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Musil Jiří

Prof., PhDr., CSc.
Born February 20, 1928

  • Theory of sociology, urban sociology, cultural sociology, demography
  • Member of Learned Society since 1994 (Founding member)

Educational and professional preparation:

  • Student, Faculty of Philosophy, Charles University, field of sociology, philosophy; completed in 1952

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1953-1958, research worker, Institute of Hygiene, Prague;
  • 1958-1983, Head, Department of Sociology, Research Institute for Building and Architecture;
  • 1983-1990, Czech Institute of Technology (CIT), Faculty of Architecture, research worker;
  • 1990-1992, Director, renewed Sociological Institute, AS CR;
  • 1992-1993, Director, Central European University, Prague and Professor at this University;
  • 1993-2003, Professor, Central European University, Budapest and Warsaw, simultaneously Professor, Faculty of Science, Charles University

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies:

  • Academia Europaea, London
  • Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europaea, Vienna
  • World Academy of Art and Science, USA
  • 1998-2001, President, European Sociological Association

Notable awards:

  • Six medals and awards for book publications and research in the field of urban sociology

Selected publications:

  • Housing Needs and Policy in Great Britain and Czechoslovakia. University of Glasgow, London 966
  • Sociologie soudobého města (Sociology of the Contemporary City). Svoboda, Prague, 1967
  • Assessment of Current and Future Housing Needs, United Nations, Geneva 1970
  • Sociologie bydlení (Sociology of Housing). Svoboda, Prague 1971
  • Urbanizace v socialistických zemích (Urbanization in the Socialist Countries). Svoboda, Prague 1977
  • Urbanization in Socialist Countries. M. E. Sharpe, White Plains, New York, 1980
  • The End of Czechoslovakia (editor). CEU Press, Budapest, New York 1995
  • Räumliche Auswirkungen des Transformationsprozesses in Deutschland und bei den östlichen Nachbarn (editor with W. Strubelt). Leske + Budrich, Opladen 1997
  • The Meaning of Liberalism-East and Wes (editor with Z. Suda). CEU Press, Budapest, New York 1999
  • Zrod velkoměsta (Birth of a Metropolis) (with P. Horská, E. Maur). Paseka, Prague 2002.

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XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic

The ceremonial part of the XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society, at which the Medals of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic Societas Scientarium Bohemica Ad Laudem et Honorem and the awards of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories were presented, took place on Monday 20 May 2019 in the Great Hall of the Carolinum.


Bolzano lecture by prof. Kip S. Thorne

American physicist Kip S. Thorne, recipient of the Nobel Prize for 2017 for detection of gravitational waves, visited Prague at the invitation of he Learned Society. He held a series of “Bolzano lectures” and a lecture titled “Creating Gravitational-Wave Astronomy” for the Learned Society on 15 May 2019 in the Blue Auditorium of the Carolinum. The lecture was held with the support of the Karel Janeček Foundation and was received very enthusiastically.


XXV. General Assembly

The Czech Learned Society is holding its XXV. General Assembly on 20 and 21 May 2019. The Learned Society’s awards in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories, Teaching Awards for pedagogic workers who promote interest in science and research at grammar schools and the Learned Society’s medals for meritorious contributions to the advance of science will be presented during a ceremony on 20 May at the Karolinum. Lectures by renowned scientists will also be presented. The second day will be reserved for the working part of the meeting, in the building of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.