Dr Muriel Blaive
Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes
Muriel Blaive was until 2018 Advisor to the Director for Research and Methodology at the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes (Prague) and is currently Senior Eurias fellow at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (Vienna.) 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 at EHESS in Paris. Her most recent publications include the volume she edited, Perceptions of Society in Communist Europe. Popular Opinion and Regimes Archives, Bloomsbury Academic, 2018, as well as the chapters “The Czech Museum of Communism: What National Narrative For the Past?”, in Stephen Norris (ed), Museums of Communism: New Memory Sites in Central and Eastern Europe, Indiana University Press, 2019 (forthcoming); and “‘The Cold War? I Have it at Home with my Family’. Memories of the 1948-1989 Period Beyond the Iron Curtain”, in Konrad Jarausch, Christian Ostermann, Andreas Etges (eds), The Cold War: Historiography, Memory, Representation, Mouton, De Gruyter, 2017, p. 203-223.