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Jaroslav Miller

Prof. Mgr. Jaroslav Miller, M.A., Ph.D., (born 1971) studied History and Philology at Palacký University in Olomouc, Central European University in Budapest, and University of Oxford (Lady Margaret Hall). He studied under Josef Jařab, Ralf Dahrendorf, Stephen Greenblatt, and Robert JW Evans, among others.

In 2012, he was appointed professor of history, and until January 2014, he headed the Department of History of the Philosophical Faculty, PU, one of the largest centres of its kind in the Czech Republic.

He has taken part in a number of long-term research and teaching visits to the world's leading universities and research institutes in Canada, Hungary, USA, UK, Germany, and Australia. Twice he has received the prestigious scholarship of the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2006 Marburg, 2010 Münster) and the fellowship of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2004, 2010 Wolfenbüttel). In 2008, he was a Fulbright scholar at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville in the United States. During the 2010/2011 academic year he was selected by an international commission for the post of a visiting professor at University of Western Australia in Perth. In 2012, the Ambassador of the United States appointed Jaroslav ambassador of the Fulbright Programme in the Czech Republic. He was the principal investigator of seven research projects funded by the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic. He is a member of numerous scientific organizations including the European Association of Urban Historians and the International Commission for the History of Cities.

Jaroslav Miller has received many academic and research awards, among others, in 2005, the R. John Rath Prize for Best Study in Habsburg History and the Best Urban History Monograph Award. In 2008, the British publishing house Ashgate put out his monograph Urban Societies in East Central Europe, 1500–1700. In 2010, he published (together with László Kontler) in New York and Budapest the monograph Friars, Nobles and Burghers – Sermons, Images and Prints: Studies of Culture and Society in Early-Modern Europe.

He is married, has two children, and his hobbies include sports, classical Russian literature, landscape gardening, and backpacking.

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Last update: 19. 03. 2014, Daniel Agnew