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Vojtěch Pelc

Vojtěch Pelc graduated in Classical Philology and Bohemian Studies at Charles University in Prague and since 2017 has been working in the Neo-Latin Department of the Centre for Classical Studies at the Czech Academy of Sciences. He is currently preparing his dissertation on multilingualism in Bohemian literature of the 16th and 17th centuries. During his stay at the LBI (May-June 2023) he intends to explore various methodological approaches based on non-Bohemian sources.

His research interests include Neo-Latin literature in Bohemia around 1600, social functions of literature in the early modern period, Renaissance Humanism, and Neo-Stoicism.

In 2019 he published an annotated translation of two Neo-Latin descriptions of Prague: Carmen continens descriptionem celeberrimae urbis Pragae (1591) by Jan Hubecius and Descriptio amplissimae atque ornatissimae regiae urbis Pragensis (1605) by Bartolomaeus Martinides. He contributed to the Companion to Central and Eastern European Humanism: The Czech Lands (2020) edited by Lucie Storchová. Currently he is participating in the project Early modern Bohemia litteraria. Genre differentiation of Neo-Latin Literature in the Czech Lands at the Czech Academy of Sciences.

Vojtěch’s research profile and bibliography: https://www.ics.cas.cz/en/staff/31/vojtech-pelc