Scientific Council

Scientific Council of the Institute of the History of Charles University and Archive of Charles University

PhDr. Daniela Brádlerová, Ph.D.


Born in 1971, Brádlerová graduated in archival science and auxiliary historical sciences at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University (1996) and completed her post-graduate studies in the history of economy at the same institute (2005). She is currently employed by the Masaryk Institute and Archive of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (head of the Department of Institutional Funds after 1952). Her research and publications focus on the history of Czechoslovak scientific institutions and notable personages of science in the 20th century. She is also interested in the history of banking in interwar Czechoslovakia and military history of the First World War.


Mgr. Petr Cajthaml


Born in 1974, Cajthaml graduated in history with specialisation in Czech history at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University (1998). He is currently employed by the Institute of the History of Charles University and Archive of Charles University (head of Archive of Charles University). His research and publications focus on the history of university education, history of propaganda, and the history of Czechoslovak intelligence services.


doc. PhDr. Ivana Čornejová, CSc.


Born in 1950, Čornejová graduated in archive science and history at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University (1973). She did her first post-graduate degree (aspirantura) at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University (1988) and received her habilitation at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University (1999). She is employed by the Institute of the History of Charles University and Archive of Charles University. Her research and publication focus on Czech and Church history of the 16th to 18th century, history of schooling and education, history of administration, and cultural history of the Baroque period.


PhDr. Marek Ďurčanský, Ph.D.


Born in 1973, Ďurčanský graduated in history and archival science at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University (1999) and completed his post-graduate studies in auxiliary historical sciences at the same faculty (2007). He is currently employed by the Institute of the History of Charles University and Archive of Charles University (head of the Institute of the History of Charles University). His research and publications focus on the history of university education, cultural and administrative history of Czech towns and cities in Early Modern Era and Modern Era, and on Czech–Polish scientific and cultural relations.


prof. PhDr. Ivan Hlaváček, CSc.


Born in 1931, Hlaváček graduated in archival science and auxiliary historical sciences at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University (1955). At the same faculty, he also received his habilitation in archival science and auxiliary historical sciences (1967) and was named professor for the same area of specialisation (1990). He works at the Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archival Studies of the Faculty of Arts of Charles University. His research and publications focus on medieval diplomacy, codicology, epigraphy, and political, administrative, and cultural history of Late Middle Ages.


Mgr. Jan Kahuda, Ph.D.


Born in 1974, Kahuda graduated in archival science and history at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University (1999). He is currently completing his post-graduate studies in auxiliary historical sciences at the same faculty (since 2007). He is employed by the National Archives (since 2014 head of department). His research and publications focus on the history of archival science, family archives, auxiliary historical sciences, history of administration, and editions of source materials.


prof. PhDr. Jiří Pešek, CSc.


Born in 1954, Pešek graduated in archival science and auxiliary historical sciences at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University (1978). He completed his first post-graduate degree (aspirantura) at the institute of Czechoslovak and World History of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (1987). He received his habilitation in modern history at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University (1995) and was appointed professor in the same area of specialisation at the same faculty (2000). He lectures at the History Section of the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University. His research and publications focus mainly on interdisciplinary issues in cultural and social history, history of historiography, education, history of towns and cities in the 16th to 20th century in the Czech Lands and Central Europe, and on modern German history.


prof. PhDr. Josef Petráň, CSc.


Born in 1930, Petráň graduated in the Czech language and history at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University. In 1965, he became assistant professor (Docent) and in 1990 was appointed professor at the same faculty. He is an emeritus professor of Charles University. His research and publications focus on the Czech history in Late Medieval and Early Modern Era, history of Charles University, but also the history of agriculture, Czech villages, and material culture.


doc. PhDr. Marie Ryantová, CSc.


Born in 1964, Ryantová graduated in archival science and auxiliary historical sciences at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University (1886). She received her post-graduate degree (aspirantura) in older Czech history at the Institute of Czech History of the Faculty of Arts of Charles University (1995) and her habilitation at the Institute of History of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (2005). She is currently employed by the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (head of the Institute for Archival Studies and Auxiliary Historical Sciences). Her research and publications focus on the cultural, religious and ecclesiastic, economic, and social history of Early Modern Era, gender history, auxiliary historical sciences, historiography, and editions of historical sources.


PhDr. Milada Sekyrková, CSc.


Born in 1966, Sekyrková graduated in archival science and auxiliary historical sciences at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University (1988) and completed her post-graduate degree (aspirantura) at the Department of the History of Science and Technology of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (1992). She is currently employed by the Institute of the History of Charles University and Archive of Charles University. Her research and publications focus on the history of science and technology, historiography, and history of education in the Modern Era.


Mgr. Jan Schwaller


Born in 1974, Schwaller graduated in history, archival science, and auxiliary historical sciences at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University (1998). He is currently employed by the Prague City Archives (head of the Department of Funds of Municipal Companies, Institutions, and Physical Persons). His research and publications focus on the economic, social, and regional history of 16th to 18th century.


prof. PhDr. Petr Svobodný, Ph.D.


Born in 1958, Svobodný graduated in history at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University (1981). He received his habilitation in modern history at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University (2000), completed his post-graduate studies in the history of medicine at the First Faculty of Medicine of Charles University (2007) and in 2014 was appointed professor of the history of medicine at the same faculty. He is currently director of the Institute of the History of Charles University and Archive of Charles University. His research and publications focus on the history of science and education, history of universities, and the history of medicine, especially Prague medical faculties and faculty hospitals in the 19th and 20th century.


Mgr. Michal Šimůnek, Ph.D.


Born in 1976, Šimůnek graduated in history and political science at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University (2001). He completed his post-graduate studies in philosophy and history of natural sciences at the Faculty of Science of Charles University (2006). He is currently employed as a scientific collaborator of the Department for the History of Sciences and Humanities of the Institute for Contemporary History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. His research and publications focus on the history of natural sciences, especially the history of biology and medicine in the 19th and 20th century, in particular the history of genetics and its medical applications, including its misuse during the Nazi era. He is also interested in the medical policies of that era.


prof. PhDr. František Šmahel, DrSc.


Born in 1934, Šmahel graduated from the Faculty of Arts of Charles University (1959). He completed his post-graduate studies (aspirantura) at the same faculty (1965). He received the title of a doctor of sciences at the Institute of History of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (1990), and a habilitation in older Czech history (1991) as well as professorship in Czech history at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University (1995). He is currently employed by the centre for Medieval Studies of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (associate director). His research and publications focus on the general history of Late Medieval Era, Humanism, Renaissance, and Reformation in Central Europe, history of medieval universities, medieval iconology and iconography, and late medieval doctrines and mentality.



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