Edvard Beneš and the National Minorities in Czechoslovakia between the Paris Peace Conference and the Munich Agreement

Beneš Caricature by Hanns Erich Köhler (1935)

Conception, Foreign and Domestic Policies

DFG-Project at the Collegium Carolinum 
Project work: Dr. René Küpper
Term: 1.1.2010-31.12.2012


The object of this project, which is sponsored by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), is to compile a monograph on Edvard Beneš’s nationalities policy. The focus lies on his domestic policy, but the context of his foreign policy during the First Czechoslovak Republic is also taken into account intensively. A central question concerns the relation between the political theories of Beneš as a sociologist, who, even before World War I, had concerned himself with questions regarding minorities, and his political practice as the Foreign Secretary of Czechoslovakia (1918-1935), Head of Government (1921/22) and President (1935-1938).  More...

International Conference 2011

gemeinsam mit dem Masarykův ústav a Archiv AV ČR

Unterschiedliche Bilder: Wahrnehmungen Edvard Benešs in tschechischen und europäischen Kontexten / Different images: Perceptions of Edvard Beneš in Czech and European Contexts


Call for Papers
German, English
Prag, 13./14.11.2011

Vgl. Bericht des Tschechischen Rundfunks / Český Rozhlas vom 14.10.11.