Science and Research


During the first ten years of its existence, the Department of History has experienced a significant development. It has become an accepted research center, as can be evidenced by a number of realized important scientific events, by the establishment of a scientific journal, by the success of research and infrastructure projects, or by the interest of scholars (from the United States of America, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ukraine, Servia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, etc.) to conduct research, study or lecture stays at our Department.  

Members of the Department are active in publishing of scholarly worksThe results of their research have achieved internationally recognized quality. This may be demonstrated by success in obtaining grant support, and by active cooperation in research with renowned foreign partners (Bauhaus University of Weimar, Universidad de Valladolid, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Nord University, Charles University in Prague, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Collegium Carolinum in Munich and others). In the years 2011 2014, the Department was the principal research institution in the strategic project of the International Visegrad Fund "Transformation of Central European Cities in Historical Development". Since 2016, the Department has been the recipient of the prestigious grant from the H2020-MSCA program focusing on the "History of European Urbanism in the 20th Century (urbanHIST)". In 2017, the Department received financial support from the EEA Grants Scheme. In addition, the Department's research interests are currently funded by two APVV grants ("Tendencies of Development of Ethnic Relations" in cooperation with the Slovak Academy of Sciences and "Comprehensive Memory Portal" with the Comenius University in Bratislava) and three projects by VEGA, all of them financed by Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic.

Since 2012, the Department has been publishing its own scientific journal, "Mesto a dejiny" [The City and History], indexed in the databases Web of Science (ESCI), ERIH Plus, MIAR and others. Besides the journal, the Department also provides the edition "Acta historiae Cassoviensis", in which series of original scientific works on the history of Košice are published. By the end of 2020, ten such volumes had been issued. In 2016, a project bulletine entitled "urbanHIST Newsletter" was launched on a quarterly basis.

Developing international cooperation is one of the priorities of the Department. Its partners come from the fields of scientific research and education. In addition to the institutions mentioned above, the Department also closely cooperates with the Silesian University in Opava, University of Ostrava, University of Hradec Králové, European University in Rome and Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. Cooperation with other partners in the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Sweden, France, Spain, Italy, Norway, Ukraine, as well as with the European Network of Memory and Solidarity is also progressing. 


Actual Projects

History of the Hlinka´s Slovak People´s Party in domestic and European dimensions (1905-1945)
Agency and Project Code: APVV-19-0358
Term: September 2020 – December 2023
Research Institution: Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica (Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Department of Security Studies, Faculty of Political Science and International Relations), Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice (Department of History, Faculty of Arts: Prof. PaedDr. Martin Pekár, PhD., doc. ThDr. Peter Borza, PhD., Mgr. Zuzana Tokárová, PhD.), Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra (Department of History, Faculty of Arts), Comenius University in Bratislava (Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Department of History, Faculty of Education)
Abstract: The project creates a supra-institutional platform for in-depth research and a comprehensive elaboration of the history of Hlinka's Slovak People's Party, one of the most prominent political entities operating in Slovakia in the 20th century. The ambition of the research team, composed of historians, political scientists and culturologists, is to capture the history of Hlinka's Slovak People's Party as a dynamically developing object and subject of politics in the domestic and international framework and to create a comprehensive synthetic work on the history of HSĽS. In the process of solving the project, it is also planned to publish two university textbooks - an overview textbook on the basic line of HSĽS history and an annotated anthology of sources on its history, supplemented by other scientific research, publishing, pedagogical and popularization activities.

The transformations and interactions of the ideology of Czechoslovakism and Yugoslavism in the 20th century
Agency and Project Code: VEGA 1/0342/20
Term: January 2020 – December 2023
Research Institution: Department of History UPJŠ (prof. PaedDr. Martin Pekár, PhD., Mgr. Maroš Melichárek, PhD., Mgr. Mikuláš Jančura, PhD.)
Abstract: Nowadays, the study of the history of ideologies in European historiography belong to topics that are quite popular, this is based on a variety of political and social phenomena. In the project, we focus on comparing two ideological-political concepts - Czechoslovakism and Yugoslavism, whose intention was to create a unified political nation in Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia in the interwar period. Their role underwent a major transformation after World War II, and our task is to focus on transforming the concepts by regime change in Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia after the Second World War. We also want to focus on research, analysis and interpretation of specific forms and types of cooperation in the cultural, social and economic fields in the project in the form of scientific articles. The result of the project will be a collective monograph prepared on the basis of archival research, which should represent a pioneering work in the whole of the Czechoslovak environment.

