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Doležal Kryštof

Period of stay: April – June 2021

Evaluation sheet for departing Fellows

  1. What would you consider to be the major benefits of your stay at IWM?

It was great to meet such bright minds informally over lunch or coffee. I really benefited from the consultations with the IWM fellows, the great library services and the office, which provided surroundings for concentrated work..

  1. Was the event programme of the IWM attractive and interesting for you?

Yes, they were, especially in some of the following discussions.

  1. Do you have any criticisms of any aspect of the Institute’s program and operations?
    Please include any suggestions for improvement.

Not really.

  1. Is there anything else you would like to let us know regarding your stay at the IWM?

I enjoyed the wonderful atmosphere created by great academic and non-academic affiliates.

Final Report sheet for departing Fellows

As mentioned in the “Terms of Award” agreement, we would kindly ask you to submit your final report on your activities, travels, talks and accomplishments during your research stay. Please be as specific and concise as possible!

In particular, we may ask you to list books or essays that have been written or worked on at the IWM, that have either been published or accepted for publication or that you wish to submit for publication. Describe briefly the nature of the work and give names of publishers or publications, dates and other relevant facts.

We would be very grateful if you could provide us with a copy of your publication(s) for our library or, if this is not possible, contact our librarian with the publication details. We would also like to ask you to list any prizes or awards you have received or will receive, as well as any scholarships and grants you have received or will receive.


During my stay at IWM, I was working hard on my dissertation project on the Christin Democratic ideology during the Cold War, and I presented its results comprised in an article tentatively titled “Re-inventing the Christian Democratic Discourse in Czechoslovakia (1968-1993): Christian Europeanism confronts Communist Nationalism” at the CEU Graduate Conference and IWM Junior Fellows conference.

I finished and submitted my article on Michel Foucault’s concept of confession titled “Sustaining Significance of Confessional Form: Taking Foucault to Attitudinal Research”.

During my stay, I was accepted for a workshop organised by European University Institute, „European integration in historical and contemporary perspective: New approaches and findings.“

Thanks to the IWM’s network I built ties with academics across Europe and the US.

Further, during my stay at the Institute I gave several lectures at Charles University on the history of political thought.