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PhDr. Dalibor Papoušek, Ph.D.

Assistant professor, Department for the Study of Religions


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Arna Nováka 1/1, 602 00 Brno

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Curriculum vitae

Name, first names, scientific degrees
  • Dalibor Papoušek, Ph.D.
    born 27th February 1961 in Brno
Department/Faculty/University
  • Department for the Study of Religions
    Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University
    Arna Nováka 1, 602 00 Brno
    Czech Republic
Function, current position
  • Assistant Professor
Education and academic qualifications
  • 2007: Ph.D., Classics, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno
    Ph.D. dissertation "Pád Jeruzaléma a formování raného křesťanství [The Fall of Jerusalem and the Formation of Early Christianity]" (supervisor: Prof. Petr Pokorný)
  • 1987: Master's Degree, Archaeology, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno
    Master's Thesis "K vývoji společenského vědomí neolitu střední Evropy [Toward the Development of Social Consciousness in the Neolithic Period of Central Europe]" (supervisor: Prof. Vladimír Podborský)
  • 1985: Master's Degree, History, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno
    Master's Thesis "Rané helénistické křesťanství a jeho pronikání do pramenů o prvotním křesťanství palestinském [Early Hellenistic Christianity and Its Infiltration to the Sources of the Earliest Palestinian Christianity]" (supervisor: Prof. Josef Češka)
Professional experience
  • 1993-: Department for the Study of Religions, Masaryk University, Brno, assistent professor, head of the department (1993-2001)
  • 1991-1993: Institute for Ethics and Religious Studies, Masaryk University - Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Brno, assistent professor, head of the institute
  • 1990-1991: Institute for Ethics and Religious Studies, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Brno, research fellow, director of the institute
  • 1987-1989: Institute for the Study of Social Consciousness, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Brno, research fellow
  • 1986-1987: Institute for the Study of Social Consciousness, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Brno, study stay
Research activities
  • Grants and research projects:
    2018-2021: "Religion on the Ancient Mediterranean Networks: The Role of Primary and Secondary Centers in the Spread of Religious Innovations", grant of the Czech Science Foundation (standard project no. GA18-07487S, co-investigator)
    2015-2017: Generative Historiography of the Ancient Mediterranean: Modeling and Simulating of Transmission Dynamics of Religious Ideas and Practices, interdisciplinary grant of the Grant Agency of the Masaryk University (no. MUNI/M/1867/2014, co-investigator)
    2010: Typology of the Late Antique Religions, Grant of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University (no. MUNI/21/PAP/2010)
    2009-2011: The Church of Jerusalem and Its Role in the Social Formation of Early Christianity, individual grant of the Czech Science Foundation (standard project no. 401/09/1111)
  • Participation in conferences:
    2022: XIXth Annual EASR Conference "Religions and States of Freedom", Cork, Ireland (paper "How to Overbridge the Lack of Material Evidence in the Early Christian Spreading", with Zdeněk Pospíšil)
    2021: XIVth ISORECEA Conference "Religion in Periphery", Olomouc, Czech Republic (paper "Archaeological Proxies in the Modeling of the Spread of Early Christianity in Its Formative Phases", with Zdeněk Pospíšil and Adam Mertel)
    2019: XVIIth Annual EASR Conference "Religion: Continuations and Disruptions", Tartu, Estonia (paper "The Spread of Early Christianity in Its Formative Phases: Primary and Secondary Centers of the Christian Dissemination", with Zdeněk Pospíšil)
    2018: Historical Network Research Conference, Brno, Czech Republic (paper "Generative Historiography of Ancient Religions: How to Model the Spread of Religions in the Ancient Mediterranean", with Aleš Chalupa, Tomáš Glomb, Zdeněk Pospíšil, Adam Mertel and Zdeněk Stachoň)
