Barbora Jirková graduated from Ethnology with specialization in Vietnamese studies (BC) and Ethnology (MA) at Charles University. She has completed several study stays at Vietnam National University in Hanoi and a two month research stay at École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris. She has been assistant lecturer at Institute of East Asian Studies since 2015.
Her current research focuses on 19th and early 20th century Vietnamese religious beliefs with special attention to water deity cults in both popular tradition and the official state cult. In addition she is involved in research project dealing with innovations in ethnic entrepreneurship in Vietnamese diaspora in the Czech Republic.
JIRKOVÁ, B.: Kult hory Đồng Cổ – od nadpřirozeného ochránce panovníka k pokleslé pověře (Cult of mount Đồng Cổ – from Protector of the Ruler to Depraved Superstition), in Materiální a duchovní kultura Východu v proměnách času, Plzeň: Filozofická fakulta Západočeské univerzity v Plzni, 2012, p. 39-44. ISBN 978-80-261-0330-1.
JIRKOVÁ, B.: Spiritualita Vietnamců u nás (Vietnamese Spirituality in Our Country), in Dingir: religionistický časopis o současné náboženské scéně. No. 1, 2012, vol. 15, p. 19-21. ISSN 1212-1371.
KUŠNIRÁKOVÁ T., JIRKOVÁ, B. (2011): Druhé dějství českého konzulátu v Hanoji – ticho a klid: Czech Embassy in Hanoi, Part 2 – Peace and Quiet. Migraceonline.cz [online], [03-15-2011].
“Water Deities in 19th Century Vietnam: Evidence from Administrative Geography”. Paper presented at the Southeast Asian Studies Symposium 2016, University of Oxford, 14th-16th April 2016.
“Righteous Deities, Depraved Deities: The North Vietnamese Supernatural Landscape under the Nguyễn Dynasty”. Paper presented at 3rd ITASEAS Conference, University of Naples, “L’Orientale”, 20th-21st June, 2016.
“Migrace Vietnamců do České republiky” (Vietnamese Migration to the Czech Republic), presentation at a round table organized by Metropolitan University, Prague on 22nd May 2014.
“Stát a nadpřirozeno za dynastie Nguyễn”. (State and Supernatural under the Nguyễn dynasty) Paper presented at the international workshop Orientalia Antiqua Nova XIV, organized by Institute of Near East Studies, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic on 4th April 2014.
“Kulty hor a vod v náboženských představách tradičního Vietnamu”. (Mountain and Water Deity Cults in Religious Thought of Traditional Vietnam). Paper presented at the conference New Research in Oriental Studies IV organized by Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague on 22nd November 2013.
“State and Supernatural in Traditional Vietnam: The Case of Mount Dong Co and Mount Tan Vien”. Paper presented at the international conference Connecting Southeast Asia and the World: cultural, Historical and Political Ties, organized by Metropolitan University, Prague on 8th November 2013.
„Kult hory Đồng Cổ – od ochránce panovnického rodu k pokleslé pověře“ (Cult of mount Dong Co – from the Protector of the Royal Dynasty to Depraved Superstition). Paper presented at the international workshop Orientalia Antiqua Nova XII, organized by Institute of Near East Studies, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic on 23rd March 2012.
Jan 2017 – present: grant team member in Czech Science Foundation project “Innovations in Ethnic Entrepreneurship and Emerging Everyday Multiculturalism. Vietnamese Diaspora in the Czech Republic”