The theory and practice of cultural-historical disciplines
Representation, places of memory.
Centre for Cross-Disciplinary Research is
A project of excellence sponsored by the Czech Science Foundation, under the Reg. No. 14-36521G.
Aim of the project
A wider interpretation in the context of the concepts of image, communication and behaviour which are given as the characteristic elements for the study of the phenomenon of visuality in cultural history. The basic research concentrates on formulating more generally applicable methodological innovations and theoretical concepts in the field of cultural history and the history of visual culture.
Masaryk University (Brno), Faculty of Arts, Department of History and Institute of Art History
Palacký University (Olomouc), Faculty of Arts, Department of History
The main objective of the research centre is a cross-disciplinary analysis and interpretation of mechanisms, which may explain the cultural-historical reality throughout its long duration from the Middle Ages up to the present. The centre intends to develop a synergistic link between research teams in the cultural-historical field at universities in Brno and Olomouc, which have for some time now been prominent in their use of such approaches. In addition there is also the intention to draw on cooperation with the most important Czech Republic researchers as well as with leading experts abroad. In this sense the project endeavours to link up various methodological approaches with subjects in the field, which will be monitored within the particular modules: Theory and practice of cultural-historical disciplines; Image, cult, space; Imagination, image and text; Representation, places of memory. Outputs from the project will be a series of monographs, articles and a final, methodologically targeted volume, in which all the modules will be involved.