Miroslav Vanek

Czech Academy of Science in Prague


Miroslav Vanek is director of the Center of Oral History and a senior researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History at the Czech Academy of Science in Prague. His scholarly focus is on the young generation under socialism, including student and ecological movements, as well as the method of oral history. He is currently working on a project, ""Political Elites and Dissidents in the Years 1970-1989 in Czechoslovakia.""

Featured Work

APR 21, 2004 Article

Human Rights Dialogue (1994–2005): Series 2 No. 11 (Spring 2004): Environmental Rights: SECTION 1 THE INSEPARABILITY OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND ENVIRONMENTALISM: The Ecological Roots of a Democracy Movement

Kilburn and Vanek describe how widespread environmentalism propelled the human rights agenda of a generation of young activists in the former Czechoslovakia.