18.5.2013 - Den s VŠE – setkání absolventů
18.5.2013 - Den s VŠE – setkání absolventů
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The Department of Economic History was founded in 1958 and concentrated its research efforts on the history of the national economy, the economic development of the world, the major capitalist countries, and the economic development of the socialist and developing countries. Through 1989, the Department held a special position because it was the only center in Czechoslovakia focusing exclusively on economic history. The “founding generation” included Rudolf Olšovský, Pavel Eisler, Hana Gebauerová, Zora Urbanová and now professor emeritus Václav Průcha. After November 1989, the Department was led by Václav Průcha and Daniel Váňa, and since January 2003 František Stellner has served as the Chair.
Since 2009 the department has provided courses in the Master’s program major “Economic and Political History”. The department has also carried out two Master’s program minors, “Modern Economic History” and new “History of International Relations” accredited in 2012. A new Ph.D. Program Major “Economic and Political History in the 20th Century” has been taught since 2012.
Department members lead doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s theses and teach compulsory and optional courses such as Economic History, Czech Economic History, Czechoslovak Economic History (1918-1992), History of International Relations to 1945, History of International Relations since 1945, History of the Twentieth Century I and II, Economic and Social History of the Central Europe in the 20th Century, Social History, Economic History of the World in the 20th Century, Economic History of the USA to 1945, Economic History of the USA since 1945, History of the GDR, History of the FRG, Economic and Political History of Totalitarian Regimes, Economic and Political Development of the Far East in the 20thCentury, Economic and Political History of Europe in the 20th Century, History of Financial Categories and Institutions, Origins, Current Issues and the Future of the EU, Great Britain in 20th century, Methodology and Historiography of Modern Economic History. The courses such as History of Latin America after 1945, From Kafka to Havel: Introduction into the History and Culture of Czech Lands, and Chapters in Economic History are taught in foreign languages. See the current list with syllabi here. The Department is involved in teaching the course Economic Propedeutics.
In their scientific research, the members of the Department specialize in the economic and political history of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic, Central and Eastern Europe, Great Britain, USA, and China in the 20th century. They also focus on issues of history of European Integration, social history of Central Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries and the methodology of economic and social history.
Specialization of members of the Department:
The Department participates in the University of Economics grants and research projects (IGA and FIGA, IGS), Grant Agency of the Czech Republic, Ministry of Education, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, JPD3, OPPA, Leonardo da Vinci, Aktion Österreich-Tschechische Republik, research plans and others.
In recent years, there were organized international conferences such as “Deutsch-Russische Beziehungen. Politische, wirtschaftliche kulturelle Aspekte und von der bis zum frühen Neuzeit 20. Jahrhundert,” “Die wirtschaftlichen und der politischen Auswirkungen Meilensteine 1848-1918-1938-1948-1968,” conference “Economic History of the Czech Republic in the early 21st Century,” colloquia “Czechoslovakia and East Germany 1945-1989, similarities – differences – mutual relations,” “On the Selected Aspects of Economic and Political History of the U.S.,” “The Welfare State in the German-British Perspective of the 20th century,” “Colloquium on the History of England (Great Britain) and its Empire from the 16th to 20th Century,” “On the Czechoslovak and World Economic History with the Presentation of the Results of Ministry of Education Grant,” “The Role of State in the German Economy in the 20th Century,” “Russian-German Relations,” “The Welfare State in the German-British Perspective of the 20th Century,” “Economic History at the Beginning of the 21st Century,” “American-German Economic Relations in the Interwar Period,” “Status of Economic History at Universities,” “Multinationale Reiche im 19.- 20. Jahrhundert,” “Wirtschafts-/politische Geschichte im Mitteleuropas im 20. Jahrhundert.”
The important publishing achievements in recent years are as follows (in the Czech language if not stated otherwise):
Proceedings of conferences, monothematic publications, etc.:
For selected studies of members of the Department of Economic History in pdf click here.
The department cooperates on projects, grants, conferences, textbooks, primary research, tutoring and Ph.D. theses defense with Czech leading research and education institutions such as the Society for Economic and Social History of the Czech Republic (two department members are members of the board); Institute of World History; Faculty of Arts, Charles University (http://usd.ff.cuni.cz); Institute of Economic and Social History, Charles University (http://uhsd.ff.cuni.cz); Institute of History of the Science Academy of the Czech Republic (http://www.hiu.cas.cz); Department of History, Faculty of Education, Technical University of Liberec (http://khi.fp.tul); Department of International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (http://kmv.fsv.cuni.cz); National Technical Museum Praha (http://www.ntm.cz); Institute of Historical Sciences, Faculty of Education, University in Hradec Králové (http://hu.ff.uhk.cz); Czech-Chinese Company at the Oriental Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (http://www.orient.cas.cz); Liberal Institute (http://libinst.cz), Prague, etc. A number of workers from these workplaces performed a cycle of lectures on economic and social history of the 20th century.
Reflecting the scientific, pedagogic and study activities of its members, the Department of Economic History has cooperated with a wide range of foreign institutions. International cooperation of the Department includes contacts with many foreign institutions, particularly in Germany (Universität Bayreuth, Freie Universität Berlin, Bundesarchiv Berlin, Universität Passau), Austria (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Universität Wien), Great Britain (London University, Kingston University) France (Sorbonne 1), and Poland (Uniwersytet Łódzki).
Visiting professors in 2012
American-Austrian historian Prof. Dr. Günter Bischof (CenterAustria The University of New Orleans) led from May 7 to May 18 a special course 5HD381 Chapters in Economic History with the chosen topic “The American Century.”
Russian historian doc. dr. Michail Vladimirovič Kovaljov (Saratovskij gosudarstvennyj techničeskij universitet) will lead from October 1 to October 14 a special course 5HD381 Chapters in Economic History with the chosen topic “Historic Memory and Indentity in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia.”
Greek historian Dr. PhDr. Athanasios Sideris, Ph.D. (History and Archeology Department Foundation of the Hellenic World, Athens) will lead from November 17 to December 1 a special course 5HD381 Chapters in Economic History “Principles and Practice in Ancient World Economy.”
French historian Prof. Dr. Andreas Wilkens (Paul Verlaine Université-Metz) will lead a special course 5HD381 Chapters in Economic History in winter semester 2012/2013.
A list of visiting professors visiting in recent years and information about the special course 5HD381 can be found here.
In the next years we plan courses of these visiting professors:
Austrian historian a.o. Univ. Prof. Dr. Andrea Komlosy (Institut für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte Universität Wien).
Austrian historian o. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerald Schöpfer (Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz).
Austrian historian Prof. Dr. Georg Christoph Berger Waldenegg (Universität Heidelberg).
German historian Prof. Dr. André Steiner (Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam).
German historian Prof. Dr. Gertrud Pickhan (Osteuropa-Institut der Freien Universität Berlin).
German historian Dr. Dierk Hoffmann (Institut für Zeitgeschichte, Berlin).