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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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20.05.19

XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic

The ceremonial part of the XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society, at which the Medals of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic Societas Scientarium Bohemica Ad Laudem et Honorem and the awards of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories were presented, took place on Monday 20 May 2019 in the Great Hall of the Carolinum.

19.05.19

Bolzano lecture by prof. Kip S. Thorne

American physicist Kip S. Thorne, recipient of the Nobel Prize for 2017 for detection of gravitational waves, visited Prague at the invitation of he Learned Society. He held a series of “Bolzano lectures” and a lecture titled “Creating Gravitational-Wave Astronomy” for the Learned Society on 15 May 2019 in the Blue Auditorium of the Carolinum. The lecture was held with the support of the Karel Janeček Foundation and was received very enthusiastically.

07.05.19

XXV. General Assembly

The Czech Learned Society is holding its XXV. General Assembly on 20 and 21 May 2019. The Learned Society’s awards in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories, Teaching Awards for pedagogic workers who promote interest in science and research at grammar schools and the Learned Society’s medals for meritorious contributions to the advance of science will be presented during a ceremony on 20 May at the Karolinum. Lectures by renowned scientists will also be presented. The second day will be reserved for the working part of the meeting, in the building of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.