The Center for Medieval Studies (CMS) in Prague was established in 1998 following an agreement between the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences and Charles University in Prague. Its mission is to support broad and interdisciplinary medieval studies. The CMS pays special attention to scientific publications. CMS is committed to broad international cooperation, it organizes and supports scientific meetings, workshops and conferences devoted to the most important research topics relating to the Middle Ages. It engages researchers of different generations, from all over Europe, in these meetings and works.
At present, CMS members include scholars from the Czech Republic, and foreign membership has been offered, as a result of a vote by the Scientific Board, to a dozen individuals from different universities in Europe. Foreign membership is conditional on long-term cooperation, involvement in international projects and publications. Prof. dr hab. Beata Możejko from the Faculty of History of the University of Gdańsk was included in this group as a foreign CMS member.
- 'The nomination came as a great surprise to me, as I have been cooperating with CMS since 2012, but I did not expect such a distinction,' says prof. dr hab. Beata Możejko. - 'I received this information with great joy, as a kind of appreciation of my work on publications and conferences. It is also an encouragement and obligation to continue building links, joint international research on the Middle Ages,' - she added.
She hopes that our university will benefit from this, especially the Faculty of History, where cooperation with Czech scientists has been going on for years. - 'Now it takes on a broader, international, European perspective of joint grants or publications,' she concluded.