Catalogue of platforms at FF MU

Overview of databases, digital libraries and other research platforms managed by individual departments and their partner institutions. The list is arranged alphabetically and can be browsed by platform type.

Catalogue of Research Platforms

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Definition of platform types

Bibliographic databases | metadata

Databases based on bibliographic data or metadata, i.e., data on various types of documents or publications (e.g., monographs, collections, articles, conference papers, patents, etc.). These databases may also contain additional information (e.g., biographical) or provide the full text of documents.

Digital libraries | full text

Information sources that provide access to the full text of text, image or audiovisual documents. They often include additional information (typically metadata of the respective documents) and have advanced content management and search capabilities. They also include digital repositories and digital archives.

Factographic databases

Databases containing information on specific phenomena, objects, facts that may additionally contain other data (e.g. metadata).

Dictionaries and encyclopaedias

Alphabetically, conceptually, systematically, or otherwise arranged sources that present information in terms of language (dictionaries, lexicons) or content (encyclopaedias, encyclopaedical dictionaries) about selected terms, concepts, or objects of knowledge.

Geographic information systems

Complex information systems that represent diverse data in relation to their spatial characteristics, typically in the form of interactive maps with various rendered objects.

Language corpora

Collections of texts or audio recordings of one or more languages, structured and organized in such a way that enables linguistic examination of the language by means of specialized tools; they are also used for creating dictionaries, spell checkers, translators, etc.

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Anabaptist population in Moravia in the 16th and 17th centuries

The project will enable the creation of an open database and an interactive map of Anabaptist settlements in Moravia. Through this database, it will be possible to systematize the existing knowledge about particular Anabaptist settlements and to analyze the interrelationships between settlements, as well as to trace the interconnections of religious, economic and biological conditions. The database will contain information about settlement topography, chronology, size, their economic orientation and the religious confession that shaped the rules of their coexistence. The database will also make it possible to record and associate anthropological research findings with the origins of the Anabaptists. The interactive map will allow the display of entered data in a spatio-temporal model of the Anabaptist settlements and will include a number of additional elements such as visualizations of selected objects and findings.

Artifact as a source of knowledge: Rescue and preservation of research data of archaeological finds (ARTEFAKT)

The factographic database makes available research and other data created by the RESCUED laboratory within the project: Artefact as a source of knowledge: Rescue and preservation of research data of archaeological finds (ARTEFACT). The database consists of an expert analytical description of more than 500 archaeological artefacts, including full documentation – macrophotographs, microphotographs of the surface, wear traces or microresidues, results of analyses of the chemical composition or structure of the material, provenance and 3D analyses. An integral part of each record is also a description of recent damage and contamination, and their impact on the quality of preserved archaeological information. This description can be valuable feedback for conservation and museum workers, which will enable them to make qualified decisions about the extent and method of conservation of archaeological finds, as well as about the possibilities of analyses that should be included even before the planned conservation intervention for new finds.

Beauty Patterns

An image database with several hundred patterns from liturgical vestments and other service fabrics, mostly from the 18th century (with a range from the 16th to the 19th century). The material is based on field research and research processing of liturgical vestments preserved in the Brno diocese, which represent one of the most interesting collections in the Czech Republic. Each item in the database is described in detail based on the methodology supported by the CIETA (Lyon) and the Swiss Abegg-Stiftung and documented with detailed photographs.


Bibliography of Aleš Tichý

A bibliographic database of translations from British literature, no longer developed. The data is now part of the joint project between UK and MU: Database of Czech Literary Translation after 1945. The original database included entries of nearly 3,000 books and more than 1,300 authors and translators.

Bohemian Chartularies in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period

Chartularies, i.e. manuscripts containing copies of documents, have so far received only marginal, unsystematic attention in Czech diplomatic and codicological literature. The database being prepared in cooperation with students will selectively cover all basic forms of this type of written sources, which will enable the creation of a universally applicable method of their scientific processing, their correct interpretation and cataloguing. The selected ten chartularies were created during the 14th-15th centuries in the Czech lands.

