Prof. PhDr. František Šmahel, DrSc., dr. h. c. mult.
1954–1959 Prof. Šmahel studied at the Faculty of Philosophy, Charles University, Prague; 1959–1963 military service, director of the Museum at Litvínov; 1964–1974 Research Fellow at the Institute of History, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague; 1975–1979 tram-driver at Prague; 1980–1989 researcher at the Museum of the Hussite Movement, Tábor; 1990–1998 Director of the Institute of History, Czech Academy of Sciences; 1993–1998 Head of the Departement of Medieval Studies at the Faculty of Philosophy, Charles University, Prague; 1998–2004: Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies; 2004: Vicedirector of the Centre for Medieval Studies (present position). His research interests include general questions regarding Bohemian and Central European history of the Late Middle Ages (early Humanism, Charles University, Hussite Revolution, and Reformation).
Titles, functions: 1963 University doctorship (PhDr.); 1965 the second degree (CSc. = PhD); 1965–1985 corresponding member of the Bibliographie internationale de l'Humanisme et de la Renaissance; 1969–1972 editor of the Journal Mediaevalia bohemica; 1974 member of the International Commission for the History of Universities; 1990 the third degree (DrSc.); 1990 editor of the Czech Historical Review (Český časopis historický); 1991 Professor of Medieval History at the Charles University, Prague; 1992 member of Academic Board of the Departement of Medieval Studies of the Central European University, Budapest; 1993–1994 Vicepresident of the Scientific Board of the Academy of Science of Czech Republic; 1994 member of the Scientific Board of Charles University, Prague (present position); 1998–2006: member of Accreditation Commission; 2003–2004: President of of the Czech Learned Society; 2001–2009: President of the Scientific Board of the Academy of Science of Czech Republic (present position).
Lectures, scholarships and awards: 1983 visiting professor at College de France (Paris); 1993 visiting professor at the University of Eichstätt; 1994–1995 Research Fellow of Historisches Kolleg Munich; lectures at the Universities of Bamberg, Berlin (Freie Universität), Bern, Bochum, Bonn, Brno, Budapest, Erlangen, Fribourg, Göttingen, Konstanz, Leipzig, Lille, London, Marburg a/L, München, Olomouc, Ostrava, Oxford (All Souls College), Paris I, Potsdam; 1966 the Annual Price of the Publishing House Melantrich for the book "Jeroným Pražský"; 1990 Max Planck Research Award; 1994 Forschungspreis der Stiftung Historisches Kolleg München; Fellow of Collegium Carolinum Munic; 1995 Annual Prize of the Czech Academy of Sciences; Fellow of the Learned Society of Czech Republic; 1996 Hans–Sigfrid-Preis (University of Bern); Honorary Foreign Member of American Historical Association; 1997 Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy; 1998 František Palacký Award of the Czech Academy of Sciences; 2002 Medal of Merit of the Czech Republic, First Grade; Award of the II. degree of the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic; 2003 Korrespondierender Mitglied der Monumenta Germaniae Historica; 2004 František Palacký Award of Palacký University Olomouc; Silver Medal of the Charles University; 2005 Honorary Member of the Association of Historians of the Czech Republic; Praemium Bohemiae; 2006 Award of the I. degree of the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic; Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts; dr. h. c. University of Hradec Králové; 2007 dr. h. c. University of Pardubice; Corresponding Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America; 2008 dr. h. c. University of Pardubice; 2009 Honorary Medal "De Scientia et Humanitate Optime Meritis," CAS; 2013 National Prize of the Czech Republic "Česká hlava."
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