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prof. Mgr. Jaroslav Miller, M.A., Ph.D. [profil] - Department of History, Philosofical Faculty, Palacký University Olomouc

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prof. Mgr. Jaroslav Miller, M.A., Ph.D.

Telephone:585 63 3234
Office hours:Thursday 8:30-9:45
Office:Na Hradě 5 (KH)
Other contacts:jaroslav.miller@seznam.cz

Urban History of Europe, Intellectual History, Medieval and Early Modern Political Thought, the Idea of Central Europe, Comparative History


Palacký University, Olomouc, the Czech Republic

Central European University, Budapest, Hungary      

 University of Oxford, Lady Margareth Hall, United Kingdom


1. 1989 – 1995, Palacký University Olomouc, MA in History – Russian Philology and Literature – English Philology and Literature.  

2. 1996 – 1997, Central European University, Budapest, MA in Early Modern History.

3. 1999 – 2001, University of Oxford, Lady Margareth Hall, a two-year study in Comparative History

4. 1998 – 2004, Central European University, Budapest, PhD in Comparative History

5. Associate Professorship at Palacký University Olomouc, since October 2005

6. in 2011 appointed Full Professor of History at Palacký University Olomouc.





University teacher since 1994

Since 2011 - Head of the History Department


Long-Term Fellowships and Research Stays:

1. School of Slavonic and East-European Studies, University of Toronto, January – March 2001, Research Fellow.

2. Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum für Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas, Leipzig, June – August 2002, “Konfessionalizierung in Ostmitteleuropa,“ Research Fellow.

3. Herzog-August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Andrew W. Mellon Scholarship, January – April 2004, Research Fellow

4. Herder-Institut, Marburg, Alexander von Humboldt Scholarship, March – September 2006, Research Fellow

5. Yale University – University of Georgia, Fulbright Scholarship, January – May 2008, Scholar-in-Residence.

6. Institut für vergleichende Städtegeschichte, Münster, Germany, Alexander von Humboldt Scholarship, May – August 2010

7. University of Western Australia, Perth, Guest Professor of History, October 2010 – March 2011.


Academic Awards

R. John Rath Prize – awarded by the Austrian History Society for the best study published in The Austrian History Yearbook in year 2005.

2008 Palacký University Rector’s Prize for the best monograph in Humanities.

2009 – The Best Urban History Monograph Award



Monographs and edited sources

Jaroslav Miller, Urban Societies in East-Central Europe, 1500 – 1700, (Aldershot – New York: Ashgate Publishing House, 2008), pp. 287,  ISBN 0 7546 5739 6 (accomplished as the Alexander von Humboldt Fellow)

Idem, Uzavřená společnost a její nepřátelé /The Closed Society and its Enemies/ (Praha: NLN, 2006), ISBN 80-7106-805-5), pp. 467 (accomplished as the Alexander von Humboldt Fellow)

Idem, Falcký mýtus: Fridrich V.  a obraz české války v raně stuartovské Anglii, /The Palatine Myth: Frederick V. and the Image of the Bohemian War in Early Stuart England/ (ARGO: Praha: 2004), pp. 235. ISBN 80-7203-596-7

Idem, Odložený zrod Leviatana: Krize stuartovské monarchie, 1603 – 1641, /The Birth of Leviathan Postponed/ (Praha, ARGO: 2006), pp. 229, ISBN 80-7203-695-5

Idem (ed.), John Barclay, Argenis: Intellectual Roots of European Absolutims (Prague 2009, in print), critical edition of the source.

Idem – László Kontler (eds.), Friars, Nobles and Burghers – Sermons Images and Prints: Studies of Culture and Society in Early-Modern Europe, (Budapest: CEU Press, 2010)

Idem, Urban Historiography of Moravia, Silesia and Bohemia to 1800 (Catalogue and electronic database – www.urbanhistoriography.cz



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