History of UPJŠ and Historical Digital Archive of (HiDA) II.
Agency and Project Code: UPJŠ VVGS 2020-1661
Term: 2020  2021
Research Institution: Department of History UPJŠ (leader Mgr. Mária Fedorčáková, PhD. and co-researchers Mgr. Peter Fedorčák, PhD., Mgr. Nikola Regináčová, PhD., JUDr. Ľuboš Dobrovič, PhD., Mgr. Miriam Filčáková, Mgr. Danka Kušnírová)
Abstract: Research of the history of UPJŠ in Košice and creation of digital base of related archival documents.

Comprehensive Memory Portal and Historic Towns Atlas of Slovakia (Bratislava and Košice)
Agency and Project Code: APVV-16-0383
Term: July 2017 – December 2021
Research Institutions: Comenius University in Bratislava (Department of Archiving and Auxiliary Sciences in History) and Faculty of Arts UPJŠ (Department of History: prof. PaedDr. Martin Pekár, PhD., doc. PhDr. Ľubomíra Kaminská, DrSc., Mgr. Peter. Fedorčák, PhD., Mgr. Drahoslav Magdoško, PhD.)
Abstract: The point of this interdisciplinary team of historians, archaeologists, monument preservationists, and human geographers is the creation of a new platform for urban history – an online accessible and multilingual Comprehensive Memory Portal on town history (in first phase dealing with Bratislava and Košice). This applied digital output innovatively connects three approaches: (1) cartography, (2) encyclopaedia, and (3) database. A test version has already been created by the leader of the project, doc. Juraj Šedivý, PhD.  (www.PamMap.sk). Two research teams will work also on creating classical historical atlases of Bratislava and Košice. These are among the principal outputs of European urban historiography (e.g. Germany nearly 300 such atlases, Austria nearly 100, there are such atlases in all of Slovakia’s neighbouring countries). 

Letters to Tiso... Harnessing the Power of Storytelling in the Classroom to Combat Hate and Extremism
Agency: US Embassy Small Grant
Term: 2019 – 2021
Research Institutions: Katedra histórie FF UPJŠ (prof. PaedDr. Martin Pekár, PhD., PaedDr. Alžbeta Bojková, PhD.), Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave, Múzeum SNP v Banskej Bystrici
Abstract: This project features curriculum creation, 3 teacher workshops and 5 presentations for students and the public based on letters written to Jozef Tiso (1939-1944).  It will support marginalized groups and foster a culture of integration and promote American art and culture, exposing Slovak audiences to the American tradition of storytelling and American literature. In our recent Small Grant, we saw students and adults connect with Holocaust history in a unique way. The program opened people's minds and brought archival documents to life.  We thought to ourselves, since informing audiences through stories is this powerful and effective, why not replicate this technique and bring it to the classroom in a comprehensive and systematic way? US and Slovak educators and experts will engage in positive collaboration on this project.


Completed Projects

First Touch With Freedom
Agency and Project Code: VVGS-2019-1385
Term: January 2020 – January 2021
Research Institutions: Department of History UPJŠ (Mgr. Mikuláš Jančura, PhD., PaedDr. Alžbeta Śnieżko, PhD.) 
Abstract: The Velvet Revolution has a key impact on and influenced the historical consciousness of the population, which has had a multi-generation overlap to the present. Therefore, the broader contextual background and events of November 1989 have, in addition to the Region in cooperation with the Library of Ján Bocatius, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, the National Memory Institute and Radio and Television of Slovakia. In addition to commemorating the November revolutionary events, the exhibition emphasized the socio-cultural impact just mentioned and focused on developing the five dimensions of historical consciousness among the target audience (identity, historicity, memory, space, time) using a wide portfolio of presented material, including interactive and information technology elements. The aim of the project of the same name is to create a multi-layered, interactive and multimedia study material. Its electronic version will present in a transformed, didactically modified form the guiding concept of the exhibition, its content and objectives. At the same time, it will be enriched with theoretical inputs into the issue of historical consciousness development with connection to public space, with special focus on university students, but also primary and secondary school scholars.

