Research and Development

Departments and their research focus
Institute of Historical Sciences
  •  cultural history,  gender history
  •  history of nobility in early modern and modern times
  •  history of peasants on the countryside in early modern and modern times
  •  economic history,  military history
  •  history of Russia
  •  administrative history
Department of British and American Studies
  •  literature and culture in English speaking countries
  •  linguistics and discourse analysis of English texts, corpus linguistics
  •  second language acquisition, teacher education
  •  intercultural communicative competence
  •  ICT in TEFL
Department of Foreign Languages
  •  contemporary German literature
  •  Czech-German relations, intercultural German studies
  •  modern linguistics, teaching foreign languages for specific and academic purposes
Department of Philosophy
  •  philosophical questions relating to ethics, education, politics and science
  •  Socratic tradition, Kantian philosophy, philosophical Comeniology, hermeneutics and phenomenology
Department of Literary Culture and Slavistics
  •  Czech literary culture
  •  Culture of Slavonic countries in EU
  •  Literature as intercultural communication
  •  Multiculturalism and cosmopolitanism in Slavonic cultures
  •  Centres and peripheries of Slavonic cultures
Department of Religious Studies
  •  problems of cultural encounters (especially between Europe and the Orient)
  •  present religiousness, interreligious dialogue, and the history and methodology of the discipline
  •  pre-historical and ancient traditions, including the study of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, traditions of South Asia, China and Japan
Department of Social Studies
  •  ethnicity, political anthropology, colonialism and post-colonialism
  •  ecological anthropology, visual anthropology, anthropology of religion
  •  Romany studies, linguistic anthropology and anthropology of areas (Maghreb, Sub-Saharian Africa, North and South America, India, Siberia, Eastern Europe)
Department of Education
  •  pedagogy of alternative education, history of pedagogy, general pedagogy, comparative pedagogy, school management
  •  Czech minority schools abroad, history of pedagogy
  •  social pedagogy, special pedagogy, social policy, social work
  •  general psychology and psychology of education, social psychology, psychology of health, psychology of work, developmental psychology, 
  •  visualization of multidimensional data, statistical methods, information technologies
 
 
Journals published at the faculty
 
THEATRUM  HISTORIAE
  •  Institute of Historical Sciences
  •  a scientific journal, in 2008 classified as a reviewed non-impacted scientific journal and placed on the list of journals of the prestigious European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH)
 
AMERICAN & BRITISH STUDIES ANNUAL
  •  Department of English and American Studies
  •  a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal focused on American and British cultural studies
  •  since 2010 the journal has been enlisted in the National Index of Peer-reviewed Scholarly Periodicals in the Czech Republic and has been included in the SCOPUS database
PANTHEON
  •  Department of Religious Studies
  •  a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal focused on the academic study of religions
  • since 2010 the journal has been enlisted in the National Index of Peer-reviewed Scholarly Periodicals in the Czech Republic
TAHY
  •  Department of Literary Culture and Slavistics
  •  a peer-reviewed journal focused on literary theory, literary culture, with the emphasis on the literary history, popular literature and creative writing
  •  a section called LANO is devoted to outstanding undergraduate student contributions
 
Projects
The Faculty is very active in participation in both local and international projects focused on education, research and development.
GAČR – CZECH SCIENCE FOUNDATION
FRVŠ PROJECTS
EUROPEAN PROJECTS