The Institute of History, Czech Academy of Sciences

Czech National Commission of Balkan Studies


President
PhDr. Miroslav Tejchman, DrSc.
Tel.: +420 286 882 121, l. 245
E-mail: jeleckova@hiu.cas.czmiroslav.tejchman@seznam.cz  

Secretary
doc. PhDr. Ladislav Hladký, CSc.
Tel.: +420 532 290 503
E-mail: hladky@brno.avcr.cz


The Commission was created already at the end of the 1960s under the name of the Czechoslovak Commission of Balkan Studies, since 1993 it has had the title of Czech National Commission of Balkan Studies. It is a commission of one of national scholarly associations freely associated by the Committee for Foreign Relationships of the Czech Academy of Science. The main task of the Czech National Committee for Balkan Studies is to maintain contacts with the International Association of Southeast European Studies (Association Internationale d'Études du Sud-Est Européen – AIESEE), which organizes world congresses of scholars specialising in the study of the Balkans. Other than this, the National Commission coordinates the professional activities of Czech specialists in the Balkans, or wider Southeast Europe from a variety of disciplines (historiography, linguistics, literary science, ethnology, Byzantine Studies, Ottoman Studies, political science, anthropology etc.). It also periodically organizes symposia of Czech Balkan scholars, which are also attended by foreign experts. The most recent – already 6th – International Symposium on the Balkans took place on 25–27 April 2005 in Brno. More than a hundred papers presented at this symposium were published in a two-volume proceedings, Studia Balcanica Bohemo-Slovaca VI (Brno 2006, issued by the Department of Slavonic Studies of the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University and the Institute of History of the CAS in cooperation with Matice moravská /Moravian Foundation/). Czech Balkan scholars also present their research in scholarly publications, through teaching at higher education institutions and extensive popularization activities (lectures for the public, appearances on radio and television, articles in the daily press, etc.).


Members:

president – PhDr. Miroslav Tejchman, DrSc. (Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague)
vicepresident – prof. PhDr. Ivan Dorovský, DrSc. (Fakulty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno)
secretary – doc. PhDr. Ladislav Hladký, CSc. (Institute of History of the AS CR, Brno)
PhDr. Helena Kurzová, DrSc. (Institute of the Czech Language of the AS CR, Prague)
prof. PhDr. Jaroslav Pánek, DrSc. (Institute of History of the AS CR, Prague)
doc. PhDr. Jan Pelikán, CSc. (Fakulty of Arts, Charles University, Prague)
prof. PhDr. Jan Rychlík, DrSc. (Fakulty of Arts, Charles University, Prague)
PhDr. Miroslav Šesták, CSc. ((Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague)
doc. PhDr. Zdeněk Uherek, CSc. (Institute of Ethnology of the AS CR, Prague)
PhDr. Vladimír Vavřínek, CSc. (Institute of Slavonic Studie sof tte AS CR, Prague)
prof. PhDr. Radoslav Večerka, DrSc. (Fakulty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno)