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Anniversary of the Death of the Outstanding Mediaeval Scholar Josef Krása
05 / 03 / 2015

Anniversary of the Death of the Outstanding Mediaeval Scholar Josef Krása

It is thirty years since the death of one of the leading Czech art historians, the mediaevalist Josef Krása. His work as a specialist was closely connected with the Institute for Art Theory and Art History of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, where he worked from 1957 onwards. As secretary for research at the Institute, editor-in-chief of the journal Umění, and member of the academic committee for art research of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, the international committee of CIHA, and a number of other scholarly and editorial committees, he played a role of fundamental importance in preserving and developing the field of art history in the exceptionally difficult period of “normalisation” in the 1980s, when he courageously promoted the need to accept and reflect on important international methodological concepts. The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic later expressed its appreciation of the exceptional contribution made by Josef Krása, and in April 2003 it awarded him the František Palacký honorary medal in the field of art history in memoriam.

Attached file: UDU_pozvanka_josef_krasa.jpg

05 / 03 / 2015

Programme of support for promising human resources

The Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences announces selection proceedings for inclusion in the “Programme of support for promising human resources – Salary support for post-doctoral researchers in the workplaces of the Czech Academy of Sciences”. Please submit this basic information by 20. 3. 2015 to the Secretariat of the Director of the Institute. The candidate may only be an employee with university education equivalent to the qualification level of “post-doctoral”, at most 2 years after the defence of the title of PhD. This period does not include time spent on parental/maternity leave. The application for inclusion in the selection proceedings should contain: - The professional CV of the candidate and evidence of his/her research and eventually organisational and pedagogical skills, - List of published articles - The name of the research theme and general work programme of the proposed candidate, including the names of the projects on which he/she will be working. Candidates who are successful in the selection proceedings of the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences will continue to the contest for the Academy as a whole, which will decide on two years financial support.

Attached file: Support for human resources_CAS postdocs.docx

International Summer School on Baroque Architecture, 5-12 July 2015
27 / 02 / 2015

International Summer School on Baroque Architecture, 5-12 July 2015

The international summer school “Baroque Rural Churches in the Context of European Culture” is being prepared for the week 5-12 July 2015 by the Institute of Art History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, the Instytut Historii Sztuki Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, the Roman Catholic parish in Broumov, and the civic association Omnium, in cooperation with the Czech National Heritage Institute, the Cultural Heritage Documentation and Digitisation Centre at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, and the Faculty of Restoration of the University of Pardubice in Litomyšl. Students, teachers, and specialist staff from the following institutions of higher education and other institutions have agreed to take part and to be involved in the preparations for the meeting: Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich; Institute of Art History, Zagreb; France Stele Institute of Art History, Ljubljana; the Institute of Art History of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava; Institut für kunst- und musikhistorische Forschungen, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna; the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University in Prague; the Philosophical Faculty of Palacký University in Olomouc; the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno; and the Faculty of Catholic Theology and the Arts Faculty of Charles University in Prague. The meeting will take place under the auspices of the Czech National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS).

Attached file: Broumovsko_Letni_skola_2015_04.pdf

Anniversary of the Death of the Outstanding Mediaeval Scholar Josef Krása
19 / 02 / 2015

Anniversary of the Death of the Outstanding Mediaeval Scholar Josef Krása

It is thirty years since the death of one of the leading Czech art historians, the mediaevalist Josef Krása. His work as a specialist was closely connected with the Institute for Art Theory and Art History of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, where he worked from 1957 onwards. As secretary for research at the Institute, editor-in-chief of the journal Umění, and member of the academic committee for art research of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, the international committee of CIHA, and a number of other scholarly and editorial committees, he played a role of fundamental importance in preserving and developing the field of art history in the exceptionally difficult period of “normalisation” in the 1980s, when he courageously promoted the need to accept and reflect on important international methodological concepts. The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic later expressed its appreciation of the exceptional contribution made by Josef Krása, and in April 2003 it awarded him the František Palacký honorary medal in the field of art history in memoriam.
Invisible Loyalty? The 35th Plzeň Symposium on 19th-Century Issues
19 / 02 / 2015

