Hedvika Novotná

Hedvika Novotná is a social anthropologist, and is Head of the undergraduate
Department of Social Studies at the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in
Prague. She focuses on the construction of individual and collective memory in
the case of the Jewish minority in Czechoslovakia after World War II. She also
addresses the issue of a discursive framework memory within a collective ethnographic
research study focusing on post-rurality in Slovakia, resp. Central Europe.
To a lesser extent, she is also concerned with various issues of urban anthropology
(urban tribes, continuity and discontinuity of city space etc.). She is also Editor-in-
Chief of the English edition of the scholarly journal Urban People.