Issue No. 1, Vol 100 (2013)

Editorial

100. ročník časopisu Český lid

Studies

Časopis Národního muzea (Journal of the National Museum) in the years 1827–2012
Abstract
The article deals with the circumstances of founding, subsequent development and the most important characteristics of the Časopis Národního muzea (founded in 1827). It also describes and analyses the institutional and social-political context of the important milestones in the history of this periodical that belongs to the oldest scientifi c journals in Central Europe focused on history, linguistics and cultural history. The text also deals with the infl uence of important scientists who had in the past (for example as redactors) given shape to the journal. The fi nal part of the study analyses the present state of the journal and sketches the possibilities of its further development.
Památky archeologické (Archaeological Antiquities) – after 160 years still on crossroads
Abstract
The article deals with the circumstances of founding, subsequent development and the most important characteristics of the Památky archeologické (founded in 1854). It also describes and analyses the institutional and socialpolitical context of the important milestones in the history of this periodical that belongs to the oldest scientifi c journals in Central Europe focused on history, linguistics and cultural history. The text also deals with the infl uence of important scientists who had in the past (for example as redactors) given shape to the journal. The fi nal part of the study analyses the present state of the journal and sketches the possibilities of its further development
Časopis Matice moravské (Journal of the Moravian Foundation) – historical periodical in the changes of times
Abstract
The article deals with the circumstances of founding, subsequent development and the most important characteristics of the Časopis Matice moravské (founded in 1869). It also describes and analyses the institutional and socialpolitical context of the important milestones in the history of this periodical that belongs to the oldest scientifi c journals in Central Europe focused on history, linguistics and cultural history. The text also deals with the infl uence of important scientists who had in the past (for example as redactors) given shape to the journal. The fi nal part of the study analyses the present state of the journal and sketches the possibilities of its further development.
One hundred volumes of the journal Český lid in personalities and messages of chief editors
Abstract
The text introduces the milestones in the history of the journal Český lid through an annotated edition of selected editorials that are presented together with brief characteristics of their authors, who in them formulated their visions of further functioning of the journal. The editorials tellingly refl ect the epoch of which they were born, including the ruling ideologies, and at the same time the wishes and aspirations of the editors, often leading personalities of Czech science and culture. At the same time, the article evaluates, and also critically, the fact that the proposals presented in the editorials were subsequently not carried on in practice, due to actual or political-ideological reasons. However, in many cases, especially in the second half of the twentieth century, the divergence between the publicly declared course of the journal and its concrete contents had positive results. The text is being supplemented by pictorial appendix that shows the transformations of the visual self-presentation of Český lid since its founding until the recent past.
Hundred and twenty years of the Časopis Společnosti přátel starožitností (Journal of the Czech Society of Friends of Antiquities)
Abstract
The article deals with the circumstances of founding, subsequent development and the most important characteristics of the Časopis Společnosti přátel starožitností (founded in 1893). It also describes and analyses the institutional and social-political context of the important milestones in the history of this periodical that belongs to the oldest scientifi c journals in Central Europe focused on history, linguistics and cultural history. The text also deals with the infl uence of important scientists who had in the past (for example as redactors) given shape to the journal. The fi nal part of the study analyses the present state of the journal and sketches the possibilities of its further development.
Národopisný věstník českoslovanský (Czech-Slavic Ethnographic Bulletin) as publication platform of the Czech-Slavic Ethnographic Society and the successor organizations
Abstract
The article deals with the circumstances of founding, subsequent development and the most important characteristics of the Národopisný věstník českoslovanský (founded in 1906). It also describes and analyses the institutional and social-political context of the important milestones in the history of this periodical that belongs to the oldest scientifi c journals in Central Europe focused on history, linguistics and cultural history. The text also deals with the infl uence of important scientists who had in the past (for example as redactors) given shape to the journal. The fi nal part of the study analyses the present state of the journal and sketches the possibilities of its further development.
Český lid and related scientifi c journals in the 19th to the 21st century
Abstract
The article presents a short summary and comparison of development of scientifi c journals, whose representatives decided to contribute to the monothematic issue dedicated to the centenary of the journal Český lid. The author stresses the similar dynamics of development of these journals in the 19th to the 21st century that can partially be reduced to the problem of scientifi c publication in humanities/social sciences in Central Europe. Analyzed are also other similarities and divergences in functioning of specifi c journals (among others, the distinct infl uence of chief editors upon the journals in the 19th and 20th century, the consequences of the social-political changes on science, the results of the present-day accentuation of impact factor and other forms of evaluation of the journals etc.).