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Kvaček Robert

Prof., PhDr., CSc.
Born July 5, 1932 in Dvorce

  • Member of Learned Society since 2004 

Educational and professional preparation: 

  • 1951, graduate academic secondary school, Jičín; 
  • 1951-1956, Faculty of Philosophy, Charles University (FP CU); 
  • 1965, CSc., FP CU; 
  • 1967, PhDr., FP CU; 
  • 1966, Associate Professor in Czechoslovak history; 
  • 1990, Full Professor in Czechoslovak and Czech history, FP CU 

Employment and academic positions: 

  • 1956-1959, assistant lecturer, FP CU; 1959-1967, lecturer, PF CU; 
  • 1967-1990, Associate Professor, PF CU; 
  • 1990-2002, Professor, PF CU; 
  • 2002-present, External Professor, PF CU; 
  • 1998-present, Professor, Pedagogical Faculty, Technical University (PF TU) in Liberec (part time) 

Membership in selected domestic scientific bodies: 

  • 1990-1996, Member, Scientific Council, PF CU 
  • 1993-2003, Member, T. G. Masaryk Institute, AS CR (AS CR) 
  • 1998-present, Member, Curatorium of Masaryk Institute 
  • 1998-present, Member, Scientific Council, Hradec Králové University 
  • 1998-present, Member, Scientific Council, PF TU 
  • 2002-present, Member, Assembly of AS CR 
  • 2002-present, Member, Council of National Museum 
  • 2002-present, Member, Scientific Council, Czechoslovak Documentation Centre 
  • 1990, Member, Higher Editorial Board, Czech Historical Journal 
  • 2003-present, Member, Commission for Science of Literary Fund of CR 

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies: 

  • 1993, Member, Czech-Slovak Commission of Historians, Prague-Bratislava 
  • 1995, Member, Czech-Russian Commission of Historians, Prague-Moscow 

Notable awards: 

  • 1976, Annual Award, Mladá fronta Publishing House, Prague 
  • 1984, Annual Award, Melantrich Publishing House, Prague 
  • 1995, 1999, 2001, 2004, E. E. Kisch Award, International Jury, Prague  
  • 1998, Medal, Charles University 
  • 2002, Medal, PF TU, Liberec, 
  • 2003, Annual Award, KALF (Non-fiction Literature Club) and SČS Jury, Prague (for authors of factual literature) 

Selected publications (all in Czech): 

  • Fatal Mission, Prague 1958
  • Cloudy Over Europe, Czechoslovakia and Europe 1933-1937, Prague 1967
  • The History of One Year, Prague 1976
  • On Historical Traditions, Prague 1984
  • And the World Has Changed, Prague 1987
  • Diplomats and the Others, Diplomacy of the Great Three and the Axis, Prague 1988
  • Problematical Allies. Political and Diplomatic Relations between Czechoslovakia and France 1937-1938, Prague 1989
  • The Case of Emil Hácha (together with D. Tomášek), Prague 1995
  • Czech History 1790-1992, Prague 2002
  • The First World War and the Czech Question, Prague 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.