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Center for Theoretical Study, Charles University in Prague


Mgr. et Mgr. Karolína Pauknerová, Ph.D.

Research interests
· landscape in social sciences
· dwelling, home and perception
· prehistoric settlement strategies
· (re)presentation 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”.
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 Únýtice” (suma cum laude).
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”.

2008 Several month study stay at the University College London, department of archaeology
and anthropology at Professor Chris Tilley.
2005 Study stay at the Durham University, department of anthropology, Erasmus Scholarship.

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
2013  2016  senior researcher at the Center for Theoretical Study, Charles University in Prague.
2011 – 2013 post-doctoral post at the Center for Theoretical Study,
Charles University in Prague.
2007 – today Since winter term 2007 I have been lecturing at the Faculty of Humanities about landscape in social science; I have been supervising and opposing MA and BA degree works.
2010 – today Since winter term 2010 I have been lecturing on qualitative methods at the department of social geography at Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague.

Research and projects

since 2016 cooperation in the program "Strategies AV 21 - Natural Threats" of the Czech Academy of sciences (website of the project:
2015 – 2017 Researcher for the project “Nature and Culture – Interaction of Cultural and Biological Evolution in Interdisciplinary Perspective”, UNCE University research centre 204004/2012, principal investigator: Doc. Jan HavlíŔek, Ph.D. (project website:
2014 - 2017 Archaeologist for the project "Human, Agricultural, and Climatic Impact on Ecological Rules: macroecological analysis of paleo-biological datasets", Czech-Norwegian Research Programme (CZ09),
principal investigator: Arnošt L. Šizling, Ph.D. (project website:
2011 – 2014 Landscape anthropologist for the project  "Reflections of Cultural Heritage and National Memory in Residential and Landscape Spaces" of University of West Bohemia researching memory of landscape in West Bohemia (supported from the NAKI program, principal investigator: Ji°í Woitsch, Ph.D.). (project website:

2008 – 2013 Member of the international research team of Professor ChrisTilley (University College London) in a project “East Devon Pebblebeds Project”, since March 2010 manager of the fieldwork; website of the project:
2008 Principal investigator in the project of phenomenological landscape research financed from Grant Agency of the Charles University in Prague (name: Human Dimension of Archaeological Sites. Phenomenological Interpretation of Dwelling Areas - agreement no 8716/2008).

Organization of conferences and conference panels
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 (
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 (
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
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” (
2011 Co-organizer of an international conference “Non-human in Anthropology: Limits and Boundaries of Social Science” (
2010 Co-organizer of an international conference “Non-human in Anthropology: An Interdisciplinary conference” (

(31st March, 2017)