About us

Since 2003, the Department of Music History has been part of the Institute of Ethnology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, one of the public research organisations in the Academy’s system of scholarly institutes. Its main aim is to conduct research in the field of history of Czech and European music culture, focusing on long-term projects of critical editions of music sources, with an emphasis on music of the 18th–20th centuries.

An additional activity that reaches beyond the department due to its international character is regular processing of the national musicological bibliography and sending the information to the RILM database. The Department of Music History is at present the seat of the Society of Josef Bohuslav Foerster. The editorial office of the Hudební věda journal is also located in the Department of Music History.