Prof. Dr. Josef Opatrný, CSc (1945)
Studies: History- Czech, Faculty of Arts, Prague. PhD. 1969, CSc - 1978, Prof. Dr. 1995
Investigation: Latin American History - 19th century, esp. Cuban History, US-Latin American Relations.
Courses: Latin- American History in the 19th century, US- History, Czech-American Relations in the 19th century, Latin American History from Independence to the First World War, US-History, Ibero-American PGS seminar.
Publications: Articles (43), reviews (122), books (12), US Expansionism and Cuban Annexationism in the 1850s, 1990; Historical Pre-conditions of the Origin of the Cuban Nation, 1994; Cuba. Algunos problemas de su historia, ed., 1995.
Positions: Director of the Center for
Latin American Studies, Director of Ibero-Americana
Pragensia, member of Editorial Board of Revista de Indias
(Madrid), Cuban Studies (Pittsburgh), Historia
Latinoamericana en Europa (Bordeaux), Coordinator of the
working group "History of Cuba" of Asociaci˘n
de los Historiadores Latinoamericansitas Europeos.