PhDr. Dalibor Dobiáš, Ph.D. (Ústav pro českou literaturu)
The forged Dvůr Králové and Zelená Hora manuscripts are not only an unresolved mystery, but they were also the most published, promoted and translated Czech literary works in the period between their discovery in 1817 and their criticism by T. G. Masaryk and his colleagues in 1886. Moreover, mystifications, including such historical-style hoaxes, are to this day one of the characteristic and currently noteworthy phenomena of modern Czech culture. How has Czech society come to terms with the Manuscripts over the last two hundred years and in what ways are they present in it to this day? Are they a purely Czech historical episode, or do they have their European counterparts? And if so, what were their fates?
Mgr. Robert Novotný, Ph.D., Pavel Soukup, Ph.D., Mgr. Václav Žůrek, Ph.D. (Filosofický ústav – Centrum medievistických studií)
The Centre for Medieval Studies was founded in 1998 as a joint body of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and Charles University. It was tasked with providing a platform for cooperation in advanced research and post-graduate studies between the two founding institutions in fields dealing with the Middle Ages – especially in areas transgressing the boundaries of traditional disciplines – and gaining the necessary contact with international research. Today, the CMS is engaged in fundamental research as part of grant projects in medieval studies, and organizes events to support the scientific education of doctoral candidates.