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Němeček Jan

doc. PhDr., DrSc.
Born 30 May, 1963 Pardubice

  • Political history of the 20th century
  • Member of Learned Society since 2018

Educational and professional preparation

  • 1978–1982 – Gymnasium in Pardubice
  • 1982–1987 – Faculty of Arts, Charles University Prague, field of education: Czech language and History
  • 1991 – state rigorous examination (PhDr.) at Faculty of Arts, Charles University Prague
  • 1999 – defence of dissertation work (title – CSc.) at Institute of History CAS
  • 2001 – defence of doctor dissertation work (title – DrSc.) at Institute of History CAS
  • 2009 – defence of inaugural dissertation (title - doc.) at Faculty of Arts, Charles University Prague

Employment and academic positions

  • 1987–1989 – East Bohemian Museum of Pardubice
  • 1989–1990 – study stay at the Historical Institute of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences in Prague
  • 1990–1995 – specialist at the Historical Institute of the Army of the Czech Republic in Prague
  • from 1995 – specialist (since 1999 scientific) of the Institute of History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • from 2005 – Deputy Director of the Historical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Membership in selected domestic scientific bodies

  • Supervisor of PhD Programme Modern European History at Faculty of Humanities of Charles University
  • Member of Commission for defences of doctoral thesis in historical sciences, Institute of History of Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Chairman of Board of the Institute of History CAS
  • Chairman of Czech-Russian Commission of historians and archivists
  • Member of Czecho-Slovak Commission of historians
  • Member of the British-Czech Forum of Historians
  • Member of the Coordination committee for ranging workers to the highest qualifying degree CAS
  • Member of the Czech National Committee of Historians
  • Member of Commission for defences of doctoral thesis CAS
  • Member of 6 editorial boards

Membership and positions in selected international organizations and societies

  • member of Central European Commission, Polish Academy of Learning in Cracow
  • member of Commission on the Contemporary History of Slavs of the International Committee of Slavists
  • member of Comenius Academic Club New York

Notable awards

  • 2003 – W. Felczak and H. Wereszycki Award, Uniwersytet Jagielloński and Polske Towarzystwo Historyczne – Oddział Kraków
  • 2004 – Award of the CAS for exceptional scientific result, Czech Academy of Sciences
  • 2012 – Charles University Rector’s Award for the best scientific work for 2012

Selected publications

  • NĚMEČEK, Jan, KUKLÍK, Jan, Frontiers, Minorities, Transfers, Expulsions. British diplomacy towards Czechoslovakia and Poland during WWII, Prague: Faculty of Law, Institute of History 2015
  • NĚMEČEK Jan, ŠŤOVÍČEK Ivan, NOVÁČKOVÁ Helena, KUKLÍK Jan, BÍLEK Jan, Zápisy ze schůzí československé vlády v Londýně 1940-1945, sv. I - V, Praha: Historický ústav AV ČR, Právnická fakulta UK a Masarykův ústav a Archiv AV ČR 2008-2015
  • NĚMEČEK, Jan, NĚMEČKOVÁ DANIELA, Prototyp zrady. Životní příběh Augustina Přeučila, Praha: Epocha 2015
  • NĚMEČEK Jan, KUKLÍK Jan, Od národního státu ke státu národností? Národnostní statut a snahy o řešení menšinové otázky v Československu v roce 1938, Praha: Karolinum 2013
  • KUKLÍK Jan, NĚMEČEK Jan, ŠEBEK Jaroslav, Dlouhé stíny Mnichova. Mnichovská dohoda očima signatářů a její dopady na Československo, Praha: Auditorium 2011
  • NĚMEČEK Jan, KUKLÍK Jan, Osvobozené Československo očima britské diplomacie. Zprávy britské ambasády z Prahy v roce 1945, Praha: Karolinum 2010
  • NĚMEČEK Jan, Soumrak a úsvit československé diplomacie. 15. březen 1939 a československé zastupitelské úřady, Praha: Academia 2008
  • NĚMEČEK Jan, KUKLÍK Jan, Proti Benešovi! Česká a slovenská protibenešovská opozice v Londýně 1939–1945, Praha: Karolinum 2004
  • NĚMEČEK Jan, Od spojenectví k roztržce. Vztahy československé a polské exilové reprezentace 1939–1945, Praha: Academia 2003
  • NĚMEČEK Jan, Mašínové. Zpráva o dvou generacích, Praha: TORST 1998

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25.07.19

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.

23.07.19

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.

07.07.19

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.