Kejř Jiří

Assoc. Prof., JUDr., DrSc
Born August 28, 1921 in Prague

  • History of law
  • Member of Learned Society since1998
  • Member, LS Council, 2002-2004

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1940, graduation, Nový Bydžov academic secondary school;
  • 1941-42, graduation, Business Academy, Prague Vinohrady;
  • 1945-48, Faculty of Law, Charles University, Prague;
  • 1948, JUDr.;
  • 1958, Candidate, legal sciences, Institute for the State and Law, CSAS;
  • 1993, Associate Professor in Czech history, Faculty of Philosophy, Charles University;
  • 1999, Doctor of historical sciences, Institute of History, AS CR.

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1940-1941 and 1942-1943, clerk brewery, Obora, District of Nový Bydžov;
  • 1943-1944, economic volunteer, Šlechtitelské podniky von Dreger, Chlumec nad Cidlinou;
  • November 1944-to war’s end, sick leave;
  • 1948-1949, notary candidate;
  • 1949-1952, external co-operation with several scientific institutions;
  • 1952-1985, scientific worker, CSAS;
  • 1952-1956, Cabinet, History of Law in CSR;
  • 1956-1972, Institute of State and Law, CSAS;
  • 1973-1985, Commission for Research of Manuscripts, Central Archives, CSAS;
  • 1986-present, continued involvement in scientific work and publication activities

Membership and positions in international organizations:

  • 1971, Corresponding Member, Arbeitskreis für südwestdeustche Stadtgeschichtsforschung, Tübingen
  • 1980, Corresponding Member, Ősterreischischer Arbeitskreis für Stadtgeschichtsforschung, Linz
  • 1982, Honorary Member, Commission Internationale pour ľ Histoire des Villes, Bruxelles
  • 1992, Lifetime Member, Iuris Canonici Medii Aevi Consociatio (Society for Medieval Canon Law), Zürich
  • 1987 Member, Collegium Carolinum, Munich
  • 1968-1992, Co-worker, Centre de Recherche et de Documentation des Institutions hrétiennes, Strasbourg

Notable awards:

  • 1985, Creative Premium of the Czech Literary Fund
  • 1985, Fellow Commoner, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
  • 1993, František Palacký Medal of AS CR
  • 1995, Forschungspreis, Alexander von Humboldt, Stiftung, Bonn
  • 1998, International Man of the Year 1997-1998, Biographical Centre, Cambridge
  • 1999, Commander, Order of St. Silvester the Pope, Vatican
  • 2001, Annual Award of the Vyšehrad Publishing House
  • 2003, Medal De scientia et humanitate optime meritis, AS CR

Selected publications:

  • Magistri Iohannis Hus Quastiones (Corpus Christianorum, t. 205), Turnhout, 2004
  • Summae Confessorum and Other Works pro foro Interno in the Manuscripts of Czech and Moravian Libraries, 2003
  • The Hus Process, 2000
  • The Formation of the Municipal Establishment in the Czech Lands, 1998
  • The History of the Prague Law University, 1995
  • The Hussites, 1984
  • Quodlibet Disputations at Prague University, 1971
  • The Hussite Lawyer M. Jan of Jesenice, 1965
  • Legal Life in Hussite Kutná Hora, 1958 (second edition, 2002)
  • The Beginning of Court Justice, 1956

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