Modernisation in Urban Space: Searching for New Approaches
Agency and Project Code: EEA Grants, FBRTG01-11
Term: June 2020 – September 2020
Research Institutions: Department of History UPJŠ (Mgr. Mikuláš Jančura, PhD., Mgr. Maroš Melichárek, PhD., Mgr. Henrich Hrehor, PhD.) 
Abstract: The key objective of the activity is the organisation of a scientific workshop and the framing and conceptualization of the theme - modernization in urban space, which will serve as a basis for discussion about possible research approaches in the comparative context of Slovakia and Norway. The parallel objective of the activity is to prepare a strategy for heuristics of specific project schemes and challenges in accordance with the research theme. A timetable for bilateral reporting on the state of heuristics and current challenges will be defined. Other goals include discussion about possibilities of development of bilateral pedagogical activities at the level of lectures, seminars etc. As a tool will be used comparison of study programs, scientific-pedagogical profile of both departments and offer of study subjects. The comprehensive aim of the activity is to build on the current cross-border cooperation and strengthen it at the level of research, project activities, mobility and education.

The Semiological, Historical and Cultural Aspect of National Identity On the Example of the Visegrad Group Countries
Agency and Project Code: MNiSW DIALOG 0245/2018
Term: 2019 – 2020
Research Institutions: Pontifical University of John Paul II in Kraków (Poland),  Charles University in Pragues (Czech Republic), Gál Ferenc College in Szeged (Hungary), Univerzity of Pavol Jozef Šafárik in Košice, Slovakia (researcher doc. ThDr. Peter Borza, PhD.)
Abstract: “The semiological, historical and cultural aspect of national identity on the example of the Visegrad Group countries” is a grant implemented by the Department of Landscape and Cultural Heritage of the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Cracow. The aim of the project is to learn about the history and traditions of Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. These countries belong to the Visegrad Group, which was established 28 years ago in 1991. As part of the program, we will consider the common heritage of our countries as part of a research group consisting of scientists and students from our countries (project website: https://unityv4.pl/).

History of UPJŠ and Historical Digital Archive of (HiDA) I.
Agency and Project Code: UPJŠ VVGS 2019-1206
Term: 2019  2020
Research Institution: Department of History UPJŠ (leader prof. PaedDr. Martin Pekár, PhD. and researchers Mgr. Mária Fedorčáková, PhD., Mgr. Nikola Regináčová, PhD., Mgr. Peter Fedorčák, PhD., Mgr. Henrich Hrehor, PhD., Mgr. Peter Pavonič)
Research of the history of UPJŠ in Košice and creation of digital base of related archival documents.

Holocaust Survival Strategies and Urban Elites  
Agency and Project Code: VEGA 1/0254/17
Term: July 2017 June 2021
Research Institutions: Department of History UPJŠ (leader prof. PaedDr. Martin Pekár and co-researchers  Mgr. Zuzana Tokárová, PhD., PhD., PhDr. Slávka Otčenášová, M.A, PhD., Mgr. Lukáš Katriňák)
Abstract: The aim of the project is to study, analyze and interpret particular cases within a specific phenomenon connected to persecuting of Jews in Slovakia during the years of 1938 – 1945. Our attention will be devoted to Jewish families and various strategies of survival of the Holocaust faced with various reactions of members of the urban elites.The research team will particularly focus on theoretical concepts and their subsequent application on selected cases in Slovakia. We suppose the significant advancement of knowledge in research of the social context of the Holocaust, especially towards the issue on the one hand of the local aggressors, on the other hand of the forms of aid for the Jewish inhabitants.

Interactive Exhibition "You Make the History"
Agency and Project Code: UPJŠ VVGS-2017-716
Term: March 2018 – February 2019
Research Institutions: Department of History, UPJŠ
The main objective of the project is the organization of an interactive exhibition, through which the "live" source material will be communicated to the visitors and will be made accessible to the key milestones in the history of Slovakia in the 20th century linked to the year 2018. In this connection, the events of 1918 World War I and the emergence of 1st Czechoslovakia), 1938 (Munich Agreement, Declaration of Autonomy of Slovakia, Vienna Arbitration), 1948 (Communist Totalitarianism) and 1968 (Invasion of the Warsaw Treaty). The exhibition itself, in addition to making these events available to target groups, also aims to popularize historical science as well as to promote higher education not only at the Department of History at the Faculty of Arts, but also at the Faculty of Arts and at the Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice. Another, no less important, partial goal is to promote the openness of the Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice towards the ideas of organizing alternative tune-up events on its soil and thus the overall positive approach of the university to actively cultivating the philosophy of academic life. 

