PhDr. Jan Zelenka, Ph.D.

Deputy Director for Science
Research Associate – Department of Medieval History


Research areas

History of the Early Middle Ages with emphasis on the Central European area, feudal relations, social, cultural and economic history.

Graduated programmes, schools and thesis topics, academic degrees

2000-2006: Master's Degree (Mgr.), Field: Historical Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Diploma Thesis also recognised as Rigorosum Thesis (PhDr.): The prince of Bohemia and the duke of Saxony in the 12th century: The comparison of the Bohemian principality with Saxony in the period of Henry the Lion.

2006–2013: Ph.D. in Historical Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, thesis: The Czech Lands in the Political Composition of Central Europe in the 10th–13th Centuries: The form and significance of the feudal system in the socio-economic structure of Saxony and Bohemia

Foreign internships and scholarships

2004–2005: Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
2006: Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg

Domestic grants and major projects

2008–2010: Reception of Court Culture in Bohemian Lands in Early and High Middle Ages, provider: Grant Agency of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, team member. 

2011–2012: Gallus Town of Prague in the Middle Ages, provider: Charles University Grant Agency, team member.

2015–2017: Child in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age in the Czech lands, provider: Czech Science Foundation, team member. 

Teaching activities

Faculty of Arts, Charles University (since 2020)

Membership of editorial boards

Editor-in-chief of the journal Mediaevalia Historica Bohemica
Member of the Editorial board of the Central Bohemia Historical Proceedings