The Institute of History, Czech Academy of Sciences

Department of Biographical studies

PhDr. Zdeněk Doskočil, Ph.D.  

PhDr. Marie Makariusová

Tel: +420 225 443 234, +420 225 443 235

Focus of the department:
The department is preparing to publish the Biographical Dictionary of the Czech Lands and its members are dedicated to the methods and theoretical issues of biographical research, which they process through studies, articles and monographs of the life stories of personalities active in the Czech lands.

Important projects:
1. The preparation, processing and coordination of biographical entries for the Biographical Dictionary of the Czech
2. Cooperation with the editors of the Austrian Biographical Lexicon, Biographical Lexicon of Slovakia and similar
    institutions in neighbouring countries.
3. Biographies of “of creators and bearers of the Czech national myth” – biographies of more and less well-known
    personalities who defined the social, political, cultural, scientific, economic development of the Czech lands.
4. Popularization of the results of basic research on television, radio, in the press and through educational lectures.


  1. The Biographical Dictionary of the Czech Lands, a multi-volume dictionary that should contain about 25 000 biographical items of the leading, illustrious, or just remarkable men and women related to the Bohemian, Czech and Czechoslovak development throughout the history. So far four volumes (five numbers each), letters A-G have been published.
  2. The biographies of the “creators and bearers of the Czech national myth” – more or less familiar persons that shaped the profile of the social, political, cultural, scientific, and economic development in Bohemia and Moravia.


  • Mgr. et Mgr. Klára Andresová
  • PhDr. Zdeněk Doskočil, Ph.D.
  • Mgr. et Bc. Lenka Křížová (Procházková), Ph.D.
  • doc. PhDr. Martin Kučera, CSc.
  • PhDr. Marie Makariusová
  • RNDr. Jiří Martínek, Ph.D.
  • PhDr. Gustav Novotný, CSc.
  • Mgr. Vojtěch Szajkó, P.D.