František Šístek | BECES
Prague Area Studies | Faculty | University

František Šístek, M.A., Ph.D.

František Šístek’s research interest lies primarily in the Balkans. He has mostly focused on the history of the former Yugoslavia and the Czech Republic’s relations with the South Slavic countries. His research interests have revolved around national identities, images and stereotypes of the ‘other’, competing interpretations of the past in Southeastern and Central Europe and intellectual history.


Education

Charles University, Prague, Faculty of Humanities, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Ph.D., 2007

Central European University, Budapest, Department of History, Modern History of Central Europe, M.A. with distinction, 2001

Charles University, Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of International Relations, International Territorial Studies (Area Studies), B.A., 1999


Academic awards

Prémie Otto Wichterleho / Otto Wichterle Award

Czech Academy of Sciences, 2011

http://ziva.avcr.cz/files/ziva/pdf/premie-otto-wichterleho-v-roce-2011.pdf

http://www.avcr.cz/cs/pro-akademickou-sferu/podpora-vyzkumu/premie-otto-wichterleho/


Research grants

Czech Academy of Sciences

Strategy AV21 – Top Research in the Public Interest

Project: Central Europe and Balkan Muslims: Relations and Representations

One of two co-researchers, 2017

http://av21.avcr.cz/


Research fellowships

Department of Religions, University of Szeged, Hungary

Project: Religions and Values: Central and Eastern European Research Network (REVACERN)

Grantee, 2009.

http://intercultural-europe.org/node/1360

Centre for Advanced Study, Sofia, Bulgaria

Project: Regimes of Historicity and Discourses of Modernity and Identity, 1900 – 1945, in East-central, Southeastern and Northern Europe

Junior Fellow, 2008-2009

http://www.cas.bg/en/cas-finalized-programmes/regimes-of-historicity-and-discourses-of-modernity-and-identity-1900-1945-in-east-central-southeastern-and-northern-europe-26.html


Recent conferences

"Representations of Bosnian Muslims in Czech Literature, Travelogues and Memoirs, 1878-1918"

Conference: Central Europe and Balkan Muslims: Relations and Representations

Organizer: Institute of History – Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, 2-3 October 2017

http://statav21.cz/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Conference-Program-Central-Europe-and-Balkan-Muslims-Prague-October-2017.pdf

https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/cs-cz/#B0IJOFSVFChx02

 

"Najveći junak zemlje junaka: praške reprezentacije Marka Miljanov /The Greatest Hero of the Land of Heroes: Prague Representations of Marko Miljanov"

Conference: Cetinjski filološki dani / Cetinje Philology Days

Organizer: Faculty for Montenegrin Language and Literature in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Montenegro

Cetinje, 7-8 September 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPYShyT_Nig

 

"Heroism, Peace and Treachery. Narratives of the First World War in Montenegro"

Conference: Die Friedensbemühungen Papst Benedikt XV. und Kaiser Karl I. im Spiegel ihrer Zeit und als Anregung im Horizont von Heute / Le iniziative di pace di Papa Benedetto XV° e dell’Imperatore Carlo I°nell’ottica dei loro tempi e come ispirazione sull’orizzonte di oggi

Organizer: Pontificium Institutum Teutonicum Sanctae Mariae de Anima in cooperation with Pontificium Institutum Ecclesiasticum Hungaricum in Urbe / Accademia d´Ungheria in Roma and Pontificium Collegium Nepomucenum

Rome, 21-23 November 2016

https://www.academia.edu/30713957/Christa_Langen-Peduto_Ein_kurzer_Krieg_mit_grausamen_Schlachten_LOsservatore_Romano_9._Dezember_2016

 

"The Contested Memory of the First World War in Montenegro"

Conference: Heritage of the First World War: Representations and Reinterpretations

Organizers: Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana – Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU) – History Department, University of Tuzla – School of History, University of East Anglia, Department for Southeast European History and Anthropology, University of Graz

Sarajevo, 5-8 October 2016

http://etnologija.etnoinfolab.org/dokumenti/72/2/2016/Heritage_splet_2934.pdf

 

"Diskurs o istoriji i identitetu nakon obnove nezavisnosti /Discourse on History and Identity after the Re-establishment of Montenegrin Independence"

Conference: Crna Gora na početku XXI vijeka / Montenegro at the beginning of the XXI Century

Organizer: University of Montenegro

Podgorica, 9-10 May 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIGtgXbbsG8


 

Memberships

Slovanský přehled / Slavonic Review. Journal for the History of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, published in Prague since 1898

Associate Editor

http://www.hiu.cas.cz/cs/nakladatelstvi/periodika/slovansky-prehled.ep/

http://www.hiu.cas.cz/en/download/nakladatelstvi/slovansky-prehled-en.pdf

https://cs-cz.facebook.com/slovanskyprehled/

 

The “Balkan Express“ Conferences

Interdisciplinary international conferences in Balkan Studies, organized regularly by the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, Prague

Member of the organising committee

https://cs-cz.facebook.com/KonferenceBalkan/

 

Matica crnogorska, Podgorica

Foreign member, in charge of scholarly and cultural cooperation between the Czech Republic and Montenegro

http://www.maticacrnogorska.me/


 

Selected publications

Monographs

Dějiny Černé Hory /A History of Montenegro/, Praha: NLN – Nakladatelství Lidové noviny 2017, 616 pgs.

Narativi o identitetu. Izabrane studije o crnogorskoj istoriji /Narratives of Identity. Selected Studies in Montenegrin History/, Podgorica: Matica crnogorska 2015, 392 pgs.

Co-edited volume

Bedřich Loewenstein – Milan Hlavačka – František Šístek (eds.): Násilí: jiná moderna /Violence: Another Modernity/, Praha: Historický ústav 2017, 324 pgs.

Chapters in Monographs

Die nationalen Minderheiten in den internationalen Beziehungen und der Gesetzgebung Jugoslawiens, In: Kateřina Králová – Jiří Kocian – Kamil Pikal (Hrsg.), Minderheiten im sozialistischen Jugoslawien. Brüderlichkeit und Eigenheit, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang 2016, pgs. 27-72.

Komu patří Rumija? Spor o místo paměti a transformace náboženské tradice v Černé Hoře /To Whom Does Rumija Belong? A Contested Place of Memory and Transformation of Religious Tradition in Montenegro/, In: Dana Bittnerová – Mirjam Moravcová (eds.), Etnické komunity – Balkánské cesty, díl I., Praha: FHS UK 2015, pgs. 69-108.

Regimes of Historicity, Identity, and Temporality in Montenegro, 1905-45, In: Diana Mishkova – Balázs Trencsényi – Marja Jalava (eds.), “Regimes of Historicity“ in Southeastern and Northern Europe, 1890-1945: Discourses of Identity and Temporality, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2014, pgs. 82-100.

Slavic South into Wild Balkans. Conceptualization of South Eastern Europe in Czech Society, 19th - 21st Centuries, In: Ivan Părvev – Maria Baramova (eds.), Dvuvekovnijat păt na edno ponjatie. „Balkanskijat poluostrov“ (1808-2008), Sofia: Universitetsko izdatelstvo „Sv. Kliment Ochridski“ 2014, pgs. 155-166.

Articles

Rat, identitet i egzil u djelu Raymonda Rehnicera /War, Identity and Exile in the Work of Raymond Rehnicer/, In: Prilozi 45, 2016, Sarajevo: Univerzitet u Sarajevu – Historijski institut, pgs. 315-337.