Mgr. Petra Ježková, Ph.D.

Name and surname: Petra Ježková
Degree: Mgr., Ph.D.

Department: Czech Theatre Studies Department
Telephone: +420 224 809 133/177, +420 774 053 110


Petra Ježková is a theatre historian, journalist, and editor, dealing with Czech theatre in the 19th and the first half of the 20th century. Since 2007 she has worked at the Czech Theatre Studies Department at the ATI, where she is the main guarantor of the project Czech Theatre Encyclopedia; she started and manages the book series Nota bene, she compiled and prepared its first volume I Suffer from the Same Illness. Julius Zeyer and Jan Lier Reflected in Their Letters (2017), she published the monograph Besieged by a Nation of Playwrights. Jan Lier 1852–1917 (Academia, 2014). Since 2018 she has been the head of the Czech Theatre Studies Department at the ATI.


2006–2012 Ph.D., Department of Theatre Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague; Doctoral Thesis Besieged by a Nation of Playwrights. Jan Lier the Critic and Dramaturg of the National Theatre (supervisor prof. V. Just, CSc.)

1999–2005 Master’s Degree, Theory and History of Theatre, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno; diploma thesis Božena Viková Kunětická, Controversial Feminist Playwright at the Turn of the Century

Professional résumé

2019–present member of the panel Science on Art, Czech Science Foundation, Czech Republic

2018– present head of the Czech Theatre Studies Department, ATI

2018– present member of the Advisory Committee for Developing Collections of the Theatre Collection, National Museum

2018 journalist in Theater der Zeit journal

2015– present member of the grant commission for theatre, Ministry of Culture
2015–2017 member of the board of the F. X. Šalda Award

2012– present secretary and member of the committee of Theatre Research Society

2011– present journalist in Czech Theatre journal

2010– present member of the editorial board of Theatre Revue

2007–2009 lecturer, Department of Theatre Studies, Charles University in Prague

2007– present researcher at Czech Theatre Studies Department, ATI

Bibliography of articles
Bibliography of books

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