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Associated Researchers: Johana Kudrnová

I’m a PhD candidate in Modern History at the Department of European Studies at Charles University in Prague. I have studied political science at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY and conducted an internship at the University of Oxford.

Film Review: Darkest Hour (2017)

Opening Scene: A heated debate is raging in the British Parliament: Clement Attlee, head of the opposition Labour Party, explains to British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain what he thinks of his appeasement policy and explains his condition for a coalition government: His condition is called Winston Churchill. (Not Lord Halifax, as favoured by the Conservatives.) Thus, Churchill is present in the film before he even appears for the first time.

Colonial legal history

Commons
In the past months, the European media has increasingly discussed the impact of the colonial period on more recent questions such as restitution of objects that were taken from former colonies with headlines such as „Return colonial artefacts“ in the British „Guardian“ or simply „Give them back!“ in the German Süddeutsche Zeitung.