Department of History and Theory of Arts

About Department

The activities of the department are based on the belief that the specific language of art and visual culture can express other aspects of our being than mere verbal and scientific language. Through mapping, exploration and interpretation of phenomena and tendencies of fine art culture, the programme tries to create a background for the application of art in the contemporary world. The department’s concept is based on the idea that the creation of a real artistic work is enabled by a diverse and broad cultural community that is capable of self-reflection and of conducting a dialogue of diverse approaches—namely the creative, theoretical or historical ones.

The department teaches theoretical and historical subjects of a more general nature for students of bachelor’s degree courses. It provides lectures on art history from ancient cultures, Christian art in Europe and the development of modern and visual art. Furthermore, study plans are enriched by courses focusing on the specificities of study of individual disciplines, especially on the history of photography and electronic media and the history of design and handicrafts. The bachelor’s degree course plan includes seminars dealing with basic orientation in aesthetic and theoretical spaces and in contemporary cultural life.

The teaching plans of master’s degree courses focus primarily on the issues of modern and post-modern fine-art and visual culture. In addition to the lectures, the teaching plans also include many seminars focused on specific theoretical issues of contemporary cultural life. The department also ensures guidance for master’s theses and provides consultations on the textual parts of diploma works. And last but not least, members of the department are involved in guiding and teaching of doctoral candidates.

Research in the field of fine arts is another pillar of the department’s activities. More systematic attention has been so far paid to contemporary Northern Bohemian cultural life as well as its rich past. Research also focuses on the issue of photography and new media, local architecture, design, gender aspects or social function of fine arts.


Head of Department of History and Theory of Arts
MgA. Adéla Machová, Ph.D.

Guarantor of Curatorial Studies
Prof. Mgr. Michal Koleček, Ph.D.

Department of History and Theory of Arts
Ing. Zuzana Voborníková

People, Contacts

Adéla Machová

MgA. Adéla Machová, Ph.D.
T: 47528 5188
kancelář: DUÚL
konzultační hodiny: Wed 9-11 am by prior agreement
  • Project management
Michal Koleček

prof. Mgr. Michal Koleček, Ph.D.
T: 47528 5186
kancelář: 209
  • Contemporary Art and Photography I, II, III
  • Photography and Contemporary Art I, II, III
Zdena Kolečková

prof. Mgr. Zdena Kolečková, Ph.D.
T: 47528 5122
kancelář: 231
  • History of Photography and Time Based Media
  • History of Art and Design
  • Photography History
  • Professional Training
  • Special Photo Technologies
Tomáš Pavlíček

doc. PhDr. Tomáš Pavlíček, Ph.D.
T: 47528 5125
kancelář: 322
konzultační hodiny: Mon 11 am - 1 pm (winter semester)
  • History of Art and Design I, II
Kateřina Dytrtová

doc. Mgr. Kateřina Dytrtová, Ph.D.
T: 47528 5134
kancelář: 131
konzultační hodiny: Monday 12pm-2pm
Jaroslav Polanecký

PhDr. Jaroslav Polanecký, PhD.
T: 47528 5116
kancelář: 227
  • Introduction to Czech Culture I, II (MgA.)
  • History of Art and Design I, II
Lenka Sýkorová

doc. Mgr. Lenka Sýkorová, Ph.D.
T: 47528 5125
kancelář: 322
konzultační hodiny: Tue 10 am - 12 pm, only by prior agreement (winter semester)
  • Contemporary Art and Photography III
Eva Imr Mráziková

Mgr. Eva Imr Mráziková, Ph.D.
T: 47528 5124
kancelář: 230
konzultační hodiny: Mon 10 am - 12 pm (winter semester
Anna Vartecká

doc. Mgr. Anna Vartecká, Ph.D.
T: 47528 5139
kancelář: 328
konzultační hodiny: Wed 10-11 am
  • Contemporary Art and Photography I, II
  • Photography and Contemporary Art I, II
  • History of Art and Design I, II
Martin Kolář

Mgr. Martin Kolář, Ph.D.
T: 47528 5156
kancelář: 423
konzultační hodiny: Tue 10 am - 12 pm
Vendula Fremlová

Mgr. Vendula Fremlová, Ph.D.
T: 47528 5139
kancelář: 328
David Kořínek

doc. Mgr. David Kořínek

Dr. János György Szoboszlai, Ph.D.
T: 47528 5138
kancelář: 131
  • European Art under the Influence of Totalitarian Idelogies
  • The institutional frame of contemporary art I, II
  • Visual Communication I, II
  • Selected Chapters from Modern and Contemporary Art I, II
  • History of Modern and Contemporary Central-European Arts I, II

Mgr. Gabriela Kadlecová
T: 47528 5138
kancelář: 131
konzultační hodiny: Consulting hours in winter semester online only by prior agreement by email
Lenka Stolárová

Mgr. Lenka Stolárová
T: 47528 5139
kancelář: 328

MgA. Adam Štěch
T: 47528 5156
kancelář: 423
Zuzana Voborníková

Ing. Zuzana Voborníková
T: 47528 5114
kancelář: 330


Dean’s Vacation

The Dean of the Faculty of Art and Design announces the Dean’s Vacation on 21-22 December 2023 and 2 Jaunary 2024. The FUD building will be closed from 23 December 2023 to 2 January 2024. We kindly ask everyone to minimize heating during the building closure. 

Nový výstavní cyklus studentů Fakulty umění a designu UJEP s názvem INVENTORIUM odstartuje 6. prosince 2023 v 17.00.

6 let phonon~

phonon~ celebrates 6 years. Come to enjoy it with us on 29 November 2023 at 6:00PM in Čajovna U vysmátý žáby. 

Power outage at UJEP

We announce that a power outage at UJEP will take place on Thursday 16 November 2023 between 10:00AM and 12:00PM.

Maja Gade: Disintegrated sprouting Exhibition

Exhibition “Disintegrated Sprounting” by Danish artist Maja Gade will take place from 21 November to 13 December 2023 in Altán Klamovka Gallery in Prague. The Curator is Lenka Sýkorová, the lecturer at FUD.