Innovative teaching ancient history at universities. University textbook "History of Late Antiquity (Chapters II.)"  
Agency and Project Code: KEGA 013-UPJŠ-4/2018
Term: January 2018  December 2020
Research Institutions: Department of History UPJŠ (leader Mgr. Marta Sendeková, PhD.)
The project aims for creating a university textbook History of Late Antiquity (Part II). The study and scientific research on the history of Late Antiquity, which is conducted in academia, currently records an increasing interest at universities in Slovakia and abroad (including both students and researchers).The textbook on History of Late Antiquity follows its predecessor textbook entitled selected Chapters I (2015 FF UPJŠ), presenting in a chronological way the political-social and socialreligious events in the period of 395 - 476. The textbook is designed especially for students who aim for acquiring basic knowledge about this historical period. The publication will contribute to the development of education and the improvement of the educational process at the faculties of Slovak universities. It will be an essential educational tool, in a way an exclusive one, that provides students with an innovative way to the latest findings of scientific research within the multidisciplinary approach to the key events and important persons of late-antiquity period, to which Slovak students have not otherwise access due to their limited language competencies. This textbook aims for improving studies of ancient history in Slovakia via innovating new forms and methods of access to the exploration of the period and by presenting the latest foreign literature.

Greek Catholic Church in the Occupied Territory of Czechoslovakia in the Years 1938 – 1945
Agency and Project Code: VEGA 1/0184/17
Term: 2017  2019
Research Institution: Department of History UPJŠ (leader doc. ThDr. Peter Borza, PhD.)
Occupation of Czechoslovakia in the years 1938  1945 created new conditions for the work of the Greek Catholic Church, which was organized as part of Czechoslovakia in Prešov and the Diocese of Mukachevo. Along with Sub-Carpathia and Slovakia's territorial withdrawal, the Greek Catholic parish and the bishop's residence Užhorod were in Hungary and only one Greek Catholic parish in the Czech Republic again in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. In different conditions they continued to perform their functions, which deserves attention, since the authors focused only on the territory of Slovakia. Therefore, the ambition of project promoters to carry out basic research in the archives of central and regional archives and the subsequent analysis of source material as well as the published literature to formulate its own interpretation of problems not only in general terms, but to present all aspects of the position and development of the Greek Catholic Church in the territories occupied Czechoslovakia.

Innovative teaching ancient history at universities 
Agency and Project Code: UPJŠ VVGS 2017-679
Term: November 2017 – October 2018
Research Institutions: Department of History UPJŠ (leader Mgr. Marta Sendeková, PhD.)
The goal of the project is to organize a three day workshop at the Department of History, Faculty of Arts at the Šafárik University in Košice aiming for the innovation of the teaching the history of Antiquity at universities. The workshop, which is planned for 10.-11. September 2018, will bring novel approaches to the university education. The participants at the workshop will be mainly university teachers of ancient and early-medieval history, classical language and theology from Slovak universities, universities from Czech Republic and students of UPJŠ of department of history, classical philology, philosophy, political science, also students of theology and secondary school teachers of history and of the Latin language from Košice and Prešov region, and they will develop knowledge and skills related to the practical usage of the interpretative and analytical methods developed by Professor Hans H. Ørberg in the field of research and study of the history of Antiquity and the history of the early Middle Ages. The workshop will contribute to improving the quality of education not only at the Department of History, but also at other faculties of the UPJŠ, as well as other universities in Slovakia. It will be for the first time that the practical usage of the most recent didactical methods and tools (the so-called Ørberg) will be introduced to university teachers, secondary school teachers and students in Slovakia. The workshop will provide the students in an innovative way with the latest findings of scientific research within the multidisciplinary approach to the key events and important persons of the late Antiquity period, to which Slovak students have not otherwise access due to their limited language competencies. The workshop will improve studies of ancient history in Slovakia via innovative new forms and methods of access to the exploration of the period, and by presenting the most recent scientific foreign literature.

