The Modern History Seminar

The Seminar of Modern History was created during the transformation of former historical departments into institutes and seminars in the early 1990s and was originally called the Seminar of the History of International Relations and World Politics. The current name was acquired only after a new, chronological division of the whole institute. The seminar focuses on the period of the 16th century up until the 19th century, while geographically its members focus on the history of Europe, North America and the colonies of European states. In recent years, its staff has published several books and studies dealing with the history of international relations between the 18th and 20th centuries, the development of nobility and elites, Austro-Hungarian diplomacy and colonial history. They are also members of the Humanities Research Centres, specifically the Centre for the Study of Mankind and Society, the Research Group for Central European Elites in a Changing Society (16th-20th Century) and they participate in grant projects.


Head of the Modern History Seminar

prof. PhDr. Jan Županič, Ph.D.    Room 306

Seminar members

doc. PhDr. František Stellner, Ph.D.    Room 306

 PhDr. Jaroslav Valkoun, Ph.D.    Room 206


PhD students

Mgr. Eliška Bažantová

Mgr. Lenka Hrdinová

Mgr. et Mgr. Anežka Kotoučová

  •   The development of the russian society in years 1762-1881 from the civilization and modernization point of view.
Mgr. Pavla Chmelíková

Mgr. Ivana Králiková

  • The role of the Japanese aristocracy in the political life of society in modern history. Why the aristocracy lost political power.
Mgr. Martin Liška

  •   Relations between Brandenburg and Sweden during years 1660 – 1701.
Mgr. Daniel Lochman

  •    A Fading Friendship: Czechoslovak-Japanese Political and Diplomatic Relations 1929-1939.
Mgr. Marie Michlová

  • The Phenomenon of Death in Great Britain 1815-1855.
Mgr. Kristýna Nitschová

  • Analysis of cure with opium, morphine and cocaine in lunatics asylums in Cisleithania in period from 1867 to 1918.
PhDr. Anna Rozsypal Pajerová

PhDr. Lenka Vašková

Mgr. Lukáš Vokřínek

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