Jakub Mlynář

office hours
Monday 9:00-16:00
Wednesday 9:00-16:00
Friday 9:00-16:00
+420 951 554 391
Malostranské náměstí 25
118 00 Praha 1
Czech Republic

Main Research Interests

Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis; Sociological Theory; History of Sociology; Collective Memory; Narrative Studies.


Malach Centre for Visual History

Malach Centre for Visual History at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University in Prague provides local access to the extensive digital archives of the USC Shoah Foundation - the Institute for Visual history and Education, the Refugee Voices archive of the Association of Jewish Refugees, and the testimony collection of the Museum of Romani Culture in Brno.

The Visual History Archive of USC Shoah Foundation contains over 50 000 witness testimonies covering the history of entire 20th century. Filmed interviews are fully accessible through an on-line interface in Malach CVH. Users can search for and view testimonies of interest by using more than 55 000 keywords or a database of 1.1 million names. The testimonies available in Malach Centre were recorded in 56 countries and in 32 languages. The Refugee Voices archive complements this collection with additional 150 interviews, while the testimonies of the Museum of Romani Culture in Brno provide the much needed record of genocide and persecution of the Roma (in Czech and Slovak language).

For further details see: http://www.malach-centrum.cz


UNCE Center for the Transdisciplinary Research of Violence, Trauma and Justice (principal investigator: Faculty of Social Sciences, CU)

The Center for the Transdisciplinary Research of Violence, Trauma and Justice (acronym VITRI) represents a hub for the study of collective violence, reconciliation, and transitional justice at the Charles University:

WP 1 Violence from a Historical Perspective 

WP 2 Transitional Justice 

WP 3 Violence and Trauma from a Mental Health Perspective

WP 4 Security Community

VITRI is a joint project of five faculties of Charles University, namely the Faculty of Social Sciences (with the Institute of Political Studies and Institute of Area Studies representing the backbone of the project), the Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen (Psychiatric Clinic and the Institute of Pathological Physiology), and the Law Faculty (Department of Legal History). Juniors from the Faculty of Arts (Institute of Global History) and the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics (Malach Center for Visual History) complement our team. 

Our research center of excellence has two principle aims. It strives to strengthen ties between individual researchers, disciplines and faculties, and thus endorse further cohesion within the Charles University. More importantly, it  promotes excellent research and provides members with necessary tools to enhance the academic, societal, cultural and economic impact of their work.

For further details see: https://www.vitriresearchcenter.org/

Curriculum Vitae


2011 – 2016: The Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, Sociology (PhD.)

20042009: The Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, Sociology

19952003: Jaroslav Heyrovský High School, Prague


▪ 03/2010 – present: coordinator of the Malach Centre for Visual History, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, CU

▪ 01/2017 – present: teacher at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, CU

▪ 09/2016 – 08/2018: post-doctoral stay at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland (Interaction and Social Practices Research Group, Department of Social Sciences + Human-Ist Institute)

05/2013 – 05/2014: USC Shoah Foundation Teaching Fellowship for 2013/2014

09/2009 – 06/2012: teacher of Social Science at Josef Škvorecký Private High School

06/2009 – 07/2009: document analysis, conduction of structured interviews and preparation of documents for department of Local and Regional Studies, Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Selected Bibliography


Mlynář, Jakub: „'Člověk není tím, čím se cítí': identity československých Židů v rozhovorech z archivu USC Shoah Foundation.“ Historie – Otázky – Problémy 1/2013 (In Press). ISSN 1804-1132.

Mlynář, Jakub: Totožnost a odlišnost v zrcadle autobiografického výzkumu: Skupinové identity českých a slovenských Židů a jejich reflexe v životopisném vyprávění.“ Memo 1/2013 (In Press). ISSN 1804-753X.

Mlynář, Jakub: „Smysl dějin a dějepisectví.“ Biograf 57, 2012/2013. ISSN 1211-5770.

Mlynář, Jakub: „Gérard Noiriel Úvod do sociohistorie (recenze).“ Historická sociologie 1-2/2012. ISSN 1804-0616.

Mlynář, Jakub – Šmok, Martin: „Vzdělávací využití videozáznamů rozhovorů s pamětníky z Archivu vizuální historie Institutu USC Shoah Foundation.“ In: InForum 2012: 18. ročník konference o profesionálních informačních zdrojích, Praha 22.-24. května 2012 [online]. Praha: Albertina icome Praha, 2012. http://www.inforum.cz/pdf/2012/mlynar-jakub-1.pdf>. ISSN 1801–2213.

Mlynář, Jakub: „Archiv vizuální historie Institutu USC Shoah Foundation a možnosti jeho využití.“ In: InForum 2011 : 17. ročník konference o profesionálních informačních zdrojích konané 24. – 26. května 2011 v Praze [cit. 2012-06-10]. http://www.inforum.cz/pdf/2011/mlynar-jakub.pdf>. ISSN 1801-2213. 

Hajič, Jan – Mlynář, Jakub: „Archiv vizuální historie přístupný v Centru Malach.“ Archivní časopis, roč. 61 (2011), č. 4, s.  428-439. ISSN 0004-0398.

Mlynář, Jakub: „Centrum vizuální historie Malach při Matematicko-fyzikální fakultě Univerzity Karlovy.“ Studie z aplikované lingvistiky (SALi), č. 2 (2011), s. 127-129. ISSN 1804-3240.


Mlynář, Jakub: „'A man is not what he feels like': Identities of the Czechoslovak Jews in the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.“ Conference Digital Testimonies on War and Trauma, June 12-14, 2013, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands.