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Doubravka OLŠÁKOVÁ

Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic: Expert in WP7

Doubravka Olšáková is senior researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Prague, where she leads the working group on contemporary environmental history. In 2014, she published a book titled Science Goes to the People! (2014, in Czech) about the dissemination of science in communist Czechoslovakia and the indoctrination of masses. In 2016 she worked as principal editor of an edited volume In the Name of the Great Work. Stalin’s Plan for the Transformation of Nature and its Impact in Eastern Europe (New York: Berghahn Books). Her research is oriented towards the intersection of the history of science, environmental history and recently she has started to work on relations between the environment and health in the post-war Soviet bloc. She is actively involved in academic life and acts as member of various committees and editorial boards.