Jakub Čechvala studied Theology and Religious Studies at the Charles University in Prague (Master’s degree), focusing on history and Czech church history. His background in the Hussite theology allows him to explain specific position of the Czech countries between Catholicism and Protestantism during the Middle Ages and Modern period. Jakub is also interested in the Czech underground culture and literature during the Communist regime and in problems of transformation after the Velvet Revolution. He is currently finishing a dissertation in classics, namely Euripidean drama and theatre.
After studying History of Art at Perugia in Italy and at Montpellier and Paris in France, Kateřina Průšová received her PhD from the Institute of Art History in the Philosophical Faculty of Charles University in Prague in 2008. A lecturer at both Charles and Anglo-American Universities since 2009, she is also an official guide of Prague and of the Prague Jewish Museum since 2011, and trains official guides at the Prague Information Service since 2012. Kateřina teaches courses in Art History, Prague Art and Architecture, Alternative Culture, the Jewish Experience in Central Europe, Jewish History, Holocaust, Central European History, and the Cities in Central Europe: Prague, Cracow, Budapest. She is also a lecturer at the National Gallery in Prague and the Gallery of the City of Prague. In addition, she works as a researcher of looted art.
Lenka studied Hussite Theology and Religious Studies at the Charles University in Prague (Master’s degree), specializing in church history and methods and theories in Religious Studies. The studies focused her attention on relations between religion and culture. Her academic interests include Czech church history, European reformation projects including Catholic Reformation and, from a more recent period, underground church structures during the communist period and their relation to Czech underground culture. Lenka is also interested in contemporary Christianity and spirituality. She is currently working on her PhD on the religious landscape of English speaking Caribbean, namely the Rastafari movement of Jamaica, and lecturing on African diaspora religions at the Charles University.