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Cynthia J. Paces

Professor of History

Modern European History

Columbia University (PhD, 1998)

Phone: 609-771-2742


Office: Social Sciences 213



  • Prague Panoramas. National Memory and Sacred Space in the Twentieth Century. Univ. of Pittsburgh Press, 2009.
  • 1989. End of the Twentieth Century. W. W. Norton, 2009.
  • “The Battle for Prague’s Old Town Square: Symbolic Space and the Birth of the Republic,” in Blair Ruble and John Czaplicka, eds. Composing Urban History and the Constitution of Civic Identities . Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003, pp. 165-191.
  • “Gender and the Battle for Prague’s Old Town Square” in Elena Gapova, editor, Gendernye istorii Vostochnoi Evropy , (Gendered (Hi)stories from Eastern Europe). Minsk, Belarus: European Humanities University, Press, 2002, pp. 124-131.
  • “The Fall and Rise of Prague’s Marian Column,” Radical History Review 79 (Winter 2001), pp. 141-155.
  • “Religious Heroes for a Secular State: Commemorating Jan Hus and Saint Wenceslas in 1920s Czechoslovakia,” in Nancy Wingfield and Maria Bucur, eds., Staging the Past: Commemorations in the Habsburg Lands , Purdue Univ. Press (2001), pp. 199-225.
  • “‘The Czech Nation Must be Catholic!’: An Alternative Version of Czech Nationalism During the First Republic,” Nationalities Papers 27 (1999)
  • “Unveiling the Past: Recent Literature on National Memory in the Czech Republic,” Nationalities Papers 25 (1997)