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Both of his offices are stored in his laptop that he carries in his backpack. Jan Grulich, a graduate from the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, a senator for the Rychnov constituency and the headmaster of a primary school in Dobřany, became a politician and won the Headmaster of the Year award in midst of the pandemic. He hopes to help to make education a priority in the Czech Republic. You are a headmaster, teacher, shareholder in a company producing vitamin supplements as well as a...
Enhancing the working conditions of the academic staff or promoting career growth of junior researchers. Creating a comfortable research environment. These are the objectives of the STROP project, which has started this January. Thanks to the project, the University hopes to win a European award that will increase its prestige not only abroad. Adéla Myšková, University’s HR Manager, will introduce the rationale of the project as well as the results of an employee satisfaction survey. What...
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The first Universitas Café in the new semester has touched upon the current pandemic in a historical context with a lecture entitled Plague Epidemic in the Early Modern Period in Czechlands. Recently, Veronika Janečková and Aneta Kohoutová, students of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, have taken charge of the Café. How would you briefly describe the Universitas Café? Veronika: It is a series of talks held at Klub 29, which offers an informal setting. Our role as...
A hip hop detective story called Little NY has been shortlisted for this year’s edition of the Jiří Orten Award. Even though Přemysl Krejčík, its author and a PhD candidate of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Pardubice, did not win the award in the end, being shortlisted for the award means getting attention.  What does it mean for you to be shortlisted for the Jiří Orten Award? Let me begin with a cliché, which is so true that it cannot be avoided. The...
The Museum of East Bohemia in Pardubice and the University of Pardubice have opened a new travelling panel exhibition with a European dimension. Its title is Pernstein Women and Europe and it was first opened on Wednesday 16 September at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, where it will be displayed for two weeks. The exhibition is based on a book by Pavel Marek, Head of the Department of History of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Pardubice.  “I am so...
Few people know that the library is unique within the Czech Republic. It was opened in 2017 and its holdings keep increasing. Library users, be they students or members of the public, have at their disposal nearly 5000 books both in Czech and foreign languages. “My impression is that researchers most often borrow books related to ancient philosophy and the 20th century philosophy; in fact, the holdings on these topics are the most numerous. It is the Plato’s writings that enjoy the...
Ladislav Slezák, a graduate of the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy of the University of Pardubice, who has been shortlisted for the Jiří Orten Award for his book called Mount Anne, describes last year as a creative one. He adds that he has never written anything in such a short time. Even though he did not win the award in the end, he sees the actual shortlisting as success, since it brought attention to his work. What does it mean for you to be shortlisted? I follow the Jiří Orten...
Milena Lenderová is a prominent Czech historian. Her main focus lies in the history of everyday life and history of gender in the 19th century. When I wanted to learn more about the beginnings of female emancipation, I did not hesitate a moment to decide who I would approach. For centuries, women’s role was subordinated to that of men. A great progress has been made on the way to emancipation since then, but I can sometimes feel such subordination underlying any public debate on gender...