Muriel Blaive

Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes

Email muriel.blaive[at]
Project Name Reckoning with dictatorship: the Czech Republic after 1989
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Field of research History of communist and post-communist Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic
Keywords Communism | Post-communism | Justice | Dealing with the past | Writing history

Muriel Blaive was an IFK Senior Fellow in Vienna (2020-21), an EURIAS Senior Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna (2018-2019), and is otherwise based at the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes (Prague.) She is a socio-political historian of postwar, communist, and post-communist Central Europe, in particular of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. She graduated from the Institut d’études politiques in Paris and wrote her PhD in history (summa cum laude) at EHESS in Paris. Her most recent publications include the special issue she edited at East European Politics and Society, Writing on Communist History in Central Europe, including her article “The Reform Communist Interpretation of the Stalinist Period in Czech Historiography and its Legacy” (EEPS, online, November 2021), and her edited volume Perceptions of Society in Communist Europe. Regime Archives and Popular Opinion, London, Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.