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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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Luboš Perek is celebrating his 100th year

Founding fellow of the Learned Society and its doyen, astronomer doc. RNDr. Luboš Perek, DrSc, is celebrating his 100th birthday on 26 July 2019. He is an indelible part of history as the person who helped define cosmic space, he was the first to point out the issue of cosmic waste and was also a teacher to the most important Czechoslovak astronomers. Let us express our respect and admiration of the extraordinary scientific career of a person who worked tirelessly and continues to work. The Learned Society wishes Mr Perek health, optimism and joy in the oncoming years.


The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic has appealed to the Hungarian President to support academic freedom

On Friday 19 July the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and the Learned Society of the Czech Republic sent a letter to Hungarian President János Ánder, in which they state their concerns regarding the situation in respect to management and funding of scientific activities in Hungary. An act, according to which not the Academy of Sciences, but a thirteen-member political committee, will decide on research, funding of scientific activities and establishment or closure of scientific workplaces, will come into force on 1 September.


The loss of Learned Society Fellow prof. Josef Koutecký

We regret to inform that prof. Josef Koutecký, a fellow of the Learned Society, a renowned physician and the founder of paediatric oncology in this country, passed away on 5 July 2019 at the age of 88. He founded paediatric oncology here in 1964 and a separate paediatric oncology department was then established at the Faculty Hospital in Motol, Prague in 1978.