Invisible Loyalty? The 35th Plzeň Symposium on 19th-Century Issues

On 26-28 February 2015 researchers from Germany, Austria, France, the USA, and the Czech Republic gathered in Plzeň to discuss the phenomenon of loyalty in 19th-century culture and society at the 35th Plzeň Symposium on 19th-Century Issues. This year’s symposium, with the theme “Invisible Loyalty? Austrians, Germans and Czechs in 19th-Century Czech Culture”, was organised by the Institute of Art History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, and the Institute of Czech Literature, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, in cooperation with the West Bohemian Gallery in Plzeň. The conference was accompanied by an exhibition entitled “The Risk of Loyalty? Austrian, German, and Czech Cultural Loyalties in 19th-Century Czech Art”, prepared by the West Bohemian Gallery in Plzeň in cooperation with the Institute of Art History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. The West Bohemian Museum in Plzeň also prepared an exhibition to accompany the symposium. A literary evening focusing on Johannes Urzidil’s work Ich bin hinternational took place in the Artamo coffee-house, Čelakovského 5, Plzeň.

Attached file: plzen35.pdf

Attached file: Pozvánka Riziko loyálnosti.pdf

The Exhibition “The Risk of Loyalty?” Opens in the West Bohemian Gallery in Plzeň in Exhibition Room “13”
18 / 02 / 2015

The Exhibition “The Risk of Loyalty?” Opens in the West Bohemian Gallery in Plzeň in Exhibition Room “13”

We invite you to visit exhibition room “13” in the West Bohemian Gallery in Plzeň, where the exhibition “The Risk of Loyalty? Austrian, German, and Czech Cultural Loyalties in 19th-Century Czech Art” is now open. The exhibition was prepared by Taťána Petrasová from the Institute of Art History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, together with Markéta Theinhardt from Université Paris 4 – Sorbonne. The theme corresponds to the focus of this year’s meeting of experts on 19th-century issues, which is being held in Plzeň this year for the 35th time.

Attached file: Pozvanka webova Riziko loyalnosti.pdf

Best wishes for 2015
22 / 12 / 2014

Best wishes for 2015

The Institute of Art History wishes you all the best for 2015.

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The Czech Chamber of Architects awarded Prof. Rostislav Švácha
07 / 12 / 2014

The Czech Chamber of Architects awarded Prof. Rostislav Švácha

The Czech Chamber of Architects (Czech acronym ČKA) this year awarded its annual Pocta prize to Professor Rostislav Švácha, a respected expert on modern and Baroque architecture from the Institute of Art History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. ČKA has awarded this prize since 2000 to figures who have found a prominent place in the history of modern Bohemian and Moravian architecture. In explaining the reasons for this year’s choice the commission stressed the “clear views on the calling of architecture” expressed by this historian of architecture and university teacher in advocating the acceptance of architecture by contemporary Czech society as an important cultural and social phenomenon. Švácha’s books, published by the prestigious MIT University Press – Karel Teige, 1900-1951: L´Enfant Terrible of the Czech Modernist Avant-Garde, Cambridge, Mass. - London 1999 (co-editor Eric Dluhosch), and The Architecture of New Prague, 1895-1945, Cambridge, Mass. - London 1995 – promoted Czech avant-garde architecture in a world setting.
Umění / Art 2014–4
05 / 12 / 2014

Umění / Art 2014–4

In the fourth issues of Umění / Art 2014 we would like to draw your attention to articles about the depiction of reality in the Late Middle Ages by Meteusz Grzęda or a new interpretation of van Gogh’s A Pair of Shoes. Do not miss an treatise of Skarina’s Russian Bible in the context of Christian and Jewish book printing in Prague in the early sixteenth century.
Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism in Avant-Garde and Modernism: The Impact of WWI
19 / 11 / 2014

Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism in Avant-Garde and Modernism: The Impact of WWI

On 27-28 November 2014 an international conference will take place in Prague entitled “Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism in Avant-Garde and Modernism: The Impact of WWI”. This two-day meeting of specialists is a follow-up to the international symposium “The European Artistic Avant-Garde c. 1910-1930: Formations, Networks and Transnational Strategies” held in Stockholm in 2013. The conference will focus on issues relating to the national, the transnational, and the cosmopolitan in modernist and avant-garde art before the outbreak of the First World War, during the war, and after it. Geographically the presentations will concentrate on the regions of Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltic states, and Scandinavia. Venue: Academic Conference Centre, Husova 4A, Prague 1. The conference is free of charge.

