June 5th - June 8th, 2012
University Centre Telč, Telč, Czech Republic
In the 13th century in the Czech kingdom the cities began to develop. Originated either at the site of the old urban settlements, or the still vacant places. In this period was also established the Old Town in Telc, which gradually merged with the castle courtyard and church.
In 1339 Oldrich of Hradec has bought the town, and although there is no document is believed he has have founded the New Town. Oldrich of Hradec was a member of an important family Vitek, which was settled in southern Bohemia. The founders gave to the city a number of rights, to make it independent, including litigation, but also a right to have a market, produce beer, etc. The centre of Telc was formed by the market surrounded by narrow houses. The marked was every week attended by traders from the neighborhood, but during the holidays came also the foreign traders.
After a fire in 1530, which destroyed part of the square, the town hall and the residence of Zacharias of Hradec are two other important moments in the development of Telc. Zacharias of Hradec, a great politician and economist, has restructured the Gothic castle, creating a Renaissance residence. Even in the city fared well: the bourgeois houses were restored, the aqueduct and hospital were built.
In 1604 the town ownership passed into the hands of Svalatas from Chlumec. For the history of the town is important Jachym Oldrich Slavata’s wife who invited the Jesuits to built the college and the church of Jesus. The Jesuits remained until in Telc 1773 when the order was canceled by Pope Clement XIV.
The Lichtenstein-Kastelkorn are the last noble family related to the town of Telc; arrived in the year 1681 and remained until the end of World War II in 1945, when they had to leave the country.
Since 1970 is Telc a part of the national heritage and since 1992 is the city of Telc UNESCO listed.
University Centre Telč (UCT)
Symposium will take place in the University Centre Telč (UCT).
The former Jesuits’ college building in which Masaryk University all-university learning centre is located stands opposite to the chateau across the Zacharias of Hradec Square. The centre presents Masaryk University faculties’ studies and learning opportunities in the region offering the degree and learning programmes within lifelong learning answering the learning demand of the region by hosting seminars, conferences or summer learning courses. The learning centre differs in location – outside the South Moravia region. The surroundings are highly attractive: the historic Telč downtown with picturesque storey buildings with Renaissance gables and arcades.
Centre of Excelence Telč (CET)
Centre of Excellence Telc (CET) is a project of the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, which is being implemented with financial support from the European Union and the Czech Republic.
The CET project was primarily intended to contribute to the development of Czech and European science by building a European centre of excellence as an advanced research centre with a unique research program and international reputation, especially in the field of cultural heritage. The project helps to develop basic and applied research of excellent quality in the Vysočina region and in the of Telč. The purpose is to involve activities undertaken in the region into the European Research Area, and also to open them to the world. We want to create favourable conditions for cooperation with other research institutions and higher education institutions at home and abroad, through setting up joint teams and by bringing in external collaborators for our projects. Cooperation with the private sector is a further aim of the project.
CET is founded on and further develops research activities supported by the European Commission within the ARCCHIP Centre of Excellence.
How do you get to Teč
By carHighway D1 > Take exit 112A to merge onto Route 38/E59 toward Wien/Jihlava > Take the 602 exit toward Tabor/Pelhrimov/Telc/Trest/Jihlava > Slight left onto Route 406 > Telc
Czech RailwaysPrague Main Train Station > Havlicku Brod (transfer) or Tabor (transfer)> Kostelec u Jihlavy > Telc, duration time: about 4h
Bus connectionPrague UAN Florenc > Jihlava (transfer) > Telc, duration time: about 2h 40min
|University Centre Telč|
|Zachariáše z Hradce 2|
|588 56, Telč|