Senior Fellow from october 2009 - april 2010
In 1989, Jiří Bystřický received his Ph.D. in Philosophy at Charles University, Prague. From 1989-1995 he worked as researcher and lecturer at the Department of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences. From 1990-1994 he had a teaching assignment for sociology of culture at the Faculty of Philosophy at Charles University in Prague. From 1994-2002, he was researcher and lecturer at the Faculty of Humanities, where the main focus of his work was on philosophy of art, media philosophy and post-modernity. From 1998-2002, he was deputy director at the Department of Political Sciences at the Faculty of Philosophy, were he was concentrating on political philosophy; he was also researcher and lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University, Prague. From 1999-2002, he had a teaching assignment at the Film academy (FAMU), were he was lecturing on post-modernity and film. Habilitation in Philosophy in 2003. From 2002-2008, he was director of the Department for Electronic Culture and Semiotics, FHS, Charles University. From 2006 to 2008 he had a teaching assignment at the University for Political and Social Sciences Kolín. Since 2008, he is director of the Institute for Electronic Culture at the Faculty of Humanities at Charles University.