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Attached file: WWI_programme_actual.pdf

Option statt Mission: J. L. Hildebrandt und der böhmische Guarinismus
18 / 11 / 2014

Option statt Mission: J. L. Hildebrandt und der böhmische Guarinismus

You are invited to attend a lecture ‘Option statt Mission: J L Hildebrandt und der böhmische Guarinismus‘ by Peter Heinrich Jahn (Technische Universität Dresden) which will be held as a part of the cycle of lectures Collegium Historiae Artium on Wednesday 28 November 2014 at 3.30 p.m. on the premises of the Institute of Art History at Husova 4, Prague 1, in room 117 on the first floor.

Attached file: CHA_Peter Heinrich Jahn.pdf

Integral and Integralism: towards the total avant-garde
12 / 11 / 2014

Integral and Integralism: towards the total avant-garde

You are invited to attend a lecture ‘Integral and Integralism: towards the total avant-garde’ by Erwin Kessler, Academiei Romane, Bucharest, which will be held as part of the cycle of lectures Collegium Historiae Artium on Thursday 20 November 2014 at 3.30 p.m. The lecture will be held on the premises of the Institute of Art History at Husova 4, Prague 1, in room 117 on the first floor. The avant-garde magazine Integral was founded in Bucharest in March 1925, had 15 issues, and ceased to appear in April 1928.

Attached file: CHA_Erwin Kessler_03.jpg

Ceremonial as a Key to Understand Early Modern Diplomacy
11 / 11 / 2014

Ceremonial as a Key to Understand Early Modern Diplomacy

The team granted by the Czech Science Foundation in the project ‘Bohemian and Moravian Nobility in the Service of Austrian Habsburgs (1640–1740)’ organizes an international workshop on diplomacy. The workshop ‘Ceremonial as a Key to Understand Early Modern Diplomacy’ takes place on 14 November 2014 in AKC, Husova 4a, Prague.

Attached file: WS Ceremoniel 2014.pdf

Exhibition Hagenbund. A European Network of Modernism (1900 to 1938) in Vienna
07 / 11 / 2014

Exhibition Hagenbund. A European Network of Modernism (1900 to 1938) in Vienna

Prof. Vojtěch Lahoda, director of the Institute of Art History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, is a member of the team of researchers who prepared a book ‘Hagenbund. A European Network of Modernism (1900 to 1938)’. Artist and artworks presented in this book are displayed now in Vienna, Lower Belvedere, from 11 October 2014 until the 1st February 2015. The Vienna artist association Hagenbund had a major impact both on the local and Central European art scene between the years 1900 and 1938. It brought together various styles and advanced as early as 1907 to become a leading association for modern art, soon moving beyond Secessionism to represent current trends ranging from Expressionism to New Objectivity. This artist association and its members established themselves through inclusive exhibition policies. Indeed, there was a group show featuring Hungarian, Polish, Czech, and German artists as early as 1907. Hagenbund - A European Network of Modernism (1900 to 1938) aims to present this European network and its activities in an innovative way and to provide new perspectives on the development of Austrian modernism, especially between the two world wars. The show is not dedicated to the battle of the isms or classifying art according to formal criteria but addresses the influences and interactions between artists in Vienna, Prague, Munich, Budapest, Lemberg (Lviv), Bratislava, Cracow, and Trieste.
Presentation of the journal Convivium and the lecture ‘Byzantium beyond Byzantium’ by Francesco Lovino
23 / 10 / 2014

Presentation of the journal Convivium and the lecture ‘Byzantium beyond Byzantium’ by Francesco Lovino

You are invited to attend a lecture by Francesco Lovino (Università di Padova) on “Byzantium beyond Byzantium: The Italo-Greek Manuscripts of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana of Venice (10th -13th century)”, which will be held on Tuesday 4 November 2014 at 15:00 as part of the cycle of lectures “The Middle Ages in Motion”. The lecture will be followed by a presentation of Convivium, a new specialist journal published jointly by the Centre for Early Mediaeval Studies at the University in Brno; the Institute of Art History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic; and the Université de Lausanne. The presentation will be attended by the editor-in-chief Ivan Foletti (see attachment). The lecture and presentation will be held on the premises of the Institute of Art History at Husova 4, Prague 1, in room 117 on the first floor.

