FAVBPa100 Methodology of historical research

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
Mgr. Šárka Gmiterková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Veronika Lengálová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Šárka Gmiterková, Ph.D.
Department of Film Studies and Audiovisual Culture - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Film Studies and Audiovisual Culture - Faculty of Arts
Thu 10:00–11:40 C34
The course is intended solely for the first year students of the Department of Film Studies and Audiovisual Culture.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Introduction to the methodology and practice of historical research.
Key sources and institutions.
Basics of work with literature and sources.
Part of the system of methodological seminars and lectures focused on the systematic preparation for independent research activities and the realization of the bachelor project.
Learning outcomes
After finishing this course, students will be able to:
Use citations and paraphrases.
Identify key industrial and archive institutions of the Czech film and audiovisual industry.
Use archive institutions and sources.
Work with electronic databases.
Carry out various filmographic, bibliographic and factographic recherches.
Understand the conditions for using audio recordings and use these as part of their own research.
  • Individual lectures will introduce four main topics:
  • - Referencing style, bibliography and paraphrasing
  • - Secondary literature and electronically databases
  • - Archival research
  • - Oral history and audio recordings
  • Students will visit National Film Archive in Prague.
    required literature
  • http://www.slideshare.net/rs_knihovnaffmu/prvodce-databzemi-pro-studenty-stavu-filmu-a-audiovizuln-kultury
  • http://library.muni.cz/ezdroje/
  • http://www.nfa.cz/
  • Iluminace, 16, 2004, č. 1 (Historiografie a film)
    recommended literature
  • VANĚK, Miroslav and Pavel MÜCKE. Třetí strana trojúhelníku : teorie a praxe orální historie. 1. vyd. Praha: Fakulta humanitních studií UK v Praze, 2011. 293 s. ISBN 9788072851454. info
  • STORCHOVÁ, Lucie. Koncepty a dějiny : proměny pojmů v současné historické vědě. Vydání první. V Praze: Scriptorium, 2014. 449 stran. ISBN 9788087271872. info
  • DAVID, Ivan. Filmové právo : autorskoprávní perspektiva. 1. vydání. Praha: Nová beseda, 2015. 239 stran. ISBN 9788090608900. info
Teaching methods
Lectures in four topical blocs in the screening room no.C34.
Each section will be closed by individual research task or essay. Common mistakes will be discussed and individual feedback, highlighting strong and weak points of the paper, will be provided.
Assessment methods
Students will have to do three individual tasks, checking their acquaintance with style guidelines, their ability to carry out an archival and bibliographical recherché and their ability to create their own, oral primary sources.
In order to pass students have to submit the aforementioned tasks and pass the test.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2022.
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