Center for Theoretical Study,
Charles University in Prague
Mgr. et Mgr. Karolína Pauknerová, Ph.D.
· landscape in social sciences
· home and perception
· prehistoric settlement strategies
· representation of past
Education, abroad study stays
2006 – 2010 Internal Ph.D. in Anthropology at the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague, Ph.D. dissertation: “Body – walking – landscape: Prehistorical agricultural cultures in the flatlands of Czechia”.
2008 several month study stay at the University College London within Ph.D. studies at the Faculty of Humanities
2004 – 2009 MA studies: Prehistoric and Early Medieval Archaeology at the Faculty of Arts Charles University in Prague, MA dissertation: “Forest Industries in Experimental Archaeology”.
2003 – 2006 MA studies: General Anthropology – Integral Studies of Human at the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in
Prague, MA dissertation: “Project of Experimental Archaeology Centre in Únětice” (suma cum laude).
2005 Study stay at the Durham University, department of anthropology, Erasmus Scholarship
1999 – 2003 BA studies: Humanities at the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague, BA work: “To Culture and Nature Development in Central Europe from Neolithic to Early Iron Age”.
since 2017 membership in SIEF (International Society for Ethnology and Folklore / Société Internationale d´Ethnologie et de Folklore) working group "Place-lore Space-lore".
Teaching and employment
since 2013 researcher at the Center for Theoretical Study, Charles University.
since winter term 2007 lecturing at the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University about landscape and urban landscape; supervising and opposing degree works.
2011 – 2013 post-doctoral post at the Center for Theoretical Study, Charles University.
2011 – 2014 University of West Bohemia in Pilsen - member of the research team "Reflections of Cultural Heritage and National Memory in Residential and Landscape Spaces", NAKI program.
2010 – 2017 since winter term 2010 until winter term 2017 lecturing on qualitative methods at the department of social geography and regional development at Faculty of Science, Charles University
Research and projects
since 2018 "Nature and Culture: Historical, cultural and bioloogical concepts of the human natural behavior" (Příroda a kultura: Historické, kulturní a biologické koncepce lidské přirozenosti), UNCE University research centre, Charles University, principal investigator: Jan Havlíček, KP member of the team
2018 - 2022 "Živá mapa: Topografie dějin přírodních věd v Českých zemích", programme NAKI II, Faculty of Nature, Charles University, project director: Tomáš Hermann, KP member of the team
2018 - 2020 "Kutilství a jeho význam pro českou národní a kulturní identitu: současný stav, socio-kulturní a historicko-politické souvislosti, typologie a využití potenciálu pro místní rozvoj", programme NAKI II, Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, project director: Petr Gibas, KP member of the team
since 2017 "Kokořínsko Landscape Project", cooperation with Matthew Walls (Calgary University) and Katarína Kapustka (Archaeology department of the Czech Academy of Sciences) in archaeological research of Kokořínsko sandstone area
2016 – 2017 "Strategies AV 21 - Natural Threats" of the Czech Academy of sciences - project "Care about landscape in prevention of dangerous natural events: historical, legal and social dimensions" (Péče o krajinu v prevenci nebezpečných přírodních jevů: historické, právní a společenské dimenze), principal investigator Hana Müllerová, KP member of the team, (website of the project: http://av21.avcr.cz/vyzkumne-programy/04-prirodni-hrozby/index.html)
2015 – 2017 “Nature and Culture – Interaction of Cultural and Biological Evolution in Interdisciplinary Perspective”, UNCE University research centre 204004/2012, principal investigator: Jan Havlíček, KP member of the team
2014 - 2017 "Human, Agricultural, and Climatic Impact on Ecological Rules: macroecological analysis of paleo-biological datasets", Czech-Norwegian Research Programme (CZ09), principal investigator: Arnošt L. Šizling, KP member of the team, (project website: http://ecology.cts.cuni.cz)
2011 – 2014 "Reflections of Cultural Heritage and National Memory in Residential and Landscape Spaces", University of West Bohemia, supported from the NAKI program, principal investigator: Jiří Woitsch, KP member of the team, (project website:
2008 – 2011 "East Devon Pebblebeds Project”, principal investigator ChrisTilley, KP member of the team
2008 "Human Dimension of Archaeological Sites. Phenomenological Interpretation of Dwelling Areas", Grant Agency of the Charles University - agreement no 8716/2008, KP principal investigator
Organisation of conferences and conference panels
2018 member of the preparatory commitee for international conference "Spaces and Places in Transition: Urban and Rural Transformations in Central and Eastern Europe", November 2018, conference is prepared by the working group "Place-lore Space-lore“, SIEF
2017 Co-orgainzer of the panel: "Sensoriality and emotionality of home and home-making"; Organizers: Petr Gibas, Blanka Nyklová, Karolína Pauknerová and Barbora Vacková; 26-30 March 2017 SIEF2017: 13th SIEF Congress. Ways of Dwelling, Crisis – Craft – Creativity. Göttingen, Germany (http://www.nomadit.co.uk/sief/sief2017/panels.php5?PanelID=5049)
2016 Co-organizer of the panel: "Exploring Sensescapes of Home: Smell, Touch and Taste"; Organizers: Petr Gibas, Blanka Nyklová, Karolína Pauknerová; 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology, July 10-14, 2016, Vienna, Austria (https://isaconf.confex.com/isaconf/forum2016/webprogrampreliminary/Session6715.html)
2015 Co-organizer of an international conference 2nd Central European Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) meeting "Material perspectives on culture: making archaeology relevant" in Prague
2013 Co-organizer of the panel: “Built environments and human use of space: theories, methods and case studies”; Organizers: Monika Baumanova, Karolína Pauknerová and Hanna Stöger; 19th European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) Annual Meeting in Pilsen, Czech Republic, 4-8th September, 2013
2012 Co-organizer of the panel: “Human-Landscape Interaction in Prehistoric Central Europe: Analysis of Natural and Built Environments”; Organizers: Monika Baumanová, Karolína Pauknerová, Roderick Salisbury and Gábor Bacsmegi; Theory and Method in the Prehistoric Archaeology of Central Europe, Mikulov, Czech Republic, 24-26th October, 2012
2012 Co-organizer of an international conference “Non-human in Social Science III: Past Trajectories – Future Prospects” (http://www.fhs.cuni.cz/nonhuman/index.php?id=intro).
2011 Co-organizer of an international conference “Non-human in Anthropology: Limits and Boundaries of Social Science” (http://www.fhs.cuni.cz/nonhuman/index.php?id=archive).
2010 Co-organizer of an international conference “Non-human in Anthropology: An Interdisciplinary conference” (http://www.fhs.cuni.cz/nonhuman/index.php?id=archive).
(29th August, 2018)