KAJETÁN HOLEČEK A TOBIÁŠ SMOLÍK. To run the Jewish community like a business: Pinkasim and Jewish self-government in the early modern period

Judaic lectures series for the public

November 22, 2023 | 5 p.m. | CJS Library, Tř. Svobody 26, 1. patro, room 2.36




Judaic lecture series for the public WS 23-24

November 8, 2023 | 5 p.m. | CJS Library, Tř. Svobody 26, 1. floor, room 2.36.



DANIEL BARÁNEK: Crossing the boundaries of the ghetto. The transformation of Jewish settlement structures and the acculturative strategy of Jews

Series of lectures for the public WS 23-24

"Jewish Modern History as Transnational History. The Jewish experience in Eastern Europe from the late 19th century till the middle of the 20th century"

Block course by prof. Marcose Silber (University of Haifa)

"There is no Jewish history without Polish history and no Polish history without Jews." is the famous statement of the equally famous professor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jacob Goldberg. 
In the winter semester 2023/24, we are offering you a unique opportunity to enroll in an elective seminar entitled "Jewish Modern History as Transnational History. The Jewish experience in Eastern Europe from the late 19th century to the middle of the 20th century" by Professor Marcos Silber of the University of Haifa, who is a student of Goldberg and a renowned expert on Polish Jewish history. The seminar provides a more general view of the key features of the life of Eastern European Jews in a global context, and its completion is beneficial not only for the erudition of the teacher, but also because seminars focused exclusively on the largest European Diaspora are not commonly offered. You will be able to successfully apply the acquired knowledge, for example, in state examinations. Moreover, this is the first ever course taught by an academic from the University of Haifa, with whom we are planning closer cooperation, not least because of its popularity among students. Haifa is an open, heterogeneous and affordable city, the local university offers Hebrew classes to foreign students quite exceptionally, and its specialist focus on the history of German and Polish Jews is also attractive.
The course is taught in English and, due to Prof. Silber's time constraints, is organized in blocks in the first and second weeks of the semester. If necessary, CJS will provide excuses for seminars that will conflict in time. 

Class dates: Tuesday-Thursday, Sept. 19-21: 3-6:15 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22: 9:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26: 11:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27: 8-11:15 a.m.; classroom SV-D.2.07.

Yiddish and the Holocaust: New Approaches. International conference, Tel Aviv University, June 25-26, 2024

Jewish Studies Lectures for Public SS 2023 - Vol. 3

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Jewish Studies Lectures for Public SS 2023 - Vol. 2

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Kurt Schubert - celebratory act for the missed 100th birthday

On March 28 and 29, at the University of Vienna, we solemnly commemorated the 100th birthday of CJS co-founder prof. Kurt Schubert. In the early evening of Tuesday, Professor Schubert's companions, including biochemist, former rector of the University of Vienna and former Minister of Science and Research Hans Tuppy, Judaist Günther Stemberger and long-time rector of the Afro-Asian Institute in Vienna and director of the Forum for world religions Petrus Bsteh. Also present were Schubert's pupils, historian Martha Keil, art historian and Judaist Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek and Judaist Bernard Dolna. Of course, all the institutions that Kurt Schubert was involved in founding were also represented, including the CJS.


During the evening, a number of speeches were given by important academic, church and political representatives who reflected on Schubert's work and legacy, carried in the spirit of mutual, not only inter-religious dialogue. After the rector of the University of Vienna, Sebastian Schütz, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn and Chief Rabbi Jaron Engelmayer, Rector Martin Procházka also spoke on behalf of Palacký University in Olomouc. In his speech, he expressed support for mutual cooperation between the Vienna and Olomouc departments. Given the ongoing protest against the long-term underfunding of humanities and social sciences at universities in the Czech Republic, this statement had an important symbolic meaning.


On the following day, CJS presented its research activities as well as the events it organizes for a wide professional and lay public at a joint workshop with Viennese Judaists and representatives of the Center for Jewish Art of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.


Jewish Studies Lectures for Public SS 2023 - Vol. 1

Open House - Center for Jewish Studies, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc

Visit us at our Jewish Studies library on Tr. Svobody 26, 2nd floor.

We have prepared several informative short videos and small workshops as part of the DOD. You will learn about the structure of the department, the scope of studies, opportunities for trips and internships abroad, etc. Above all, we are looking forward to any questions you may have - whether directed at our lecturers, our PhD students or our students.

Jewish culture is based on questions!



Days of Jewish Culture Olomouc 2022, Vol 15

"The Distant Loved One is Foreign and Ours"

Selection procedure for student mobility within the Freemover programme

Please be aware the selection procedure for student mobility within the Freemover programme will be open on 7 October (in Stag). Students will find more informations HERE. The submission deadline for all applications is 11 November 2022.


Sukkot 5783

Let´s celebrate Sukkot together.

October 10, 2022 in Botanical garden and osarium Palacký university Olomouc | Adress: U botanické Zahrady 920.

We will start to build the Sukkah at 3 PM. Interested colleagues please contact Vilém Škuta or Václav Chalupný.

All are welcome!

The CJS team


Night of Scientists 2022 in CJS

Again this year, CJS participated in the Night of Scientists program. Come and experience Judaism in ALL SENSES on Friday, September 30 at 6 - 10 p.m.Again this year, CJS participated in the Night of Scientists program. Come and experience Judaism in ALL SENSES on Friday, September 30 at 6 - 10 p.m.

Field trip Pilsen

A two-day excursion following the traces of the Jewish past in the West Bohemian metropolis of Pilsenon for our first year students Dvoudenní exkurze po stopách židovské minulosti v západočeské metropoli v Plzni.


Summer School "Schismatics, Heretics, and Religious Crisis: Frankism and the Turbulent 18th Century in East Central European Jewry" - Call for applications

Specialized map Development of the Jewish settlement in Olomouc: Geographical and socio-economic structure of the Jewish population in the period 1180–2021

The Kurt and Ursula Schubert Center for Jewish Studies in cooperation with the Department of Geoinformatics (Faculty of Science, Palacký university Olomouc) and the Education Department of the Olomouc Museum of Art has just published a joint project IGA_FF_2021_026, specialized map with professional content "Development of the Jewish settlement in Olomouc: Geographical and socio-economic structure of the Jewish population in the period 1180–2021" in printed and digital versions.

The map provides an analysis of intraurban migration of the Jewish civilian population based on the political and socio-economic development of the Jewish community in Olomouc and its surroundings. Secondary maps present the results of the analysis of interurban migration, graph visualization of the analysis of statistical data, socio-economic structure and national / linguistic and cultural stratification of the Jewish population of Olomouc. A detailed accompanying report is included. The map is a unique source of information for the scientific activities of research and collection organizations (research institutes, museums, etc.), educational facilities (high schools and universities), for the Jewish community and the general public.

You can view the map in the digital version here.

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