Centre for Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Texts
PO BOX 87, PurkrabskŠ 2, 771 87 Olomouc 1, Czech Republic
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Arne NovŠka 1, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
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The Institute for Classical Studies of the Academy of Sciences of the
Na Florenci 3, 111 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic
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The Centre was started on the first of July 2000 as a part of a project of
the Ministry of Education, Youth and Physical Education "Research Centre".
The grant receiver was Palacky University in Olomouc (UP), Masaryk University
in Brno (MU) and The Institute for Classical Studies of the Academy of Sciences
of the Czech Republic (KKS FLŕ AV »R) with the executrix being The Cyril and Methodius
Theological Faculty of Palacky University in Olomouc (CMTF UP). The main researcher
for the project became doc. Lenka KarfikovŠ,
Dr. Theol., along with the co-researchers prof.
PhDr. Jana NechutovŠ, CSc., and Hana
The Centre is involved in the study of patristic, medieval and renaissance
texts with the aim firstly to prepare editions of as yet unpublished Latin manuscripts
linked with the Czech lands and secondly to make important works of European
Christian culture available to the Czech professional as well as the general
public. The Centre was formed as an interdisciplinary team made up of classical
and medieval Latin philologists, philosophers, theologians and historians. The
member institutions of the centre are Palacky University Olomouc (UP), Masaryk
University Brno (MU) and the Institute for Classical Studies of the Academy
of Sciences of the Czech Republic (KKS FLŕ AV »R).
- The Centre is building upon the work begun with the grant project Texts
on the history of medieval thought 1-2 (grant project no. 401/97/0374 supported
by the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic), which was the work of the Institute
for Classical Studies of the ASCR along with The Cyril and Methodius Theological
Faculty (head researcher doc. Lenka Karfíková, Dr.theol., along
with Hana edinová, PhD.). The first run of the project was in
1997-1999, the second one no. 401/00/0133 in 2000-2002.
As a part of this project two series of publications were started in co-operation
with the Oikúmené Publishing House making available significant
works of Medieval thought in bilingual editions accompanied by learned introductions
and explanatory notes. The series are called Fontes Latini Bohemorum and The
Library of the Medieval Tradition.
- The Centre is also building upon the activities of the Section for the Study
of Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy (established thanks to a grant from
the Ministry of Education) under the leadership of Professor Pavel Floss,
the Philosophical Faculty UP Olomouc. The Section is systematically involved
in the research of Medieval and Renaissance philosophy, supervises the studies
of young research workers in this specialisation and presents its research
at an international research forum (conference - M. Ficino, R. Kalivoda, G.
Bruno, M. Cusanus).
- The Centre also follows up on the research and teaching activities of Professor
Jana Nechutová from the Institute for Classical Studies, Masaryk University
Brno, who supervises the postgraduate studies of young research workers with
an interest in Latin Medieval studies. The development of this doctoral programme
was supported by a grant project from the Open Society Fund foundation which
in the year 2000 culminated with the accreditation of Doctoral Studies in
Latin Medieval Studies as an independent programme.