Daniel E. Miller

Phone: (850) 473-2067
E-mail: dmiller@uwf.edu
Office: Bldg. 50, Room 137

Undergraduate Courses

Western Perspectives II, The Second World War, Czechs and Slovaks in the Modern World, Habsburg Monarchy, 1526-1918, Imperial Russia to 1917, Soviet Union since 1917, Germany since 1866, Interwar Europe, 1918-1939, and Modern European Agrarian and Social History

Graduate Courses

Europe between the World Wars (1918-1939), East-Central Europe and the Balkans, European Ideologies and Political Movements Since 1789


Czech and Slovak history especially between 1918 and 1938 dealing with democracy, agricultural politics, and land reform.

Current Research Interests

Colonization of the Great Estates during the Land Reform in Czechoslovakia, 1918-1938 (book manuscript, expected date of completion, 2011) and The First Czechoslovak Republic (1918-1938) as a Consociational Democracy (book manuscript, expected date of completion, 2015).


Ph.D., History, University of Pittsburgh, 1989; M.A., History, University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana), 1978; B.A., East European Studies and Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, 1976

Awards and Honors

  • Agricultural History – Vernon Carstensen Award in 2000 for the best article in 1999 for “Collectivization in the 1970s and 1980s in Zamagurie, Slovakia”
  • Dejiny a soucasnost [History and the Present] – Best historical work by a foreign author (tied with one other) for Antonín Svehla–mistr politickych kompromisu, 2002
  • Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace – Visiting Scholar, 1989-1990
  • International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) - Independent research grant to examine the Czechoslovak land reform between the world wars using sources in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, 1999-2000
  • Open Society Archives (Budapest, Hungary) – Archival research grant to study agricultural collectivization in Slovakia, 1997
  • UWF Outstanding Teaching and Advising Award, 1993-1994, 1998-1999, and 2003-2004
  • UWF Research grants, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, and 2009
  • UWF Teaching Incentive Program Awards, 1993-1994, 1996-1997, and 2003-2004
  • Woodrow Wilson Center, East European Program (Washington, DC) – Short Term Research Grant, Summer 1998


  • American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies
  • American Historical Association
  • Association for the Study of Nationalities
  • Czechoslovak Studies Association
  • Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences
  • Slovak Studies Association

Notable Articles/Publications

Kúloze a vyznamu agrárního hnutí v ceskych a ceskoslovenskych dejinách [The Significance and Meaning of the Agrarian Movement in Czech and Czechoslovak History]. Eds. Jirí Sousa (Charles University, Prague), Daniel E. Miller, and Mary Hrabik Samal (Oakland University, Rochester, MI). Prague: Karolinum–Nakladatelství Univerzity Karlovy, 2001.

Antonín Svehla–mistr politickych kompromisu [Antonín Svehla–Master of Political Compromise]. Trans. Stanislav Pavlícek. Edice Ecce Homo. Prague: Argo, 2001.

Forging Political Compromise: Antonín Svehla and the Czechoslovak Republican Party, 1918-1933. Pitt Series in Russian and East European Studies. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999.