Memory in Urban Space: Possibilities and Limits of Comparative Research
Agency and Project Code: EEA and Norway Grants Dept. BFN16-CLT-006. 
Term: October 2017 – January 2018
Research Institutions: Department of History UPJŠ (Mgr. Mikuláš Jančura, PhD.) and Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of History, Nord University in Bodø, Norway
The main objective of the project is to establish closer co-operation between the departments, to sign a bilateral cooperation agreement, to discuss the extension of the research network within the ongoing urbanHIST project and to plan further joint research activities in the area of historical memory in the urban space. Outputs: workshop (programme)

History of European Urbanism in the 20th Century (urbanHIST)
Agency and Project Code: Horizon 2020 – MSCA, contract no. 721933
Term: October 2016 – September 2020
Research Institutions: Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (Germany), UPJŠ (Slovakia), Universidad de Valladolid (Spain),  Blekinge Tekniska Högskola Karlskrona (Sweden) 
Abstract: The programme "History of European Urbanism in the 20th Century" (urbanHIST) is run by a consortium of universities in co-operation with institutions and companies operating in the fields of planning, urban design, architecture, management, history etc. The Consortium is formed by Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (Germany), Universidad de Valladolid (Spain), Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice (Slovakia) and Blekinge Tekniska Högskola (Sweden). The local director of the Slovak part of the programme is Professor Martin Pekár, the chief of  our department. UrbanHIST is an integrated research and doctorate programme funded by the European Union in the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action. It aims to develop and sustainably promote a joint understanding of 20th century European Urbanism. UrbanHIST offers a unique opportunity to altogether 15 early stage researches to investigate various topics related to comprehensive studies on the history of european urbanism in the twentieth century. These researchers will receive multidisciplinary training from high-profile academics and practitioners and will be awarded a double degree of two of the four universities (more information).
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Tendencies of Development of Ethnic Relations in Slovakia: Comparative Research of Ethnic Issues in 2004 – 2020
Agency and Project Code: APVV-15-0475
Term: 2016 – 2020
Research Institutions: Center of Social and Psychological Sciences of SAS, Department of History UPJŠ (prof. PaedDr. Štefan Šutaj, DrSc., Mgr. Nikola Regináčová, PhD., Mgr. Barbara Kacerová) and Department of Politic Sciences UPJŠ 
The first objective of the project is to analyze the development of national relations between 2004 and 2016, in which it intends to exmine: development in the field of national relations, the strategy of Slovak national politics, goals and intentions of political parties depending on ethnicity, demographic development of national minorities at the beginning of the 21st century, history of national minorities, the study of historical memory with a special focus on historical events with an ethnic background (Slovak-Hungarian relations, Ruthenian-Ukrainian relations, relations of majority and minority, Gypsy issues, new minorities, migration, security...). The second aim of the project will be the realization of an interdisciplinary empirical research focusing on the theoretical, methodological and practical issues of ethnicity and national relations (with the preservation of the methodological procedures applied in empirical research from 2004).
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Yugoslavism versus Czechoslovakism : The History of Conflicting Ideologies in Central and Southeastern Europe
Agency and Project Code: UPJŠ 2016-313 PCOV 
Term: 2016  2017
Research Institutions: Department of History UPJŠ (Mgr. Maroš Melichárek, PhD.)
The project aims at creating an innovative and interdisiplinary workshop (called Yugoslavism versus Czechoslovakism: conflicting ideologies in the history of Central and Southeastern Europe) in historical science with implications for overall societal development. International Workshop attended by prominent Czech, Slovak and foreign balkanists and historians should bring scientific dialogue, which would mean a new perspective on previously published research of the issue. The result will be a set of published studies on selected topic in the journal Porta Balkanica (CZ), or City and History / Mesto a dejiny (SVK).

Places of Memory in Košice II. (People and History)
Agency and Project Code: VEGA 1/0212/05 
Term: January 2015 – December 2017
RResearch Institutions: Department of History UPJŠ (leader prof. PaedDr. Štefan Šutaj, DrSc., deputy leader doc. PaedDr. Martin Pekár, PhD. and co-researchers Mgr. Alžbeta Bojková, PhD., Mgr. Peter Fedorčák, PhD., Mgr. Drahoslav Magdoško, PhD.,  Mgr. Nikola Regináčová, PhD.)
The ambition of the project's researchers is to elaborate the role and position of significant and interesting personalities from the history of Kosice within the research concept "History and Memory", who were important for the forming of the city historical memory. Selected personalities will be examined in historical contexts from the end of the 14th century until present. The project directly links to our ending project, which has been dedicated to historical milestones and institutions in the history of Košice. Selected personalities will be, therefore, also examined in their context to the historical developments of major institutions of state administration, public administration, cultural, religious, educational, scientific and economic institutions, societies and political parties operating in Košice, important for the historical memory of the city. The aim will be an appreciation the importance of selected personalities, their position in the context of local (Košice), regional (Hungarian or Slovak) history and European history. The goal is to create the prerequisites and the basis for the future processing of the synthesis of the Košice history.  

