Václav Zheng

Václav Zheng

vaclav.zheng@jhu.edu

Research Interests: Early Modern Poland and Czechia, Cultural and Intellectual History, Renaissance, Baroque, Utopian Studies, Urban History, Historical Writing, West Slavic Literature, Historical Theory

Academic Interests:
Early Modern Poland and Czechia, Cultural and Intellectual History, Renaissance, Baroque, Utopian Studies, Urban History, Historical Writing, West Slavic Literature, Historical Theory

Research Specializations:
Polish Renaissance, Czech Baroque, Utopian Theory, Ideal City, History of the Future, Historical Time, Philosophy of Historiography, Argumentation

Dissertation Title:
“Utopian Visions in Late Jagiellonian Poland, 1543-1572.”

Teaching Fields:
Theory and Historiography
Eastern Europe (500-1990) 
Early Modern Europe
Themes in Cultural History

Courses Taught:
What is History? (Fall 2019)
History of Everyday Life (Spring 2020)
The Annales School (Spring 2022)
History of Beer (Fall 2022)
History of Utopia: A Survey (Fall 2023 *2)
Renaissance Europe: Humanism (Spring 2023, Summer 2024)

Academic Affiliations:
American Historical Association (AHA)
Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)
Early Slavic Studies Association (ESSA)
Renaissance Society of America (RSA)
Sixteenth Century Society (SCSC)
International Network for Theory of History (INTH)

Main Advisor: Professor Maciejko

Thesis Title: "Utopian Visions in Late Jagiellonian Poland, 1543-1572"