Curriculum Vitae

Judita Matyášová

tel.: +420 724 905 379


born 1979 in Prague, Czech Republic



2018 - present

PhD student of Longevity Studies at Charles University Prague, Czech Republic. More info about the PhD program here

2015 - 2017

Master degree, Oral History and Contemporary History,

Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

2008 – 2011

Bachelor of Art, Faculty of Creative writing and journalism

Literary Academy of Josef Škvorecký, Prague, Czech Republic

Work experience as a journalist:

2003 - present

Freelance journalist in main Czech newspapers Lidové noviny, stories about Czech emigrants during WWII and communism regime, interviews and articles about NGO projects and education projects in Czech schools

05/2017 – present

Freelance journalist in Czech weekly magazine Vlasta, stories about Czech emigrants during WWII and Czechs abroad during the 20th century

07/2017 – present

PR manager at Press department, Czech centres, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic

Work experience as a lecturer:

09/2020 Guest lecturer at Aarhus University

09/2017 - present

Lecturer at Faculty of journalism of Charles University, Prague: lessons of journalistic work for students of 4th and 5th grade of Master degree, Charles University, Prague

05/2015 – 08/2017 

Guest lecturer at Faculty of journalism of Charles University, Prague: lessons about journalistic work for students of 4th and 5th grade of Master degree, Charles University, Prague

Selected lectures and workshops:


- Paideia - The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden, Stockholm:

lecture and workshop about oral history for students of Paideia

- Masaryk University, Brno, (lecture about Czech Jewish teens in Denmark during WWII)

​2013 - 2016

- Terezín Memorial (lectures and workshops for teachers of history from Denmark and UK)

- Intergenerational program of NGO One World (workshops for students of elementary schools about oral history)

- Author of the educational program about Czech Jewish teenagers in Denmark created together with team of Terezín Memorial

- Anglo-American University, Prague (Summer school for students of history and journalism, lectures about Jewish culture and history in central Europe)

- Chapman University, Orange, Californie (lectures about oral history and journalism for students of history and journalism)

- European Parliament - presentation of my project Sophie´s Choice / The Czech Way and projection of the film Into the North


- Jewish Museum Prague: (lectures and workshops about oral history)

- Jewish culture centre Copenhagen (presentation of project Sophie´s Choice / The Czech Way)


Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, Jerusalem: a lecture about Czech Jewish teens in Denmark during WWII

​Founder of research projects:

“The intergenerational program ‘Stories of Our Neighbours’

Comparison of the results of quantitative and qualitative research on Czech and Danish teenagers and their relationship to senior citizens.”

This is Judita´s PhD project focused on Czech and Danish teenagers, who are involved in the intergenerational program Stories of Our Neighbours. They record stories of seniors from the local community and create audio and video reportage from these interviews. They work on this project for six months and after that, they present the results of their research to the public audience. Judita records interviews with these teenagers during the whole six month project and compare, what they said at the beginning of the project about seniors and what they are saying about seniors after the project is finished.


Articles and books:

- Articles in Lidové noviny newspapers, mainly about historical topics as Czech emigrants before and during WWII, life during communism regime, cultural reviews

- Book "Haredim" interview with photographer Eliska Blazkova about the orthodox Jewish community, 2018, publisher Nablizko

- Book “In the footsteps of Franz Kafka”, 2009, publisher Academia

- Book “Friendship in spite of Hitler”, 2013, publisher Mladá fronta

- Chapter about oral history in a textbook for teachers of elementary and secondary schools, 2013, Jewish Museum Prague

Selected solo exhibitions about project Sophies´s Choice / The Czech Way

Jewish Museum, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2016

Czech cultural centre, Vienna,  Austria, 2015

Vordingborg Library, Vordingborg, Denmark, 2015

Czech cultural centre, Dusseldorf, Germany, 2015

Helsingør Library, Helsingør, Denmark, 2014, more info

Jihlava City Hall, Czech Republic, 2014

Terezín Memorial, Czech Republic, 2014

Kolín synagogue, Czech Republic, 2014

Gilleleje Library, Denmark, 2013

Jewish cultural centre Mosaiske, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2013

Frøslevlejrens Museum, Padborg, Denmark, 2013

Naestved Museum, Denmark, 2013, more info

Copenhagen Jewish Culture centre, Denmark,  2013

Member of  the jury:

2016 – present

Intergenerational program for teenagers in Prague “Stories of our neighbours”

Author of the script of the documentary film Into the North,

inspired by my research of Czech Jewish teens in Denmark during WWII

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