Centre of Excellence Castles in Slovakia. Interdisciplinary View of the Phenomenon of Castles
Agency and Project Code: CE HnS 
Term: October 2013 – October 2017
Research Institutions: Institute of History, Slovak Academy of Sciences. Researchers from our Department: prof. PaedDr. Štefan Šutaj, DrSc., Mgr. Peter Fedorčák, PhD., Mgr. Drahoslav Magdoško, PhD.

International Visegrad Fund (Scholarship)
Research Stay at University of Novi Sad (Serbia)
Term: September 2016 June 2017
Researcher: Mgr. Maroš Melichárek, PhD.

European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (Travel Grant)
5th European Remembrance International Symposium of European institutions Dealing with 20th-Century History: 1956. Contexts – Impact – Remembrance
Term and Organizator: 24 – 26 May 2016, European Network Remembrance and Solidarity in cooperation with Hungarian Committee of National Remembrance and Hungarian Academy of Science). Budapest (Hungary)
Researcher: Mgr. Zuzana Tokárová, PhD.

International Visegrad Fund (Scholarship) 
Research Stay at Central European University in Budapest (Hungary), Department of Medieval Studies
Term: September 2014 June 2015, January 2016 June 2016
Researcher: Mgr. Drahoslav Magdoško, PhD.

International Visegrad Fund, Balassi Intézet, Tempus Hungary (Scholarships) 
Research Stay at Department of East European History, ELTE in Budapest (Hungary)
Term: January 2011  January 2016
Researcher: PhDr. Slávka Otčenášová, M.A, PhD.

Selected Problems of the Power-Repressive Apparatus Operating in Slovakia 1939 1945
Agency and Project Code: VEGA 1/0572/13
Term: January 2013  December 2015
Research Institution: Department of History UPJŠ (leader doc. PaedDr. Martin Pekár, PhD. and co-researchers  Mgr. Henrich Hrehor, PhD., Mgr. Zuzana Tokárová, PhD.)
The aim of the project was to create a common basis for researching of activity of the power-repressive apparatus in Slovakia in the period between 1939 1945 at the Department of History of the Faculty of Arts of the Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, which was in the process of constitution. In the research each member of group will pay attention to their own part of the ptoject. We expected creation of two scientific monographs (the biography of Gejza Fritz and the publication focused on the land reform in the years 1939 to 1945 with regard to Eastern Slovakia) and the dissertation oriented on activity of the power-repressive apparatus in Slovakia in 1939 1945.

Schools, Students, Teachers – Development of Secondary Education in Selected Cities of Eastern Slovakia in 1918 – 1948
Agency and Project Code: VEGA 5 043
Term: January 2013 – December 2015
Research Institutions: Center of Social and Psychological Sciences (Slovak Academy of Sciences, Košice) and Departmen of History, Faculty of Arts UPJŠ (deputy leader Mgr. Henrich Hrehor, PhD.)
This proposed research study is a project of graduates and postgraduates – who with the help of experienced researches – will try to prepare a detailed analysis of the development of the school system in the region of Eastern Slovakia. Since the topic of the regional school system in the region of Eastern Slovakia has not been researched yet. The task of the comparative team will include the research of this topic based on new research material which will be carried out by various methods and also the interpretation of the results obtained and their presentation in scientific journals and a collective monograph. One of the objectives of the project is to analyse various aspects of the educational process in the towns and villages of the Eastern Slovakia in the years 1918 – 1948 and to reach the starting points which will enable to get more detailed and more complex view not only on the development of the school system in the Eastern Slovakia during this particular period.

Archival Documents from Košice in Archivum Generale Ordinis Praedicatorum (Rome, Italy): research grant of Slovak Institute of History in Rome
Term: October 2015
Researcher: Mgr. Drahoslav Magdoško, PhD.

European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (Travel Grant)
4th European Remembrance International Symposium of European institutions Dealing with 20th-Century History: Remembrance of the Second World War 70 Years After. Winners, Losers, Perpetrators, Victims, Bystanders
Term and Organizator: 11 – 13 May 2015, European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, Viedeň (Rakúsko)
Researcher: Mgr. Zuzana Tokárová, PhD.

