Projects & Grants

Internal Grant Competition DGC
START-UP grant

Traces of German culture in the Hlučín region
Project IdSGS07/FF/2020
Main solverPhDr. Irena Šebestová, CSc.
Period1/2020 - 12/2020
ProviderSpecifický VŠ výzkum
AnotationThe purpose of this research is to further examine the literature and the cultural life of the German speaking citizens of the Hlučín region. For centuries, the mix of Bohemian, Moravian, German and Polish residents formed the Hlučín region, its language, customs and culture. The research will mainly deal with the coexistence of these minorities, while the German influence, that was rather significant, will be examined. The main source of this research will be the literary works of local writers, who have dealt with the region´s rareness in their pieces. The goal of this project is to reveal new primary and secondary sources of information and their following examination. The researching team consists of a lecturer and two students. The results of the research will be mentioned in theses of those students´, will be presented on local conferences as well as these taking place abroad and will also be published in scientific journal. The presentation of these results to public will be in cooperation with the Salesian University in Katowice, the Eichendorff´s Upper Silesian Cultural Center in Lubowice, the Museum of Hlučín region and the Association of villages of the Hlučín region. The project follows up a major direction of research on Faculty of Arts at University of Ostrava, which is centred around the position of a region, land and city in literary and cultural context.