Forum of British, Czech and Slovak Historians

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Forum of British, Czech and Slovak Historians

The Forum of British, Czech and Slovak Historians was created in 2000 as a way of facilitating and stimulating discussion and contact between historians in the Czech and Slovak Republics and the United Kingdom.

The purpose of the Forum is to organize joint ventures which encourage interaction between Czech, Slovak and British academics – historians, literature specialists and others – who seek to explore and analyse themes connected to East-Central Europe. We are especially interested in historical themes which are controversial and lend themselves to an interdisciplinary approach. We also try to examine such themes comparatively, for example by incorporating perspectives from different parts of East-Central Europe.

The first chair (2000-2009) of the Forum was Professor Robert Evans (Oxford). The current chair of the British side is Professor Mark Cornwall (Southampton).

For further information about the academic work of the Forum or to join the mailing list, please contact either Professor Mark Cornwall  ( or Dr Rajendra Chitnis ((

Forthcoming events

23 May 2013

The Forum for British, Czech and Slovak Historians is pleased to announce that its annual Masaryk Lecture will take place on Thursday May 23 2013 at 7.30pm at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic, 25 Kensington Palace Gardens, London.  This year's speaker will be Kieran Williams whose lecture is entitled 'The past of Czechoslovakia: not the future of Britain?'

For further information or to be included on the invitation list, please contact Rajendra Chitnis at