Historie – Otázky – Problémy


Journal plan and programme

The Institute of Czech History at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague has decided to carry on from the previous efforts of its staff members and establish a new historical journal entitled Historie – Otázky – Problémy (History, Issues, Problems), in which we would primarily like to present the specialist and informed lay public with the results of key research tasks associated with our establishment and the pedagogical efforts of Institute of Czech History staff members. Hence the journal includes not only articles and studies by teachers, but also a section containing successful dissertations, as well as rigorosum and Masters? theses. More extensive summaries are presented in an attempt to also regularly inform the research community of bachelors dissertations and theses successfully defended by our students. A traditional research service can also be found on the pages of our newly established periodical in the form of reviews and summaries of the latest literature and of course other reports on current affairs in the field. The journal as such is and will also be available for publication by the broad research community, which we would hereby like to invite to collaborate. Studies in this journal are normally published in Czech and  accompanied by keywords, brief summaries and a more extensive abstract in English. However, we do publish papers in other languages, particularly items in Slovak, Polish and German, together with accompanying texts in English.

Based on the specialist orientation of the Institute of Czech History, the Historie – Otázky – Problémy profile thematically focuses on the history of the Czech lands and Central Europe, from the early Middle Ages down to contemporary history. Individual studies are to cover a broad range of topical historical subjects, both involving political, cultural, social and economic history and the history of historiography, current developments in the methodology of historical studies and issues associated with the didactics of history. In all these areas we would thus like to operate not only along the latest historiographical lines, but also and in particular in broader interdisciplinary collaboration with other humanities subjects (e.g. auxiliary historical studies, the history of art, Czech studies, philosophy, philological fields, sociology, Jewish studies and the like).

We publish Historie – Otázky – Problémy twice a year. Some issues are chronologically based or more thematically focused; basically each volume presents the results of work from one Institute of Czech History tutorial and its individual organizational parts.

The journal was established 1st September 2009. It is published by the Institute of Czech History at Charles University Faculty of Arts, together with the Charles University Faculty of Arts Publishers. It is a specialist peer-reviewed journal in which each submitted paper undergoes a proper, objective disputation procedure.

 The journal is on the list of peer-reviewed non-impacted periodicals published in the Czech Republic valid for 2015, and in February 2015, it was added to the ERIH plus database, a successor to the ERIH database. In July 2015, the journal became part of the Ebscohost database.