    2017: Inaugural CES Conference, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany (paper: "The Role of Texts in the Stabilization of Pan-Mediterranean Religious Networks: A Case Study in Geospatial Computational Modeling of Ancient Religious History", with Tomáš Glomb and Vojtěch Kaše)
    2016: International workshop "Network Theory and Computer Modeling in the Study of Religion", Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary (paper: "Between Luke and Marcion: Hypothesis Testing in the History of Christian Origins")
    2016: XIVth Annual EASR Conference - Special IAHR Conference "Relocating Religion", Helsinki, Finland (paper: "Centralized and Decentralized Networks in the Spread of Early Christianity: Mathematical Modeling of the Lukan and Marcionite Christianities", with Zdeněk Pospíšil)
    2015: International workshop "Network Theory, Cognitive Science, and Historiography", Kavala, Greece (paper "Reductive Steps in the Construction of Network Models: The Lukan and Marcionite Christianities")
    2015: XXIth IAHR Congress "Dynamics of Religion: Past and Present", Erfurt, Germany (paper "Pro-Jewish and Counter-Jewish Trends in the Spread of Early Christianity: Construction of Network Models")
    2015: International GEHIR Workshop "Bridging the Gaps: (Ancient) History from the Perspective of Mathematical and Computational Modelling and Network Analysis", Brno, Czech Republic (poster "Jewish and Non-Jewish Networks in the Spread of Early Christianity: A Case of the Marcionite and Lukan Christianity", with Zdeněk Pospíšil)
    2013: XIIth Annual EASR Conference "Religion, Migration, Mutation", Liverpool, Great Britain (paper "Center and Diaspora: The Role of Jerusalem in the Lukan Imagination")
    2012: International workshop "Towards a Symmetrical Approach: The Study of Religions after Postmodern and Postcolonial Criticism", Brno, Czech Republic (paper "Religions of Ancient Israel according to Textual and Material Evidence")
    2012: XIth Annual EASR Conference - Special IAHR Conference "Ends and Beginnings", Stockholm, Sweden (paper "The End of Acts as a New Beginning? Tradition and Innovation in Lukan Writings")
    2011: Xth Annual EASR Conference "New Movements in Religions: Theories and Trends", Budapest, Hungary (paper "Spatial Dimension of Early Christian Identity: Jerusalem in Lukan Writings")
    2010: IXth ISORECEA Conference "Twenty Years After: Secularization and Desecularization in Central and Eastern Europe", Brno, Czech Republic (paper "Social Grouping in Earliest Christian Texts")
    2010: International ANODOS Conference "The Phenomena of Cultural Borders and Border Cultures across the Passage of Time: From the Bronze Age to the Late Antiquity", Trnava, Slovakia (paper "Centrality and Cosmopolitism in the Lukan Imagination of Paul of Tarsus: A Case of Jerusalem")
    2010: XXth IAHR Congress "Religion: A Human Phenomenon", Toronto, Canada (paper: "Paul’s Conflict with the Jerusalem Judaizers at a Norm-Deviation Scale")
    2009: IXth Annual EASR Conference "Religion in the History of European Culture", Messina, Italy (paper "Centrality of Jerusalem in the Earliest Christianity: A Case of Markan Apocalypse (Mark 13)")
    2008: VIIIth Annual EASR Conference "Time of Decline, Time of Hope: Scientific, Cultural and Political Engagement of the Study of Religions", Brno, Czech Republic (paper "Christian Origins in Perspective of Academic Study of Religions: The Concepts of Heikki Räisänen and Burton L. Mack")
    2007: VIIth Annual EASR Conference "Plurality and Representation: Religion in Education, Culture and Society", Bremen, Germany (paper "Two Typologies of the Late Antique Religions: Bruce J. Malina and Jonathan Z. Smith")
    2005: XXVIIth DVRG Congress "Religion und Kritik: Das Kritikpotential der Religionen und der Religionswissenschaft", Bayreuth, Germany (paper "Jewish/Christian Criticism of the Second Temple as a Process of Socio-Cultural Adaptation")
    2001: XXVth DVRG Congress "Popularisierung und Mediatisierung von Religion", Leipzig, Germany (paper "Transformations of Jewish Identity and Their Reflections in Czech Media")
    2000: XVIIIth IAHR Congress "The History of Religions: Origins and Visions", Durban, South Africa (paper "The Academic Study of Religions in the Czech Republic: Retrospect and Prospect")
