Mgr. Berenika Zemanová Urbanová

Name and surname: Berenika Zemanová Urbanová
Degree: Mgr.

Department: Czech Theatre Studies Department
Telephone: +420 777 097 168


Berenika Zemanová Urbanová is a theatre historian and editor, who deals mostly with the 19th century. Since 2015 she has worked in the Czech Theatre Studies Department (ATI). She participates in the project of Czech Theatre Encyclopedia and is the guarantor of the section of 19th century German drama. Since 2018 she has organized lectures of Theatre Research Society in Prague.  



2015– present: Doctoral Studies, Institute of Historical Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, University of Pardubice; dissertation The Count Plays Theatre. Leopold II. Lažanský (supervisor prof. Milena Lenderová, CSc.)

2007–2010 Bachelor’s Degree., Department of Theatre Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, Bachelor’s Thesis Witold Gombrowicz’s Dramas – Topics, Life, Context.

2004–2008 Master’s Degree, Theory and History of Culture – Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, Master’s Thesis Theatrum mundi – Theatre as the Interpretation of the World.

2004–2007 Bachelor’s Thesis, History, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, Bachelor’s Thesis Libuše Riegrová-Bráfová: Attitudes in the Context of Her Family.

Professional résumé

2015 – present – researcher, Czech Theatre Studies Department, ATI

Specialization and research

Research in the 19th-century history of culture, especially in theatre, everydayness, and history of the aristocracy.  


Pilsen Symposium about the 19th Century Issues – From Work to Fun, Leisure in 19th century Czech Culture (2020); Das deutschsprachige Theater im Kontext europäischer Kulturgeschichte: Traditionen – Wechselbeziehungen – Perspektiven, Romania, Cluj-Napoca, (2019); Pilsen Symposium about the 19th Century Issues – To Understand the Second. Experiencing Time in the 19th-century Theatre Culture (2018); Pardubice Biennial – Cheating in Bohemia: in the times of monarchy and republic (2018); Perspektivy teatrologie (2017). 

Resaerch grants
2016–2020 project NAKI A Route towards Theatre. Processing historical theatre signposts and making them accessible (team member).


Bibliography of articles

Bibliography of books

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