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PhDr. Jiří Prosecký, CSc.


AREAS OF INTEREST
  • Akkadian (Babylonian, Assyrian) literature, interpretation of Akkadian and bilingual Sumero-akkadian texts, translations from Akkadian literature, history of culture of the Ancient Near East
 
EDUCATION
  • 1990, CSc., Candidatus Scientiarum (equivalent of Ph.D.), specialization ‒ theory of literature, literatures of Asia and Africa
  • 1982, PhDr., specialization – languages and literatures of Asia and Africa
  • 1968-1973, Faculty of Arts of the Charles University in Prague, specialization – cuneiform studies and French
 
ACADEMIC CAREER
  • 2012-2017    vice-chairman of the Council of the Oriental Institute AS CR
  • 2002-2003   temporary director of the Oriental Institute AS CR
  • 2003-2013   head of the department of the Near East and Africa of the Oriental Institute AS CR
  • 1994-2002  deputy director of the Oriental Institute AS CR
  • 1987             study tour to the Republic of Iraq (Baghdad, Mosul)
  • 1978-now    Oriental Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (formerly Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences), research fellow
  • 1973-1978  State Library of the Czech Socialist Republic (now National Library in Prague), specialist
  • 2009, 1999-2002, 1990-1992, Institute of the Ancient Near East and Comparative Linguistics of the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University in Prague (now Institute of Comparative Linguistics), lectures, history of Akkadian literature, interpretation of Akkadian literary texts, Sumerian grammar
 
OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
  • member of the examining committee for the diploma exams in the field of cuneiform studies
  • member of the editorial board of the journal Nový Orient
  • member of the International Association for Assyriology (IAA), Leiden
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