The Story of Agriculture – Prague

Agrarian History Conference Prague 2018

Date:8. 11. 2018 – 9. 11. 2018

Agrarian History Conference Prague 2018

An international cross-disciplinary scientific conference

Agrarian/Agricultural Education and Public Awareness in Central Europe in the 18th to 21st Century

Institutions and Personalities, Their Work within the Context of Political, Economic, Social, and Cultural Development of Central European Rural Society


Organising Institutions:

Národní zemědělské muzeum, s. p. o.
Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Filozofická fakulta
Česká zemědělská univerzita v Praze
Česká akademie zemědělských věd


Národní zemědělské muzeum, Kostelní 44, 170 00 Praha 7

Organising Committee:

PhDr, Jitka Balcarová, Ph.D.; Jana Kalášková; RNDr. PhDr. Michal Kubálek, Ph.D.; prof. PhDr. Eduard Kubů, CSc.; doc. PhDr. Jiří Šouša. CSc.; Ing. Hana Urbancová, Ph.D.

Further details on organisation:

Data projector is provided for participants who wish to use it for their presentations. 
Participants are expected to pay for their accommodation. There is an option of organizing inexpensive accommodation within the Charles University but the number of places is limited. If you do wish us to organise accommodation for you, let us know as soon as possible. 
Conference fee of 400 CZK will be collected during registration at the start of the conference. Students do not pay the conference fee. 


Thursday, 8 November 2018

9.30–10.00 Registration of participants

10.00 Opening ceremony

Introductory word by organisers

10.30 Introductory presentation – Projekt Oživujeme NZM 2015–2018 s důrazem na nové expozice (Antonín Šimčík)

11.30 Commented tour of new exhibits of the National Museum of Agriculture for conference participants

Lunch break (participants organise their lunches individually)

14.00–14.20 Eduard Kubů – Jiří Šouša, Introductory word


Section I / Educating Rural Population, 1700–1950s

14.30–14.50 Čičaj Viliam, Agricultural Education in the Pre-Enlightenment Period

14.50–15.10 Krčmářová Jana, Selection of New Agricultural Methods in 19th Century Bohemia and the Loss
of Forest Permacultures

15.10–15.30 Lopatková Zuzana, Agricultural Education in 19th Century Slovakia Through the Prism of Contemporary Press

15.30–15.50 Kadlec Petr, The Main Features of Institutionalisation of Agricultural Education in the Second Half of the 19th and Early 20th Century: The Case of Austrian Silesia

15.50–16.30 Discussion

16.30–17.00 Coffee Break

17.00–17.20 Motyčková Dana – Sedlická Kateřina, The Influence of Architects and Ethnographers on Education
and Public Awareness of Vernacular Architecture in the First Half of the 20th Century

17.20–17.40 Burešová Jana, Educating Rural Women in the Czech Lands in the First Half of the 20th Century
17.40–18.00 Josefovičová Milena, The Importance of Agricultural Education in the Life of Three Generations of a Protestant Farming Family in the First Half of the 20th Century in Poděbrady Region

18.00–18.30 Discussion

19.00 Participants’ Social Evening


Section II / Institutionalisation and Institutions of Agricultural Awareness and Education

14.30–14.50 Konečný Tomáš, Enlightenment and Agricultural Education: The Dublin Society and Its Prague Counterpart

14.50–15.10 Paulus Filip – Steinová Šárka, Practical Education at the Regional Higher School for Economy in Tábor

15.10–15.30 Paulusová Kateřina, Library of the Regional Higher School for Economy in Tábor

15.30–15.50 Janečková Kristýna, Activities of the Section for Agriculture of the Technical University
in Prague in Agronomic Practice, 1906–1939

15.50–16.30 Discussion

16.30–17.00 Coffee Break

17.00–17.20 Malý Jan, 100 Years of the National Museum
of Agriculture

17.20–17.40 Jakubská Jana, Utilisation of Collections of the National Museum of Agriculture as Source Materials in Agrarian Education in the 18th to 21st Century

17.40–18.00 Zeinerová Brachtlová Michaela, Photo Archive of the National Museum of Agriculture

18.00–18.30 Discussion

19.00 Participants’ Social Evening


Friday 9 November 2018

Section I / Educating Rural Population, 1700–1950s

9.30–9.50 Grunert Heiner, Aufklärung und Produktionssteigerung! Rurale und agrarische Bildung in Polen
und Jugoslawien der Zwischenkriegszeit

9.50–10.10 Novák Pavel, Broadcast and TV broadcast for peasants in the Era of Socialism in Czechoslovakia 

Section I / Personalities of Agricultural Awareness and Education

10.10–10.30 Dobrotková Marta, Samuel Tešedík and His Role in Agricultural Development and Education
in the 18th Century

10.30–10.50 Discussion

10.50–11.20 Coffee Break

11.20–11.40 Stejskalová Helena, Tomáš Trnka and His Conception of Education and Increased Awareness in Czech Rural Environment

11.40–12.00 Ferklová Renata, František Křelina: The Pure Soul of a Villager

12.00–12.20 Kopecký Lukáš, Higher School for Economy in Klatovy and Its Role in Agricultural Education with Emphasis on the Personality of Dr. František Švec

12.20–12.40 Smutný Bohumír, František Diebl: Not Only the Second Professor of Agricultural Sciences at the Faculty of Philosophy in Brno But Also Entrepreneur, Winegrower, Traveller, and Journalist

12.40–13.00 Vrábel Ferdinand, Milan Hodža’s Contribution to Farmers’ Education and the Development of Formal Education in Agriculture

13.00 Discussion


Section II / Institutionalisation and Institutions of Agricultural Awareness and Education

9.30–9.50 Nedělník Jan, The Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Its Role in Education

9.50–10.10 Radomíra Střalková, 100 Years of Viticulture Research Station in Karlštejn

10.10–10.30 Čepl Jaroslav, 95 Years of Potato Research Institute in Havlíčkův Brod

10.30–10.50 Discussion

10.50–11.20 Coffee Break

11.20–11.40 Šotolová Marie, The History of Specialised Education in Apiculture in the Bohemian Lands From
the 18th Century Until the Present Day

11.40–12.00 Novák Zdeněk, Horticultural Education in the Context of Lichtensteins and Their Landscape Creation

12.00–12.20 Grus Michal, The Future of ‘Traditional’ Forestry Education

12.20–12.40 Lazarevic Zarko, Agriculture and Education: Ideas, Perceptions, and Practice in Slovenia Until
the WWII 

12.40–13.00 Kubálek Michal, The University of Agriculture in the Critical Years of 1968–1970

13.00 Discussion