Research Forum in humanities and social sciences in the Czech Republic

The “CEFRES Platform” is glad to invite you to the

RESEARCH FORUM IN HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC. The forum will contribute 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, needs be defined after close consultation with its partners in the Czech Republic.

This upcoming April a series of bi-disciplinary gatherings will allow researchers from every field in the humanities and the social sciences to introduce their research topics. Discussions will help coining down potential collaborations with the CEFRES. The new director of the center, Ms. Clara Royer, will outline the perspectives of an institution, which after 25 years of existence, is turning into a key element of the Czech academic milieu.

Schedule of the gatherings (to be updated):

8 April Philosophy / Sociology
13 April Sociology/ Literature
14 April Philosophy / Art History
22 April History / Politology
28 April History / Jewish Studies

Interested persons are invited to contact their coordinator according to their field of study:

Jewish Studies: Kateřina ČAPKOVÁ (
Geography: Paul BAUER (
Early Modern History: Daniela TINKOVÁ (
Contemporary History: Ondřej MATEJKA (
Art History: Taťana PETRASOVÁ (
Literature: Chiara MENGOZZI 
Philosophy: Jan MARŠÁLEK (
Politology: Michel PEROTTINO (
Sociology: Pavel SITEK (

Participants are 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. Presentations should be about 10 minutes. Researchers from each field can choose between two gatherings on two different days and are welcome to attend the whole Forum. At the end of each meeting a “verre de l’amitié” will be offered by the CEFRES.

Attention please: our call is also open to non-French speaking researchers! Languages of our meetings will be English, Czech and French. Researchers coming from far away can have their train tickets refunded by the CEFRES.

Venues will be confirmed subsequently with the definitive detailed programs.