The Medieval History Seminar

The Medieval History Seminar is one of the few departments in the Czech Republic whose research concentrates on general medievalism. Specific research reflects on the modern trends in research and focuses on the early medieval state and society of Latin Europe, the specifics of Central European development in the Middle Ages, selected problems of ecclesiastical history and law, and the history of Eastern and South-eastern Europe. The seminar cooperates with the medieval department at the University in Passau and established a line of communication with partners at the Free University of Berlin and the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, and finally also cultivates a long-term partnership with the department for Eastern European History at the University of Konstanz. Its members are part of the Faculty Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages.


Head of the Medieval History Seminar

doc. PhDr. ThLic. Drahomír Suchánek, Ph.D., Th.D.    Room 306

Seminar members

doc. PhDr. Václav Drška, Ph.D.    Room 306

doc. PhDr. Dana Picková, CSc    Room 306

PhDr. Jan Zelenka, Ph.D.   Room 306


PhD students

Mgr. Zuzana Bolerazká

  • Eliška Zhořelecká.
Mgr. Jan Brandejs

  •  Hledání modu vivendi? Panovník a elity ve střední a pozdní Byzanci.
Mgr. Valentina Karlíková

  •   Position, authority and power of medieval noblewomen on the background of studying theirs charters and correspondence.
Mgr. Rebeka Laučíková 

  • Exil and outlawery in tradition of legal and narative primal sources (9.-13. st.).
Mgr. Jan Malý

  • The problem of succession in norman and angevin England.
Mgr. Yulia Maslova

  • PThe first Holy Year 1300 in popular and official context. The origin of new form religiosity.
Mgr. Klára Šárovcová

  • France and Papal Obedience of Avignon – Study of the Relationship during French Subtraction (1398-1409).
Mgr. Vojtěch Šlapák

  • Wrestling and Hand-to-Hand Combat Techniques in Middle Ages in the Light of Historical Sources and within the Wider Context of Martial Arts.
PhDr. Pavel Smrž

  • Trade relations between the Haseatic League, Livonia, Great Novgorod and Pskov from 12th to beginning 16th century.
Mgr. Dan Török

  • Ideals of Early Church in the Course of History (until 13th Century)
Mgr. Anna Zvířecí

  • Narrative chronicle sources and invoice information sources for recognition of central european nobility in 13th century.
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