Project details


Re-emigration Czechs and Slovaks in 1918-1923

Project Identification:GAP410/12/0142
Project Period:1/2012 - 12/2014
Investor:link to a new windowCzech Science Foundation
Programme / Project Type:Standard Projects -
MU Faculty/Unit:
Faculty of Education
MU Investigator:Prof. PhDr. Jaroslav Vaculík, CSc.
Keywords:Re-emigration, Czechs and Slovaks, 1918-1923

For complex description of migration processes in the Czech lands it is necessary to clarify the position of re- emigration of the Czechs and Slovaks after World War I. Re-emigration of prewar emigrants leaving between 1918-1923 should include only 200 thousand returnees. We emphasize not only the statistical aspect of the problem, but the lighting information given from multiple contexts that involve sta in both directions of the processes of re-emigration and emigration. The task will be to clarify the grounds of re-emigration in the worsening economic conditions of the postwar period. The most crucial motives of the postwar comebacks are the creation of an independent state of the Czechs and Slovaks, the land reform in Czechoslovakia, the postwar economic crisis and bad living conditions in the defeated countries. The output of the project will be non-impacted articles in refereed journals, presentations at international scientic conferences and a monograph issued by the Masaryk University.