Projects & Grants

Internal Grant Competition DGC
START-UP grant

Transformation of Structures and Relationships in Medieval Society
Project IdSGS06/FF/2020
Main solverMgr. Dalibor Janiš, Ph.D.
Period1/2020 - 12/2020
ProviderSpecifický VŠ výzkum
AnotationThe project "Transformation of Structures and Relationships in Medieval Society" is loosely linked to the previous projects concerning the research of medieval society, culture and related sources realized within the Center Vivarium. The main focus and merit of the project is an intensive involvement of PhD and Master students in interdisciplinary research on the subject. Students will deal with the issue from the point of view of their graduation theses and will be involved in team work. Their participation in the project will be used to intensify and deepen the research in context of their graduation theses. A common research topic is the question of changes in structures and relationships in medieval society with a focus on the Czech lands (with overlap to abroad). The main areas of research will be the diverse social, political and economic relationships that occurred within medieval society. The form of the internal structures of medieval society was determined by a number of factors, such as the power role of the sovereign, the nobility and other Estates, the form and composition of the provincial institutions (assemblies, courts), ecclesiastical administration or land ownership. The research will take into account the basic social structures (the role of family and marriage), the role of common cultural identities and faith, or the role of formal communication, gestures and symbols in shaping relationships and ties within medieval society. Structures and relations within medieval society will be perceived in their wide range of meaning and the issue will be explored using various methodological approaches. The main outputs of the project will be completed by expert studies of all the members of the research team, which will be published in peer-reviewed journals and proceedings (part will be published abroad).