HIAb02 Introduction to the Historian's Work

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Tomáš Dvořák, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Bronislav Chocholáč, Dr. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Denisa Nečasová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jiří Němec, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Lukáš Reitinger, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Libor Vykoupil, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
prof. PhDr. Martin Wihoda, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Martin Wihoda, Ph.D.
Department of History - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of History - Faculty of Arts
Timetable of Seminar Groups
HIAb02/01: Tue 17. 9. 9:00–15:40 VP, B. Chocholáč
HIAb02/02: Wed 18. 9. 9:00–15:40 VP, L. Vykoupil
HIAb02/03: Wed 18. 9. 9:00–15:40 VP, T. Dvořák
HIAb02/04: Thu 19. 9. 9:00–15:40 VP, L. Reitinger
HIAb02/05: Tue 17. 9. 9:00–15:40 VP, D. Nečasová
HIAb02/06: Fri 20. 9. 9:00–15:40 VP, J. Němec
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 120 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 110/120, only registered: 0/120
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
  • History (programme FF, B-HI_) (3)
Course objectives
The course will be focused on practical examples of a historian’s work. The instruction will také place in blocks withing the so-called orientation week. The year will be divided into 5-6 groups (according to the number of students), each group will be thematically delimited (e.g. Medieval Brno, Brno during the Thirty Years‘ War, Moravian Manchester, First Republic Brno, Brno under the Protectorate, Socialist Brno). Within the seminar, the students will become acquainted under the guidance of the teacher with some historical monument (a building, memorial, archival material, museum exhibit), then acquainted with the relevant literature in the library, and how to think about the past will be demonstrated to them. In groups, they will elaborate a written work/s on agiven theme, which they will present publicly to the others at the conclusion of the course.
Learning outcomes
After completion of the subject, the student:
- will orient himself/herself in the systém of scientific libraries,
- acquire an idea of work with historical literature,
- will be able to write a short informed commentary on the set topic from the history of Brno with the use of specialized literature.
  • 1) excursions around the monuments on the territory of the city of Brno
  • 2) acquaintance withe the accessible literature, or sources
  • 3) practical example of a historian’s work
    required literature
  • KROUPA, Jiří. Dějiny Brna 7: Uměleckohistorické památky. Historické jádro. (History of Brno 7: Art Historical Monuments. Historical centre.). První. Brno: Statutární město Brno, Archiv města Brna, 2015. 889 pp. Dějiny Brna 7. ISBN 978-80-86736-46-4. info
    recommended literature
  • JAN, Libor. Dějiny Brna 2. Středověké město. Vyd. 1. Brno: Statutární město Brno, 2013. s. 615-624, 10 s. ISBN 978-80-86736-36-5
  • FASORA, Lukáš and Václav ŠTĚPÁNEK. Dějiny Brna. 6, Předměstské obce (History of Brno. 6, Suburbs). Vydání první. Brno: Statutární město Brno, 2017. 1245 pp. ISBN 978-80-86736-54-9. info
    not specified
  • Další literatura bude konkretizována podle pracovního profilu příslušné skupiny.
Teaching methods
Excursion, discussion, written groups projects, presentation of the results.
Assessment methods
Colloquium based on the presentation of a written paper.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: blokově.

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