The Prospects of Research into the Franciscan Culture in Bohemia: An online workshop

13 January 2021, 1:00
The Prospects of Research into the Franciscan Culture in Bohemia: An online workshop

Subtitled History – Spirituality – Liturgy – Music and Art, this online workshop is organized by Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences. The deadline for applications for this one-day event is this Friday, i.e., 15 January 2021.

The entire workshop will take place online via ZOOM from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on 1 February 2021, Please email your applications to by 15 January 2021.

The aims of the workshop are as follows:

  • Coordinating research and establishing a Czech interdisciplinary research community
  • Prospects of linking with international research
  • Involvement in technical databases, such as Knihověda (Book Science), etc.
  • Publishing activities, incl. digital publishing: methodologies and formats
  • Joint publishing output topics


Opening: 9 to 9.30 a.m.

The history of the Order in Bohemia

Petr Hlaváček, Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences – discussion

Section I: 9.45 to 10.45 a.m. 

  • Self-presentation and communication of the Order in medieval and modern societies
  • Martin Elbel, Palacký University Olomouc; Kateřina Bobková Valentová, Institute of History of the Czech Academy of Sciences; and Marek Brčák, Archives of Charles University

Section II: 11 to 12.30 a.m.

  • Liturgy, music and musical culture in monasteries and convents of Czech Franciscans and Clarisses
  • Vít Aschenbrenner, University of West Bohemia; Markéta Králová, Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences; and Hana Vlhová-Wörner, Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Discussion panel: 1:30 to 3.15 p.m.

  • Historical and musical sources:
  • State of knowledge and processing materials
  • History: Martin Elbel, Marek Brčák, Kateřina Bobková-Valentová and Petr Hlaváček
  • Musicology: Vít Aschenbrenner, Markéta Králová and Hana Vlhová-Wörner
  • The Knihověda (Book Science) project and Franciscan libraries: Marta Hradilová, Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences; and Jindřich Marek, Faculty of Arts, Charles University

Closing discussion: 3.30 to 4 p.m.

Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Photograph: FB



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