Department of Near Easterns StudiesFaculty of PhilosophyUniversity of West Bohemia, Pilsen

National Network
Czech Republic

Sedlackova 15, 306 14 Pilsen, CZ

+420 377635360
E-Mail (2)
Organisation Type
Public Institution
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Heritage
  3. Religion
  4. Research
  5. Youth and education
General Information
Department of Near Easterns Studies of the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen pursues the teaching and scientific activity in the field of history, culture and languages of the Near East from antiquity until present. The Department organizes some special courses for the general public. It regularly organizes two scientific conferences which are held every year – 1) Orientalia Antiqua Nova (history and culture of Ancient Near East), 2) Near East in the Contemporary World (history and culture of Modern Near East). The Department cooperates with many partners in the Czech Republic (Charles University) and abroad. The activity of the Department is financed through the government of the Czech Republic as well as from research grants from the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic and from other foundations.
Mission and Objectives

Education, research
(history, culture, languages of the Near East from antiquity until present).

Main Projects / Activities

since 2005 – Electronic corpus of Old Babylonian texts (supported by the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic)
2006 – Material culture of Africa (supported by the FRVS agency)
since 2005 – Electronic tools for the teaching of Near Eastern languages (Arabic, Hebrew), supported by the Faculty

Contact (1) Full Name
Dr. Lukas Pecha, Ph.D.
Head of the organisation
Prof.PhDr.Petr Charvat DrSc.
Contact (2) Full Name
Dr. Furat Rahman, Ph.D.