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Klápště Jan

Assoc. Prof., PhDr., CSc.
Born October 22, 1949

  • Mediaeval archaeology
  • Member of Learned Society since 2003

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1967-1972, Faculty of Philosophy, Charles University, prehistory-history

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1971, student, Archaeological Institute, CSAS;
  • 1972-1984, participation in archaeological research in city of Most and in study of mediaeval settlements in the Most region;
  • 1992, launched systematic work, Institute of Ancient and Early History, Faculty of Philosophy, Charles University.

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies:

  • Ruralia, the Jean-Marie Pesez conferences on mediaeval rural archaeology
  • Editor, conferences proceedings

Notable awards:

  • 1997 Award, Learned Society CR

Selected publications:

  • Klápště J.: Memory recorded within the landscape of the medieval Most region.
    Most 1994
  • Transformation. La transformation médiévale et ses conditions préalables, Památky archeologické - Supplementum 2, pp. 9-59, 1994
  • Das mittelalterliche Most und das Moster Land: die Stadt und ihre Region, in: Život v archeologii středověku (Life in mediaeval archeology), Prague, pp. 327-341, 1997
  • Die Anfänge der jüngeren mittelalterlichen Keramik in Böhmen als kultur-historisches Problem, Archeologické rozhledy 50, pp. 138-158, 1998
  • Les outils de la préparation du sol au Moyen Age (à propos des fouilles archéologiques tchèques), In: Le village médiéval et son environnement. Études offertes à Jean-Marie Pesez, Paris (Publications de la Sorbonne), pp. 359-365, 1998
  • Ein Beitrag zur archäologischen Erforschung der Rolle der Münzen im Přemyslidischen Böhmen, Archeologické rozhledy 51, 774-808, 1999
  • The archaeology of a medieval house (No. 226) in Most (editor), Mediaevalia archaeologica 4, Prague – Most, 2002
  • Mittelalterarchäologie der “interethnischen Beziehungen“ oder die Fragenzeichen herum eines Themas, Archaeologia historica 28, pp. 9-17, 2003

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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.