Research Team for Translations and Editions of Medieval Philosophical and Theological Texts

TRANSED (TRANSlations & EDitions) provides critical editions and Czech translations of hitherto unedited and untranslated medieval philosophical and theological texts belonging to three closely interconnected fields of medieval thought:

1) Medieval Aristotelianism

2) The philosophical and theological tradition of medieval Bohemia, in particular that of the university of Prague

3) Scholastic theology

This program of text editions and translations is complemented by in-depth studies related to the aforementioned three fields enhancing the understanding and interpretation of the edited and translated texts. At present, the following department members participate in TRANSED (some of them being involved in other teams within the department at the same time):

Dr.Phil. Pavel Blažek - deputy head


Pavel Blažek studied history and medieval studies in London (University College London), Pisa (Scuola Normale Superiore), Louvain-la-Neuve (Université Catholique de Louvain), and Jena (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität), where he received his PhD in 2004. His research interests comprise the medieval reception of Aristotle, medieval social philosophy, the history of marriage and the family in medieval thought, and the medieval reception of the Bible. One particular concern of his work is the editing of medieval philosophical ant theological texts.

Mgr. Miroslav Hanke, Ph.D.


After receiving the Ph.D. degree at the Palacký University Olomouc in 2010 he worked as a researcher at the University of South Bohemia (2010–2011), lecturer of sociology at the Palacký University Olomouc (2011). Currently, he works as a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic (since 2011) and a researcher in the Research Centre for the Theory and History of Science within the Department of Philosophy of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen (since 2012). His research focuses on late-medieval and post-medieval scholastic logic.

doc. PhDr. Petr Hlaváček, Ph.D.


Since 2008 he has been coordinator of the Collegium Europaeum of the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University and the Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. His research interest is intellectual and cultural history, mainly the problematics of the European identity and the national messianism in the middle ages and early modern times.

Mgr. Efrém Jindráček, Ph.D.


His main interest lies in metaphysics, history of medieval philosophy, history of Thomism and the works of Thomas Aquinas. He serves as a teacher and vice-dean at the Faculty of Philosophy, Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome.

prof. Ing. Tomáš Machula, Dr.


He studied philosophy and theology. At present, he is a professor of philosophy at the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice and a senior researcher at the Department of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences. His research interests cover both history of philosophy and theology, especially Thomas Aquinas and his Renaissance and Early Modern commentators, and philosophical anthropology and ethics, especially virtue ethics.

Mgr. Lukáš Novák, Ph.D.


Lukáš Novák, Ph.D. earned his Ph.D. at the Institute of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague, and his research focuses on the philosophical heritage of John Duns Scotus and its continuation in especially the Second Scholasticism. As a member of the TRANSED, he works on commented translations of the Scotus’s texts on metaphysics and epistemology. He also teaches medieval philosophy, metaphysics and epistemology at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Faculty of Theology, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice.

Aurora Panzica, Ph.D.

AP is a medievalist, specialized in the study of manuscript sources, particularly in the field of natural philosophy. She studied medieval philosophy, paleography and Medieval Latin at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, where she graduated in 2015. She subsequently obtained a Certificate of Specialization in Medieval Studies (2016) and a PhD in Medieval Philosophy (2020) from the same university. She currently holds a post-doctoral mobility scholarship from the Swiss National Science Foundation (FNS). She is associate researcher at SPHère (CNRS, UMR 7219) and has a part-time affiliation at the Department for the Study of Ancient and Medieval Thought at the Czech Academy of Sciences. She is ordinary member of the International Society for the Study of Medieval Philosophy (SIEPM) and of the Italian Society for the Study of Medieval Philosophy (SISPM).


Former members

doc. PhDr. Vilém Herold, CSc.

PhDr. Ivan Müller, Ph.D.

doc. Marek Otisk, Ph.D.

PhDr. Milan Žonca, Ph.D.