    1999: Special IAHR Conference "The Academic Study of Religion During the Cold War, East and West", Brno, Czech Republic (paper "The Soviet School of Historians of Early Christianity and Its Influence in Former Czechoslovakia: The Question of Jesus’ Historicity")
    1999: International conference "Religious Minorities in Eastern Europe", Leipzig, Germany (paper "Early Christianity as a New Religious Movement")
    1995: XVIIth IAHR Congress "Religion and Society", Mexico City, Mexico (paper "On the Way to a Universal Messiah: The Downfall of Jerusalem as a Catalyzer of Religious Change")
    1995: International konference "The Old Testament as Inspiration in Culture", Prague, Czech Republic (paper "The Downfall of Jerusalem as a Religious Commotion and Inspiration")
    1995: Special IAHR Conference "Religions in Contact", Brno, Czech Republic (paper "Early Christian Concept of the Others: A Case of Syria")
    1994: International ECC Conference "Christianity - Judaism - Islam in Europe at the End of the 20th Century", European Cultural Club, Prague, Czech Republic (paper "Intercultural Communication in Early Christianity: Contemporary Perspectives")
    1992: International SSN Conference "Bible and Its Traditions - Bible in Intercultural Communication", Bechyně, Czech Republic (paper ""Hebraioi" and "Hellenistai": Early Christianity as an Intercultural Communication and Synthesis")
    1992: Special IAHR Conference "Methodology in the Study of Religion", Aarhus, Danmark (participation in discussion)
    1991: Special IAHR Conference "Religious Transformations and Socio-Political Change", Burlington, USA (paper "John Paul II and Mikhail Gorbachev: The Process of Globalization in Multidimensional Comparison")
Major publications
  • MERTEL, Adam, Zdeněk STACHOŇ, Tomáš GLOMB, Tomáš HAMPEJS, Vojtěch KAŠE, Aleš CHALUPA a Dalibor PAPOUŠEK. The role of spatial visual analysis in historical religious studies. Geografie - Sborník České geografické společnosti. PRAGUE: CZECH GEOGRAPHIC SOC, 2019, roč. 124, č. 3, s. 265-280. ISSN 1212-0014. URL info
  • KAŠE, Vojtěch, Tomáš GLOMB a Dalibor PAPOUŠEK. The role of texts in the stabilization of pan-Mediterranean religious networks: A case study in geospatial computational modeling of ancient religious history. In Inaugural CES Conference, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, 12.-15. 9. 2017. 2017. info
  • PAPOUŠEK, Dalibor. Počátky křesťanství. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2014. 149 s. ISBN 978-80-210-6920-6. Digitální knihovna FF MU info
  • PAPOUŠEK, Dalibor. Cesta Izraele k monoteismu. In Náboženství světa I : Západní tradice. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2014. s. 7-25. ISBN 978-80-210-7199-5. Digitální knihovna FF MU info
  • PAPOUŠEK, Dalibor. Písmo a zákon v dějinách judaismu. In Náboženství světa I : Západní tradice. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2014. s. 45-59. ISBN 978-80-210-7199-5. Digitální knihovna FF MU info
  • PAPOUŠEK, Dalibor. Pád Jeruzalémského chrámu a konec světa. In Konec světa. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2014. s. 7-21. ISBN 978-80-210-6951-0. Digitální knihovna FF MU info
  • PAPOUŠEK, Dalibor. Centrality and cosmopolitism in the Lukan imagination of Paul of Tarsus : a case of Jerusalem. In Anodos : studies of the ancient world 10/2010. 1. vyd. Trnava: Trnavská univerzita v Trnave, 2011. s. 247-254. ISBN 978-80-8082-500-3. info
  • PAPOUŠEK, Dalibor. Evropa a židovská diaspora. In Milan Fujda - Eva Klocová - Radek Kundt (eds.). Identity v konfrontaci : multikulturní výchova pro učitele/učitelky SŠ a ZŠ. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2011. s. 101-120. ISBN 978-80-210-5558-2. info
  • PAPOUŠEK, Dalibor. "Nezůstane kámen na kameni" : Pád Jeruzaléma v Markově evangeliu. Religio : revue pro religionistiku. Brno: Česká společnost pro religionistiku, 2010, roč. 18, č. 2, s. 127-162. ISSN 1210-3640. info
  • PAPOUŠEK, Dalibor. Continuity and discontinuity of the Jerusalem temple : locative and utopian aspects. In Milan Kováč - Tomáš Gál (eds.). Religious change. 1. vyd. Bratislava: Chronos, 2010. s. 15-25. ISBN 80-89027-15-6. info
  • PAPOUŠEK, Dalibor. Český překlad novozákonních apokryfů. Religio : revue pro religionistiku. Brno: Česká společnost pro religionistiku, 2007, roč. 15, č. 2, s. 282-286. ISSN 1210-3640. info