Dominicans of Košice: research stay in Rome (Italy) financed by Slovak Institute of History in Rome
Doba riešenia: October 2014
Researcher: Mgr. Drahoslav Magdoško, PhD.

Scholarship of the Mayor of the City of Paris (Mairie de Paris) 
Hosting research at the Centre de Recherches sur l´Europe centrale, orientale et balkanique (CRECOB), Université Paris Sorbonne IV.  
Term: September 2013  June 2014
Researcher: PhDr. Slávka Otčenášová, M.A, PhD.

Innovations for Knowledgeable Society (IRES) 
Agency and Project Code: EU Structural Funds NFP 26110230130, OPV-2011/1.2/03-SORO
Term: December 2012 – November 2015
Research Institution: UPJŠ
The aim of the activity is to innovate three study programs and to create five accreditation files of new study programs at the Faculty of Arts UPJŠ. The main function of the activity is the implementation of the European Union's strategies (social, linguistic and cultural integration of the individuals into society) implemented as an extension of the offer of study programs at the UPJŠ and significant improvement of the level of study in three study programs through innovation in international cooperation. Outcome of this activity will be provided in cooperation with internationally accredited experts, accreditation files of new study programs of UPJŠ as well as by new educational program, published monographs, textbooks and by lectures given by internationally recognized experts. At the same time, the study literature will be purchased, which will be provided to the students of the newly created study programs after the finalization of the accreditation files.

Development of Innovative Forms of Education and Support of Interdisciplinary Studies at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice (RIFIV )
Agency and Project Code: EU Structural Funds ITMS 26110230101
Term: 2012 – 2015
Research Institution: UPJŠ
The aim of the project is to develop innovative forms of education and to create the interdisciplinary cgaracter of study at all levels and subjects of University Pavol Jozef Šafárik in Košice, to increase the readiness of graduates to enter in the labor market through the innovation of study programs and the creation of new study programs at the Faculty of Arts. The output of this activity will also be the release of university textbooks, textbooks or a script for innovated and newly created study programs.

Places of Memory in Košice I. (Historical Milestones and Institutions)
Agency and Project Code: VEGA 1/0101/12
Term: January 2012 – December 2014
Research Institution: Department of History UPJŠ (leader prof. PaedDr. Štefan Šutaj, DrSc.)

Transformation of Central European Cities in Historical Development (Košice, Miskolc, Opava, Kraków)
Agency and Project Code: International Visegrad Fund 31110003
Term: September 2011 July 2014
Research Institution in Slovakia: KH FF UPJŠ Department of History UPJŠ (coordinator Mgr. Henrich Hrehor, PhD.)

From Czechoslovak to Slovak Statehood. Jews and Their Fates in Selected East Slovakian Cities (1918 – 1945)
Agency and Project Code: VEGA 1/0114/12
Term: 2012 – 2014
Research Institution: Institute of History, Faculty of Arts, University of Prešov (leader prof. PhDr. Peter Švorc, CSc.). Researcher from our Department: Mgr. Zuzana Tokárová, PhD.

Fundamental Problems of the Late Roman Empire
Agency and Project Code: VEGA 1/0620/12
Term: 2011 – 2014
Research Institution: Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava (leader doc. PhDr. Pavol Valachovič, CSc.). Deputy leader and co-researcher from our Department: Mgr. Marta Sendeková, PhD.
The project aims at the research of fundamental aspects in the development of civilization from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages. The historic period of Late Antiquity and its transition to the Early Middle Ages is the subject of a lively discussion in the present research world. The period of Late Antiquity is often referred to as ‘a ground-breaking’ or as a historic landmark in the periodization of the history between Antiquity and the Middle Ages. The objective of the project will be a research, analysis and an unbiased examination of fundamental aspects of the development of society in ancient times as a ground-breaking period, as well as a subsequent relation to the Middle Ages. In discussion preceded by the research to date, specific features shall be examined, upon which one can consider the period of Late Antiquity to be a historic landmark, pertaining to questions whether fundamentally new structures in the state and policy were developed. 

Remembering the City – A Guide through the Past of Košice
Agency and Financing: International Visegrad Fund, The European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, Balassi intézet, Hungarian Institute in Bratislava and  Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice
Term: 2011 2013
The Chief in Slovakia: PhDr. Slávka Otčenášová, M.A, PhD.
Outputs: book (cover)











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