Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Head of the Department

Mgr. Hedvika NOVOTNÁ, Ph.D.

Head of the Department

Contact details: room No. 2.08,


Address: Faculty of Humanities, Pátkova 2137/5, 182 00 Praha 8 - Libeň

Secretary of the Department


Secretary of the Department

Contact details: room No. 2.08, e-mail:

Office hours: Monday and Thursday 10:00 - 14:00

News & Events

SIEF2023 16th Congress

The Call for Panels, Roundtables, Workshops and Combined Formats is now open for SIEF2023 Living Uncertainty that will take place in Brno, Czech Republic next year from 7-10 June 2023.

Call for panels

With the theme Living Uncertainty, we encourage participants to open the debate on uncertainty in Ethnology, Folklore and adjoining fields, both in terms of the uncertainty of everyday life and of epistemological uncertainty.

We currently face a new level of uncertainty as our “traditional” paradigm of research, teaching, and presentation conducted face-to-face is transformed in favour of online interactions and knowledge sharing. We are discovering new virtual terrains and/or terrains located in the future that force us to rethink our approaches.

We thus invite panels, roundtables and other conference formats that explore research in uncertain fields and situations: global and local conflicts, environmental and social disasters, situations of ontological and cognitive dissonance, and, last but not least, pandemics or war (in any sense of the word).

Please read an exploration of the theme, the details on the Call for Panels page before scrolling down to the link to make your proposal.

Funding for Science and Research


Strategies and organization of institutional support distribution for the research area of social and cultural anthropology and ethnology (SCAN):

Board: doc. PhDr. Zuzana Jurková, Ph.D.

PhDr. Dana Bittnerová, CSc.

Mgr. et Mgr. Markéta Zandlová, Ph.D.

Mgr. Hedvika Novotná, Ph.D.

Priorities for the development of the SCAN research area:

1. Studies in AIS journals (proofreading, translation, open access, etc.)

2. Monographs (in Czech and English) in reputable publishing houses

3. Studies in influential national journals

4. Active participation in international conferences/seminars

5. Active participation in domestic conferences/seminars

6. Preparation of research projects/grants

7. Other publication costs

8. Organisation and co-organisation of conferences/seminars

9. Membership fees in professional organisations

10. Popularisation and application linked to own research activities, social relevance

Strategies for decision making:

  • Outputs and projects of members of the department, PhD students and other professional and scientific staff of FHS UK, which fall under the research area of SCAN and whose outputs correspond to the development of this research area, will be supported;

  • type 1 and 2 (or 3) applications should be prioritised among the FHS UK Strategic Priorities;

  • applications of type (3)4-10 should be addressed as a matter of priority to the SCAN discipline;

  • applications addressed to the SCAN research area, as well as unsuccessful applications from the Strategic Priorities, will be decided by the Board more or less in accordance with the SCAN priorities named above, but taking into account the significance of the outcome;

  • the Board of the research area may, at its discretion, reduce the funds requested.

The Plan for the Development of a Research Area of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Program Cooperatio at FHS UK

Program Cooperatio at Charles University Website

Current call for applications

2nd round Call for Applications for support of scientific and creative activities to develop scientific disciplines within the Cooperatio SCAN

Who can apply for support?

The support is intended for academic staff who are part of the Cooperatio SCAN group at FHS UK.

PhD students who have applied to the Cooperatio SCAN programme are also eligible for support. Doctoral students may only submit applications for support with a written support statement for the application from their supervisor.


The deadline for applications is 18th of September 2023.

Applicants will be informed of the decision to accept/decline/postponing of their project for funding by 25th of September 2023 at the latest.

Application method

Please send the completed form to the address and state "SCAN_2023_2" in the subject.

Grounds for the request

Applications submitted under this call are processed through the form and have the following requirements:

  • A brief description of the intention leading to the creation of a scientific or creative achievement (or result), with an emphasis on the planned publication output, together with a timetable for the implementation of the intention.

  • A description of the planned publication output, indicating in which year and in which journal (publisher) the publication will appear. Publications are the preferred scientific output.

  • Relevant annexes: manuscript of the paper to be supported, possibly contract with publisher, acknowledgement of acceptance of the paper for publication, etc.

  • A brief and factual justification of the financial requirements.

  • Details of the proposer and any involvement of other academics within the relevant field of the Cooperatio programme.

Important nottification!

In case your application involves payment (purchase) from abroad, please note the following:

- Purchasing a book from abroad: ADD 10% of the book price (VAT)

- Purchase of any other goods except books from abroad: ADD 21% of the price of the goods (VAT)

- Publishing a book abroad: ADD 21% of the total price (VAT)

- Fee for ONLINE attending a foreign conference: ADD 21% of the price of the fee (VAT).

If you are attending a conference abroad in person, you don´t have to add VAT. The same applies to your stays in accommodation abroad (e.g. when attending a conference or staying during a field research abroad).

Application assessment process

Submitted applications will be assessed by a panel consisting of representatives of FHS UK on the relevant Cooperatio SCAN Council and the Head of the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at FHS UK. The panel reserves the right to request any additional relevant information to supplement the application. The Board decides on the approval/disapproval of applications for funding and on any adjustments to the proposed budgets.

The applicant will be informed of the Board's decision to support/not support/ provisionally postpone the project by the Science and Research Department of FHS UK..

Application Form

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