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Možný Ivo

Prof., PhDr., CSc.
Born August 31, 1932

  • Sociology, family sociology, social change
  • Member of Learned Society since 1994 (founding member)

Employment and academic positions:

  • 2004-present, Vice-Dean, development and public relations;
  • 1998-2004, Dean, Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University;
  • 1995-1997, Director, School of Social Studies, Faculty of Philosophy, Masaryk University;
  • 1997, visiting fellow, Institute for Human Studies;
  • 1994-1997, Vice-Dean, Faculty of Philosophy, Masaryk University;
  • 1993-1995, visiting fellow, European School for Historical and Comparative Sociological Research, Amsterdam;
  • 1992-present, Professor of sociology and social philosophy, Masaryk University;
  • 1990-1994, Head, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy, Masaryk University;
  • 1990-1992, Associate Professor in sociology, Masaryk University;
  • 1970-1982, marriage counsellor, Brno Marriage and Pre-marriage Consulting Centre;
  • 1969-1989, professional worker, Faculty of Philosophy, Masaryk University;
  • 1967-1968, Deputy Head, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy, Masaryk University.

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies:

  • Fellow, European Academy of Art and Sciences 
  • Visiting fellow The Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies, Wassenaar
  • Visiting fellow Institute of Advanced Studies, Collegium, Budapesť

Notable awards:

  • Gold medal, Masaryk University

Selected publications: 

  • Status for the Poor. Essex, Centre for European Studies 1995. (Co-author with P. Mareš)
  • Social Consequences of a Change in Ownership. Brno, Spisy FF MU 1995 (Co-author with P. Mareš, L. Musil, I. Řezníček and T. Sirovátka)
  • An Attempt at Non-Economic Explanation of the Present Full Employment in the Czech Republic. Czech Sociological Review, Vol 3 (1995), 1.
  • Double Squeeze: Some Reasons for and Consequences of the Present Increase in Marriage Age and Decline in Fertility in the Czech Republic. Pp. 89-105. In: Rudolf Richter and Sylvia Supper (eds.):
  • New Qualities in the Lifecourse. ERGON Verlag, Würzburg 1999
  • Česká společnost. Nejdůležitější data o kvalitě života (Czech society: Most important data on the quality of life). Prague, Portál 2002
  • Sociologie rodiny: její vývoj, teorie a základní problémy (Sociology of the Family: its development, theory and basic problems). Prague, SLON 1999; II. vyd. 2002
  • Česká rodina v době pozdní modernity (The Czech family in the period of late modernity). in: Potůček, M. (ed.): Česká společnost na konci tisíciletí (Czech society at the end of the millenium). Praha, Karolinum 1999. pp. 27-37
  • Proč tak snadno… (Why so easy…) Prague, SLON 1990.II. Edition with a new author's introduction 2001
  • Modernizace české rodiny a mezigeneračních vztahů v mezinárodním srovnání (Modernization of the Czech family and intergenerational relations in international comparison). In: Mareš, P. and T. Potočný (eds.): Modernizace a česká rodina (Modernization and the Czech family). Brno, Barrister & Principal 2003

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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.


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.


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.