Conference participants

The Masaryk Days 2022: T. G. Masaryk and Education

Jiří Hanuš is a professor of general history in the Department of History at the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University. He specializes in 19th and 20th century religious and cultural history and his current research is focused on the roots of modern European culture and education in historical, philosophical and anthropological perspectives. He is also a member of the Brno journal Kontexty’s editorial board and currently holds the position of the Vice-Rector of MU.

Doc. PhDr. Petr Hlaváček, Ph.D.

This historian, philosopher and publicist studied at Charles University and Universität Bern in Switzerland, and his achievements include working as a research fellow at the Leipzig Centre for the History and Culture of East Central Europe. Since 2008, he has been the coordinator of Collegium Europaeum at the Faculty of Arts at Charles University in Prague and the Institute of Philosophy at the Czech Academy of Sciences; he is also the editor of the Nová Orientace critical column in the Týdeník FORUM. His research focuses on intellectual, cultural and religious history, as well as European/Western identity issues.

prof. PhDr. Tomáš Janík, Ph.D., M.Ed.

Tomáš Janík has an extensive background in education and works as a teacher (currently at a university); his mission is to promote education. Currently, he is the head of the Institute for Research in School Education and Vice-dean for research and academic affairs at Masaryk University's Faculty of Education. He was the chairman of the working group on subject didactics for the Accreditation Commission and a member of the Ministers of Education advisory teams. He founded the Didacticaviva initiative and the educational portal DiViWeb. He has published dozens of texts concerning curriculum, didactics and the teaching profession, both at home and abroad.

He has long been involved in interpreting solo and chamber music, especially contemporary works. He has made a number of first-time contemporary piano composition recordings at Czech Radio. He has also been a lifelong composer; initially a self-taught one, but in 2015 he successfully completed his doctoral studies at Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts Brno in the field of Composition and the Theory of Composition. He authored many orchestral compositions, the most important ones being The Calvary (Křižová cesta), first played in 2012 in Rudolfinum in Prague, and The Czech Lion (Český lev), first played in 2015 at the Bohuslav Martinů Hall in Prague. His opera Master's Wife and When the Bolsheviks Cancelled Christmas (Mistrová aneb Když bolševici zrušili Vánoce) include his own libretto based on Jaroslav Hašek's work and was first staged in 2016 by Brno's Orlí Street Theatre.

Vladimír Richter used to perform as a soloist at the National Theatre Brno. Since 1994, he has focused exclusively on concerts and teaching at Masaryk University. He has collaborated with many ensembles engaged in the historically informed performance of early music. He has also performed a variety of contemporary compositions, having staged first performances of works by P. Eben, P. Hala, M. Košut, I. Medek, P. Řezníček, M. Štědroň and A. Parsch. He has sung at the Prague Spring Festival, Concert Moraviae, prestigious European festivals of early music in Regensburg, Herne, and Brežice, and has performed at universities in South America. He has recorded works by J. Handel, A. Michna, B. M. Černohorský, F. V. Míča, J. D. Zelenka, B. Martinů, J. Novák, and M. Štědroň.

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