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Milena Lenderová is a prominent Czech historian. Her main focus lies in the history of everyday life and history of gender in the 19th century. When I wanted to learn more about the beginnings of female emancipation, I did not hesitate a moment to decide who I would approach. For centuries, women’s role was subordinated to that of men. A great progress has been made on the way to emancipation since then, but I can sometimes feel such subordination underlying any public debate on gender...
“All things are poison and nothing is without poison. Solely the dose determines that a thing is not a poison,” says Miloslav Pouzar, a toxicologist, with reference to the famous quote of Paracelsus. He hastens to add, however, that the fear of toxins and poisons around us is often exaggerated. What poses a more serious hazard than substances like pesticide residues is our bad lifestyle. So how about hazardous substances and food? Toxins are often mentioned, rather negatively, in relation...
Some are five hundred years old. They are old and damaged. Yet beautiful. Their new life starts at the Faculty of Restoration. We are talking about books. Ivan Kopáčik, Head of the Studio of Restoration and Conservation of Paper, Bookbinding and Documents takes one such book and describes in detail how students save historical gems with fascinating history. He presents the first book. He is using white gloves to hold a restored late-Gothic book from the turn of the 15th century and to put...
As a specialist on the coronavirus economic impact, macroeconomic development and financial literary, Jiří Nožička of the Jan Perner Faculty of Transport believes that the pandemic will change our financial behaviour and that we will start paying attention not only to weather forecasts, but also to the economic ones. “It is really important to follow such forecasts. The fact is that some 20% of Czechs had no savings before the outbreak, “says Nožička. How severe was the impact of the...
As a specialist on the coronavirus economic impact, macroeconomic development and financial literary, Jiří Nožička of the Jan Perner Faculty of Transport believes that the pandemic will change our financial behaviour and that we will start paying attention not only to weather forecasts, but also to the economic ones. “It is really important to follow such forecasts. The fact is that some 20% of Czechs had no savings before the outbreak, “says Nožička. How severe was the impact of the...
It was already at a primary school back in Slovakia that Filip Bureš fell for chemistry. He can recall in great detail all visits to the chemistry lab and the experiments done there. After his father let him have a small lab of his own in his company in Lanškroun, Czech Republic, he has stayed with the field up to now. Today, Professor Filip Bureš works at the Faculty of Chemical Technology, and together with his team develops new organic materials that may be used in areas such as electronics...
  Plague, cholera, typhus, smallpox. These diseases at the time were killing the inhabitants of all continents. Like the current COVID-19, which struck a hundred years after the eradication of the Spanish flu. The gauze mask became a symbol of that time. Vladan Hanulík, an expert in the history of medicine at the Institute of Historical Sciences, Faculty of Arts, University of Pardubice, says that it was not the healthiest or wisest who survived in epidemics. It was a coincidence or...
The University of Pardubice helps with the analysis of samples for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Researchers and doctoral students of the Faculty of Chemical Technology examine dozens of samples a day in unique specially secured laboratories. The faculty has applied for funding to purchase additional devices that can significantly increase this capacity. "I am glad that we use our specially secured laboratory, in addition to basic research, also for the analyses so necessary today. This...