 - Theme 4: Memory

  • Sections with Fabien TheofilakisNadège Ragaru, Johannes-Dieter Steinert
  • Fieldwork: Visual History Archive (Malach Center for Visual History) / The Jewish Museum in Prague

 July 1, 2016 - Official Program Closure

  • Certificate awarding
  • Farewell evening

Minor changes in the schedule may occur, if neccessary.

Last update: Vykoukal Jiří, doc. PhDr., CSc. (21.08.2019)