Research Forum in the Czech Republic

In April and May 2015 the “CEFRES Platform” organized a


The forum contributed to draft the CEFRES’s scientific policy and to set in motion European scientific cooperations.
The CEFRES is writing a new page of its history in the wake of the Cooperation Agreement signed on 21 November 2014 between the Embassy of France in the Czech Republic, the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the Charles University (UK) and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (AV ČR). A Czech-French cooperation platform in the humanities and social sciences, the “CEFRES Platform” was thus initiated between the CEFRES, the UK and the AV ČR. The CEFRES’s scientific policy, that is, its three research orientations, needed be defined after close consultation with its partners in the Czech Republic.

Forum Jw StIn April and May 2015, a series of bi-disciplinary gatherings allowed researchers from every field in the humanities and the social sciences to introduce their research topics. Discussions aimed at coining down potential collaborations with the CEFRES. The new director of the center, Ms. Clara Royer, outlined the perspectives of an institution, which after 24 years of existence, is turning into a key element of the Czech academic milieu.

Schedule of the gatherings

8 April Philosophy / Sociology
13 April Sociology/ Literature
14 April Art History / Philosophy
22 April History / Politology
28 April History
29 April Jewish Studies
30 April Area Studies / International Relations
13 May Literature / Art History

Coordinators and fields of study

Area studies: Paul BAUER
Art History: Taťana PETRASOVÁ
Early Modern History: Daniela TINKOVÁ
Contemporary History: Ondřej MATĚJKA
Jewish Studies: Kateřina ČAPKOVÁ
International Relations: Clément STEUER
Literature: Chiara MENGOZZI 
Philosophy: Jan MARŠÁLEK
Politology: Michel PEROTTINO
Sociology: Pavel SITEK

Participants were welcome to state whether they wish to present their own work (topic, theoretical frame and methodology), and/or the current trends of their discipline or major projects of their institution, and/or an activity they wish to take part in within the CEFRES Platform.