Brno Spoken Corpus

Corpus is an electronic transcript of 250 anonymous recordings from 1994–1999, capturing almost 300 speakers. It records authentic spoken language in the city of Brno and is not thematically specialised.Corpus is part of Czech National Corpus


Central European Places of Memory

The interactive map of Central European memory sites is created in a Hungarian-Polish-Czech project. Sites of this type are of great importance for historical research and collective memory. The basis of the map will be a catalogue of selected sites with their thematic characteristics.  

Ceremonial Customs in Moravia – Tradition and Present

Multimedia electronic teaching material, which includes an interactive map of the geographical location of folk customs in Moravia. It enables the analysis and comparison of the occurrence of individual folk customs and is a source of information about their genesis and current manifestations.

Open (only in Czech)

Changing Adaptive Strategies of Mobile Pastoralists in Mongolia

The project aims to analyse internal changes in the Mongol-Turkic (mainly Mongolian and Kazakh) multi-ethnic contact areas of Mongolia to the identities of rural communities as expressed in the memories of belonging and orally transmitted awareness of local geography and in relation to the land use strategies of mobile pastoralists (evolvement of movement patterns). Among others, main outputs of the project include a digital database of seasonal moves of mobile pastoralists during the last hundred years, and a digital database of the endangered oral tradition.

Cinematic Brno

The documentation of the history of film screening and spectator preferences in Brno in 1918-1945. The database contains information about each cinema, its programme and detailed information about the screened films.

Open (in English)

Collections of Museums of Applied Arts and Technical Museums in Moravia and Silesia

The project focuses on the identification and categorization of museum collections documenting applied art, technology and science in the territory of Moravia and Bohemian Silesia. In their history, museums of applied arts and technical museums have been among the most progressive components of museum field in the Czech lands. Among of the results of their historical and museological research will be 1) a large specialised database, enabling orientation in individual types of collections and the material stored in them on the basis of established criteria (DUTS – Database of Collections of Museums of Applied Arts and Technical Museums in Moravia and Silesia), and 2) Interactive Map of Places with Collections of Museums of Applied Arts and Technical Museums in Moravia and Silesia (IMUT).

Czech Broadside Ballad Database

The aim of the project is to create the foundations of a database of broadside ballads that will be used by Czech and foreign experts, students, musicians and the public. In addition to the team members, students of the Faculty of Arts will also participate in the creation of the database. Since this is a pilot phase of such a research, about 15–20 ballads will be processed.

Czech Musical Dictionary of People and Institutions

The Czech Music Dictionary of People and Institutions is a publicly available comprehensive dictionary, which describes the musical culture of the Czech lands in the past and the present. It contains more than 16,000 entries compiled by dozens of experts and new entries are continually added.
The Centre for Music Lexicography manages several other digitalized dictionaries for internal research needs. Their list is available on the project website.


Database of Czech Literary Translation after 1945

A joint project between UK and MU provides information on translations and translators. MU participated in the project by adding English-written literatures. The database also includes the no longer developed Bibliography of Aleš Tichý.


Database of Tricky Words in English and Czech

The database of words in English and Czech which sound the same or similar, but have different meanings. Search for a specific word in one of the languages (you can also enter only a part of the word) and display its wrong and correct translations.



The system allows users to enter and modify data from serial sources (people registers, land books, etc.) and generate genealogical trees and other data for historical-statistic and demographic research. The project was executed in collaboration with VUT (the leader of the project: Ing. Jaroslav Rozman, Ph.D.).


Dictionary of Czech Philosophers

Text dictionary of Czech and related (born or living in the Czech lands) philosophers and thinkers. It contains biographical information and bibliography, usually selective. The entries can be browsed alphabetically.


Digital Library of Arne Novák

The collection includes digitized material from the resources of the Central Library of FF MU (his own monographs, introductions and epilogues) which are freely accessible pursuant to the Copyright Act. It also contains text files with the automatically recognized plain text (with unedited errors).


Digital Library of the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University

It contains freely available full text content of magazines, monographs, collections of works and book editions published by the Faculty of Arts of MU. You can search for authors, names, abstracts and keywords (at the level of individual articles). It is regularly updated.

Open (in English)

Digitized publications of important personalities of the Faculty of Arts MU

Bibliography with selected full texts of important personalities of the faculty supplemented by brief biographical information.



Catalogue of information about musicological works of any form or type, successfully defended at selected Czech and Slovak universities.


