ACADEMIA is a research project funded by the European Research Council (ERC StG, no. 949710) led by the PI  Ota Pavlíček from the Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences. The project focuses on the history of European universities, in particular on quodlibets, the currently underresearched genre of debates which flourished at the Faculties of Arts of European universities from the 14th to the 17th century and which were the precursors of modern academic practice. 

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The period of the emergence of the first universities is explored in new episodes of the podcast by the Czech Academy of Sciences, featuring historians of philosophy Ota Pavlíček and Lukáš Lička from the research group TRIPTIC-EU. They reveal how medieval scholars and their ideas traveled […]
Dr. Ota Pavlíček will participate in the international conference Debates, Uncertainties, Multiple Truths: Scholarly Disagreements in Early Modern European Education which will take place on December 7-9, 2023 at the Centre for the History of Renaissance Knowledge (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy […]
Dr. Ota Pavlíček, the PI of ERC ACADEMIA, participated in the 8th Annual Meeting for Reading Medieval Manuscripts in Pervolia (Cyprus) on October 22 – 27, 2023. Ota Pavlíček presented a paper, ‘Propter Superbiam mulierum viri depauperantur: Classifying Arts Quodlibetal Texts in the Lights of Recently […]

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Meet the members of our research group TRIPTIC-EU  (Research Group for Transdisciplinary Investigation of Philosophical, Textual and Intellectual Culture in the Early Universities) at the Department for the Study of Ancient and Medieval Thought, Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Science.

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