Attached file: SD_23.pdf

Attached file: convivium_plakat.pdf

Echoes of Sigmund Freud in Central European Culture: Symposium at the Sorbonne
08 / 10 / 2014

Echoes of Sigmund Freud in Central European Culture: Symposium at the Sorbonne

The young French researchers Clara Royer and Jean-François Laplénie from the Sorbonne in Paris organised an international symposium there on 19-20 September 2014 on the theme “Psychoanalyse Freudienne et Cercles Littéraires en Europe Centrale: Circulations transnationales et cadres nationaux (1895–1939)”. Papers were presented there not only by a group of French experts but also by guests from Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic, while other contributions on the theme came from Russia and Italy. The programme included both more general presentations and case studies on individual writers or works. The Institute of Art History in Prague was represented at the symposium by Lenka Bydžovská, who gave a paper on the relationship between Jindřich Štyrský’s book Dreams and Freud’s epoch-making Interpretation of Dreams.
Making Room for Order. Court Ordinances as a Source for Understanding Space at Early Modern Princely Residences
06 / 10 / 2014

Making Room for Order. Court Ordinances as a Source for Understanding Space at Early Modern Princely Residences

The penultimate specialist gathering of the five-year Palatium project funded by the European Science Foundation (http://www.courtresidences.eu) took place in Kalmar, Sweden, on 2-3 October 2014, organised by the Kalmar Linnéuniversitetet. The theme of this international conference, which was held in Kalmar Castle – one of the most important 16th-century Swedish royal residences – was court ordinances and their relationship to the creation and use of space in early modern residences. During the two-day programme a number of papers were heard that examined specific residences of royal families in the light of individual ordinances. Specific studies considered examples from Hungary, Bohemia and Moravia, England, Holland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Sweden, in the period from the second half of the 15th century to the end of the 17th century. Czech researchers were represented at the conference by Martin Krummholz, who gave a presentation on the princely residences of the Liechtenstein family in the second half of the 17th century.
Utopie in Helsinki
07 / 09 / 2014

Utopie in Helsinki

At the end of August (29-31 August 2014) the fourth major conference took place in the regular series convened and prepared every two years by EAM (the European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies). The venue for this year’s conference was the university in Helsinki, and the main theme was the concept of utopia from the viewpoint of interdisciplinary and intermedial research into modernism and the avant-garde in Europe. During the three days some 300 papers were presented in numerous parallel panels, and every evening a keynote lecture was given. The Institute of Art History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, was represented at the conference by Vojtěch Landa and Lenka Bydžovská, who presented a paper in the panel “Artistic couples: a utopia of creative collaboration and ideal partnership”. The meetings organised by EAM are always an excellent opportunity to extend specialist contacts in the field and to prepare various international projects.
Czech and German edition of the catalogue: Josef Führich. From Chrastava to Vienna
05 / 09 / 2014

Czech and German edition of the catalogue: Josef Führich. From Chrastava to Vienna

We are glad to inform you that a catalogue has just been published, in a parallel Czech and German edition, to accompany the exhibition Josef Führich (1800–1876). From Chrastava to Vienna. The texts by Pavla Machalíková and Petr Tomášek examine the changes in Führich’s work in the context of the development of the visual arts in the Czech lands, and Führich’s position in the interpretation of changes in painting in the 19th century.
Oriental Silks at the Court of the Bohemian Kings
28 / 08 / 2014

Oriental Silks at the Court of the Bohemian Kings

You are invited to attend the latest in the regular series of meetings entitled The Middle Ages in Motion, which will be held in the Institute building at Husova 4, Prague 1, in room 117 on the first floor, on Thursday 4 September 2014 at 16:00. The lecturer, Evelin Wetter from the Abegg-Stiftung, Riggisberg, will examine issues related to oriental textiles in the milieu of the Bohemian royal court. You will be welcome to attend!

Attached file: SD_22_Wetter.pdf

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