Short CV/Education and training

  • 1988 – 1994
    Studied Czech language and literature, and history in the Faculty of Philosophy at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

  • 1994 – 1995
    Staff appointment to the Institute of History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague

  • 1995
    Media Director (advertising agency ADVERTA s.r.o., Prague)

  • 1995 – 1996
    Advisor to the president of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic

  • 1998 – 2003
    Doctoral studies at the University of Konstanz, Germany

  • 2003
    Doctoral viva examination in the subjects history and Slavonic studies (examiners: Prof. Alexander Patschovsky, Prof. František Šmahel, Prof. Renate Lachmann)

  • 2003 – 2008
    Staff appointment at the University of Konstanz in the departments for history and sociology, and in the Centre for Mediaeval Studies, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

  • 2006 – 2008
    Co-advisor for the partner programme between the University of Konstanz and Charles University in Prague (for the Prague side, working with A. Patschovsky)

  • 2007 – 2008
    Advisor for the ERASMUS programme between the University of Konstanz and Masaryk University in Brno, in history (for the Konstanz side)

  • 2007 – 2008
    Co-advisor for the partner programme between Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, and Charles University in Prague, in history (for the Prague side, working with P. Sommer)

  • 2008 – 2011
    Staff researcher in the Institute for Austrian Historical Research, University of Vienna, Austria

  • Since 2011
    Head of research group 5 "Vernacular texts of the late Middle Ages", Institute for Mediaeval Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna

Selected publications

  • Monographs

  • Rychterova, P.: Vidění sv. Brigity Švédské v překladu Tomáše ze Štítného [The revelations of Saint Bridget of Sweden in the Old Czech translation of Thomas of Štítné] (= critical edition of the texts, Sbírka pramenů k náboženským dějinám 2, Prague 2009).

  • Rychterova, P.: Die Revelationes der heiligen Birgitta von Schweden (1303-1373) in der alttschechischen Übersetzung des Thomas von Štítné (ca. 1330-1409) (= Untersuchung, Beihefte zum Archiv für Kulturgeschichte 58, Cologne/Weimar 2004).

Publications as editor

  • Rychterova, P., Seit, S., Veit, R.: Das Charisma – Funktionen und symbolische Repräsentationen. Akademie-Verlag, Berlin 2008.

Articles

  • Rychterova, P.: Vernacular Theology of John Hus. In: Šmahel, F. (ed.): Companion to John Hus. Brill's Companion to the Christian Tradition. Brill, Leiden, in press.

  • Rychterova, P.: "Hör zu, König, der du meinen Rat verlangst!" Das richtige Regiment in der alttschechischen Literatur der zweiten Hälfte des 14. Jahrhunderts. In: Briguglia, G., Ricklin, T. (eds.): Thinking Politics in the Vernacular from Middle Ages to the Renaissance (Dokimion 36, Nouveaux suppléments à la Revue philosophique et théologique de Fribourg), Fribourg 2011. pp. 129-149.

  • Rychterova, P.: Review Article: Holes in the Tapestry – Eastern and Northern European Conversion Stories. In: Early Medieval Europe 19, 2011. pp. 91-105.

  • Rychterova, P.: Die Verbrennung von Johannes Hus als europäisches Ereignis. Öffentlichkeit und Öffentlichkeiten am Vorabend der hussitischen Revolution. In: Kintzinger, M., Schneidmüller, B. (eds.): Politische Öffentlichkeit im Spätmittelalter (Vorträge und Forschungen 75). Thorbecke, Ostfildern 2011. pp. 361-384.

  • Rychterova, P.: The Iconographic Motif of the Nativity of the Adoration Type and the Visions of Bridget of Sweden in Medieval Bohemia. In: Annali di Scienze Religiose 2/2009, pp. 215-233.

  • Rychterova, P.: Mittelalterliche Hagiographie auf der Leinwand: Der Film "Svatý Václav" als gescheiterter Versuch, ein Nationaldenkmal zu erstellen. In: Bak, J.M. et al. (eds.): Gebrauch und Missbrauch des Mittelalters, 19.-20. Jahrhundert – Uses and Abuses of the Middle Ages: 19th-21st Century – Usages et Mésusages du Moyen Age du XIXe au XXIe siècle. Munich 2009. pp. 145-174.

  • Rychterova, P.: Aufstieg und Fall des Přemyslidenreiches. Erforschung des böhmischen Früh- und Hochmittelalters in der gegenwärtigen tschechischen Mediävistik. In: Zeitschrift für historische Forschung 34/2007. pp. 629-647 (Slovenian translation: Vzpon i propad přemyslidske države. Raziskovamnje češkega zgodnjega in wisokega srednjega veka v sodobni češki medievistiki, Zgodovinski časopis 62/2008. pp. 301-313).


Selected projects

  • Coordinator of the research group "Forms of sovereignty and identity formation. Central Europe in the 5th-15th centuries", Institute for Mediaeval Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria; Faculty of Philosophy at Masaryk University, Brno, and the Centre for Mediaeval Studies, Prague, Czech Republic, 2005-2009

  • Head of the research group "Centre and periphery" as part of the project LC 521 "Christianity and Czech society in the Middle Ages: Norms and processes in European contexts", funded by the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic, 2005-2009

  • Member of the Junior Academy for Young Scholars and Scientists at the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, project "Understanding the world in the interplay between symbolic and universalised rationality", 2003-2008

  • Co-director and participant in the project "Religious charisma as a motor and medium for religious communication" (Collaborative Research Centre SFB 485/C9), University of Konstanz, Germany, in collaboration with the Centre for Mediaeval Studies of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 2003-2008

  • Collaborated on the German Research Foundation (DFG) project "Tolerance in the Middle Ages" at the University of Konstanz, as part of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 471 "Variation and development in the lexicon", 1999-2000

  • Collaborated on the DFG project "Repertorium Fontium Hussiticarum" at the University of Konstanz, 1997-1998

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the editorial board for the journal Studia Mediaevalia Bohemica, since 2009

  • Coordinator for the project "Reform and compacts. New configurations of secular and ecclesiastical power in the time of the Council of Basel". Financed by a programme of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic to support international collaborations, 2009-2011

  • Member of the Young Academy of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, since 2008

  • Member of the international focus group "Medievalism and Regimes of Historicity in East-central, Southeast and Northern Europe", since 2008

  • Member of the Collegium Budapest, 2008

  • Member of the Centre for Mediaeval Studies of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, since 2007

  • Member of the editorial board of the cultural studies review Kultura a dějiny, since 2007

  • Collaborative partner in the German Research Foundation (DFG) Priority Programme SPP 1173: "Integration and disintegration of cultures in the European Middle Ages", 2005-2009

  • Member of the Instituto Storico Ceco, Rome, Italy, since 2003

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Experience in organising workshops and conferences

  • Experience in applying for outside funding


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