Oldřich Tůma

Oldřich Tůma

Oldřich Tůma

Oldřich Tůma (1950) is a Senior research fellow at the Institute for Contemporary History of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague and a former (1998-2017) director of the Institute. He had various odd jobs before the year 1989. His main area of interest and study was earlier Byzantine studies. Since the early 1990s his research has focused on modern history of Czechoslovakia and Central Europe, as well as history of the Cold War.