DISSINET. Dissident Networks Project

Research initiative exploring dissident and inquisitorial cultures in medieval Europe from the perspective of social network analysis, geographic information science, and computational text analysis. It uses computational methods to shed new light on the social microstructure and spatiality of medieval dissident Christianities, on inquisitorial trials and records and, by extension, on medieval social networks, the functioning of covert networks, and the emergence of religion from local interactions. Outputs of the initiative include datasets, interactive maps, geocoding application or software for transforming texts into complex structured data (InkVisitor).

Department: Department for the Study of Religions
Realization: 2019–2021, 2021–2026
Contact: doc. PhDr. David Zbíral, Ph.D.
Type: Factographic databases
Status: Updated
Accessibility: Restricted

Open (in English)

Documentation of the Centre of Folk Art Production (ÚLUV)

The documentation fund of the Folk Art Production Centre has the potential to serve as an important source for the study of traditional handicraft production and as a valuable inspiration for the revitalization of handicraft techniques, various fields of artistic craftsmanship and contemporary creators, creative industry and design. The database will not only make available the information wealth of the collection, but also reconnect (virtually) the documentary material after the dissolution of the ÚLUV enterprise, unconceptually divided into two units under the administration of two separate memory institutions (the National Museum and the National Museum of Nature).

Electronic Database of Czech Aesthetics Texts

The database contains selected texts by Czech aestheticians and other authors who have dealt with theoretical aesthetic issues. In total, there are 60 texts by 13 authors (O. Březina, J. Durdík, O. Hostinský, J. Hruban, J. Král, J. Mukařovský, M. Novák, I. Osolsobě, J. Pospíšil, F. X. Šalda, O. Sus, K. Svoboda and O. Zich).


Encyclopaedia of Brno History

The interactive online encyclopaedia connects information from various areas of Brno's history, supplemented by rich visual documentation. The unique open system, which is now shared by five other cities (Jihlava, Hodonín, Uherské Hradiště, Ostrava, Plzeň), is of great interest to the general public.


Film Culture: Brno 1945–1970

It contains information about the programme of cinemas in Brno in 1945-1970 and accompanying material. It also contains records of each cinema and detailed information about the displayed films. You can find out films screened in a selected cinema, cinemas that featured a selected film, or films screened in a selected year.

Open (in English)

Film Culture: Leipzig 1945–1970

It contains information about the programme of cinemas in Leipzig in 1945-1970 and accompanying photographic material. It also contains records of each cinema and displayed films. You can view films screened in a selected cinema, cinemas that featured a selected film, or films displayed in a selected year.

Open (in English)

Filmový kurýr – a Bibliographic Database of a Film Journal

The database provides bibliographic access to issues of Filmový kurýr published during the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (1939-1944). Searchable by date of publication, authors and keywords.


Geographic Information System of Traditional Folk Culture (1750–1900)

The system collects the information on tangible and intangible traditional folk culture in Moravia between 1750 and 1900 from various accessible sources and interconnects them with map documents. You can search maps as well as databases using various parameters.

Open (in English)

Hermína Týrlová Digital Archive

The platform provides access to digitized materials from the archive of director Hermína Týrlová and her closest collaborators. These include working materials, art designs, technical scripts, published interviews, correspondence and digitized recordings of interviews of H. Týrlová (director Josef Pinkava, cameraman and director Antonín Horák, animator Jindřich Liška, producer Karel Hutěčka and others).


Historical Land Use in the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands in Primeval Times and Middle Ages

Archaeological and scientific data on the region of the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands. It provides views of the spatial data by categories and time and contains primary data from research, source data and reference materials. Certified maps, methodologies and investigation techniques as well as exhibition catalogues are available on the project website.


Historical sources at hand. Making medieval written documents accessible in the form of a contextual database (AHISTO)

The main goal of the project is to make written sources on Czech medieval history accessible to a wide range of users: scholars, workers of memory institutions, teachers, students and the general public. The project will use the digitised data from the Czech medieval sources online portal, which will be transferred to the newly implemented AHISTO system. This will link existing image data with a semi-automated text database and enable full-text semantic search of texts and metadata, creation of advanced annotations and extraction of structural data.

