The Institute of History, Czech Academy of Sciences


Applied Research and Development of National and Cultural Identity Programme (NAKI), provider Ministry of Culture

Czech Historical Atlas

Principal Investigator of the project: prof. PhDr. Eva Semotanová, DrSc.
Bearer of the project: Institute of History CAS, v. v. i.

Investigator of the project: doc. Ing. Jiří Cajthaml, Ph.D.
Bearer of the project: FCE CTU in Prague

Project Identification Code: DG16P02H010
Project Period: 2016-2020

The "Czech Historical Atlas" project falls under the NAKI Programme (1. National identity, 1.1 Research and its application - the historical science and archaeology) and the VaVaI Priorities (3.2 National, regional and local identity and tradition, 3.2.1 The knowledge of history as a condition for preserving and cherishing the national, regional and local identity, the memory and tradition within the national context).
It comes as a result of collaboration between the Institute of History CAS and the Department of Geomatics FCE CTU in Prague on the historical atlas cartography implemented within the Academic Atlas of Czech History and other historical cartographic works. The project seeks to follow up the printed atlas, which could not grasp numerous hitherto unprocessed historically important and all-societally attractive themes, especially as regards the 20th century, and publicize these topics through specialized maps with textual and pictorial annotations by application of modern methodology and approaches on the planned electronic portal "Czech Historical Atlas" in the Czech as well as English version.

Map: Praha na Bělohlavově mapě 1:75 000 před rokem 1918

Telč and Jesuits, Order and its Patrons

Principal Investigator of the project: Mgr. Kateřina Valentová, PhD.
Bearer of the project: Institute of History CAS, v. v. i.

Investigator of the project: Mgr. Jana Dostálová
Bearer of the project: National Heritage Institute

Investigator of the project: Mgr. Bc. Michaela Ramešová
Bearer of the project: The Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics AS CR, v. v. i

Project Identification Code: DG16P02M043
Project Period: 2016-2020

The project aims to bring new findings about the formation of Czech national identity with a new synthetic view revealing a key part of the history of Telč that has not previously been systematically studied. Telč became a prominent regional centre of baroque culture under the influence of Jesuits. The Jesuit College in Telč, its relationship with the founders and the link it had with the city provide a unique opportunity to study both the character and the interaction of these three actors. Gathering data from existing sources, analysing and interpreting them will initiate in-depth research that will make it possible to apply the acquired knowledge and develop a methodology to record reports of material cultural evidence. This, in turn, will provide an effective tool of unified data documentation and usage.
An attempt to bridge the gap between scholarly discourse and the rooted way to regard cultural heritage connected with Jesuits will also be part of the project.