Department of Historical Bibliography

Areas of Focus

BDČZ – Bibliography of the History of the Czech Lands is an ongoing programme of compiling, processing, and evaluating a comprehensive database of Bohemical literature. It is the continuation of a historical bibliography project started in the Czech lands in 1905 and administered by the Institute of History since 1956. It makes use of modern methods to further these activities and represents basic sources of information for historical sciences and related fields. 

Primary Research Projects

Database Bibliography of the History of the Czech Lands
Some 450,000 entries on literature since 1990 (selectively since 1945) and from 1895 to 2012 (index database of the journal Czech Historical Review). All data is freely available without a registration requirement. Since 2000, the web interface has been available in Czech, English, and German. 

Union Catalogue of Bibliography of Czech and Slovak Historiography 
The catalogue provides access to the databases Bibliography of the History of the Czech Lands, Bibliography of the History of Slovakia, Bibliography of Czech Archival Science, and the Academic Encyclopaedia of Czech History with searches possible simultaneously across all the resources in Czech, Slovak, German, English, and French. 

Academic Encyclopaedia of Czech History online
The Department of Historical Bibliography provides access to encyclopaedic volumes in the form of freely available full texts with links to relevant literature in the bibliographical databases. 

Publishing Projects

  • Bibliography of the History of the Czech Lands 
  • Select Bibliography of Czech History
  • Index of institution periodicals (Czech Historical Review, Historical Geography)
  • Personal bibliographies

Important Grants

Domestic project
| Provider: Technology Agency of the Czech Republic
| Project duration: 2020–2023
| Project ID: TL03000264
Land administration in time and space
The project is focused on a comprehensive study of the evidence of posession relations in connection with administrative...
Domestic project
| Provider: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
| Project duration: 2019–2022
| Project ID: LM2018101
Digital Research Infrastructure for the Language Technologies, Arts and Humanities
The aim of LINDAT/CLARIAH-CZ is to allow for an open-access to digitized data resources of language technologies, arts and...

Deputy Department Head

Věra Hanelová

Members of the Department, Scholarship and Grant Holders

Markéta Marková
PhDr., Ph.D.
Kristina Rexová