  • PAPOUŠEK, Dalibor. Večeře Páně v Korintu : k archeologii sociálního konfliktu. Religio : revue pro religionistiku. Brno: Česká společnost pro studium náboženství, 2006, roč. 14, č. 2, s. 207-224. ISSN 1210-3640. info
  • PAPOUŠEK, Dalibor. Dobrovolná smrt obránců Masady a proměny její interpretace. In KOVÁČ, Milan, Attila KOVÁCS a Tatiana PODOLINSKÁ. Cesty na druhý svet : smrť a posmrtný život v náboženstvách sveta. 1. vyd. Bratislava: CERES, 2005. s. 196-208. ISBN 80-89027-15-6. info
  • PAPOUŠEK, Dalibor. Náboženství a posvátný prostor. In VAVERKA, Jiří. Moderní sakrální stavby. 1. vyd. Brno: Fakulta architektury VUT v Brně, 2004. s. 6-12. ISBN 80-214-2791-4. info
  • PAPOUŠEK, Dalibor. 305 hesel v oddílech "Judaismus" a "Křesťanství". In PAVLINCOVÁ, Helena, Břetislav HORYNA, Miloš MENDEL a Dalibor PAPOUŠEK. Judaismus, křesťanství, islám. 2. přeprac. vyd. Olomouc: Nakladatelství Olomouc, 2003. s. 35 passim, 195 s. ---. ISBN 80-7182-165-9. info
  • PAPOUŠEK, Dalibor. Burton L. Mack a projekt religionistické reinterpretace počátků křesťanství. Religio : revue pro religionistiku. Brno: Česká společnost pro studium náboženství, 2002, roč. 10, č. 1, s. 95-112. ISSN 1210-3640. online info
  • PAPOUŠEK, Dalibor. The Soviet school of historians of early Christianity and its influence in former Czechoslovakia: the question of Jesus' historicity. In DOLEŽALOVÁ, Iva, Luther H. MARTIN a Dalibor PAPOUŠEK. The academic study of religion during the Cold War: east and west. 1st ed. New York et al.; Bern et al.: Peter Lang, 2001. s. 119-135. Toronto studies in religion; vol. 27. ISBN 0-8204-5151-7. info
  • PAPOUŠEK, Dalibor. Byl Pavel "lysým mužem"? : K prosopografii Pavla z Tarsu a sedmdesátinám Pavla Spunara. In KROUPA, Jiří K. Septuaginta Paulo Spunar oblata (70+2). 1. vyd. Praha: KLP - Koniasch Latin Press, 2000. s. 16-20. ISBN 80-85917-74-2. info
  • PAPOUŠEK, Dalibor. Naturalizující pokusy o vymezení náboženství. In KOMOROVSKÝ, Ján. Religionistika a teológia náboženstiev: zborník z vedeckej konferencie Filozofickej fakulty UK a Slovenskej spoločnosti pre štúdium náboženstiev. 1. vyd. Bratislava: Univerzita Komenského, 1999. s. 101-107. ISBN 80-223-1371-8. info
  • PAPOUŠEK, Dalibor. Pella a Javne: dvě legendy o kontinuitě. Religio : revue pro religionistiku. Brno: Česká společnost pro studium náboženství, 1998, roč. 6, č. 2, s. 167-188. ISSN 1210-3640. info
  • PAPOUŠEK, Dalibor. Early Christian concept of the others: a case of Syria. In DOLEŽALOVÁ, Iva, Břetislav HORYNA a Dalibor PAPOUŠEK. Religions in contact: selected proceedings of the special IAHR conference held in Brno, August 23-26, 1994. 1st ed. Brno: Czech Society for the Study of Religions - Masaryk University, 1996. s. 87-90. ISBN 80-210-1441-5. info
  • PAPOUŠEK, Dalibor. Obnova české religionistiky. Studia Comeniana et Historica. Uherský Brod: Muzeum J. A. Komenského, 1995, roč. 25, č. 54, s. 194-196. ISSN 0323-2220. info
  • PAPOUŠEK, Dalibor. Intercultural communication in early Christianity: contemporary perspectives. In GÁL, Fedor a Jitka PUŠOVÁ. International symposium Christianity - Judaism - Islam: Europe at the close of the 20th century. 1st ed. Prague: European Cultural Club, 1994. s. 121-125. ISBN 80-85212-26-9. info
  • PAPOUŠEK, Dalibor. "Hebraioi" and "Hellenistai": early Christianity as an intercultural communication and synthesis. In PAVLINCOVÁ, Helena a Dalibor PAPOUŠEK. The Bible in cultural context. 1st ed. Brno: Czech Society for the Study of Religions - Masaryk University, 1994. s. 227-228. ISBN 80-901823-0-5. info
  • PAPOUŠEK, Dalibor. John Paul II and Mikhail Gorbachev: the process of globalization in multidimensional comparison. In MARTIN, Luther. Religious transformations and socio-political change: eastern Europe and Latin America. 1st ed. Berlin - New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 1993. s. 97-107. Religion and Society; vol. 33. ISBN 3-11-013734-8. info
  • PAPOUŠEK, Dalibor. K problému globalizace sociálního učení katolicismu. In SVOBODA, Jiří. Křesťanství a globální problémy: sborník referátů. 1. vyd. Brno: Ústav pro výzkum společenského vědomí ČSAV, 1990. s. 2-10. info

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