Selection from the forthcoming books

selected by the editors

The Adventure of Historical Interpretation

The Adventure of Historical Interpretation

Jiří Hanuš, Jiří Suk (eds.)

This collection of nineteen essays written by prominent historians demonstrates the diversity of academic approaches. Their work with historical sources, the foundation stone of research, is combined with ethical and aesthetic decision-making, which forms an indisputable part of their work. This is often surprising - both for the readers and themselves. It represents a great intellectual adventure. They cannot invent sources or set arbitrary rules, plots, and twists and turns, as a novelist might. However, they can write a scientific work which is the result of a creative approach.

Ukázka z knihy

To be published in September.

Břeclav – Pohansko X. Settlement Area in the North-East Suburb. Archaeological research in the years 2008–2016

Břeclav – Pohansko X. Settlement Area in the North-East Suburb. Archaeological research in the years 2008–2016

Jiří Macháček, Adéla Balcárková, Petr Dresler, Renáta Přichystalová, Michaela Prišťáková

This book is the result of many years continual research of the archaeologists from Department of Archaeology and Museology FA MU in the area of the Northeast Suburb at Pohansko near Břeclav. Publication is aimed at archaeology professionals or students and describes in some detail the settlement structure of the suburb, the inventory of finds and the first interpretations of the archaeological sources gathered by excavations carried out in the 2008–2016 period. The monograph contains chapters in which immovable and movable archaeological sources are analysed and interpreted. For instance, the authors were successful of the functional interpretation of the individual excavated settlement sectors based on the using the spatial distribution of pottery, kitchen waste and daub. One of the important results of the method employed is the relatively unambiguous identification of early medieval above-ground buildings which could not have been revealed under different conditions. 
There is an additional detailed text catalogue of the investigated field relics accompanied by an extensive supplement with images and plans.
 
To be published  in September.

Studying together. Peer learning among part-time students in higher education, and support possibilities

Studying together. Peer learning among part-time students in higher education, and support possibilities

Karla Brücknerová

The book presents peer learning among part-time students as an essential part of their higher education experience. It summarizes the research that indicates that students' achievement, well-being, and study engagement are related to peer learning. Possibilities for supporting peer learning are discussed. Qualitative research of peer learning among part-time students studying for educational degrees offers descriptions of contextual influences and peer learning situations. Based on patterns of occurrence of peer learning situations, three types of peer learning among part-time students are defined: studying beside peers, studying together with peers, and studying due to peers. Each type brings specific benefits and requires distinct support.

To be published in October.

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