Doc. Martin Fárek, Ph.D.

Chair of the department

Contact

buildingG, office 06 023
phone: +420 466 036 453
martin.farek@upce.cz


Research topics

Traditions of India with focus on Vaisnava traditions; South Asian traditions in the Western World; Colonialism and Religion; Comparative Methodology and Interpretations of Religion; Reflexions of Orientalism.


Teaching and Publications

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Curriculum vitae

Experience:

  • 1. 2. 2014 docent in comparative science of cultures, Department of religious studies, faculty of Arts and Philosophy, University Pardubice
  • 1. 12. 2013 docent in evangelical theology ETF Charles University in Prague on the basis of successul defending thesis „Indie očima Evropanů: orientalistika, teologie a konceptualizace náboženství"
  • since 2010 Chair of the Department of religious studies, faculty of Arts and Philosophy, University Pardubice
  • 2009 vice-chair of the Department of religious studies, faculty of Arts and Philosophy, University Pardubice
  • 2009 - 2011 lecturer for high school teachers, author of educative papers within Religious and philosophical education centre (projekt ESF, OP VpK, č.r. 1.07/1.3.12/01.0007, FF Univerzity Pardubice)
  • 2007-2008 lecturer for high school teachers, author of educative papers within Religious and philosophical education centre (Projekt ESF OP VpK, reg. č. CZ 04.1.03/3.1.15.2/0491, FF Univerzity Pardubice)
  • 2006-2011: research fellow at the Department of religious studies, faculty of Arts and Philosophy, University Pardubice
  • 2006-2007 research fellow at the Hussite theological faculty, Charles University in Prague 
  • 2004-2009 treasurer at the Department of religious studies and philosophy, faculty of Arts and Philosophy, University Pardubice
  • 2004-2005 external lecturer at the Hussite theological faculty, Charles University in Prague
  • 2003-2005 research fellow at the Department of religious studies and philosophy, faculty of Arts and Philosophy, University Pardubice
  • 2002-2003 external lecturer at the Department of religious studies and philosophy, faculty of Arts and Philosophy, University Pardubice
  • 2000-2003 teacher of history and english conversation, Gymnáziu Přípotoční, Praha 10

Hosting lecturer:

  • March 2006 – Jagellonian University in Krakow, Institut religionistiky (Sokrates-Erasmus)
  • May 2006 – Masarykova univerzita v Brně, Filozofická fakulta, Ústav religionistiky 
  • April 2007 – University of Istanbul a Marmara University, Ilahiyat Fakultesi, Istanbul, Turecko (v rámci programu Sokrates-Erasmus)
  • June 2007 – Gent University, Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Research Centre Vergelijkende Cultuurwetenschap, Belgie ( Sokrates-Erasmus)
  • October 2007 – Humboldt State University, Dept. of Philosophy, Faculty of Behavorial and Social Sciences, California, USA
  • April 2008 – Univerzita Komenského, FiF, Katedra porovnávacej religionistiky, Bratislava (LLT Erasmus)
  • May 2008 - Gent University, Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Research Centre Vergelijkende Cultuurwetenschap, Belgie (LLT Erasmus)
  • October 2008 - Gent University, Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Research Centre Vergelijkende Cultuurwetenschap, Belgie (LLT Erasmus)
  • January 2009 – Kuvempu University, Faculty of Arts, Centre for the Study of Local Cultures, Karnátaka, Indie (výuka v semináři pro doktorandy)
  • April 2009 - Gent University, Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Research Centre Vergelijkende Cultuurwetenschap, Belgie (LLT Erasmus)
  • December 2010 - Gent University, Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Research Centre Vergelijkende Cultuurwetenschap, Belgie (LLT Erasmus)

Education:

  • 2001-2005 – Ph.D. at Department of Philosophy and Religious studies, FF Charles University in Prague (disertation thesis focused on the institutionalization in Hare Krišna movement, supervizer prof. Tomáš Halík)
  • 1999 – 2001 Prague Language school, reading of sanskrit texts (Dr. Jaroslav Strnad)
  • 1999 one month research at School of Oriental and African Studies and in British Library
  • 1992-2000 Mgr. at Charles University in Prague, (specialization on comparative and world history)