Vincenc Vinko Hlavinka, njegova važnost za hrvatsku geodeziju i čehoslovačko-hrvatske veze

Title in English Vincenc Vinko Hlavinka and his significance for Croatian geodesy and czechoslovak-croatian relationships


Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Kartografija i geoinformacije: Časopis Hrvatskoga kartografskog društva
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Faculty of Arts

Keywords Vincenc Vinko Hlavinka; geodesy; civil engineering; czechoslovak-croatian relationships
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Description This paper is dedicated to Vincenc Hlavinka (1862-1934), a civil engineer and geodesist during his 23-year academic career in Zagreb, Croatia where he moved after graduating from Vienna. The aim of the paper is to present his career as a lecturer, his projects, and his contribution to the development of geodesy and architecture in Croatia. In addition, the paper aims to present his scientific activities after his return to Czechoslovakia where he was professor of engineering, rector, and dean in Brno. Upon his return to Czechoslovakia, Hlavinka focused on strengthening relationships between Czechoslovakia and Croatia. For this reason, this paper also covers Hlavinka’s involvement in an association called the Czechoslovak-South Slavic League. As chairman of the association, he organized individual and group tours to Yugoslavia, contributed to the establishment of the South-Slavic Campus in Srbská Street in Brno, and provided support for the Croatian minority in southern Moravia. In 1931, Hlavinka was awarded the St. Sava Medal (Grade III) by king Alexander I, in recognition of long career closely connected with Croatia, and for his efforts to foster Czechoslovak-South Slavic cooperation.
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