Mgr. et Mgr. František Válek

 

Email: frantisek.valek@upce.cz 

Telephone: + 420 773 089 671

Office hours: by prior arrangement through email

 

Research interests

Religions of the Ancient Near East, Anthropology of Religion, Digital Humanities

 

Professional experience 

2022–present – Assistant, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, University of Pardubice

2020–present – Junior Researcher and Data Analyst in Digital Humanities, National Library of the Czech Republic (Projects DL4DH and DigiLab)

2020–present – Grant Advisor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University

2019–present – Member of the editorial board of the student religious studies journal Sacra

2019–2020Assistant coordinator of Salesian camps, Salesian Youth Centre, České Budějovice

2016–2019 –     Student assistant, Library of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University

 

Education

2019–present – Ph.D. in Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University

2019–2022 – M.A. in Egypt and the Ancient Near East, specialisation Assyriology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University 

2017–2019 – M.A. in Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University

2013–2017 – B.A. in Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University

 

Publications

2022 František V. and Mokrý M. (eds.) Sacra 2022 (20/1): Bohové, démoni a lidé východního Středomoří ve starověku.

2021 „Foreigners and Religion at Ugarit.“ Studia Orientalia Electronica [online]. Finnish Oriental Society, 2021 (9/2), 47–66.

 

Reviews

2021 „Tugendhaft, Aaron. The idols of ISIS: from Assyria to the Internet.“ Religio 2021 (29/1), 98–100.

2020 „Yelle, R. A. (2019). Sovereignty and the Sacred: Secularism and the Political Economy of Religion.“ Sacra 2020 (18/1), 54–55.

2018 „Sedláček, T. (2017). Doklady raného náboženstva Churritov v starovekom Urkeši.“ Sacra 2018 (16/2), 67–70.