In the first phase of its existence, the main mission of the department was the education of future teachers of history at lower-secondary schools. This was done at first in a five-year master’s program, and later through the combination of a three-year bachelor’s program with a two-year master’s program, where both stages were offered both in full-time and part-time teaching models. The year 2020 brought the successful accreditation of a new master’s program, training teachers of history for both upper-secondary and lower-secondary schools. Since 2006, the department has also been offering a bachelor’s program in Cultural History and Museology, training professionals for a wide range of historical institutions as well as for public administration. Today, this program is called History and Museology. Graduates of this program can continue in our master’s program in History.
What can you experience at the department?
Students can participate in a whole range of research activities at the department, both in the framework of Student Research and Art Activities or other projects, or through the activities of the local branch of the Association of Historians of the Czech Republic (Historical Club 1872) located at the department. They can also participate in field trips both in the Czech Republic and abroad (including Germany, Austria, Italy, the Baltic states, Ukraine and the Balkans), which have proven to be useful tools in acquiring a deeper familiarity with national and European histories. We are also the organizers of a traditional Czech-Slovak seminar, devoted each year to a different topic of modern history (there have been 29 such seminars already), and we publish a peer-reviewed academic journal in cooperation with seven other regional institutions of cultural history, Fontes Nissae – Prameny Nisy, in which student contributions are also regularly published.
Areas of Research
Modern and contemporary Czech history, history of fine art