We inaugurated the semester and unveiled the memorial plaque of Vladimír Groh. More celebrations are ahead of us. Students in need can borrow equipment. Many educational courses are planned.

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Faculty Newsletter

Editorial: We celebrate one hundred years of teaching

Dear colleagues, students,

These days it is precisely one hundred years since regular teaching began at our faculty. You may be wondering why this happened only in the autumn of 1921, two years after the founding of the university and the faculty. As we can read, for example, in the publication Calendar of Masaryk University (2019), the delay was due to a lack of teaching space. These were eventually found only in the buildings of the city orphanage on Falkensteiner Street (today's buildings A and B1 on Gorky Street). However, their takeover was not without protests from the orphanage representatives, who "tried to prevent the move through appeals and petitions, which they also addressed to President Masaryk." The situation was also complicated by the Directorate of State Railways, whose "employees were entitled to the harvest from the local pears, and when preparations for the construction of the desperately absent Rector's Office (today's Building C) began in 1922 in the garden of the former orphanage, they opposed it and even threatened legal action, in the name of their claim to the fruit crop. The provincial administration was so taken aback by their move that the cutting down of the pear trees - and thus the construction of the rectorate - had to wait several months for the harvest."

In hindsight, we look back on such stories as the "pear affair" with a smile. However, they testify to us that the beginnings of the new faculty were not at all easy. That makes it all the more necessary to pay tribute to the generations of our predecessors who have contributed to the fact that we can study, teach and professionally research a wide range of disciplines on a modern campus. 

So we certainly have much to look forward to, and we would be delighted to have you celebrate with us - especially when we can finally meet in person again, not only in the classroom but also outside of it.

On behalf of the Department of External Relations FA MU and the editors of the faculty newsletter
Jana Horáková, Ondřej Krajtl, Petr Sucháček and Tomáš Weissar

Awards and hororopera. This was the opening ceremony of the semester

The dean of the faculty, Prof. Milan Pol, symbolically toasted his success in the faculty courtyard. Those present were able to see the new café and meet in person after a long time.


Vladimír Groh will be commemorated by a memorial plaque

It was unveiled in cooperation with the Brno-střed municipal district symbolically on the anniversary of his execution. It will be complemented by a plaque of Arne Novák.

We celebrate 100 years of teaching

On the occasion of the anniversary, two commemorative plaques will be unveiled, bronze medals will be awarded, as well as the traditional Dean's Awards and much more.

If you need technical equipment, you can contact the Central Library

Students of the Faculty of Arts who find themselves in a difficult life situation can borrow laptops, tablets, webcams, or headphones for the necessary period of time.


The Central Library offers educational sessions, now also for PhD students

They can help you to find and evaluate sources, cite or create a scientific text. Doctoral students can benefit from them in publishing or working on projects.

Current news on the upcoming election of the dean

On the Academic Senate website, you can find the program of the first team that decided to take the opportunity to announce their intention to apply in advance. The official collection of candidatures will take place in November. The election itself will take place in January, preceded by debates with the candidates in December.

Interested in assessment in online teaching?

Focus on it at the seminar organized by the CIT FA MU E-learning Office as part of the autumn cycle of similar activities. The subject of the debate will be mainly ELF.


Are you planning to use "hybrid teaching"?

Useful tips on procedures, tools suitable for different stages of teaching, and technical equipment can now be found on a special website for online teaching.

Did you misse the Faculty Researchers' Night programe? Watch it now

In addition to interesting lectures on this year's topic "time", we prepared quizzes or an escape game.


Are you interested in communicating the results of research in digital media?

Attend two workshops tailored to the needs of our faculty as part of the Humanities and Media series.

Talks with the management

We will have to defend the relevance of our disciplines, but it is not a losing battle

In another of the interviews with members of the current faculty management, Vice Dean Lukáš Fasora looks back at his agenda.

Prof. Šeďová received the prestigious award of the Czech Science Foundation

Eighteen years - that's how long the faculty has been waiting for the next Chairman's Award of the Czech Science Foundation (GACR). At the end of September, Prof. Klára Šeďová from the Department of Educational Sciences of the MU Faculty of Arts, together with her team, received the award for research proving the link between pupils' knowledge and their active involvement in teaching.

Conference Digital Data from a Humanities' Perspective is looking for speakers

You can participate even by presenting a poster.


Pay attention to new grant calls

Follow the news on the Office for Research and Development's website or have it sent directly to your e-mail.

We are preparing courses for beginning scientists

They will help them develop the skills needed for scientific research: project and research team management, publications and intellectual property issues, and more.


Our journey to the HR Award – the new information brochure is coming to you

What have we already done to win the award? What awaits us in the coming years? Find out everything you need to know.

What awaits us in the coming months

Mon 13 Sep – Fri 17 Dec 2021

Teaching part of the semester

Tue 5 Oct – Tue 14 Dec 2021

Student cinema KOSMOS 

Eastern European science fiction film series at the Scala University Cinema.

Wed 13 Oct 2021

Book & Bake Sale 

Do you like pumpkin spice and everything nice? Come to our autumn-themed Book & Bake Sale and you will find just that and much more!

Thu 21 Oct 2021

Doctor honoris causa for the historian Martina Hartmann 

Sat 6 Nov 2021

Open Day 

A special open day provides the first contact with the faculty for applicants interested in studying.

Mon 15 Nov 2021

Unveiling of the memorial plaque of Arne Novák 

Another memorial plaque on the faculty's facade will commemorate an important professor of Czech literature and rector of Masaryk University during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia.

Mon 15 – Fri 19 Nov 2021

Humanities Week 2021: A hundred years past, a hundred years to come 

As traditionally, we join the celebration of UNESCO World Philosophy Day by organizing the Humanities Week. The program of the event showcases the wide range of research and educational activities carried out at the Faculty and this year will focus thematically on the centenary of the start of teaching at the Faculty. However, it will also look to the future.

Other events can be found in the calendar of events on the website. For all study dates, see the schedule in IS.

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The next issue of the faculty newsletter will be released at the beginning of November. Contributions can be sent to propagace@phil.muni.cz.

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