Institute of History of the Czech Academy of Sciences
The primary mission of the Czech Academy of Sciences and its institutes is to conduct research in a broad spectrum of the natural, technical and social sciences and the humanities. This research, whether highly specialised or interdisciplinary in nature, aims to advance developments in scientific knowledge at the international level, while also taking into account the specific needs of both the Czech society and the national culture.
The Institute of History carries out basic research in the fields of Czech, Czechoslovak, and general history. It is a leading research centre that systematically examines the past of the Czech and Czechoslovak state in the full scope of its historical existence from the Early Middle Ages to its modern and contemporary history.
Kurt and Ursula Schubert Center for Jewish Studies
Palacký University Olomouc (UPOL) is a university with long-standing tradition. Founded in the 16th century, it is the oldest university in Moravia and the second-oldest university in the Czech Republic. Today it is a modern higher education facility with a wide range of study programmes and copious scientific and research activities.
The Kurt and Ursula Schubert Center for Jewish Studies (CJS) at Faculty of Arts, UPOL, is an institution, which as first in the Czech Republic filled a gap in the field of scientific discussion about the research of Jewish topics. CJS offers both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Jewish and Israeli Studies. The narrower focus on regional topics – Jews in Moravia – is unique and makes CJS a regional research and educational center, which is also a solid part of international research networks.
Institute for Jewish History in Austria
The Institute for Jewish History in Austria was founded in 1988 and is housed in the former synagogue of St. Pölten 60 kilometers west of Vienna. Its task is to carry out comprehensive research into the history and culture of the Jews in Austria, from the Middle Ages up to the present day.
Its aim is to counteract anti- and philo-Semitic prejudices and incorrect information through academic research, publications, lectures and activities in the area of adult education and school projects.