Department: Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies
Realization: 2020–2023
Contact: Mgr. Petr Elbel, Ph.D.
Type: Digital libraries | full text
Status: Finished
Accessibility: Opened


Investigation on Comics and Graphic Novels in the Iberian Cultural Area (iCOn-MICS)

The project aims to create a network of collaborating institutions and individuals from 11 European countries and three Latin American countries to promote research and access to resources on Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American comics. The sub-objectives of the project focus, among others, on the educational function of comics and the creation of a database of primary and secondary works.

Department: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
Realization: 2020–2024
Contact: doc. Mgr. Daniel Vázquez Tourino, Ph.D.
Type: Bibliographic databases | metadata
Status: In preparation


The project deals with the problem of irrigation systems and buildings. One of the forthcoming outputs is a web-based application for the general public, which should popularize the topic of irrigation in the context of climate change.

Kapradí: Library of Czech Translations of Early English Drama

Full-text database of existing Czech translations of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The site enables a parallel display and examination of the translations and provides access to a number of texts elsewhere unpublished, discovered by the project. Some of the texts are not accessible due to copyright restrictions.


Landscape as an archive of anthropogenic activities (AnthroActiv)

Colonization with the progressive settlement during the 12th and 13th centuries created a cultural and historical landscape whose development can be studied by combining archaeological facts with the analysis of cartographic sources for the region. The morphology of the landscape of the central part of the Highlands has allowed the preservation of man-made landscape features that show different economic and settlement strategies from the late 12th century to the present day. Working with the mapping apparatus of the Stable Cadastre in combination with the collection of landscape facts is at the beginning of understanding the stabilization and destabilization of medieval and early modern economic-political administrative regions (estates) with their transformation into 20th century civic political-administrative units. This multilayered analytical approach allows us to trace landscape crises that respond to human influence and human society in turn responds to anthropogenically induced landscape behavior. The project results in a cartographic representation of these changes in a GIS environment, which will become the basis for further study and a pilot study describing the results of the applied method.

Leoš Janáček Archive

In a series of partial projects, the documentation stored in the Leoš Janáček Archive, which is part of the Department of the History of Music of the Moravian Museum, was digitised. The collection includes sheet music manuscripts, as well as Janáček's notebooks, photographs, class books of the organ school, literary studies, librettos and composer's programmes.


Leoš Janáček’s Correspondence

The comprehensive critical edition of Leoš Janáček’s correspondence. Access requires registration. It contains diplomatic transcription of letters, their detailed description and annotations. It also includes digitized copies, which can be viewed in the research room of the Department of the History of Music, Moravian Museum in Brno (partner of the project).

Open (in English)

Lithic Projectiles

The compiled repository provides access to research data from the project Archer’s Role in Vertical Stratification Processes of Central European Societies at the Onset of the Bronze Age. Includes macrophotography, microphotography and 3D model files.

Open (in English)

Marking subordinate clauses with fall morphemes (Klause)

The project investigates the inflectional morphemes that introduce subordinate clauses in European languages. First, basic facts about the chosen construction will be collected and sorted into a system according to semantic and formal criteria. On the basis of the collected facts, generalizations will be formulated that are valid for individual languages and across languages. One of the outputs of the project is a database with all relevant examples.

Media Art Live Archive

The project explores the potential of using machine learning and deep neural networks in analysing audiovisual works. Its output, in addition to expert neural networks (software), is a unique Vašulka Live Archive website that provides users with tools to study the poetry of the video art of Steina and Woody Vašulka. The project was prepared in collaboration with Vašulka Kitchen Brno and The Brno House of Arts.

Medieval Herbarium Database (Herbaria manuscripta)

A database of medieval Latin and Old Czech manuscripts dating back to approximately 1500, containing a complete overview of medical writings on the effects of plants - herbaria, preserved in libraries, museums and archives in the Czech Republic.

Melodiarium hymnologicum Bohemiae

A digital catalogue of the repertory of monophonic Latin, Czech, and German sacred song found in sources located in the Czech lands or imported into the Czech lands, from the earliest beginnings until the 18th century. It contains digitized records of resources and text index, enabling you to search in texts and melodies.

Open (in English)

Multimodal database of Czech Covid-related humour

A collection of coronaviral humour spread among Czech social network users from the beginning of the pandemic to the spring of 2021. It illustrates what themes this humorous material addresses, what dimensions it represents and its nature depending on the period of collection. The database contains almost 1500 entries.


