History Department
History Department

Jonathan Parker

International Masters (Central and East European Studies); MA (European Studies), University of Glasgow; Jagiellonian University



Central & Eastern Europe circa 1848-1948; Global History of Nationalism and National Identity; Habsburg Empire; First Czechoslovak Republic; State- and nation-building; Museum Studies


Jonathan studies the history of nationalism and national identity, especially in the Austro-Hungarian lands in the decades before and after the First World War. He received his BA in History and Plan II from UT Austin in 2016. He received an International Master's in Russian, Central, and East European studies from the University of Glasgow and an MA in European Studies from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. In order to pursue this double Master's program, the European Union awarded him an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for the entire duration of the program.


His past research has examined the ways in which emigrant Czechoslovaks constructed a "Czechoslovak" identity during the First World War, and the way in which museums in Prague today maintain Czech national identity. His current project examines the establishment of Czechoslovakia in 1918 and the transfer of popular allegiances from the Empire to the nation-state.