Vitezslav Sommer received his PhD from Charles University, Prague in 2011. His dissertation explored the origins of communist party historiography in Czechoslovakia and its development in the Stalinist, post-Stalinist and reform communist period (1950–1970). He is at present a post-doctoral researcher at the Sciences Po in Paris (ERC project ‘A political history of the future: knowledge production and future governance 1945-2010 - FUTUREPOL’). He is the author of Angažované dějepisectví: Stranická historiografie mezi stalinismem a reformním komunismem, 1950–1970 (Engaged Historiography: Party Historiography between Stalinism and Reform Communism, 1950–1970), Prague 2011.