The European Association for Urban History (EAUH) provides a multidisciplinary forum for historians, geographers, sociologists, anthropologists, art and architectural historians, planners and other scholars working on various aspects of urban history from the middle ages until the present.
Every two years, the EAUH organises a large-scale international conference, at which European and non-European scholars discuss new directions in the field, conduct and stimulate comparative research, and initiate future collaborative projects and publications.
With deep regret, we announce that in the early morning of 8 April 2020, Professor Luďa Klusáková passed away. Between 2010-2012, she was the President of the European Association for Urban History and she organised the successful conference in Prague in 2012. She taught at Charles University Prague for more than 40 years and significantly contributed to the forming of the Institute of World History, its scientific and pedagogic accomplishments and the promotion of its international contacts.
Luďa Klusáková worked on the comparative study of cities, their modernization, image in culture and the use of cultural heritage and history as a strategy of local and regional development. She contributed to the Institute’s engagement in eminent European research and educational projects, for example the international MA programme TEMA+ (European Territories: Heritage and Development). The French Government awarded her with the Order of Merit in Education, Science and Culture. With unstoppable energy she proved her research and organizational skills, yet at the same time she was a wam colleagues and enthusiastic teacher. She will be dearly missed by everyone involved in the EAUH.