The Institute of History, Czech Academy of Sciences

Research Centre of Historical Geography


Grant Project Excellence

Bearer: Institute of History of the CAS, Prague
Principle investigator: prof. PhDr. Eva Semotanová, DrSc.
Co-bearer: Faculty of Science of CU, Prague
Co-investigator: RNDr. and Mgr. Pavel Chromý, Ph.D.


Project identification code: P410/12/G113
Project Period: 2012–2018



The project develops the research, conducted at the Institute of History of the CAS and at the Department of Social Geography and Regional Development of the Faculty of Science of CU, Prague. The aim of the project is the creation of a joint institutional platform of historical-geographic research in the Czech Republic and strengthen its international comparability. The research will in particular emphasise the theoretical and methodological approaches of Czech historical geography in the European and global context. The individual topics resolved include inter alia the transformation of urban and rural landscapes based on the analysis and interpretation of a wide range of historical sources, the study of spatial polarization in relation to the changes of borders and territorial identities and historical-geographic research of the shaping the natural and cultural heritage. The research results will be made available through publications and conference meetings.