Originally founded as the Institute for Liberal Education of Charles University in 1994, the Faculty of Humanities Charles University gained full academic autonomy in 2000. It was established to provide study programs at the Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. levels previously not available at the university. Its main research and academic focus is the Humanities and Social and Cultural Anthropology. Located in a new, award-winning campus-like facility of Charles University in the Prague district of Jinonice, the school has 200 faculty members and approximately 2000 students.
A pioneer since its inception, the faculty was among the first at Charles University to adopt the Bologna Accords. In addition, it utilizes advances in e-learning and academic tracking technologies to allow distance learning for both traditional and non-traditional students, increased student/teacher communication, and web courses. Furthermore, the school is higly supportive of student mobility and encourages participation in various types of exchanges (the LLP ERASMUS exchange program, summer school programs, bilateral agreements at the university as well as school level, etc.) thus increasing the diversity of students in Undergraduate Program in Central European Studies (program in English) and its other classes.
The foundation of its work is the Bachelor’s Programme in Liberal Arts and Humanities, offering students unprecedented individual choice in course selection in both theoretical and applied arts of philosophy, history, the social sciences, and languages.
The Faculty of Humanities offers advanced degrees and Ph.D. program in Anthropology, Ethics and Environmental Studies. Finally, there are two research and educational institutions operating within the Facutly of Humanities : the Research Center for Personality Development and Ethnicity, the Rehabilitation Institute for the Visually Impaired, and the Cabinet for Civic Democratic Education. › Website › See letter of support (.pdf)
PhDr. Roman ZaoralSenior lecturer.
Research field : medieval numismatics and medieval economic history. I have taught history of money, medieval economic history and everyday life history at the Charles University of Prague, Faculty of Humanities since 1998.
I attend to currency conditions of Bohemia and Moravia and to a long-distance trade with precious metals on a long-term basis. The analyses of 13th century hoards of Tetin (Central Bohemia) and Fuchsenhof (Upper Austria) are a basis of my reflections on Central European coinage.
I also focus on the historical context of the 13th century currency union between Kingdom of Bohemia and Margraviate of Meissen and on economic and cultural exchange between Bohemia and Venice. Results of my research will be published in an upcoming monograph Central Europe in the 13th century currency conditions.
The circulation of Prague Groschen and Bohemian florins in Italy represents another field of my research.
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