Projects & Grants

Internal Grant Competition DGC
START-UP grant

Cultural and Social Transformations of Society in Subject Towns in the First Half of the 19th Century (the example of the towns of Frýdek and Místek)
Project IdGPP410/10/P067
Main solverPhDr. Radek Lipovski, Ph.D.
Period1/2010 - 12/2012
ProviderPostdoktorský projekt GA ČR
AnotationThis project will involve research into questions concerning the transformation of small-town societies in transition from traditional to modern society. It will focus on changes in cultural values and social structures in subject towns owing to the development of proto-industrial modes of production (in this case textile production) and increased immigration to proto-industrial centres. The research will monitor a the social position of representatives of traditional artisan professions with a view to the differences between the rapidly developing textile industry and the other industries. Probate documentation wil be studied in order to characterize a substantial proportion of the social spectrum in small-town societies; this includes lower ranks represented in this case mainly by servants, who probably possessed some personal effects, hence the existence of probate documentation. The research will provide a deeper understanding of social structure in subject towns; up to now, such knowledge has been relatively generalized.