Ostravská univerzita v Ostravě
701 03 Ostrava
The Department of History provides teaching of specialized historical disciplines and Czech/Czechoslovak history at all levels, from Bachelor degree programmes to Master's graduate degree programmes to three doctoral degree programmes: Czech and Czechoslovak History, Czech and Czechoslovak History with Focus on Economic and Social History, the latter also taught in the German language. The Economic and Social History programme has also received accreditation for a project of preparation for the appointment of Associate Professors and full Professors. The Department also cooperates with the DCL in providing the Master's degree graduate programme Cultural History. The Department offers major/minor type teacher training programmes of History Teaching for Primary and Secondary Schools and programmes for primary school teachers who wish to increase their qualification to secondary school teacher level.
The Department of History hosts the Seminary of Latin Language and Culture which provides teaching of these subjects both for the Faculty of Arts and programmes outside the faculty.
In the field of research, most Department members concentrate on economic and social history, conducting demographic investigations in various regions of Moravia and Silesia, investigations in protoindustrialization and industrialization and the process of modernization of society in the 18th to 20th century, the emergence and development of civil society, gender studies, studies of individual social strata in various stages of societal development, problems of relationships between nationalities, the development of spiritual and material culture in the Middle Ages, historical sources, methods and methodologies of historical study.
The Department cooperates with a number of international institutions across Central Europe, in particular with universities and specialized institutes in Austria, Germany, Poland and Slovakia (see also the section on international cooperation). A separate cooperation agreement has been entered into by the Department and the Department of History of the Faculty of Humanities of the Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia.