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Course, academic year 2023/2024
History of Science and Technology - B832006
Title: Dějiny vědy a techniky
Guaranteed by: Department of Chemical Education and Humanities (832)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2023
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:4
E-Credits: winter s.:4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Dvořáčková Věra Bc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Is interchangeable with: V832001
Annotation -
The course introduces students to selected characteristic phenomena associated with the history of science and technology of the 19th and 20th centuries in the Czech lands / Czechoslovakia / the Czech Republic. It places them in a political, ideological, economic and cultural context and relates Czech science to relevant international developments. It takes into account all scientific fields with an emphasis on the chemical sciences and explores the history of science at the individual and institutional levels
Last update: MARTA (28.08.2023)
Syllabus -

1. History of science and technology of the 19th and 20th centuries I

2. History of science and technology of the 19th and 20th centuries II

3. The emergence of the independent VŠCHT in Prague

4. The habitus and social context of an elite scientist

5. The phenomenon of the so-called giants of science

6. Scientific dynasties

7. Interdisciplinarity in science (Renaissance figures, versatility of interests and academic dilettantism)

8. The link between the Czechoslovak natural sciences and German interwar nationalism

9. A Czech scientist as a member of the international academic community

10. Political persecution of the representatives of science

11. Emigration of members of the academic community from Czechoslovakia to the West

12. Emigration of Western scientists to communist Czechoslovakia

13. Symbols of science - value and cultural testimony of the time

14. Czech science at a crossroads after the Velvet Revolution

Last update: Čapek Adamec Martin (28.08.2023)