Neolithic sculptures in the light of analytical data

The factographic database makes available the analytical data of more than 400 Neolithic ceramic figurines created as part of the project: Neolithic Sculptures in the Light of Analytical Data. Production technology, evidence of use, mechanisms of fragmentation and deposition (GA22-28334S). The database consists of an expert analytical description of Moravian and Austrian finds, including full documentation - macrophotographs, microphotographs of the surface, wear traces or microresidues of pigments, results of analyses of the chemical composition or structure of the material, provenance and 3D analyses.

Operation and Visitors of Brno Cinemas from the Employees' Point of View

The database presents the results of the oral history project. It contains interviews with the employees of Brno cinemas in the period of 1930s to 1960s.



The proofreader of Czech texts catches and corrects mistakes at the level of typos, spelling, grammar and typography. It is based on formal rules using the linguistic systems MorphoDiTa, SET, MorfFlex, Majka, etc.


High Middle Ages Pottery as Cultural Heritage

Database of medieval pottery products with an aesthetic effect, including scientific analyses, photographs and 3D models.


Private Correspondence Corpus

Corpus represents the language of 2000 different people from 1990 to 2004. In the collected correspondence, there are writers from the entire Czech Republic, of all age and education categories, however the communication of young people is most accentuated as it is the best evidence of the contemporary development tendencies of Czech, transformations of the correspondence genre and written expression in general. Corpus is part of Czech National Corpus


RapCor: a Rap Corpus

Corpus of spoken French in rap songs. The web application allows you to search the included sources by songs and albums and display all songs of one author.

Open (in Czech or French)

Scientific Analyses of Pottery Products

The database contains the results of material analyses of High and Late Medieval ceramics, especially chamber tiles. The records of individual artefacts contain information on their composition and other characteristics, accompanied by visual documentation in the form of micro- and macro-photographs and drawings.


Shakespeare in Central and Eastern Europe after 1945

An overview of post-1945 Shakespearean adaptations produced in the V4 countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) and in some other Eastern European countries (including Bulgaria and Russia). Described are mainly theatre, dance and film adaptations. The dataset was created as part of a broader project that explored how Shakespeare's work has crossed cultural, political and social boundaries in Central and Eastern Europe beyond from the division of Europe in 1945 to the present.

Sparling: English or Czenglish

The book written by Don Sparling, digitized with the author’s consent, supplemented by approx. 70 online self-study exercises.

Open (in English)

Sustainable development of cultural landscapes and protection of historical monuments in wooded areas

The result of the broader project is a specialized map showing anthropogenic relics of various kinds in forest localities, specifically in the South Bohemia Region. The map is based on a digital elevation model, raw LiDAR data and historical maps, making it suitable for reconstructing historical landscapes in a nature conservation context and also useful for spatial planning. The map is followed by 3D models of the sites.


Topical translation glossaries

A set of specialized dictionaries of smaller size, which focus on Russian and Ukrainian vocabulary. They capture the most recent lexicon and thus allow the identification of terms not included in other dictionaries. The dictionaries are mainly created as part of students' theses or various projects. They are made available through the Lexonomy platform.


Traces of crafts

Documentation of small monuments and their remains in the landscape, which remind us of the craftsmanship and technical knowledge and skills of our ancestors. The material is limited to the Rožnov region and is presented, among others, on a series of specialised maps.


Work of Vladimír Helfert

Bibliographic database of texts by musicologist Vladimír Helfert (1886–1945) published in monographic, collection or article form. Approximately 10% of the records include the full texts of the documents.

Department: Department of Musicology
Contact: PhDr. Petr Macek, Ph.D.
Type: Bibliographic databases | metadata
Status: Finished
Accessibility: Opened

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Works of Jan Hus

The database of Hus’s literary work maps Hus’s Latin writings and their preserved manuscripts (dating, incipits, explicits). It provides detailed information on medieval manuscripts and old prints they have been preserved in, their editions, translations and related literature. Works can be searched using various criteria. The database is part of the MIHOO (Magistri Iohannis Hus Opera omnia) project.


Zlín Film

A specialized database of films and personalities associated with Zlín film studios and a portal that documents the history of places, people and institutions associated with film production and culture in Zlín using specialized maps and visualization applications.

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