Dr Jan Lanicek

Senior Lecturer (Modern European and Jewish History)

PhD (Southampton); MA (Soton); MA (Olomouc); PhDr. (Prague)

School of Humanities & Languages


+61 2 9385 1497
367 Morven Brown
Fields: European History (excl. British, Classical Greek and Roman), Jewish Studies

I was born in the Czech Republic, where I completed my graduate studies at Palacky University in Olomouc (2006). I moved to the United Kingdom and in 2011 received a Ph.D. from the Department of History and the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish relations, University of Southampton. I joined the School of Humanities in 2012 as a postdoctoral fellow in Jewish history. From 2015 I work as Lecturer (2017 Senior Lecturer) in modern European history. I have published in the fields of Holocaust studies and Jewish history. My current project deals with post-Holocaust reconciliation and transitional justice in Czechoslovakia (Holocaust on Trial: Post-Holocaust reconciliation in Czechoslovakia, 1945-53). I am also a co-organizer of a project on humanitarian aid for Jews incarcerated in the ghettos and concentration camps during the Second World War (together with Jan Lambertz and Gerald Steinacher).

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Teaching and Supervision

Session 2 2018

ARTS1782 Contemporary Europe in Crisis

ARTS2285 The Holocaust: Origins, Implementation, Aftermath

Honours and prizes

2017 Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence (Early Career), Arts & Social Sciences

Saul Kagan Postdoctoral Fellow in Advanced Shoah Studies, Cohort VII (2014-15)

Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture Fellowship

Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism Scholarship

Honorary Fellow of the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations, University of Southampton

Engagement and Professional contributions

Vicepresident (NSW) Australian Association for Jewish Studies

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